A floating pizzeria? In a spot off the southeastern coast of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, it’s a reality. Pizza Pi, which debuted in Christmas Cove last year, is the Caribbean’s first-ever pizza boat. The brainchild of award-winning chef and … [ Read More ]

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas has completed a $50 million revitalization, the company announced this week. The ship has now arrived in Miami, which will be its new home port. The ship will begin … [ Read More ]

 Carnival’s new Vista cruise ship has a major new amenity: a two-deck spa called Cloud 9. The spa includes everything from an infrared sauna to a Hammam Chamber, along with “experience showers” that even have their own fragrance elements. Carnival … [ Read More ]

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global hotel giant Choice Hotels International has named a new president. The company has promoted chief operating officer Patrick Pacious to president and chief operating officer. In the new role, Pacious will “assume a greater … [ Read More ]

 It’s one of the most beautiful resorts in the Caribbean — the private island called Petit St Vincent in the heart of the Grenadines chain. And now it’s even easier to stay there — for longer. The resort has announced a … [ Read More ]

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor How do you remember your vacation? At Jamaica’s Hedonism II, the clothing-optional, adults-only all-inclusive resort in Negril, it’s done through hundreds of painted stones commemorating guests’ visits. Scattered in flowerbeds, along the beach, and beneath tropical trees … [ Read More ]

 Aruba has launched the 16th annual Soul Beach Music Festival, a five-day extravaganza filled with music, comedy and Caribbean vibes. The festival includes appearances from The Isley Brothers, Miguel, Fantasia and Jazmine Sullivan, among others, with a Comedy Night headlined … [ Read More ]

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carlson Rezidor is continuing its expansion of the Radisson Blu brand with a new location at Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico. The hotel group announced the signing of an agreement with real estate and investment firm Sun-Star … [ Read More ]

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas, a 244-room adults-only all-inclusive resort, is scheduled to open in Nassau this summer. And while we’re always happy to hear about a new Caribbean resort, it makes us even happier … [ Read More ]

 Sure, there is the food and the rum and the culture and the people. But the primary draw, the siren song beckoning us to the Caribbean, is the beach. We have long acknowledged that there is something about millions of grains of … [ Read More ]

 There’s something special about this island, something you realize the moment you step out the doors of Maurice Bishop International Airport. That’s because it’s in the air — literally. Fragrances of spices from nutmeg to cinnamon abound in the air,  … [ Read More ]

 Jamaica is looking to revive the country’s rail service. Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the country was currently negotiating with a “major investor” for a planned $270 million project. Holness said the revitalization project was expected to employ “thousands” … [ Read More ]

 A landmark solar energy project has been commissioned on the Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius. German energy firm SMA Sunbelt Energy has integrated 1.9 MWp of photovoltaic power and 1 MW of batteries, meaning the island will save up … [ Read More ]

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Viceroy Anguilla is offering a host of special programming opportunities for its annual Summer Spectacular. The event series kicks off Memorial Day weekend with culinary specials in all the restaurants including a daytime Food Bazaar and … [ Read More ]

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It took two years and approximately seven million dollars, but now Jamaica’s classic clothing-optional all-inclusive resort, Hedonism II, has a new look. Updates to the 35-year-old Negril resort include a redesign of the lobby and … [ Read More ]