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Miami’s Must-Visit Caribbean Food Event: Caribbean305

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In just its second year, the Caribbean305 event has become one of the country’s top Caribbean fetes for foodies. And it’s coming up soon. This year’s Caribbean305 returns to the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island …

Saint Lucia’s Bay Gardens Expands With New Hotel Acquisition

 By Alexander Britell Saint Lucia’s locally-owned Bay Gardens Resorts has announced a major expansion. The hotel collection has acquired the island’s Palm Haven Hotel, which will be renamed the Bay Gardens Marina Haven. That 35-room property will become Bay Gardens’ …

Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas Visits Saint Lucia

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Saint Lucia’s expanded cruise port just got a major new visitor. Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas visited the expanded Pointe Seraphine berth this week. Since the completion of the Pointe Seraphine berth extension project, the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s no secret we’re big fans of Saint Lucia’s Ladera, a property we’ve called the Ultimate Caribbean Luxury Resort. And now there are even more ways to enjoy the resort, with two major new packages …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Love mangos? It’s time to head to Saint Lucia — right now. Mango Madness is returning to the island’s Anse Chastanet hotel from June 13-17. The popular event celebrates the tropical fruit and treats guests to mango-themed …

 One of the most best (and most creative) rum shops in the Caribbean has just launched a terrific new experience: the chance to bottle your own rum. The L&L Rumshop on the island of Nevis, which is also home to …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of Saint Lucia’s most popular places to stay has unveiled a major new look. The locally-owned and operated Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa on Reduit Beach has debuted big changes to its 77-room marquee …

 Looking for the next great luxury hotspot in the Caribbean? The good news is that the Caribbean’s luxury hotels just keep getting better, from hillside boutiques to eco-chic getaways to beachfront standards. And the region’s luxury footprint keeps expanding, meaning …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the top all-inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia is planning a major renovation project. The BodyHoliday, the wellness-focused resort on Cariblue Beach, will launch a $20 million renovation this summer. The property will close …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is expanding its flight service to the island of Saint Lucia this winter. The carrier will be launching an additional daily nonstop flight between Miami and Saint Lucia beginning Dec. 20. “The Saint …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has officially broken ground on its newest resort project in the Caribbean. Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet turned the sod on the Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia project, which will be the …

 By Alexander Britell It’s the late evening and Saint Lucia is awake. This is the sound of the island at night, the shake of trees and the call of birds and the calming hum of the natural world. It’s not …

 By Alexander Britell In the biggest flight expansion to the Caribbean in several years, American Airlines has announced plans to launch eight new nonstop routes to the Caribbean this year, along with a huge expansion in frequencies from Miami. Beginning …

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 By Fatima Thompson Caribbean hotel performance comparisons showed some positives for the first time in 2018, according to March data from STR. The region is on the road to recovery, and several destinations that were not affected by last year’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s Saint Lucia Jazz Festival will have a special sound. The 2018 edition of the leading jazz festival in the Caribbean will showcase the female jazz movement at the forefront in the United States, …

luxury resorts

 Great luxury is its own form of travel. It’s a journey away from the ordinary, from the adequate. It’s a journey to the indulgent, to the beautiful, to the extraordinary. The best luxury resorts take you on that journey, working …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton There are lots of great luxury hotels in the Caribbean. But a truly Caribbean luxury hotel is a different matter entirely. It isn’t easy to define Caribbean luxury — but you know it when …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor An upcoming gathering of Internet experts could change the conversation around cyber security, network autonomy and network resilience in the Caribbean. On April 19, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will convene a special forum …