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Michelin-Starred Chef to Open Pair of Barbados Restaurants

 Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Mellino is bring the flavors of Italy to Barbados. The Executive Chef of Quattro Passi will open QP Bistro the on Oct. 22, followed by Quattro Passi at The Cliff at the end of November.  Mellino’s Quattro Passi in …

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Hammock Cove, a Spectacular All-Inclusive Resort in Antigua

 Very shortly into your visit to Hammock Cove you realize that you’re in one of the best hotel rooms in the Caribbean.  You’re gazing out at the spectacle of the a secluded cove at the edge of Devil’s Bridge National …

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Why This Is the Best Luxury Resort in St Maarten

 In the age of social distancing, we’re not just looking for a room.  We’re looking for a place to live, a retreat, an oasis.  And we’re looking for a getaway that, for a week, becomes our dream home, our Caribbean …

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 Grenada’s travel rules require visitors to remain at their resort for five days after arrival, and while you can travel freely around the island after that if you get a negative test result, honestly we’d be OK with spending even …

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 The newest all-inclusive Nickelodeon-branded resort is coming to the Riviera Maya in June, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The family-friendly all-inclusive is set to debut on the Caribbean coast of Mexico in June 2021, according to Karisma Hotels and Resorts.  The …

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 It’s just past five o’clock in the infinity pool, where the view stretches endlessly toward the towering hills of St John.  And then you turn around for a moment and the view is a different kind of beautiful, up the …

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 During Caribbean Journal’s (CJ) recent coverage of AMResorts’ inaugural “Amazing Agent Celebration,” which drew roughly 60 top selling AMResorts producers to the Riviera Maya, Mexico, we got a first-hand look at the popular Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. The property reopened …

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 The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched a new mobile app to help travelers discover the destination.  It’s called Explore Antigua, and it’s joined by a new interactive map for tourists.  The free app, developed by Hashtag Communications, features …

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 Restaurants are about more than just food.  When we go out to eat, we aren’t doing so because we have to — we do it because we want to.  Because restaurants make our lives more interesting. They break up the …

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 Kimpton Hotels and Resorts is opening its first-ever hotel in the Mexican Caribbean this month. The new Kimpton Aluna Hotel will open in the ultra-hip destination of Tulum on Dec. 18, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property itself first opened …

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 After a recent visit to the Dominican Republic by Caribbean Journal, it appears as though new COVID-19-related safety measures are making hotel guests feel comfortable booking at AMResorts’ two hottest properties in the country. CJ was on hand recently as …

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 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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 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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 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, …