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How to Save Big on an Antigua Vacation Right Now

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Antigua is ready to welcome visitors again after bouncing back quickly from Hurricane Irma, the destination’s tourist board said this week. Hotels and resorts are back open, restaurants are buzzing and the …

Jamaica Is the Next Big Golf Destination

 By Alexander Britell “I don’t want people to play golf while they’re in Jamaica,” Donnie Dawson says. “I want people to come to Jamaica to play golf.” While for years destinations like the Dominican Republic have been at the forefront …

Delta Vacations’ Caribbean Plans

 By Guy Britton ATLANTA — The Caribbean was well represented at one of the longest running and largest travel agent educational events of the year last week: Delta Vacations University, which took place at the Georgia International Convention Center and showcased …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Club Med may have invented the all-inclusive vacation, but Jamaican hotelier Abe Issa introduced the model to the Caribbean when he rebranded his 1949-built Tower Isle Hotel as Couples Ocho Rios back in 1978 and …

Punta Cana Resorts

 Punta Cana resorts welcome more than two million North American visitors each year, making the area the most popular single vacation destination in the Caribbean – and with good reason. The Dominican Republic resort town seduces with broad white-sands bordered …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor STAR Island Bahamas announced that it is now accepting overnight reservations beginning this November. The private destination, which uses off-grid technology to power the entire island, is welcoming guests to its first one-bedroom suite, The Nest. …

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 Travel company Vacation Express is expanding its flights to the Dominican Republic, it announced last week. The flights are available between Feb. 18 and Aug. 3, with flights leaving Kansas City on Friday and returning on Thursday. Vacation Express will …

labor day getaways.

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t the longest vacation of the year, but it’s one of the most important: Labor Day, the summer travel season’s exclamation point. Maybe you block out a three-day weekend, or add on a few extra days. …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Zemi Beach House and Hotel Christopher St. Barth have partnered to provide travelers heading to the Caribbean a unique opportunity. Instead of just visiting one island destination, guests can enjoy a multi-island experience– relaxing on …

family vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

 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 …

 Looking for a summer hiking getaway? Here’s your opportunity. Martinique is hosting its First International Hiking Festival from June 1-30, 2017, offering 30 different hikes all around the island. From the countryside to a beach walk, northern lush vegetation to …

Club Med Columbus Isle

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The French pioneers of the all-inclusive vacation, Club Méditerranée (Club Med) has 70 resorts all over the world, including half a dozen in the Caribbean (in Cancun, Mexico; the Turks and Caicos Islands; the Bahamas; …

 Vacation exchange giant RCI continues to grow in the Caribbean. The worldwide leader in exchanges has added more than 150 new affiliated properties in the Caribbean in the last decade. “The Caribbean is a highly desirable vacation location, and a …

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 Sunwing’s Vacation Express tour operator brand is continuing its expansion to the Caribbean. The company’s latest flights include new service to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic out of Columbus, Ohio’s John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The flights are …

Dominican Republic Vacation

 It’s not a surprise that the Dominican Republic says it “has it all.” Because the diverse Caribbean nation has something for everyone, whether you want to gorge on gourmet delicacies, scale waterfalls or discover its pre- and post-colonial history; take …

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 Vacation Express is returning its nonstop flights from Houston to Punta Cana this summer. The flights will depart from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Punta Cana International Airport each Friday between May 26 and August 4. “Travelers in the …

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 Vacation Express is continuing its Caribbean expansion. The company has announced new nonstop charter service from Providence to Cancun, with the new route set to launch July 7. The service will depart weekly on Fridays in July, with options for …