By By Cdr. Bud SlabbaertOp-Ed Contributor What the Caribbean needs is so simple: rapid, reliable mobility at reasonable rates. What makes it so difficult? It is almost as short and simple to explain. There are two players; the aviation industry …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s called Goatie’s Hammer and you could say that the signature rum punch at Petit St. Vincent, a private-island resort in the Grenadines, is a direct hit. Named for Noel “Goatie” Victory, the longest serving …

 If you’re lucky, if you’re there at just the right moment before dusk takes its evening bow, you can see a glimmer of something wonderful. A flock of scarlet ibis birds flashes out of nowhere, a speckling of bright red …

 Hyatt has opened its first-ever Hyatt Centric in Guatemala. The Hyatt Centric Guatemala has a total of 138 rooms and suites in the heart of Guatemala City’s Zona 10, or “Zona Viva” upscale commercial neighborhood. The hotel is the product …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What makes a great beach? On Petit St Vincent, an idyllic Grenadines private-island resort, which boasts two miles of them, the recipe is simple. Take one golden-sand stretch backed by lush sea grape bushes and …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mollie Clark, who sent in this lovely photo of the island of North Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you think staying at an all-inclusive resort means enduring endless uninspiring buffets, it must have been a while since you’ve stayed at one! Today’s generation of all inclusive resorts is leaving the old buffets-and-wristbands …

 The fast-growing Courtyard by Marriott brand is expanding again in the Caribbean Basin, with a new Courtyard slated to debut in San Pedro Sula, Honduras next year. The news follows similar Courtyard debuts in Caribbean cities including Kralendijk, Bonaire, Nassau …

 Grenada has begun preparations to host the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference from Oct. 9-13. The conference will be hosted at the Radisson Grand Beach Resort on the island’s Grand Anse Beach, bringing together public and private …

 Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is inviting guests to participate in the new Hawksbill Turtle Experience. The private island, located off the coast of Antigua, is host to the longest-running privately funded hawksbill sea turtle research program in the world. …

 By Alexander Britell St. Barth is the luxury capital of the Caribbean, from neverending lunches at the Eden Rock to lazy afternoons at Tom Beach. But to experience the real St. Barth, to understand what makes this place so overwhelmingly …

 Sandals is closing its Sandals Grande Antigua resort for maintenance in September. The property will be closed between Sept. 20 and Dec. 17, the first time it has been closed since first opening on the island in 1992. “There is …

 The Caribbean hotel industry seems to be picking up momentum, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR. Caribbean hotel occupancy was 66.7 percent in the month of June, a 3.1 percent increase over July 2016 that was …

 Hilton has announced plans to build a new 173-room Hilton Garden Inn in the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Set to open in 2021, the hotel will be the first Hilton Garden Inn in Hnoduras, located on Boulevard Juan Pablo II …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sure, good hotel cuisine requires an experienced and inventive chef. But at the end of the day, it’s the raw ingredients that really make the meal. And when those ingredients come fresh from the resort’s …