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Virgin Hotels CEO: “We Would Love to Be in the Caribbean”

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Richard Branson’s Moskito Island to Launch in the BVI

 Caribbean Journal recently learned that Moskito Island, billionaire Richard Branson’s private oasis in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), will launch this spring. “Moskito Island’s reopening is one of several in the Gorda Sound corridor, which is seeing a major rejuvenation …

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The Caribbean’s “Billionaires’ Playground” Is Making a Comeback

 It’s tucked away at the far northeastern corner of the Caribbean, a protected harbor they sometimes call the Billionaires’ Playground. But what’s here is both priceless and accessible, a Mecca for all those who love the sea, all those drawn …

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 Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, has announced the “proactive” postponement of its official launch until July, in light of the novel coronavirus.  The launch of the adults-only cruise brand’s Scarlet Lady cruise ship is now scheduled to take …

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 Autumn is a time of recharge in the Caribbean, a period when some destinations cool down, visitors thin and certain hotels close for their annual upgrades. But the vast majority of destinations eagerly welcome visitors in September, when you can …

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 By Alexander Britell A sleek new hotel is set to inject new energy into the Bimini archipelago of The Bahamas. It’s called illa Bimini, and the new project by Island Developers is slated to break ground in August. The beachfront …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff True to the history of the Virgin brand, Sir Richard Branson’s new Virgin Voyages adults-only cruise line is planning a major focus on music. That will include a full-fledged record shop aboard its Scarlet Lady …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages revealed its plans for a cruise stop in Bimini last month — and now more details have been announced. The new beach destination will be the product of a partnership between Virgin …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Virgin Voyages just crossed a major threshold. It’s officially open for business. Sir Richard Branson’s new adults-only cruise line launched bookings on Thursday for its new-build Scarlet Lady ship, which will be sailing …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Voyages’ highly-anticipated debut is getting closer, and now Sir Richard Branson’s revolutionary adults-only cruise brand is adding two more new destinations to its portfolio. Virgin Voyages, which announced Havana, Cuba as its first port …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Voyages has more big plans in Miami. Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and Miami officials have announced plans to build a dedicated Virgin Voyages cruise terminal at PortMiami, slated for completion in November 2021. …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, has unveiled the first look at its culinary offerings — and its plans to change the on-board dining experience. With a total of over 20 food choices onboard Virgin …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Richard Branson said his new cruise line would be different, and he’s making good on the promise. Branson’s Virgin Voyages has announced that its first ship, Scarlet Lady, will bring tattoo artistry to the high seas …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most exclusive private-island destinations in the Caribbean — and the world — is about to make a triumphant return. Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands is set for an …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Subsea technology company Aquatic Submarines will embark an an expedition to the bottom of Belize’s Great Blue Hole this fall. Partnering with Ocean Unite co-founder and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson; documentary filmmaker and ocean conservationist …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Bill Clinton has launched three new green energy projects in St Thomas. Clinton was in St Thomas this week, joined by Bloomberg co-founder Tom Secunda and officials from Expedia Group to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Adapting to climate change — and being ready for the next storms when they come — isn’t just a priority for the Caribbean. It’s a necessity. That’s why a new regional initiative is looking not just to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff BMR Energy, which was purchased by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in 2016, has purchased a major solar farm in the Caribbean. The St Croix facility, which was owned by NRG Energy, was damaged during …