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Puerto Rico Reopens Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s busiest airport has reopened following Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan is operating again, a major boost for the region given its position as the busiest airport …

Winair Cancels All Flights Due to Irma

 Regional carrier Winair has canceled all of its flights on Tuesday Sept. 5 and Wednesday Sept. 6 due to the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma in the northeastern Caribbean. The company said it hoped to restart “limited services” on Thursday, …

Mahogany Bay Set to Launch in Belize in December

 The new Hilton Mahogany Bay Curio-branded property is coming to Belize in December. The first Hilton in the country, Mahogany Bay will have 205 cottages and villa-style units set on Ambergris Caye. The property has already tapped Niklaus Leuenberger as …

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 The Serafina Restaurant Group, known for its restaurants in New York City and around the world, is getting into the hospitality business. The company is opening its first-ever beach hotel, the Serafina Beach Hotel, in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s hip …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Aloft Hotels is coming to the Caribbean. The Aloft brand will make its regional debut at a new $125 million mixed-use development called The District in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Miramar Convention Center District. The …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The best Caribbean ports don’t just give you a sample of the culture of the larger destination, they also provide worthy “shopportunities” at every price point. So if you want a tangible reminder of the …

 Caribbean carrier Seaborne Airlines has launched nonstop flights between San Juan and Antigua. The flights mean capability for connections from over 30 destinations in the Americas and Europe to Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport. The San Juan-Antigua flights will operate …

 Cancun International Airport is seeing significant passenger growth this year, according to the latest data from Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which operates the airport and eight others in Mexico. Cancun’s airport has reported passenger traffic of 3,585,217 in the first …

 The first-ever Hyatt House hotel in Mexico and Latin America has opened its doors in Mexico City. The Hyatt House Mexico City/Santa Fe includes 119 “residentially inspired” guestrooms, ranging from studios to kitchen suites with fully equipped kitchens. It also …

 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant has finally made its long-awaited debut at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. The beloved fried chicken chain is the latest addition to the quickly-changing airport, which has unveiled a slew of new …

 Seaborne Airlines is resuming its nonstop service between San Juan and Antigua, the company announced. The service will launch July 21, with four nonstop roundtrip flights per week. Flights will depart San Juan on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

 Canadian pension investment manager PSP Investments and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste have acquired a combined 50 percent interest in Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, which manages the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aerostar has operated the …

 The Caribbean real estate market continues to heat up, from luxe villas in St. Barts to penthouses in San Juan. But there’s one Caribbean real estate listing that tops them all: Palazzate, the mega-manse in Barbados that’s currently the Caribbean’s most …

 There’s a new hotspot in San Juan. The El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico’s capital has opened the new El San Juan Beach Club this weekend. The new beach club on Isla Verde beach transforms the outdoor environment of …

 The historic Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan has been listed for sale, Caribbean Journal has learned. The 572-room property, which first opened in 1964, is set in the heart of the increasingly hip Condado neighborhood of Puerto Rico’s capital. …

Nieuw Statendam

 Bookings are now open for the first voyage and 2018-2019 inaugural Caribbean cruise season of Holland America’s new ms Nieuw Statendam cruise ship. The ship, due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, will be the second “Pinnacle” class ship in Holland …

 Puerto Rico’s already-smoldering food scene is getting a major new addition. El San Juan Hotel is welcoming Puerto Rican native, Chef Juliana Gonzalez, back to Puerto Rico for the opening of the resort’s signature restaurant, Caña by Juliana Gonzalez. Created and …