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Saint Lucia Closes Airports to Inbound Travel Amid Coronavirus

 Saint Lucia’s government is closing the country’s airports to all incoming flights, both commercial and private.  The move was set to go into effect at 11:59 PM on March 23.  The shutdown will last through Sunday, April 5, according to …

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From Cancun to Turks and Caicos, 7 Cocktails to Make Right Now

 If you’re at home right now, you’re probably still dreaming about the Caribbean. And for those of us who can’t be in the region right now, there are still some ways to rediscover the Caribbean in your own home.  One …

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Royalton Opens New All-Inclusive Hotel in Grenada

 The highly-anticipated new all-inclusive Royalton Grenada has officially opened its doors on the island’s Magazine Beach.  The new Royalton, set at the former Grenadian by Rex Resorts property, is a major infusion of energy into Grenada’s tourism sector.  The 269-room, …

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 Saint Lucia’s signature Bay Gardens Hotel has a new look.  The property, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is set to complete a series of renovation projects.  Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts Sanovnik Destang says the the …

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 United Kingdom carrier British Airways is expanding its direct flight service to the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will be adding two extra weekly flights between London Gatwick and Hewanorra International Airport, with flights on …

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 Hilton’s Harbor Club resort in Saint Lucia has named a new executive chef.  The waterfront hotel, which is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, has tapped Cristian Rebolledo to the role.  The Harbor Club has also named Rebolledo as its new …

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 All-inclusive vacations present travelers with a wide variety of included amenities, including room, meals, activities, and dining all under one roof. But no vacation is one size fits all, and everyone who travels has their own unique interests. These Caribbean …

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 One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing destinations just reached another tourism milestone.  The island of Saint Lucia reported a total of 423,736 stayover visitors in 2019, the highest total in the history of the destination — just in time for Saint Lucia’s …

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 A high-profile all-inclusive project has officially broken ground on the island of Saint Lucia.  The Canelles Resort Project, the product of a partnership between Caribbean Galaxy and AMResorts, will include a pair of all-inclusive resort properties.  “This hotel will fit …

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 With one month of data remaining to process, the Caribbean’s hotel industry has a shot to reach its highest levels ever in average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR).   Year to date through November, the region …

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 The islands of the Caribbean are in the middle of a new age, as dynamism, optimism and investment sweep across destinations as diverse as they are beautiful.  And that means the world of places to visit in the Caribbean keeps …

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 The number of world-class Caribbean restaurants continues to multiply, making this landmark selection, which first launched back in 2013, more and more difficult each year.  The Caribbean food sector continues to send a strong message to the world that this …

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 American Airlines’ winter expansion has now reached Saint Lucia, with the launch of a new nonstop route from Chicago.  American’s newest Caribbean route will be operating weekly on Saturdays, with flights between Chicago O’Hare and Hewanorra International Airport.  “We are …

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 Caribbean Journal scours the Caribbean for the best places to stay, the best beaches, the best food and the must-try experiences of the region, focusing on properties big and small and destinations both heavily visited and far under the radar.  …

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 In 2012, Caribbean Journal’s Rum Journal first launched the Rum Awards — a unique celebration of the best rums of the year.  And after seven previous incarnations, the annual Rum Awards morphed into a full-fledged rum event in St Barth, …

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 All-inclusive resorts are the hottest thing in Caribbean travel right now.  There’s a reason, after all, why the biggest resort companies in the world, from Marriott to Hilton to Hyatt, are either (in the case of Marriott) launching their first-true …

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 The Landings resort in Saint Lucia has named a new executive chef, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort has tapped Mexico-born, Japan-trained Chef Arturo Eduardo Avila Zarraga to the role, in which he will helm the resort’s culinary program.  “After …

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 It’s been a stellar year for Caribbean travel. Stayover tourist arrivals are booming almost universally across the region. It seems like a new hotel opens up every week (and if you read Caribbean Journal, you realize it’s even more often …