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CJI Conversation: Tom Hicks on Caribbean Landscape Architecture

 It’s at the core of any hotel design, and something that’s even more essential in a destination like the Caribbean: landscape architecture. And for years, Tom Hicks has been at the forefront of the industry, most recently with his work …

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Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals, Leverick Bay Resort Name New Director of Operations

 The owners of Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals and Leverick Bay Resort and Marina in the British Virgin Islands have named a new director of operations.  Sharon Flax-Brutus, who had most recently served as Director of Tourism for the British Virgin …

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The Caribbean’s “Billionaires’ Playground” Is Making a Comeback

 It’s tucked away at the far northeastern corner of the Caribbean, a protected harbor they sometimes call the Billionaires’ Playground. But what’s here is both priceless and accessible, a Mecca for all those who love the sea, all those drawn …

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 Rosewood is adding one of the region’s crown jewels to its Caribbean resort portfolio.  Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has been tapped to manage St Barth’s iconic Le Guanahani hotel, which is set to reopen in 2021 after an extensive renovation …

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 Musician Dave Mason’s biography reads like a who’s-who of rock history: the co-founder of the band Traffic with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood, writer of “Feelin’ Alright,” and performer of the ‘70s hit “We Just Disagree” counted Jimi …

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 The natural beauty of the Caribbean can’t be denied, and every visit to the islands is suffused with timeless moments that linger in the mind’s eye — a stroll through a lush tropical garden that dazzles with colorful flowers perhaps, …

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 The sound of the surf, the smell of the salt air; the feeling when your toes hit powder-soft sand.  Beaches are more than just places, more than scenery; they’re their own states of mind, their own dimensions.  And we could …

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 Popular regional Caribbean carrier Cape Air just broke a record for ridership. Cape Air carried 35,000 passengers between December 2019 and January 2020, its highest monthly ridership to date since launching in the region 22 years ago. That number represented …

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 The islands of the Caribbean are in the middle of a new age, as dynamism, optimism and investment sweep across destinations as diverse as they are beautiful.  And that means the world of places to visit in the Caribbean keeps …

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 The most iconic resort in the British Virgin Islands has completed a long-awaited comeback on Virgin Gorda.  Luxury brand Rosewood has reopened its signature Little Dix Bay resort, marking the culmination of a multimillion-dollar effort to transform the property — one …

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 Nevis’ venerable Nisbet Plantation Beach Club has named a celebrated hotelier as its new general manager.  The luxury beach hotel has tapped Mary Jo Ryan, who spent 36 years at the legendary Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda in …

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 The number of world-class Caribbean restaurants continues to multiply, making this landmark selection, which first launched back in 2013, more and more difficult each year.  The Caribbean food sector continues to send a strong message to the world that this …

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 Caribbean Journal scours the Caribbean for the best places to stay, the best beaches, the best food and the must-try experiences of the region, focusing on properties big and small and destinations both heavily visited and far under the radar.  …

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 Another top villa is set to make a comeback on the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.  The stunning Baraka Point, a 12,000-square-foot villa on the western coast of Virgin Gorda, is set to reopen its doors …

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 Luxury Caribbean resorts just keep getting more and more impressive, and with every year the standard for Caribbean luxury gets higher.  We’ve long said that Caribbean luxury is a unique concept; but even within the sphere there are so many …

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 One of the BVI’s signature luxury villas is back.  Virgin Gorda’s Valley Trunk villa, which had been shuttered since Hurricane Irma in 2017, has reopened following a complete restoration and renovation project.  The 10-suite compound, set on 19 acres in …

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 “If you want to run away from the world, you just come here,” Loretta tells us. And as soon as you walk past the koi pond down to the pool and look out, you agree.   Because while staggering beauty …

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 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s most legendary resorts is making its long-awaited comeback in the first quarter of 2020, Caribbean Journal has learned. The historic Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands …