How to Stay in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains Right Now

 By Alexander Britell It’s a rare Caribbean property: tucked high in Jamaica’sBlue Mountains, set above Kingston. This is Strawberry Hill, an Island Outpost property with a unique collection of cottages and villas with simply astonishing views. It isn’t just a ... [ Read More ]


Carnival Names New Chief Marketing Officer

 Carnival Cruise Line has a new top marketing executive. The company has named Kathy Mayor its new chief marketing officer, a role in which she will be responsible for driving Carnival’s marketing strategy across a wide array of platforms. “We ... [ Read More ]


WestJet Traffic Keeps Growing

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian air carrier WestJet continues to show strong growth. The company reported 1.93 billion revenue passenger miles in April, a 5.5 percent increase over April 2015. That was accompanied by a 0.4 percent increase in ... [ Read More ]



 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is showing significant growth in cruise arrivals, according to the latest data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The destination has reported a 64 percent increase in cruise passenger arrivals in 2015, ... [ Read More ]


 Our new Destination of the Month feature offers a more in-depth exploration of the Caribbean’s top destinations, with a look at where to stay, play and eat — and how to get there. This month, our destination of the month is ... [ Read More ]

Above: the beach at the Fior di Loto hotel in Juan Dolio

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Dominican Republic’s less-heralded tourism destinations is primed for growth. A number of hotel companies and investors have expressed interest in the area of Juan Dolio, a one of the beachfront destinations on ... [ Read More ]


 An all-inclusive vacation with a gourmet twist. That’s the offer from St Maarten’s Sonesta Ocean Point resort, which is hosting a new gastronomic experience on May 24-206. The “A Chefs Night” package includes culinary creations and events with some of ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding what it calls the fastest internet at sea to all of its ships. The company has launched its VOOM high-speed internet on all 24 ships sailing around the world. “VOOM is ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor When you’re staying at hotel, it’s sometimes the small things that matter the most: a carafe of water at turndown; the bellman calling you by name; the bartender who remembers your favorite tipple. And at ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell With an eclectic collection of hip hotels, the Jamaican enclave of Port Antonio is the country’s fastest-growing destination, according to new data from global travel giant Expedia. Port Antonio, a still-largely-untouched area of the country’s far northeastern ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell It’s hard to find a more beautiful stretch of beach than Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands. So it was hard for many travelers to hear that the landmark hotel on Virgin Gorda would be ... [ Read More ]


 The beautiful thing about rhum agricole is that terroir matters. Martinique doesn’t use imported ingredients to make its rum, like far too many of its Caribbean neighbors. That means that every year the same label of rum can taste different, ... [ Read More ]

 Anguilla has dozens of marvelous beaches, each with its own personality. But when it comes to this beach-filled island, one is our favorite. Rendezvous Bay is an impossibly beautiful place, with white sand, sweeping views of the hills of St ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor When you spend as much time in the sun as I do, protecting your skin is a priority. And while I diligently lube up with SPF 50 every morning of my twice-monthly trips to the ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s Velas Resorts is adding another new all-inclusive property. The Grand Velas Los Cabos will debut in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula in November 2016, the company announced this week. The $150 million resort project is the ... [ Read More ]


 It’s the best beach hotel in St Martin — the Grand Case Beach Club, a 71-room boutique resort on one of the nicest corners of beach on the island. Home to the terrific Sunset Cafe, a brand-new rooftop pool and ... [ Read More ]


 By Alexander Britell ST MARTIN – Agree or disagree with him, he’s got great taste in Caribbean real estate. This is Donald Trump’s villa in the Caribbean, a grand estate on the beautiful sands of Plum Bay in St Martin. It’s ... [ Read More ]


 One of the Caribbean’s burgeoning foodie scenes has another new addition. The new Mosa Restaurant has officially opened its doors in Curaçao. The eatery, which is located in the trendy Pietermaai district, offers a range of internationally-inspired tapas. The restaurants ... [ Read More ]