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American Airlines Is Adding More Daily St Maarten Flights

 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 …

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Riu Reopens Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive

 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 …

Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham Reopens in St Thomas

 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 …

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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. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ibiza-based Sirenis Hotels and Resorts is planning a major relaunch in Punta Cana. The company will be rebranding its Sirenis Punta Cana Resort Casino and Aquagames in the Dominican Republic as the Grand Sirenis Punta …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Bahia Principe is planning a major transformation project for one of its resorts in Punta Cana. The company has closed the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue for a large-scale renovation project; it will reopen in November …

overwater bungalow resorts

 It’s one of the great fantasy vacations for every traveler — staying in an overwater bungalow. There’s just something about being surrounded by sea, by waking up and hearing nothing but the waves, seeing nothing but sparkling blue. And while …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The fastest-growing resort company in the Caribbean is expanding again, this time with a new brand. Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts has signed an agreement with the Mexico-based Grupo Hotelero Sante Fe on a strategic …

 By Alexander Britell Saint Lucia’s locally-owned Bay Gardens Resorts has announced a major expansion. The hotel collection has acquired the island’s Palm Haven Hotel, which will be renamed the Bay Gardens Marina Haven. That 35-room property will become Bay Gardens’ …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has announced a major new partnership with global soccer powerhouse Real Madrid. The partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation will implement the first-ever series of soccer clinics at Sandals’ Beaches Resorts in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding all-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts has completed its acquisition of five all-inclusive properties in Jamaica. The deal with Sagicor Group Limited also includes two adjacent oceanfront land sites on the north coast of …

caribbean beaches

 We never get tired of saying it — the Caribbean is a wonderful summer destination. While the region’s allure as an escape from wintry climes never ceases, the summer months are a quieter, even more relaxing time to visit the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a pretty big week for tourism in Los Cabos, with the opening of a second major branded resort in the area. Montage Hotels and Resorts has opened its new Montage Los Cabos on …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Worried about potential storms in the Caribbean this summer? The Cayman Islands has you covered. The destination has announced a “Worry Free Hurricane Guarantee,” a promise made by on-island partners to cover any cancellations made …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Choice Hotels International’s Ascend Hotel Collection has added its first-ever all-inclusive properties. The collection has added two Hodelpa properties, both in the Dominican Republic: the Emotions All-Inclusive by Hodelpa in Juan Dolio and the Playa …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is launching a new hotel brand. The company, which has been rapidly expanding in the Caribbean, has announced plans to debut the new COMPASS by Margaritaville Hotels and Resorts, an “upscale boutique” …

belize ambergris caye

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The fast-growing destination of Belize has a new boutique lodge in its portfolio. The Diamond Lodge has opened its doors just outside the heart of San Pedro Town on increasingly hip Ambergris Caye in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Two of St Maarten’s preeminent resorts are finally planning to make their return following last year’s storms. The Sonesta Ocean Point resort and the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort will reopening for the winter tourist season, …