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Caribbean Hotel Performance Improves

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor June was just the second month in 2018 with growth across the Caribbean hotel industry’s three key performance indicators (KPIs). Occupancy rose slightly (+0.2%) for the third month in a row. Average daily rate and revenue …

Hyatt Place Expands in Honduras

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another Hyatt Place has opened its doors in the Caribbean Basin. The new Hyatt Place San Pedro Sula is the second Hyatt Place in Honduras, and the second Hyatt-branded hotel in the country. The new …

Puerto Rico Is Reporting Record-Breaking Cruise Numbers

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is seeing very strong cruise numbers in 2018, according to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello — and the island is even breaking records. The island actually set a new record for cruise passenger …

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 They’re party beaches. They’re cool beaches. They’re sexy beaches.  Some beaches just have that certain extra level of hip, whether it’s the nightlife, the food, the lounging or the crowd. It all adds up to make a stretch of sand …

 What’s hot in the Caribbean dining scene? The region’s culinary footprint continues to grow, as more and more extraordinary eateries continue to pop up around the Caribbean. But some culinary outposts have that perfect blend of quality and buzz – …

islands to live on

 By Fatima ThompsonCJ Contributor May produced positive overall performance results for hotels in the Caribbean thanks to just the second room-rate increase of 2018. Occupancy was down (-0.9%) for the seventh month in a row even with lower room inventory …

 It’s hard to say precisely when cask finishing began in the rum world. Sure, over the years there were rums like Dos Maderas, which took Caribbean rum and then aged it for years in sherry casks. Then there was HSE, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s leading boat shows is back again in the British Virgin Islands. Boaters in the BVI, USVI and Puerto Rico are once again preparing for the fourth Annual BVI Exquisite Boat Show. The …

ritz carlton san juan

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton San Juan is planning a 2019 return, Caribbean Journal has learned. The luxury Puerto Rico resort will likely be open and operational in the second quarter of 2019, according to an Marriott’s Paradise …

spirit caribbean orlando

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion with a host of new routes out of Orlando International Airport. Beginning Oct. 4, the Miramar, Fla.-based carrier will begin offering international nonstop flights to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has returned its Puerto Rico flight frequencies to pre-Hurricane Irma levels, the carrier announced this week. The airline said the return of capacity this week came six months earlier than planned. JetBlue has also …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luis Fonsi sent shockwaves through the music industry last year with his Puerto Rico-focused Despacito, and the Caribbean star is at it again with his newest single: Calypso. The new single features British-Jamaican rapper and …

 Every island has a different taste. Sure, there are diverse rum offerings on every island (some more than others, for sure). But the more you travel the Caribbean through a glass of rum, the more each island’s peculiar taste profile …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Old San Juan’s most popular seafront promenades is back in business. The Paseo La Princesa, which was closed after suffering damage during Hurricane Maria, has opened its access to the public again, albeit …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In just its second year, the Caribbean305 event has become one of the country’s top Caribbean fetes for foodies. And it’s coming up soon. This year’s Caribbean305 returns to the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Barbara Murphy, who sent in this lovely shot of Calle Fortaleza in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton The sale of the Baha Mar last year was named the Transaction of the Year 2017 at the recent CHRIS Caribbean hotel investment summit in Miami. The transaction involved the 1,000-acre Baha Mar on …

caribbean hotel performance

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel construction pipeline is booming. There were 107 hotel properties comprising 22,325 rooms in construction last month in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region, a 41.5 percent jump compared to the same period last year. …