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A “New” Cancun Rises in the Mexican Caribbean

 It’s not Isla Mujeres. Nor Playa del Carmen. The hottest destination on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast is Playa Mujeres — a.k.a. Costa Mujeres — a booming new resort area about a half-hour north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone and 45 minutes from …

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Riu Opens New Water Park in Costa Rica

 Riu Hotels and Resorts has continued its region-wide water park push.  The company has opened a new “Splash Water World” park in Costa Rica.  The large-scale aquatic center will be accessible for guests at both the Riu Guanacaste or the …

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St Martin Is Getting a Major New All-Inclusive Resort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel brand is coming to the French side of St Martin. The highly-anticipated Secrets St Martin Resort and Spa will be making its debut on Feb. 1, 2020, Caribbean Journal has learned. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu Hotels and Resorts has officially relaunched its Riu Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort, the company announced this week. The property, which first opened in 2005, has undergone a dramatic refurbishing project, one that included what …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu Hotels and Resorts has continued its expansion push with the addition of a major new room block at its all-inclusive Riu Emerald Bay in Mazatlan, Mexico. The company has added a new section with …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Planet Hollywood brand is set to open a new all-inclusive in the Caribbean, this time in Cancun. Sunwing Travel Group’s Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun is slated to make its debut in “late …

Bahamas Hot

 By Alexander Britell It’s no secret that tourism in The Bahamas is hot — but what’s different right now is the sheer diversity of the growth. The Bahamas posted a blistering 16.7 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals last year, easily …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Palladium Hotel Group has officially debuted its newest all-inclusive hotels on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The company held the grand opening for the new 1,139-room TRS Coral Hotel and Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Riu is planning more renovations in the Caribbean, the company said this week. That will include two properties: the Riu Palace Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and the Riu Ocho …

 There’s something to be said for easy all-inclusive vacations: a nonstop flight, a reasonable drive from the airport, all-inclusive food and beverage and unlimited sun and sand. But some vacations are even easier than others. Several Caribbean destinations have particular …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu has taken its Pool Party concept to the heart of Punta Cana. The global all-inclusive giant has expanded its adults-only event concept to a spot opposite Punta Cana’s Riu Bambu hotel in the Dominican …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In what has been quite a busy month for Canada’s Sunwing, the company has launched a pair of new routes to hotspots in Mexico. The carrier has inaugurated a new flight from Montreal to Mazatlan, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has launched a new route to Jamaica’s tourism hub of Montego Bay. The new route is operating out of Greater Sudbury Airport in Ontario, with weekly flights on Thursdays running through …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The bustling Mexican tourism hotspot of Los Cabos is getting a lift this season from Canadian carrier Sunwing, which recently launched two new routes to the destination. Sunwing has launched its first-ever flights to Los …

Punta Cana Canada Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s most popular beach destination is getting more flights from Canada. Sunwing has begun operating its first-ever flight from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. “We are very excited about …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a big year for Riu Hotels and Resorts, which opened yet another all-inclusive in Mexico this week. Just weeks after the debut of its new Riu Palace Costa Mujeres on the Caribbean coast …

punta cana all-inclusive resorts

 Punta Cana: it’s the beating heart of the most popular destination in the Caribbean, home to thousands of rooms, spectacular beaches and an unmatched collection of all-inclusive resorts. But navigating the sea of all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana isn’t easy. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu’s highly-anticipated Costa Mujeres hotel has officially opened its doors in the Mexican Caribbean. The new all-inclusive Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is set on Playa Mujeres just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, with a total …