Puerto Plata’s Oasis of Chic

 Rediscovering cool at the Dominican Republic’s Casa Colonial By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor It’s the last place you’d expect to find a posh boutique hotel. Hidden in plain sight in the Playa Dorada compound, where big-box all-inclusive resorts view ... [ Read More ]

The Best Caribbean Resorts 2015.

The Best Caribbean Resorts – 2015

 The best Caribbean resorts are more than just rooms, pools and sand. They use the art of luxury to create something more. Something meaningful. While the term “resort” certainly has its share of definitions in the Caribbean (and we address ... [ Read More ]


New Luxury Hotel Coming to Puerto Rico

 A New luxury brand on the island By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Costa Rican luxury hotel company Nayara has launched construction on its newest location in Puerto Rico’s Toro Verde mountain country. The Tourism Company of Puerto Rico (PRTC) is estimating that ... [ Read More ]



 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Is Puerto Rico the Caribbean’s next big luxury real estate market? A study by Christie’s International Real Estate has identified Puerto Rico as one of the world’s top emerging luxury real estate markets. The country’s first ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new $40 million luxury residences project has broken ground in Nassau. The ONE Cable Beach project is the brainchild of developer ARISTO Development. The 69-unit project has a 20-24 month timeframe for completion once ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun It’s not something you ever get to see: how a Caribbean hotel really works. Caribbean Journal Travel Editor Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon got an inside look at the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, one of the Caribbean’s ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury hotels are dominating the number of hotels in construction in the Caribbean and Mexico, according to the latest STR Construction Pipeline Report. There were 171 hotels and 29,846 rooms under contract in the wider ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the new Coat of Arms boutique in Gustavia By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s high-fashion homes: St Barth. But now the tony French Caribbean island has its first true Caribbean boutique, the brainchild of entrepreneur ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Go big or go home? Not us! While we appreciate all the bells and whistles a large resort can offer, sometimes we just want to escape to somewhere less “mega” and more “mini.” Here are ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana (All photos by CJ) By Guy Britton PUNTA CANA — If you’re a regular Caribbean Journal reader, you know … not all-inclusive resorts are created equal. Some even have resorts within resorts, the ones ... [ Read More ]


 Above: “Promises Kept” in St John The latest Caribbean Home heads to the Point Rendezvous area above Cruz Bay in St John, US Virgin Islands for a hillside villa with show-stopping views. It’s called “Promises Kept,” and it’s a four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Kittitian Hill (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The long-awaited Kittitian Hill development has opened its doors to guests at its first hotel, Belle Mont Farm boutique luxury resort. Belle Mont Farm officially launched on Dec. 12, set ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While the definition of “sexy” is different for everyone, there are some Caribbean resorts whose uniquely captivating combination of style, ambiance and good old-fashioned romance should put them at the top of every list of ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Luxury isn’t always synonymous with large. At these 15 high-end Caribbean boutique hotels – none bigger than 50 rooms – plush amenities come in petite packages. Graycliff, Bahamas With its period furniture and plantation-era styling, ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’ve been lucky enough to stay at some nice hotels in my time, and more often than not there’s welcome token awaiting me in my room. Usually it’s a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the new villa at the Amanyara resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Amanyara Resort in Turks and Caicos has added a brand-new villa, Amanresorts announced. The six-bedroom beachside property has a total of 14,450 square feet, twice the ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Kona Grand Prix Chronograph (photos by CJ) Not all wristwatches are made for the Caribbean. As is always true in the tropics, there’s a proper vibe, a proper style. And Tommy Bahama has you covered, with a new ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the bathroom at the Freddy Mercury Suite at the Eden Rock hotel in St Barth (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I expected the recording studio and media room. I wasn’t surprised by the tricked-out office ... [ Read More ]