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Barbados’ Bougainvillea Rebrands

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bougainvillea Beach Resort in Barbados has announced a rebranding. The resort is now called Bougainvillea Barbados, having also unveiled a “transformative” multimillion-dollar renovation, according to the property. The renovation project included newly redesigned indoor …

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Beaches Turks and Caicos Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has reopened its family-friendly Beaches Turks and Caicos resort. The property, which had been closed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, reopened ahead of schedule on Dec. 14. Accommodations across the resort …

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Paradise Island’s Comfort Suites Names New Director of Sales

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Comfort Suites Paradise Island has named Yasmine Mills-Strachan as its new Director of Sales. Strachan joined the Comfort Suites Paradise Island team in May 2014 as Sales Manager in the Sales and Marketing Department, and was …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Lucia’s Coconut Bay all-inclusive has reopened after completing $3 million in refurbishments over the course of a month-long closure. The enhancements focused on improving guests’ experiences from dining experience from dining venues to poolside. “Our …

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 This year was not without its challenges in the Caribbean. But in the face of overwhelming adversity, the Caribbean showed its toughness and resilience. It’s something that’s eminently clear, as hard-hit islands quickly recover, with most already welcoming back travelers, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global resort giant RIU Hotels and Resorts has opened its new expanded offering in Punta Cana. The Riu Republica adults-only resort on Punta Cana’s Arenda Gorda beach has debuted a major new expansion including an …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the top resort comunities in the British Virgin Islands is reopening for the holidays. Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay luxury eco-resort community is planning to reopen as early as Dec. 16, the property …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort is reopening next month in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The resort will welcome back guests with existing reservations beginning Dec. 21, and will start taking new reservations beginning in January. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the British Virgin Islands’ most beloved boutique hotels is reopening its doors in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Sugar Mill Hotel has announced it will be reopening on Dec. 1 …

 It’s the essence of what makes the island of Martinique such a unique destination: the style, the creativity, the sophistication. It’s the gastronomy, the lush landscaping, the live music. Set on the Trinite peninsula on Martinique’s raw, beautiful Atlantic coast, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Norman Island is making a quick recovery in the wake of last month’s hurricanes. The island’s famous Club restaurant and bar is being renovated and will soon be ready to receive …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s most legendary nighttime spots has reopened in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Le Ti St Barth, the edgy, always-bustling restaurant-lounge, opened its doors again this weekend. Le Ti St Barth, which …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new addition to Haiti’s fast-expanding tourism product. The modern-contemporary Basilic Bed and Breakfast boutique hotel is the latest new property to debut in Haiti, following an official opening announced by the country’s Ministry …

 By Alexander Britell The legendary Curtain Bluff luxury all-inclusive in Antigua is reopening Oct. 28 after a $13 million renovation project. The beach resort had been closed for six months to complete the final phase of what it called an …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Celebrated New York eatery Casa Nonna is coming to Aruba. Casa Nonna, the Italian dining destination just south of Manhattan’s Theater District, is set to open early next year at the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. The restaurant …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re hungry for a Caribbean vacation (or just plain hungry) you’ll want to know about the Barbados Food & Rum Festival, scheduled for November 16 to 19. Now in its eighth year, the event …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor On our travels to Jamaica we’ve sampled all manner of culinary delights, from world-class sushi in a fancy Kingston restaurant to a “secret” and sumptuous breakfast buffet in Port Antonio and flavorful Indian dinner in …

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 It’s dusk in Oranjestad, a bit past the bustle of rush hour when the light is a silvery blue and the streets have emptied out before night. This is the time to sneak into Maroc before it gets too crowded, …