resorts

Sandals’ Plan to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International is making a push to eliminate single-use plastics across its regional portfolio, the company said this week. The company said all 19 Sandals and Beaches resorts across seven Caribbean islands would be …

caribbean all-inclusive expansion

Playa, Hilton to Partner on Caribbean All-Inclusive Expansion

 By Guy Britton PLAYA DEL CARMEN — In a move that will likely change the landscape of all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, two travel giants are partnering on a significant expansion push. Playa Hotels and Resorts and Hilton have announced a new …

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The First Carbon-Neutral Hotel in the Caribbean Is in Aruba

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s greenest hotels just took things to another level. The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba has become the first in the Caribbean to achieve total carbon neutrality. To be certified as …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing all-inclusive developer Playa Hotels and Resorts has announced a major new appointment. The company has tapped Rachel Rothman as its new senior vice president of investor relations and strategy. Playa is the owner, operator …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another Planet Hollywood project is coming to the Caribbean. Canadian travel giant Sunwing Travel Group has announced plans for a new all-inclusive Planet Hollywood-branded resort in Cancun on the Mexican Caribbean. It is slated to …

all-inclusive mexico

 It’s Mexico, but it’s also the Caribbean. The Mexican Caribbean is a whole different universe on the western side of the Caribbean Sea, with a different energy, culture and hospitality philosophy. And just as the eastern Caribbean is filled with …

saint lucia marigot bay resort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Saint Lucia’s leading resorts has gone independent. The Marigot Bay Resort and Marina has announced that it is no longer associated with Capella Hotels and Resorts. The newly-independent property has recently joined Preferred …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding hotel company Apple Leisure Group has more than 10,000 rooms in its resort development pipeline, the company told Caribbean Journal. The rooms are across 12 projects, including new construction and rebranding, in seven locations …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia is splitting one of its signature Caribbean resorts into two distinct all-inclusive properties, the company announced this week. Melia will be transforming the Melia Caribe Tropical into Punta Cana into two resorts: the adults-only …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao has a new addition to its resort portfolio, following a major expansion by the Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort. The resort, set on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, recently added 114 new rooms …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt’s adults-only all-inclusives in Montego Bay and Cancun have unveiled new-look spas, following a transformation project by parent company Playa Hotels and Resorts. The new Zen Spas at the Hyatt Zilara in Cancun and the …

riu palace punta cana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Riu Palace Punta Cana has officially reopened following a high-profile renovation project. The Dominican Republic all-inclusive has a host of new amenities, along with a new decor, in what the company is calling a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is planning big growth for its flagship brand, Hilton Hotels, and the company has made a new hire to spearhead its expansion. The company has named Vera Manoukian as its new senior vice president …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton’s Curio Collection brand has officially expanded to Costa Rica. The company opened the doors of the newly-transformed Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton in San Jose this week. The property, which first …

st maarten american airlines

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is significantly ramping up its flight service to St Maarten this winter, Caribbean Journal has learned. The world’s largest airline will be adding a new daily flight from Miami to St Maarten’s Princess …

riu playa del carmen

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu has reopened one of its most popular all-inclusive hotels in the Mexican Caribbean, the company announced this week. The Riu Tequila has relaunched in Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, following …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Margaritaville is back. The Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham resort on the island of St Thomas has officially reopened its doors in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The resort opened to Margaritaville Vacation Club owners …

all-inclusive resorts

 All-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean have changed to such a degree that many of them now defy categorization. While the term “all-inclusive” used to have an overarching, unified definition, there is now a dramatically diverse range of offerings in the Caribbean. …