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30 Caribbean Islands You Can Visit Right Now

 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 …

Playa del Carmen’s New Frida Kahlo Museum

 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 …

On the Riviera Maya, The Joy of the Swim-Up Suite

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 …

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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-Gabbadon CJ 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 …

 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 Rodriguez CJ 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 …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Diane Domiano, who sent in this beautiful shot at the Generations Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to …

luxury all inclusive

 Wayu “Light” Wattanakamin has been named Head Restaurant Chef of Sen Lin restaurant at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico. In this new role, Chef Light will develop a new menu for the Asian-inspired restaurant, balancing modern and ancient …

luxury all inclusive

 Mexico’s Grand Velas resorts have added new two-bedroom family suites, the property announced this week. The 2,000-square-foot suite all feature one king-bed suite and a suite with two queen beds interconnecting, along with a private terrace with jungle or ocean …

 A sleek new hotel has opened its doors on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and it’s got a secret: it’s an adults only all inclusive. It’s called UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya, and it’s one of the most exciting all inclusives …

Clothing Optional Resorts

 If you want to pack light – and we mean really light – there are a handful of Caribbean resorts where you’ll need little more than sunscreen and flip-flops, and nothing will come between your buns and sun. If that …

Riviera Maya Resorts

 Mexico’s Caribbean coast is a culturally rich, energetic and colorful place that is among the region’s most vibrant travel destinations. And happily Riviera Maya resorts live up to the area’s palpable authenticity. Indeed, the Riviera Maya, the coastal corridor that …

Best All-Inclusive Resorts

 The definition of “all inclusive resorts” has been changing. What used to mean endless buffet lines and mass-produced travel kitsch is rapidly becoming something very different, both in response to changing tastes and the arrival of new kinds of travelers. …

montego bay Jamaica hotel boom unicorn

 A new hotel brand is coming to the Mexican Caribbean: UNICO Hotels and Resorts. The brand’s first hotel is slated to open on the Riviera Maya early next year: UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya. The property will have 448 guest rooms, …

 The Riviera Maya, Mexico¹s stunning Caribbean coastline, is one of the top destinations for foreigners to find their happily ever after — and it’s one of the region’s top retirement destinations. To learn more, Caribbean Journal talked to Riviera Maya Property …

Vidanta Riviera Maya

 A gem on the Caribbean coast of Mexico By Angela Rodriguez CJ Contributor It was late when I finally arrived at Vidanta Riviera Maya’s vast lobby to check in and the first thing that struck me was a disorienting feeling …

 

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