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Editor’s Note: The Caribbean, After Irma

 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …

Punta Cana Airport Resumes Normal Operations After Irma

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana International Airport has resumed normal operations following the passage of Hurricane Irma, it announced Thursday. The airport is home to the Caribbean’s most popular individual tourism destination by volume. Irma …

BlueMall Opens in Punta Cana

 Santo Domingo’s BlueMall shopping mall has expanded with a new location in the Dominican Republic. The BlueMall Punta Cana has officially opened its doors, with Grupo Velutini’s newest project offering a mix of shopping, services, restaurants and entertainment, evoking the brand’s …

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westjet sold

 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet has announced a Caribbean network expansion for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter travel season. WestJet will be launching new nonstop weekly service from Calgary to Belize City, along with additional flights from Toronto to Caribbean destinations including …

Punta Cana Sunwing

 Punta Cana resorts welcome more than two million North American visitors each year, making the area the most popular single vacation destination in the Caribbean – and with good reason. The Dominican Republic resort town seduces with broad white-sands bordered …

 Cancun’s skyline is changing with the major revamp of the Temptation Cancun “playground for grown ups,” undertaken with the help of world-famous designer Karim Rashind. The resort reopens Aug. 15 as Cancun’s sexiest adults-only property, with a striking, ultra-modern new …

southwest airlines punta cana

 Travel company Vacation Express is expanding its flights to the Dominican Republic, it announced last week. The flights are available between Feb. 18 and Aug. 3, with flights leaving Kansas City on Friday and returning on Thursday. Vacation Express will …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you think staying at an all-inclusive resort means enduring endless uninspiring buffets, it must have been a while since you’ve stayed at one! Today’s generation of all inclusive resorts is leaving the old buffets-and-wristbands …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Between the greens fees, club membership, cart rental and the clubs themselves, golfing can be an expensive sport. So it’s no surprise that when golfers go to the Caribbean they’re not just looking for challenging …

 The Dominican Republic’s tourism sector keeps growing. The country reported a total of 3,241,671 stayover tourists in the first half of 2017, a 6.5 percent increase compared to the first six months of 2016. The Dominican Republic has long been …

family vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

 Delta Airlines is ramping up its nonstop Caribbean service out of Boston for this year’s holiday season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier will be operating nonstop Boston flights to Montego Bay Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, U.S. …

 Even in the Caribbean’s most popular destination, you can still find your quiet slice of paradise. Here’s a moment of pure Punta Cana palm-tree perfection, just for you. — CJ

 Excellence Group will be holding a grand reopening of its Excellence Punta Cana resort in November. The all-inclusive is closed now through Oct. 31 for what the company is calling a “complete renovation of its facilities,” according to Domingo Aznar, …

 Adults-only brand Temptation is expanding in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. Temptation, known for its Temptation Cancun resort, has announced plans to expand its portfolio with a new resort in Punta Cana, slated for debut in 2019. Temptation, a …

caribbean sunwing new routes

 Apple Vacations has added new flights to its Exclusive Vacation Flight charter program out of Lansing, Michigan. The company will operate nonstop flights from Lansing to Cancun, Punta Cana and Jamaica starting Dec. 23. The Cancun flights will operate on …

southwest airlines punta cana

 Southwest Airlines is continuing its rapid expansion push in the Caribbean with a trio of new Caribbean routes. The company, which is rolling out a wave of new flights on June 4, has announced plans to launch new daily nonstop …

 It’s one of the most famous stretches of sand in the Caribbean: Bavaro Beach, the white-sand strand that rims the edge of the tourism capital of the Dominican Republic: Punta Cana. It’s home to some of the Caribbean’s most famous …