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Rum Journal: The Rum Awards — 2018

 It’s hard to believe that this year is the seventh annual edition of the Rum Awards, a celebration of rum that was one of the earliest innovations of Caribbean Journal. And it’s just as remarkable how much rum has changed …

bahamas caribbean leading

The Bahamas Is Leading the Caribbean Hotel Sector Right Now

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor The Bahamas’ hotel market is surging — and vastly outperforming the rest of the region right now, according to data from analytics firm STR. In a sluggish month for hotels Caribbean-wide, The Bahamas was the only …

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Sandals Adds New Swim-Up Suites in Saint Lucia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff They’re some of the most popular rooms at any resort — and now Sandals is adding even more swim-up suites to its Halcyon Beach Resort in Saint Lucia. Sandals has added new swim-up rooms to …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Whether it’s on the beach in Belize or in an urban setting in the Dominican Republic, Kingston or Panama, Marriott is in the midst of a massive expansion push in the Caribbean. And now it’s …

Saint Lucia Hyatt

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hotel project is coming to the island of Saint Lucia, according to Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. Invest Saint Lucia has completed transactions with a Barbados-based firm to buy the lands …

spring break 2019 caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff United Airlines is planning a major expansion to the Caribbean for the spring season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier is adding more than 11,000 seats to destinations in the Caribbean, from U.S. cities including …

isla holbox

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The under-the-radar Mexican destination of Isla Holbox has a major new addition. Sunwing has announced the debut of the new Mystique Blue Suites, a beachfront resort with 38 suites. The new Mexico property is the …

coconut bay all-inclusive saint lucia

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The popular Coconut Bay all-inclusive in Saint Lucia has added several new dining options to the property. The upgrades came to the all-inclusive’s a la carte eateries in September. “This year during Coconut Bay’s annual September …

Turks and Caicos Caribbean Industry

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor Caribbean hotels reported double-digit performance growth as demand rose well above the levels seen during a hurricane-ravaged September in 2017, according to new data from STR. In year-over-year comparisons, occupancy was up 6.9%, and average daily …

jetblue caribbean mint

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Saint Lucia is the latest to benefit from JetBlue’s expansion of its Mint premium cabin service in the Caribbean. JetBlue launched its newest Mint route to the region this week with a …

Saint Lucia Resort Married at First Sight

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s St James’s Club Morgan Bay is the star in the new Lifetime reality series Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island. The entire eight-episode series was filmed at the popular all-inclusive beachfront resort. “This …

caribbean wellness hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s top wellness hotel is back open again, Caribbean Journal has learned. Saint Lucia’s landmark BodyHoliday resort has reopened its doors after an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation project timed for its 30th anniversary. “We are …

all-inclusive hotels

 They aren’t all-inclusives. They’re low-density luxury resorts, or boutique hotels with personality, or rarefied private-island destinations. But they have a secret. You see, some of the best places to stay in the Caribbean may not be traditional all-inclusive hotels, but …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most legendary bands is coming to Saint Lucia later this month. The Zouk group Kassav, the most famous in the history of the genre, is coming for a concert at Saint …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is adding a host of new flights to the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier will be adding a new nonstop flight on Air Canada Rouge beginning Oct. 31, …

caribbean boutique hotel awards

 There’s something very special about a boutique hotel. It’s not just the size — it’s the connection between hotelier and guest, the intimacy of the design, the way it becomes more than just a hotel – it becomes a work of …

 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the signature bays in the Caribbean, the sort of tucked-away spot favored by yachters and die-hard Caribbean travelers, a place with equal parts magic and mystique. Marigot Bay is not the kind of place …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Worried about a storm affecting your Caribbean getaway? Another island has you covered. The island of Saint Lucia is inviting guests to enjoy a stress-free vacation with its new special holiday guarantee. The holiday guarantee program …