A New Boutique Hotel in Nassau

 There’s a new boutique hotel on the scene in the western corner of New Providence. Nassau’s new Ocean West boutique hotel opened its doors in the summer and is now open about four miles from Cable Beach. The property has indoor ... [ Read More ]


Courtyard by Marriott Coming to Nassau

 An old hotel gets a new brand By Alexander Britell NASSAU  —One of Nassau’s best-known hotels is getting a new look and a new brand. The former Nassau Palm hotel in downtown Nassau will soon become a Courtyard by Marriott, according ... [ Read More ]


VIDEO: Twilight in Nassau Harbour

 it’s one of the more colorful views you can find in Nassau — the island’s maritime hub — Nassau Harbour. Set between Paradise Island and New Providence, it’s a bustling home to Mailboats, ferries, freighters, pleasure craft and, yes, the delicious conch capital ... [ Read More ]



 Bahamian police now have a new way to get around. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has launched its newest patrols — on jet skis. The Jet Skis are being used to conduct beach patrols in the wake of reports concerning ... [ Read More ]


 Nadine Ramphal’s guide to Nassau By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As a co-owner of Craft Cottage – arguably the best local handicraft store in Nassau – my friend Nadine Ramphal meets her fair share of visitors. They come to the ... [ Read More ]


 How to arrive in style By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Attention hoteliers: Want to make your guests feel as if they’ve arrived before they even check in? Take a page from the playbook of Paradise Island, Bahamas resort One & ... [ Read More ]


 Royal Caribbean’s newly-enhanced Empress of the Seas ship will be returning to the company’s fleet in March after a stint with sister brand Pullmantur. The ship will head to Miami for short Caribbean getaways. The ship will offer four and ... [ Read More ]


 Kilkee House heads to the auction block By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s landmark homes is headed to auction. The Georgian estate called Kilkee House on Paradise Island in the Bahamas will sell at auction next month ... [ Read More ]


 Expansion in flights By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines has increased its flight service between Trinidad and Nassau, the company announced. The Port-of-Spain-Nassau flights will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays as flight BW 414. ... [ Read More ]


 Another regional city goes sustainable By the Caribbean Journal staff Nassau is now an “emerging sustainable city,” following designation by the Inter-American Development Bank. The designation is part of the IDB’s regional Emerging Sustainable Cities Initiative, which launched locally in Nassau in ... [ Read More ]


 The fight over the Baha Mar heats up By the Caribbean Journal staff The Battle for the $3.5 billion Baha Mar is getting hotter. It’s been a little more than three weeks since Baha Mar Ltd filed for Chapter 11 ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan to aid in reducing crime and violence in The Bahamas. The loan will be particularly targeting at-risk youths and improving the institutional functions of the ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a rendering of the planned SLS Lux Baha Mar By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The SLS LUX Baha Mar hotel has announced the appointment of Xavier Moulin as General Manager and Julian Cable-Treadwell as Director of Sales & Marketing. The ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Blue Sail restaurant in the Sandy Port area of New Providence By the Caribbean Journal staff Nassau’s newest restaurant has opened its doors. Blue Sail, located on the beach in the Sandy Port area of New Providence, officially ... [ Read More ]


 It’s one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and it’s one of the most significant economic contributors to Caribbean tourism: weddings. The Caribbean is the most romantic place in the world, and it’s the dream location for a destination ... [ Read More ]


 Summertime. Yes, the Caribbean is hot, but so is everywhere else. But what the Caribbean offers is a diverse, scintillating collection of islands where you can find your own cool, whether it’s windsurfing in Aruba or traversing a mountain jungle ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Usain Bolt By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will be competing at the upcoming IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas in May, the local organizing committee said Tuesday. The Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association confirmed that Bolt would be ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially implemented a new Value Added Tax regime, one which will effectively mean a slight reduction in taxes for visitors. Value Added Tax is a consumption tax on ... [ Read More ]