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Why This Boutique San Juan Hotel Feels Just Like Home (And Why It Doesn’t)

June 6, 2015 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Villa Herencia (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor In hotel-hunting – as in love – finding the right one is never easy. And like many other travelers, I’ve despaired over ever finding the right roost to meet my needs; you know, the one that feels like home. A place that’s close to all the action yet somehow maintains an more...

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Why This Is an Even Better Version of Puerto Rico’s Tastiest Dish

May 19, 2015 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — Move over mofongo; there’s something new in my mouth. I never thought I could enjoy any Puerto Rican dish more than mofongo. About five years ago I had my first taste of the local specialty – a delicious dome made of fried plantains mashed with garlic, olive oil and spices and then stuffed with seafood, more...

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Journey to Palomino Island

May 16, 2015 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Palomino Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell FAJARDO – This isn’t Puerto Rico. I can see Puerto Rico ahead, its mountains climbing on top of one another, lightly obscured by the recent Sahara haze. But this isn’t Puerto Rico; it’s something else; something Defoe might dream up. Above: mainland Puerto Rico in the more...

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Two New Hotels On Way in St Lucia

May 14, 2015 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are two new hotels on the way in St Lucia, according to the government. The first hotel is a major project by Canadian travel giant Sunwing at the former Smugglers Hotel. The second is a 100-room companion hotel to Dive Saint Lucia called Harbour Club; that project is now under construction at the more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: A Secret Beach in Vieques

May 10, 2015 | 12:06 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Pata Prieta beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Marinil Astor, who took this lovely shot of Pata Prieta beach on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunrise in Condado

May 2, 2015 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Julie Atwell, who sent in this stunning snapshot of the sun rising over the Condado neighbourhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next more...

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Rum Journal: This is Your New Coconut Sangria Recipe

March 30, 2015 | 5:36 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor With this winter’s tundra-like temperatures (hopefully!) behind us, its time to celebrate spring. Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort offers a novel way to toast to the season’s arrival with a refreshing coconut sangria, made, of course, with locally produced Don Q coconut rum. Cheers to plenty of sunny days more...

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Puerto Rico Hotel Sector Reporting Strong Growth

March 29, 2015 | 11:33 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s tourism sector is showing strong growth in 2015, according to new data from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. In February, hotel occupancy grew by 4.8 percent compared to the same period in 2014, rising to 86.1 percent. Average daily rates also increased by 1.4 percent to an average of more...

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Caribbean Home: A Dorado Beach Property Lists for $8.5 Million

March 27, 2015 | 9:59 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the property is located across from the Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort By the Caribbean Journal staff A property in Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach with some Rockefeller history has hit the market. The parcel, which includes a 4,000-square-foot home where Laurence Rockefeller once lived, is being listed by Christie’s International Real more...

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Puerto Rico Sets a Single-Day Record for Cruise Passenger Arrivals

February 25, 2015 | 6:48 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico set a new single-day record for cruise visitors on Wednesday, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. A total of six ships and 17,847 passengers arrived to the docks of Old San Juan on Wednesday, surpassing the previous record of 16,712 passengers, set Jan. 8, 2015. “The arrival of more...

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