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5 Mexico Hotels to Visit Right Now

 While the Caribbean coast of Mexico is filled with everything-included hotels, finding the more authentic, European-plan hotels is not always an easy proposition. But if you look closely, you can find them. Indeed, tucked away in the sea of megaresorts …

What’s New at Andaz Mayakoba

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the hottest new hotels in Mexico is adding a host of new offerings and initiatives, from culinary journeys to new sustainability drives. The Andaz Mayakoba, set in the heart of the Riviera Maya, is …

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Where to Stay on the Riviera Maya Right Now

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a lot to choose from on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. There are all-inclusives near Cancun; hip urban getaways in Playa del Carmen and rustic-chic retreats in Tulum. But our favorite place to stay …

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all-inclusive mexico

 It’s Mexico, but it’s also the Caribbean. The Mexican Caribbean is a whole different universe on the western side of the Caribbean Sea, with a different energy, culture and hospitality philosophy. And just as the eastern Caribbean is filled with …

all-inclusive mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new all-inclusive option in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean’s hippest enclave: Playa del Carmen. The Reef 28 has opened its doors on the Riviera Maya, a adults-only option just a short stroll …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Viceroy Los Cabos has officially opened its doors. The brand’s 15th property is set in the heart of San Jose del Cabo, the product of a collaboration with the Rodina Group, one of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hospitality giant AMResorts is planning a major expansion in Mexico, including the Mexican Caribbean. The all-inclusive titan has announced the signing of four new resort management contracts, including Secrets Punta de Mita; Dreams Punta de …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading all-inclusives has debuted a major new offering. AMResorts’ Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Rivera Maya has unveiled a new “villa” concept, with the addition of nine oceanfront sanctuaries. Each suite …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Nickelodeon hotel brand is expanding to the Mexican Caribbean. Karisma and Viacom have announced the planned debut of the new Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya in the spring-summer of 2019. The property will …

mexico all inclusive

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new all-inclusive has opened its doors on the Riviera Maya of Mexico, but it’s not quite like the all-inclusive hotels you’re used to. Yes, the new Xcaret is centered around an “eco-archaeological park.” …

best honeymoon destinations

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new museum in the Mexican Caribbean. The Museo Frida Kahlo has expanded with a new museum in the beach town of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. The Museo Frida Kahlo …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The appeal of swim-up suites ­– hotel rooms that open directly onto a private plunge or shared serpentine pool – is undeniable. Across the Caribbean, resorts with these room categories report that they’re consistently sold …

belmond cap juluca

 Anguilla’s Belmond Cap Juiuca resort has closed its doors to begin a significant transformation project, the property announced this week. The “reimagined” Belmond Cap Juluca will reopen at the end of 2018. The rebranded Belmond Cap Juluca, which first opened …

wellness resorts

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sometimes, when everyday stresses threaten to dim our dazzle, what we really need is a restorative getaway, a few days devoted to our physical and emotional health in an idyllic location. If that sounds like …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you think staying at an all-inclusive resort means enduring endless uninspiring buffets, it must have been a while since you’ve stayed at one! Today’s generation of all inclusive resorts is leaving the old buffets-and-wristbands …

 The traditional all inclusive Caribbean vacation is compelling — the beach, the food, the drinks, the rooms, all in one package, removing the need for ever pulling out your wallet. But what if you want to take that to the next …

 By Camille RodriguezCJ Contributor Joya is a show by Cirque du Soleil about a little girl whose name is Joya and her grandfather. The grandfather was a scientist and he protects a book about the world. She touched an asteroid …