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Sandals’ New Swim-Up Suites in St. Lucia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts’ big Caribbean enhancement push is continuing. The latest upgrade? The new Beachfront Crystal Lagoon Suites at the Sandals Halcyon Beach resort in St. Lucia. The new suites (see photo at the top of …

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Randy Moss’ Caribbean Boot Camp

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Legendary NFL receiver Randy Moss is a morning workout freak, which I found out painfully fast on my first day attending his week-long fitness retreat at St. Lucia’s BodyHoliday resort. Wellness never goes out of season …

St Lucia’s Big Cruise Port Expansion

 St. Lucia is making progress on a significant expansion project at Port Castries. The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority is construction an extension of Cruise Ship Berth 1 at Castries’ Pointe Seraphine, aiming to facilitate the mooring of …

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best hikes

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Caribbean’s lush and mountainous topography lends itself to some of the best hiking on the planet, treating trampers to tropical foliage and sightings of indigenous birds and animals, culminating with panoramic views of the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor St. Lucia’s newest adults-only all-inclusive resort, Serenity at Coconut Bay, opened in June. The 36-suite enclave is a resort-within-a resort at Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, part of a sprawling 85-acre estate that hugs a …

adults only all inclusive

 An adults only all inclusive is particiularly well suited for a Caribbean vacation —  it combines the comfort and ease of an all inclusive with the tranquil exclusivity of an adults only retreat, two things have an even better way …

 Canadian hotel brand Royalton is expanding its wellness offering in a big way. The company has announced the launch of Royalton Fit, a program that offers a mix of fitness and wellness classes for guests. Royalton Fit will offer more …

luxury resorts

 Yes, luxury is in the details. But luxury is also in the big things — it’s about making sure that guests never want for anything — that they always have what they need — and that no request goes unanswered, no problem …

caribbean upbeat tourism

 The island of St. Lucia is in the midst of a full-fledged hotel development boom. The Eastern Caribbean island will add some 2,000 new rooms to its hotel stock over the next four years, according to tourism officials. Chief among …

 Affordable all inclusive getaways aren’t just a dream. Here’s how to do it. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s impossible to really relax on vacation if, in the back of your mind, you’re constantly worrying about how you’re going to …

  There’s a major new Caribbean food festival coming to Miami, part of a regional push to take the Caribbean’s food scene to new global heights. Indeed, celebrated Trinidadian chef Richardson Skinner is calling for the Caribbean to elevate the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s a new way to see St. Lucia. New tour company Mini Cooper Road Trip is offering an exhilirating new experience aimed at intrepid island visitors interested in exploring the mountainous eastern Caribbean gem. The nine-hour …

 Above: Gordon “Butch” Stewart accepts the award at the JW Marriott Marquis  MIAMI — Sandals Resorts International Chairman and Founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart won one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious awards in a ceremony in Miami on Thursday. Stewart received …

Saint Lucia Jazz at Lincoln Center

 Mega ships are coming to St Lucia. The plan is for a $15 million project to extend the Breasting Dolphin Berth at Pointe Seraphine to facilitate the berthing of so-called “mega” cruise vessels. If all goes smoothly, the island could …

saint lucia cruise growth

 The island of St. Lucia is looking to make itself one of the more attractive places to invest in tourism in the Caribbean. The country is currently in the process of repositioning its tourism sector to “create a favorable environment …

 It’s one thing for a Caribbean hotel to have a great spa — and the region is blessed with a striking number of world-class spas. But it’s quite another to have such a good spa so as to make the …

 Some hotels are destinations in themselves — and some places are so beautifully remote that when you get there you simply must be in a hotel. There is a peaceful quiet relaxation from the realization that you’re miles from anywhere and no …

 Sandals Resorts has recently completed its latest renovation project, adding spacious new suites at the Sandals Regency La Toc in Castries, Saint Lucia. These include Honeymoon Luxury Rooms and Honeymoon Luxury Oceanview Rooms, located on the second and third floors …