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Tobago Tourism Agency Names CEO

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Tobago Tourism Agency has named its first-ever Chief Executive Officer. The agency has appointed Louis Lewis, who most recently served as director of tourism in St Lucia, a role in which he served …

St Lucia’s Sugar Beach Set to Debut New Beachfront Collection

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The first properties in the Beachfront Collection at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort are nearing completion on the Caribbean Coast of St Lucia and will be ready to host guests beginning December 2017. The two four-bedroom …

St Lucia’s Bel Jou Undergoing Renovations

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another hotel in St Lucia is making big changes. The adults-only Bel Jou Hotel near Castries has undergone significant renovations, according to a release from the country’s tourism board. It’s one of the lesser known …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sailing charter firm The Moorings has added a new destination experience for travelers: Martinique. The crewed yacht charter called the Martinique Rum Experience provides spacious waterfront living while cruising the coastline of Martinique. Days can be …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Maarten’s major new tourist attractions is set to debut in November. Rainforest Adventures has announced that the St Maarten Rockland Estate eco-park, which will feature the world’s steepest zip line, will open …

 You’re looking for a different kind of Caribbean getaway: an authentic one. One where you get a real taste of an island’s personality, of its soul. There are certain hotels made for that, smaller properties that are all about offering …

Reduit Beach

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hotel development is coming to the island of St Lucia, the country’s government announced. The island’s Reduit beach will be redeveloped and become the home of a dual-branded project including a luxury …

best beaches in the caribbean

 You never forget the first time you see a truly great beach. No matter how crowded (or empty), how easy to get to, how big or small, there’s a feeling of discovery you get when you first set foot on …

best honeymoon destinations

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major boost for the region, all British Airways flights between the Caribbean and London are operating regularly. “Our flights are back to normal between the Caribbean and London,” a spokesperson for the airline …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …

stonefield estate

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor St. Lucia’s Stonefield Estate has announced its rebranding as a health and wellness retreat, unveiling several new amenities in line with its new mission. The 17-villa boutique hotel on the island’s southwest coast will …

wellness resorts

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sometimes, when everyday stresses threaten to dim our dazzle, what we really need is a restorative getaway, a few days devoted to our physical and emotional health in an idyllic location. If that sounds like …

Affordable All Inclusive 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 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 …

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 …