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Barbados Launching Updated Health Protocols for Visitors

 The island of Barbados has announced an update to its travel protocols for visitors, headlined by new testing requirements and required self-monitoring throughout a visitor’s stay.  That includes the requirement of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within three days before …

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Here Are 18 St Maarten Hotels You Can Stay at Right Now

 French St Martin remains closed to U.S. travelers, but Dutch St Maarten is open and welcoming U.S. and other travelers arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport. The vast majority of St Maarten hotels are open for business, as are many …

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15 Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resorts You Can Visit Now

 No other destination in the world is as closely associated with all-inclusive resorts as  Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The beach destination on the east coast of the Dominican Republic hosts around 5 million visitors in a typical year, …

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 In 2010, Jim Jardine decided it was time to slow the pace of his hectic life as software development professional in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Of all the options laying before him, owning a gin distillery on the Caribbean island of …

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 Sheer Rocks, the most celebrated restaurant on the island of Antigua, is open again. The Ffryes Beach-area hotspot officially reopened its doors this week after having shifted to delivery and take-out during the lockdown.  “Sheer Rocks is designed perfectly to …

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 Saint Lucia’s iconic Castries Market has a major new look, thanks to a partial completion of the first phase of its Market Redevelopment Project.  The project, which first began last year, has added a colorful new character to the market, …

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 The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is launching a new health and hygiene program for tourism-related businesses.  Most notably, the program that will grant a “gold-star” validation seal to tourism businesses that implement the highest health and safety measures.  It’s a …

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 Sitting under a palapa at the water’s edge, dining on whole snapper glazed in unagi joined by a 2016 Astrid & Therese riesling, one begins to realize just how much the Caribbean culinary scene has changed in recent years.  Because …

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 The best hotels take you somewhere. They transport you, taking you to another plane, another dimension of comfort, serenity and experience.  The best historic hotels take you to another time — by a carefully curated cocktail of history, luxury and authenticity.  …

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 It’s still common to think of the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas as a single entity, with its iconic twin towers connected by a soaring arch and surrounded by a sprawling, lost-world themed waterpark, Aquaventure, complete with waterslides …

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 There’s a new way to take an all-inclusive vacation on one of the Caribbean’s greatest beaches: Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.  The Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman has launched a new all-inclusive option, meaning travelers can stay on the …

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 “Luxury all inclusive” is a term that invites immediate skepticism.  If you’ve ever stayed at a Four Seasons or a Ritz-Carlton or an Aman resort, you know there’s more to a five-star resort experience than offering top-shelf liquor at a …

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 Negril, the bohemian hideout that has grown into one of Jamaica’s top tourist destinations, has a diversity of hotels and resorts unmatched anywhere else on the island. And that includes all-inclusive resorts, where you can pay one price for lodging, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new culinary experience to try in Cancun. Cancun’s Seadust Cancun Family Resort has launched a new “gastronomic tour” that is now running through December, the property told Caribbean Journal. The newest culinary tour …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s arguably the most legendary place to eat in Saint Lucia: Orlando’s, the Soufriere restaurant helmed by one the island’s greatest chefs, Orlando Satchell. And now it’s expanded. Satchell has announced the opening of his second Orlando’s …

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 By Alexander Britell The highly-anticipated new Hammock Cove Resort and Spa is set to debut Dec. 1 on the island of Antigua, Caribbean Journal has learned. Elite Island Resorts‘ newest luxury resort will have 42 standalone villas, all of which …

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 By Alexander Britell Everybody knows Margaret. Whether you’re at Saint Peter’s Bay to the south or the Fisherman’s Pub, her name immediately conjures a smiling thought of the best fish cakes in Barbados. Most nights each week, Margaret (or her …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s popular Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa is nearing the completion of a major renovation process. The 78-room property has completely refurbished all 18 garden-view rooms, along with 24 beachfront rooms and 20 …