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Carnival Fascination Returns to San Juan After Dry Dock

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination ship has returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a year-round schedule of Caribbean cruises. The ship recently underwent an “extensive” multimillion-dollar dry dock that added a host of new …

Former US President Bill Clinton Visits Dominica, US Virgin Islands

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Bill Clinton paid a visit to the Caribbean this week, traveling to both the United States Virgin Islands and Dominica. Clinton was in the Caribbean to see first hand the islands’ …

Puerto Rico’s VIVO Beach Club Reopens

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor After months of renovations due to the damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, San Juan’s VIVO Beach Club has officially reopened with an array of new attractions, new entertainment line-up and business strategy. VIVO Beach Club …

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 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — St Maarten is continuing its recovery from Hurricane Irma. The destination’s Tourism Minister, Cornelius de Weever, addressed the media at the recent Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference in Puerto Rico, briefing reporters on the island’s …

 Video By Guy Britton There isn’t anywhere like this. The design, the decor, the little details that dot the place. This is the O:live Boutique Hotel, a 15-room property in the heart of Puerto Rico’s luxurious Condado district, and it’s …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s hippest hotel is expanding. Puerto Rico’s celebrated O:live Boutique Hotel, set in the heart of San Juan’s chic Condado district, is opening a brand new property next door. It’s called O:LV Fifty Five, and O:live’s …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at Jamaica’s Montego Bay Convention Centre from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2019. …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Hotel will officially reopen its doors on October 1, 2018, following its closure due to the impact of Hurricane Maria. The 388-room property in Isla Verde, part of Curio Collection …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — One of Puerto Rico’s leading resorts is relaunching in March. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort is reopening March 1 after a brief closure during Hurricane Maria. The resort …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — In the middle of December, Puerto Rico tourism officials made a declaration. The destination was open for business, and ready to welcome back visitors, a bold claim in the wake of last year’s devastating …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — After a mixed bag of results in 2017, the Caribbean hotel industry is bullish on its prospects for 2018, according to Frank Comito, CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Comito, who was …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello addresses attendees at CHTA Marketplace By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — There was even Despacito. A fanfare-filled opening ceremony kicked off the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is set for San Juan. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference is being held next week at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. In what is …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is reporting that Southwest Airlines will continue to expand its presence on the island. The announcement came from the interim Executive Director of PRTC, Carlos Campos. Two routes to San Juan’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the western Caribbean late Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck in the middle of the western Caribbean sea at a depth of 10 kilometers, …

caribbean hotels

 Caribbean hotels keep getting better and better, and the region’s hotel development pipeline shows no signs of slowing down, with new properties continuing to sprout across the Caribbean and Mexico, both large and boutique, EP and all-inclusive. So what are …

best restaurants in the caribbean

 Let’s get this out of the way. This list looks different than it otherwise might if a pair of unwelcome visitors named Irma and Maria hadn’t made their way through the Caribbean this fall. Indeed, the storm hit some of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A 5.2-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across much of the northeastern Caribbean on Sunday morning, according to data from the US Geological Survey. The quake, which struck at around 11:12 AM local time, was centered about …