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Blue Diamond to Manage Antigua’s Jolly Beach

 Canadian travel giant Blue Diamond Resorts is taking over the management and operation of Antigua’s Jolly Beach Resort and Spa, the company announced Monday. The move will take effect beginning Sept. 1, the company said in a release. “We look …

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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The 10 Best Hikes in the Caribbean

 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 …

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 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 …

 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is expanding to St. Lucia. The company, which is a part of Marriott International, has signed a management agreement with Dubai-based Range Developments to open a Ritz-Carlton in St. Lucia in 2021. Range Developments is also …

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 …

 St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has named a new general manager, the property announced this week. Sugar Beach has appointed Mark Sterner to the role, succeeding Andre Boersma, who had served in the role for the previous eight …

 Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas cruise ship is returning to St. Lucia. The ship had previously been unable to dock at the Pointe Seraphine port in Castries due to harbor depth concerns. Now, following a successful dredging operation, the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor St. Lucia’s newest adults-only resort, Serenity at Coconut Bay, offers guests the option of dining in an impressive 10 restaurants – nine at neighboring sister resort Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, as well as …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Pinkies up, Caribbean lovers! Because despite the balmy weather, the ritual of afternoon tea is alive and well in the Caribbean – and not just in formerly British destinations, either. From Mexico and St. Lucia …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sure, good hotel cuisine requires an experienced and inventive chef. But at the end of the day, it’s the raw ingredients that really make the meal. And when those ingredients come fresh from the resort’s …

 The traditional all inclusive Caribbean vacation is compelling — the beach, the food, the drinks, the rooms, all in one package, removing the need for ever pulling out your wallet. But what if you want to take that to the next …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Between the greens fees, club membership, cart rental and the clubs themselves, golfing can be an expensive sport. So it’s no surprise that when golfers go to the Caribbean they’re not just looking for challenging …

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 The island of St. Lucia is attracting significant luxury demand of late, according to a new report from the Expedia Group. St. Lucia hotels on Expedia’s platforms reported average daily rates nearly 45 percent higher than the regional average last …

 Luxury hotel company Fairmont is expanding in the Caribbean. The new Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay project broke ground last week, with a projected opening date of late 2019, the government announced. The resort is slated to include 120 …

 The Caribbean’s lionfish problem is nothing new — but more and more stakeholders are taking the steps to fight what has become a scourge of Caribbean marine life. That includes resorts like St. Lucia’s Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain, which are …

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 …

 Windstar has launched a new series of back-to-back cruises called “Star Collector Voyages.” The longer and more in-depth cruises range from 14 to 34 days, featuring few repeated ports and offering the comfort of an extended trip with the luxury …