Sandals Barbados Opens Doors

Above: Sandals Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Sandals Barbados resort received its first guests on Wednesday, the property said. The 280-room property is the company’s newest resort. It is located in the St Lawrence area of Barbados. […]


Sandals, Beaches to Open in Barbados

Above: the former Couples Resort in St Lawrence By Alexander Britell A Sandals resort and a Beaches resort will be opening to Barbados, Sandals Resort International announced Friday. Sandals and the government of Barbados reported their agreement following “months of […]


Sandals in Talks to Build Brand-New Beaches Resort in Barbados

Above: the Almond Beach Village site By Alexander Britell A Beaches resort could soon be coming to Barbados. Sandals Resorts International announced Friday that it was in “exciting discussions” with the government of Barbados to build a brand-new Beaches resort […]


The Caribbean's Best Resorts With Everything Included

CHOOSING THE Caribbean’s best all inclusive resorts is a bit like choosing a list of its best restaurants — it simply begs for a definition. And the definition of “all-inclusive” has changed a lot over the years. All-inclusive properties have […]

Sandals LaSource Grenada Names GM

Above: a rendering of the Sandals LaSource Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has named Peter Fraser the new general manager of the Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort, which is slated to open in December. Fraser, a 30-year […]

Is Jamaica Serious About Tourism?

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor EACH time I am away, I can’t help but do a comparison between the country I visit and Jamaica. In particular, I always look at the main industry of the country and contrast it against […]


Jamaica Goes German in Response to Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad

Update: the video has now been made private by Sandals on YouTube. By the Caribbean Journal staff The preview of Volkswagen’s upcoming Super Bowl ad featuring an American office worker with a Jamaican accent went viral this week, and now […]

Sandals to Close Veranda Turks and Caicos Resort for Renovations

Above: the former Veranda Turks and Caicos Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has announced that the former Veranda Turks and Caicos resort it purchased last month will close beginning Jan. 7 for renovations. The renovations will […]

The Most Popular Stories of 2012

It was another active year in the Caribbean, from the arrests of one former Premier and another sitting Premier; a wave of new hotel activity; a series of downgrades of government debt and several high-profile elections. But what were Caribbean […]


Turks and Caicos: Beaches Offers Jobs to Most of Former Veranda Resort Staff

Above: the Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff The Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos has made job offers to 145 of the staff at the former Veranda Resort that its parent company, Sandals Resorts […]

Grand Pineapple Beach Negril Reopens

Above: the Grand Pineapple Beach Negril’s staff marks the reopening By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Grand Pineapple Beach Negril celebrated its reopening earlier this week. Parent company Sandals Resorts International had initially announced plans to close the resort in […]

Grenada Prime Minister Meets With Sandals' Gordon "Butch" Stewart

Above: The Sandals Grenada property (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart joined a special Cabinet meeting in Grenada this week to present his plans for the former LaSource property. Stewart, who was joined by […]


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