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JetBlue Is Adding More Nonstop Antigua Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is set to launch a big expansion to Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport, tourism officials said Monday. The New York City-based carrier will be adding two additional flights from New York to Antigua every …

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The 12 Best Nude Beaches You Can Visit

 The Caribbean’s rum-soaked reputation to the contrary, it’s not always “anything goes” in the region. But when it comes to nude beaches, you can find what you’re looking for across the wider Caribbean, from the French Caribbean to the coast …

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Punta Cana Is Getting New WestJet Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Major Canadian leisure carrier WestJet is expanding again in the Caribbean with a new nonstop route to Punta Cana. The carrier will be launching a new weekly nonstop route from Calgary to the Dominican Republic’s …

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 By Alexander Britell The first-ever overwater bungalows in Antigua and Barbuda have officially made their debut at the newly-opened Royalton Antigua. The striking new overwater bungalows are open and welcoming guests, a company spokesperson told Caribbean Journal. Every overwater bungalow …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Vacation Express is adding another new nonstop route to Mexico’s tourism hub of Cancun for the summer, the company announced. The Atlanta-based travel brand will be launching nonstop flights from Memphis International Airport to Cancun …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s already Antigua’s most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 — but now the soon-to-debut Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa has announced another major component. The 294-room all-inclusive hotel will include Antigua’s first-ever overwater bungalows set on Antigua’s Deep …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Royalton all-inclusive brand has debuted a new hotel in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone. The new Royalton Suites Cancun Resort and Spa has 180 suites, seven eateries, a spa and the brand’s first …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda continues to see booming tourism growth. The beach-filled twin-island destination reported 268,949 stayover arrivals in 2018, an 8.75 percent increase over 2017 that was one of the highest growth rates in the …

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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 Two new Memories-branded hotels have officially debuted in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Canadian travel giant Sunwing has announced the opening of the new Grand Memories Splash and the Grand Memories Punta Cana. The two new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Travel Group’s Royalton brand, which has been growing at an exceptionally fast pace in the Caribbean, is adding another resort in the region. Sunwing has announced plans to open the new all-inclusive Royalton Resort …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Jamaica’s most highly-anticipated resorts in some time has officially debuted in Greater Montego Bay. Excellence Group has opened its new adults-only Excellence Oyster Bay, the brand’s first property outside of Mexico and the …

Few Caribbean destinations boast the sheer diversity of Saint Lucia’s hotel product. The range is vast, from tiny eco-friendly retreats to sprawling beach resorts to all-inclusives and full-fledged bucket-list experiences. That means there’s something for every kind of traveler here, whether you want to bring your family to the sand, take your significant other on an adults-only escape or spend a few nights in the rainforest.  
 Here are 15 great Saint Lucia resorts worth checking into right now.  
 Marigot Bay Resort It’s hard to find a more complete resort in Saint Lucia, with a broad portfolio of amenities, including a spectacular island beach, outstanding, diverse food, a serene spa and the added benefit of the energy of a megayacht marina. And that’s without mentioning the spacious, beautifully appointed rooms (just make sure you get one with a private hot tub.)
 Ladera The resort that pioneered the three-walled concepts remains one of the Caribbean’s most romantic hotels — and one of the region’s most authentic places to stay, too. The wood construction, warm service and breathtaking scenery will take you to another place entirely — while never letting you forget you’re in Saint Lucia. 
 Jade Mountain Home to perhaps the world’s most iconic infinity pools, this resort is equal parts luxury hotel and spaceship, a transformative experience that has long set the standard for adults-only retreats. The only problem here is the withdrawal when you come back to earth. 
 Cap Maison This is Saint Lucia’s hotel for gourmands, for those who love good, old-fashioned luxury, the kind you find in world-class restaurants, in gastronomically-inclined beach bars and in voluptuously designed hotel rooms. This is the essence of boutique hospitality. 
 The Landings You can travel across the island and not find better service than you get at The Landings, perched on a gorgeous stretch of beach in view of Saint Lucia’s Pigeon Island. This is one of the island’s best beach hotels, and it’s got some of its most comfortable rooms, with the full kitchens giving travelers the chance to experience a different level of living in Saint Lucia.  Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort The blinding white sand and position at the base of Gros Piton provide for an intoxicating ambience, one that’s only enhanced by the amenities from on-the-sand bungalows to the ethereal Rainforest Spa. That’s without mentioning one of our favorite bars on the island, the rum-focused Cane Bar. 
 Ti Kaye This has long been one of Saint Lucia’s best-kept secrets. There are just 33 cottages and rooms at this adults-only resort, with breezy oceanfront accommodations and a locally-focused spa. But the real standout is the food and beverage offering, which includes the largest underground wine cellar on the whole island.    Fond Doux Whether you stay here for one night or a week, a stop at Fond Doux is a must for those in search of the essence of Saint Lucia. Set on a 250-year-old plantation, travelers here become immersed in the natural splendor of the island, from freshly-grown cacao to a host of nature trails. When you stay here, you’re right in the heart of the rainforest — and it’s not an experience you’ll soon forget.  
 Bay Gardens Beach Resort You won’t find a better value anywhere in Saint Lucia than this Reduit Beach standout, long one of the most beloved Saint Lucia resorts. And if you want to hop around, it’s part of a burgeoning collection of hotels, from the Bay Gardens Marina Haven to a new villa collection called Water’s Edge.   Stonefield Villa Resort This is a place that just oozes romance and authenticity, with a collection of 17 one, two, three and five-bedroom villas in view of the Pitons. And, yes, they’re full-fledged villas, each of which boasts its own private pool and outdoor shower. This is a place for serenity and seclusion, where you’ll enjoy a very different kind of life in Saint Lucia. 
 St James’s Club Morgan Bay It’s a classic Caribbean all-inclusive, but it’s also got the laid-back ambience Saint Lucia is famous for. That’s a rather delightful combination. Here, you get six restaurants, six bars, four pools (including a spectacular rooftop adults-only pool near the spa) and a wonderful location that puts everything from golf to nightlife within very easy reach.  Sandals Regency La Toc We couldn’t do a list of must-visit resorts in Saint Lucia and not mention Sandals, which boasts three Saint Lucia resorts, including the Grande St Lucian, the Halcyon Beach and the La Toc, with La Toc our favorite for some time. The property, set on a 220-acre estate and a lovely stretch of beach, has nine eateries, eight bars and offerings like unlimited scuba diving and free greens fees. Serenity at Coconut Bay The newest addition to the popular Coconut Bay resort on the south of the island is a stunner, with 36 beautifully-appointed suites, all of which have their own private plunge pools. This adults-only oasis is a new level of luxury all-inclusive in Saint Lucia, and instantly one of the island’s most sought-after stays. The Harbor Club, Curio Collection by Hilton This new hotel in the Gros Islet area is a wonderful addition to Saint Lucia. The maritime-inspired design is hip and fresh, the dining options are varied and the pool complex, home to four multi-level pools, is worth the trip on its own. Add that to a marinafront location and you have an energetic hotel perfect for active travelers. Hotel Chocolat It’s hard to think of a cooler place to stay in Saint Lucia than this tiny boutique in Soufriere set on a working cacao plantation. It rather deftly marries the cool and the authentic, with rustic-chic “lodges,” a show-stopping infinity pool and one of the best restaurants on the island. But what you really won’t forget is the joy of making your own very own chocolate bar.

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia is the fastest-growing tourism destination in the Caribbean right now, according to the latest data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The “Helen of the West Indies” reported a total of 386,127 stayover …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing all-inclusive brand has opened another resort in the Caribbean, this time in Punta Cana. Royalton has officially opened the new Royalton Bavaro on the beautiful Arena Gorda in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub. Royalton …

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 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Negril may not be Jamaica’s hippy hangout like it was back in the 1970s, but it still retains a mellow vibe that’s a nice departure from the more in-your-face tourism towns of Montego Bay and Ocho …

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 Canadian travel giant Blue Diamond Resorts is taking over the management and operation of Antigua’s Jolly Beach Resort and Spa, the company announced Monday. The move will take effect beginning Sept. 1, the company said in a release. “We look …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Rolling out of bed and into the water is a beautiful reality at these Caribbean resorts, where swanky swim-out suites, which open directly onto lap pools or lazy rivers, put guests mere steps from …

 Canadian hotel brand Royalton is expanding its wellness offering in a big way. The company has announced the launch of Royalton Fit, a program that offers a mix of fitness and wellness classes for guests. Royalton Fit will offer more …