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5 Places to Shop Local in San Juan

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor Memorialize your San Juan sojourn with a keepsake from one of these stores, where you’ll find authentic, exclusively Puerto Rican items. Because if you don’t bring anything back from your Caribbean travels, how will …

One Caribbean City’s Clever Plan to Save Stray Animals

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — In between salsa dancing and sipping pina coladas in the city where it was invented, you might want to do something more altruistic with your time in San Juan. Here’s an idea: …

Caribbean Travel Marketplace Conference Begins in San Juan, Puerto Rico

 Above: the Puerto Rico Convention Center By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s largest travel marketing conference officially began with an opening ceremony Wednesday night in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference brings together hotels, destinations, …

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 Above: the Dream Inn By the Caribbean Journal staff This is the Caribbean’s newest bed and breakfast, and it’s not quite like any other guest house in the region. It’s modern, it’s artful, it’s a bit funky. It’s called the Dream …

 Above: the new Ashford Sports Lounge By the Caribbean Journal staff The Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan is now home to Puerto Rico’s newest sports lounge. The Ashford Sports Lounge, named after the Condado neighbourhood’s most famous thoroughfare, Ashford …

 Above: the Condado Vanderbilt By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s historic hotel properties has been reborn. The Condado Vanderbilt, a classic hotel property on Ashford Avenue in the Condado neighbourhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, officially opened …

 IT’S ONE of the most famous cocktails in Puerto Rico: the coquito, a sweet, milk-based cocktail that’s served most often in the holiday season. But how do you make it? The San Juan Marriott Resort in San Juan’s chic Condado …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While the definition of “sexy” is different for everyone, there are some Caribbean resorts whose uniquely captivating combination of style, ambiance and good old-fashioned romance should put them at the top of every list of …

 Above: the Doubletree by Hilton San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Doubletree by Hilton Sasn Juan hotel has named Patrick Dawson the property’s new executive chef. Dawson comes to the Doubletree from the Mahogany Run Golf Course in …

 Above: The Bay of San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is “ready” to receive the new wave of “mega” cruise ships, according to Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla. Old San Juan’s port recently completed a project …

 Above: El San Juan Resort and Casino, a Hilton Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new restaurant-within-a-restaurant at Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Resort and Casino, a Hilton Hotel. The property has announced the debut of the “Chef’s …

 Above: El Blok in Vieques By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s island of Vieques has a a new boutique hotel — and it’s one that just might be the coolest of its kind in the Caribbean. It’s called El Blok, …

 Above: the new Hyatt House in San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt has debuted its first Hyatt House hotel outside of the continental United States. The new Hyatt House San Juan has officially opened in the Miramar neighbourhood …

 Above: a rendering of the Mall of San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s largest mall will be debuting in 2015. The Mall of San Juan, a two-story complex featuring both a 138,000-square-foot Nordstrom and a 100,000-square-foot Saks …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon SAN JUAN — It doesn’t look like a restaurant. And there’s no sign marking the pink house in Santurce that Puerto Rican chef Jose Enrique has converted into his much-loved eponymous eatery. But all the taxi drivers …

 Above: the Condado Vanderbilt By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-open Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico has named Nicholas Gold its general manager. The move comes soon after the hotel announced the appointment of Efrain Rosa as …

 It’s one of the region’s best-kept secrets: the Caribbean is an even cooler place in the summer. It might be the summer breezes, or the emptied-out beaches or the great deals. But when you’re planning your summer vacation, look no …

 Above: Wan Chai Noodle Bar at the San Juan Marriott IT’S ONE of the greatest pleasures for any foodie: finding that great out-of-the-way eatery — and sometimes in the most unexpected of places. That’s definitely the case at Wan Chai, …