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July Travel in the Caribbean
Guide to traveling to the Caribbean during the month of July, including information on weather, events, travel deals, and packing for your trip.

How to Avoid Sand Flea Bites - Preventing Bites from Sand Flies, Midges, No-See-Ums
Tips on avoiding bug bites from the Sugar Bay all-inclusive resort in St. Thomas.

Caribbean Wildlife - Lizards, Iguanas, Cats and Other Animals at Caribbean Resorts
Caribbean wildlife you may meet at Caribbean resorts.

Biography of Travel Writer Kim Foley MacKinnon - Kim Foley MacKinnon bio
Biography of Travel Writer Kim Foley MacKinnon

Baz Dreisinger biography - Bio of travel writer Baz Dreisinger
Bio of travel writer Baz Dreisinger

Cuba Travel Restrictions for U.S. Citizens
A brief overview of the U.S. government's longstanding ban on most travel to Cuba.

Carolyn Clark Biography - Biography of Travel Writer Carolyn Clark
Biography of Travel Writer Carolyn Clark

Chris Botta biography - Biography of travel writer Chris Botta
Biography of freelance writer Chris Botta.

Christopher Curley's Biography
Biography of About.com Caribbean Travel contributing writer Christopher Curley

Dan Ross' Biography
Biography of About.com Caribbean for Visitors contributing writer Dan Ross.

Dominica Carib Indians
The newly opened Kalinago Cultural Center allows visitors to Dominica to get an up-close look at the lives and traditions of the islands' 3,000-strong Caribs, known locally as the Kalinago people.

Paul Kandarian's Biography
Biography of About.com contributing writer Paul Kandarian.

Fran Kaplan's Biography - Bio of Francine Kaplan
Biography of Caribbean for Visitors contributing writer Fran Kaplan.

Liz Fleming Biography - Biography of Travel Writer Liz Fleming
Biography of Travel Writer Liz Fleming

Margot Weiss' Biography
The biography of About.com contributing writer Margot Weiss.

Christine Curley Biography - Bio of Travel Writer Christine Curley
Biography of travel writer Christine Curley.

Sandals Foundatioin - Review of the charity work of Sandals Foundation in the Caribbean
Review of Sandals Foundation, the charitable arm of Sandals International in the Caribbean, a chain of all-inclusive Caribbean resorts.

A Brief History of Carnival in the Caribbean
A Brief History of Carnival celebrations in the Caribbean, which have their roots in African culture, Christianity, and slavery.

Clint Brownfield Biography - Profile of Travel Writer Clint Brownfield
Biography of travel writer Clint Brownfield

Plan a Couples All-Inclusive Caribbean Vacation - Romantic and Honeymoon Travel to Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts
Tips for Caribbean travelers planning a romantic couples vacation, holiday or trip to an all-inclusive resort, including honeymoons.

Southwest Dropping Key West Flights
Southwest Dropping Key West Flights

Visit Arawak Cay in Nassau, Bahamas
Visit Arawak Cay in Nassau, Bahamas

Baha Mar Adds Upscale All-Inclusive Resort
Baha Mar Adds Upscale All-Inclusive Resort

Hotel Review: The Anacaona Boutique Hotel in Anguilla
Review:The Anacaona Boutique Hotel in Anguilla

Charming Escapes in Anguilla
Anguilla has a reputation as a high-end destination, and certainly if you want a luxury experience you'll find it at resorts like Cap Juluca (where we are now),

Top Single Travel Destinations in the Caribbean
Top Single Travel Destinations in the Caribbean

Caribbean Cyber Sunday (and Monday) Offers
Caribbean Cyber Sunday (and Monday) Offers

Aruba Tourism: The Holloway Effect
U.S. tourism to Aruba may be finally starting to rebound from the downturn experienced in the wake of the Natalee Holloway case. About 9 percent fewer U.S.

Caribbean Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
Caribbean Cyber Monday (and Sunday!) Deals

Meet the Luxurious NIZUC Resort and Spa
NIZUC Resort and Spa profile

Explore the Top Attractions in Trinidad
Explore the Top Attractions in Trinidad

All of TripAdvisor's Top All-Inclusives Are In the Caribbean
TripAdvisor Top All-Inclusives Caribbean

First Marina Resort Comes to Providenciales Next Week
First Marina Resort Comes to Providenciales Next Week

Guide to the Islands of Trinidad & Tobago
Guide to the Islands of Trinidad & Tobago

Take a Drive to the Caribbean!
Top Florida Keys Attractions

How to Rent a Caribbean Villa for the Holidays
How to Rent a Villa in the Caribbean

Definition of the Lesser Antilles islands in the Caribbean
Definition of the Lesser Antilles islands in the Caribbean

FAQ - What are the cruise ship ports of call in the Caribbean? Which islands and destinations do cruise ships visit?
FAQ - What are the cruise ship ports of call in the Caribbean?

Caribbean Tourist Boards and Hotel Associations - List of Travel Information Sites for Every Caribbean Island
List of Travel Information Sites, tourist boards and hotel associations for Every Caribbean Island.

Why do volcanoes and earthquakes occur in the Caribbean?
Caribbean Travel FAQ - Why do volcanoes and earthquakes occur in the Caribbean?

Charting a Course for the Best Sailing in the Caribbean
If you plan to go sailing in the Caribbean, you have an idyllic vacation ahead of you. Whether you choose to borrow a small boat from your hotel or plan to rent a fully-crewed yacht and explore for a week or two, this is a chance to move at your own pace, surrounded by sea and sky. You'll be able to enjoy beaches and coves that landlubbers can't reach and to see the islands as Columbus did hundreds of years ago. The following islands offer some of the best sailing in the Caribbean.

$49 Airfares to Bermuda
TNT Vacations is offering $49 roundtrip charter flights from Boston and New York as part of air/hotel package deals to Bermuda. The deal is good through April

Pick the Right Caribbean Island
There's a Caribbean island that's right for you, no matter who you are traveling with or what your interests are. But there are more than 7,000 islands in the

March Caribbean Deals!
My March deals sheet will hook you up with diving in Grenada, pre-Easter getaways in Puerto Rico, ways to pamper your lover in Aruba, and more!

Amanresorts Opens in Turks and Caicos
Amanresorts, known for its luxury properties throughout Asia, has opened its first Caribbean resort. Amanyara is located on Providenciales in Turks and Caicos,

Caribbean Blogs are Here!
Today I'm blogging about ... blogs. I've added a new blog page to the site that includes blogs from both Caribbean visitors and residents. The Caribbean is by

Chicago to Grand Bahamas Island for $119
AirTran's latest fare sale includes a $119 one-way fare between Chicago/Midway and Grand Bahama Island, home to the Our Lucaya resort, among others. The deal is

Montserrat is Back!
A massive volcanic eruption in the late 1990s transformed Montserrat overnight from a jet-setter's paradise to an island with an uncertain future. But one man's

Third Night Free in Jamaica
Air Jamaica Vacations is offering a free night's lodging for every two nights booked at participating hotels like the Samsara Cliff Resort in Negril and the

Stunning St. Lucia Bargains from Air Jamaica!
I love St. Lucia's dramatic scenery, hillside resorts, and great food, and Air Jamaica is offering a rare deal on travel to this unique Caribbean paradise. Book

Aruba Rocks!
Aruba has some wonderful scenery and attractions once you get off the beaten tourist path, but I would recommend renting a jeep to get the most out of your

Caribbean Weather Guide
You'll never see anything but sunshine in a Caribbean vacation ad, but make no mistake: they call this region the tropics for a reason. Still, chances are

Fairmont Plans Turks & Caicos Hotel
Here's some welcome news: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts plans to build a 150-room resort and a 150-room condo hotel on the west coast of North Caicos in the Turks &

Global Warming and Your Caribbean Vacation
I don't know if I should get up on a soapbox wearing a shirt like this, but here goes: If you love the Caribbean as a vacation destination, then urge your

Puerto Rico Faces Government Shutdown
Got plans to visit Puerto Rico in the next few weeks? You need to be aware that the commonwealth's government is facing a serious fiscal crisis and a possible

Puerto Rico Government Shuts Down
Puerto Rico tourism officials are scrambling to assure visitors that their vacations won't be crimped by a fiscal crisis that shut down the Commonwealth's

Deal Could End Puerto Rico Crisis
Puerto Rico's governor and legislative leaders say they have inked a deal to end the island's fiscal crisis and send government employees back to work.Under an

Steel City Steal
If you live in or near Pittsburgh and crave a Caribbean getaway, listen up: USA 300 Airlines just announced a $169 fare deal on flights from the Steel City to

Meet the Carib Indians of Dominica
The Carib Indians once inhabited most of the islands of the Caribbean, but today they are mostly a memory. Not so, however, in Dominica, where 3,000 Caribs have

New Resort for Rum Cay, Bahamas
Ground was broken this week on a new $700-million resort on Rum Cay in the Bahamas. The Rum Cay Resort Marina will feature an 80-slip marina, village with

Dominican Republic Hosts Kiteboarding Competition
The small North Coast town of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic will play host to the 2006 Kiteboarding World Cup from June 28 to July 2. Kiteboarding is a

Antigua Destination Wedding Buyout Bargain
Planning a destination wedding to the Caribbean and got $150,000 handy? That's the price to buy out the Jumby Bay resort, filling the hotel's 40 rooms and 11

Mango Bay Chips 20 Percent Off Greens Fees
Barbados' Mango Bay resortis all-inclusive, but has no golf course. The good news is that the resort is offering guests 20 percent off greens fees at the

New Hotels in Curacao
Curacao is undergoing a bit of a building boom: two major new hotels have recently opened, a pair of others are coming, and four more have undergone significant

Where to Find Caribbean Jewelry Bargains
The Bahamas, St. Martin/St. Maarten, and St. Thomas are just some of the Caribbean's great destinations for bargain hunters looking for duty-free deals on fine

Cricket 'Test' Match at St. Kitts Stadium
Like the rest of the Caribbean, St. Kitts is getting revved up about hosting the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in 2007. Yes, it's true my fellow

Say 'Hola' to Porta Caribe
Most Puerto Rico visitors have heard of the Fajardo and Rio Mar regions; now, island tourism officials want to introduce you to a new tourism district: Porta

Bermuda for Seniors
Golf, a moderate climate, and grown-up lifestyle make Bermuda a favorite destination for senior travelers, says About.com's Senior Travel guide Fern Arfin.

$139 Airfares to Punta Cana; $199 to Aruba
USA 3000 Airlines is offering a limited number of cheap seats on flights to Punta Cana,

Westin Coming to Aruba
Starwood Preferred Guests, take note: you'll soon be able to use your points (and earn new ones) at a Westin resort in Aruba. Later this year, the 478-room

"Feedback Rates" at Provo's Somerset at Grace Bay
Be one of the first to see the newest resort in Turks & Caicos and get a bargain, too. The Somerset on Grace Bay in Providenciales is offering feedback rates

Get Away with the Kid in St. Lucia
Almond Resorts has all-inclusive rates starting at $200 per night for single parents and an accompanying child staying at the Almond Morgan Bay Resort in St.

Off-Season Rates at Mango Bay
Barbados' all-inclusive Mango Bay resort is offering off-season rates starting at $372 per night, about 20 percent cheaper than high season. Rates are good

New St. Lucia Travel Guide
Volcanoes, waterfalls, rainforests, and black and white sand beaches define the landscape of St. Lucia, a breathtakingly beautiful Eastern Caribbean destination

Weekend Junkanoo Events All Summer in Nassau
Bummed because you missed the Bahamas annual Junkanoo festival in June? No worries: the new Junkanoo Summer Festival brings flashy costumes, dancing crafts,

Hello from Virgin Gorda!
I've been getting a nice introduction to the British Virgin Islands this week ... it's offseason here in this sailor's paradise, but the weather is great and

Jamaica Honors Legendary Hollywood Swashbuckler
Did you know that Hollywood icon Errol Flynn adopted Port Antonio, Jamaica as his home away from home in the 1940s, and that his widow still lives there? Talk

$299 Buys You a Two-Night Florida/Bahamas Gaming Junket
Although marketed to Florida residents, a new deal from Discovery Cruise Line is great for out-of-state residents, too, especially if you're interested in

Coral Spawning in Curacao
Once a year, colonies of coral release massive amounts of fertilized eggs into the sea to reproduce and spread their colonies (for more information, see the

Renovation Compensation at Hyatt Regency Aruba
There's nothing more annoying than booking a hotel and then finding the place torn apart for renovations when you arrive. Hotels should be upfront about their

Add Suntan Lotion to List of Banned Carryon Items
All manner of liquids from suntan lotion to drinks to contact-lens solution will now be banned from being carried onboard U.S. airline flights, effective

How to Find a Caribbean Airline
Whether you're flying internationally or island-to-island, it can be a challenge finding out which airlines serve which destinations. But the more you know

Bonaire Online Sweepstakes
Caribbean Travel & Life magazine is running a six-month-long sweepstakes on its website titled Topside Treasures of Bonaire. Giveaways include three Bonaire

Pirate Packages to Dominica
Want to see the sets where Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was filmed? Check out my recent feature on POTC-related tourism in the Caribbean as well

New Air Taxi Between Dominica, Antigua, and St. Lucia
Carib Aviation has launched a new Dominica Air Taxi with seven daily roundtrips -- four between Dominica and Antigua and three between Dominica and St. Lucia.

TSA Amends Baggage Rules
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has backed off a total ban on carrying liquids, lotions, and gels aboard airliners, and will now allow

How to Get the Best Air-Miles Credit Card
OK, this isn't strictly about the Caribbean, but I really enjoyed About.com Budget Travel guide Mark Kahler's new article on getting the best mileage out of

Two Major New All-Inclusive Resorts to Open in Caribbean
Two of the biggest names in the Caribbean hospitality business -- Couples and Divi -- have announced plans for new all-inclusive resorts. Couples Resorts says

Northwest Adds Seasonal Flights to USVI, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
Northwest Airlines' new winter schedule includes new weekly flights between Detroit and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Jan. 6-April 28, 2007), as well

Divi Tiara in Cayman Brac Shuts Down
Flight, weather, and competition problems have led Divi Resorts to shut down its Divi Tiara Beach Resort in Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands, effective Sept.

Our Lucaya Throws Wet T-Shirt on Spring Breakers
The Westin and Sheraton Our Lucaya resorts on Grand Bahama Island have yanked the welcome mat away from groups of students looking for a party spot for Spring

New St. Barths Island Guide!
Those who can afford to go there love St. Barths for its French-flavored culture and cuisine and dedication to preserving the privacy of its tony guests. Learn

El Nino Blunts Hurricanes
The periodic El Nino winds, which cause such havoc when they hit the West Coast every few years, may be having a beneficial effect on the Caribbean this year.

Early Booking Sale from Air Jamaica Vacations
Air Jamaica Vacations is offering discounts on winter air-hotel packages to Jamaica, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Curacao, but you have to book by Oct. 13. The

JetBlue Launches Boston/San Juan Service, Fare Sale
JetBlue Airways has announced that it will begin daily nonstop service from Boston's Logan International Airport and San Juan, Puerto Rico on Dec. 13. The

Cap Juluca Reopens Oct. 28; Sale Through Nov. 21
The luxury Cap Juluca resort on Anguilla will reopen on Oct. 28 after undergoing an extensive renovation, and guests can take advantage of lower rates through

U.S. Stands Firm on Caribbean Passport Requirements
The U.S. government is sticking to its plan to require all U.S. citizens traveling by air to the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda to carry a valid U.S.

More Fun for Divi Tamarijn Aruba Guests
Divi has long been one of the favored names among Aruba resorts, and now guests at the all-inclusive Divi Tamarijn Aruba have something more to cheer about: as

Book a Delta Vacation and Get Free Air Travel
Delta Vacations will award a free round-trip air travel voucher worth up to $400 to customers who book land/air packages in the Caribbean. The Book Now/Fly

Online Booking Deals from Jolly Beach Resort
Antigua's Jolly Beach Resort is now accepting reservations online, and guests can save up to 17 percent via the hotel's Online Fall Saving Special.

Bermuda's Best Beaches and Attractions
Bermuda isn't a fun-in-the-sun destination this time of year, but the beaches are still great for long, quiet walks, the island's rich history is omnipresent,

Rum Cay, Bahamas to Feature Mega-Yacht Marina
The planned $700-million Rum Cay Resort Marina in the Bahamas will include a marina capable of accommodating 200-foot yachts as well as luxury condos, shopping,

First Golf Course Completed at Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
The stature of the Dominican Republic as a golf destination took a leap forward with the recent completion of the Punta Espada golf course at the Cap Cana

Barbados' Alfresco Restaurant Gets New Chef
Daniel Arratoon is the new chef at the Alfresco restaurant at the Treasure Beach Hotel in Barbados. Arratoon, a native of Australia, previously worked at The

Caribbean Passport Deals Keep Coming
Aruba and Jamaica are the latest destinations to dangle incentives for Americans to work through the new U.S. passport rules and make their way down to the

Enjoy a Sun-Drenched Super Bowl in Barbados
National Football League alumni will be on hand for the Almond Beach Village's Super Bowl party in January; the Barbados resort's Big Game Week Package starts

Air Jamaica Vacations Winter Sale
Air Jamaica Vacations is offering low winter rates to destinations across the Caribbean, plus a free room upgrade when you book by Nov. 15. The offer is good

Security Concerns for Jamaica Travelers
Jamaica is one of the top destinations in the Caribbean, but worries about crime discourage some travelers from visiting.If you are only interested in arriving

$799 for Six-Night Stay at Jolly Beach Resort
Antigua's all-inclusive Jolly Beach Resort is offering a sixth night free when you book five, making the price of a six-night stay as low as $799 per person.

From Robert, with Love: 007's Caribbean
Ever wanted to be a secret agent? Even if you don't, it's hard to resist the spy's lifestyle portrayed in the James Bond movies and books -- hanging out on

New Hotels for St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Bahamas
A trio of well-known hotel chains will be opeining new properties in the Caribbean in the coming months. Starwood Hotels and Resorts says that the Westin

U.S. Will Screen All Travelers for Terror Risk
This is one of those stories you will find either spooky or comforting, depending on your political outlook and how much faith you have in government's ability

Dominican City on Most-Polluted List
Anyone who has been to Haiti or even seen the refineries of Curacao or Aruba knows that the Caribbean is not universally the pristine paradise depicted in

Gay-Friendly Caribbean
For gay travelers, there are islands of tolerance and discrimination in the Caribbean: generally speaking, the French (like St. Barts), Dutch (Curacao) and U.S.

JetBlue $129 Aruba Tickets: Sale Ends Friday
JetBlue Airways is celebrating its new Saturday flights to Aruba with a short-lived fare sale; tickets are $129 each way now through Friday, Nov. 17. The

New Deals from Sheraton Old San Juan
Puerto Rico's Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel, located in the heart of the city's historic district, is offering a pair of package deals for winter/spring 2007.

AirTran, Frontier Unite Frequent Flyer Programs
Low-cost airlines AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines are integrating their route maps and allowing passengers to earn frequent-flyer miles good on either

Update on New Flights to the Caribbean
Airlines, including both major carriers like American Airlines, regional giants like Air Jamaica, and discounters like JetBlue, continue to improve their

American Airlines Introduces International Self-Service Check In
Nothing makes me crazier than having to walk past all of those domestic self-service check-in kiosks at the airport and having to get on a long line for

Jet-Setters Prefer St. Maarten, Bahamas, Anguilla
The term jet-setters used to refer to the fabulously rich who could afford to travel by commercial airlines; now that jet travel is about as common as riding

Breezes Runaway Bay Reopening Dec. 15
Fresh off a $20-million renovation and expansion, the Breezes Runaway Bay all-inclusive resort in Jamaica will reopen on Dec. 15. Highlights will include:30 new

AirTran Grand Bahama Islands Flights on Sale
AirTran Airways has flights to Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas out of Atlanta for $79 one-way (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays) and $89 (Mondays,

Mandarin Oriential Will Open First Caribbean Resort
The luxury

Specials at Wyndhams in Dominican Republic, St. Thomas and Mexico
Guests who book three nights at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in the Dominican Republic and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., will receive a fourth night free. To get the

Caribbean Airlines Replacing BWIA
Venerable BWIA West Indies Airways, a fixture in the Caribbean skies for the past 66 years, will vanish on Jan. 1, replaced by the new Caribbean Airlines.

Girls Getaways at Westin St. John
Feeling lucky, ladies? The Westin St. John Resort & Villas in the U.S. Virgin Islands has a deal for you and your girlfriends: the Lady Luck Girls Getaway

Malaria Outbreak in Jamaica
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a notice on Dec. 4 that 13 cases of malaria have been reported in Jamaica -- a country where

Frenchman's Lookout: The $25,000 BVI Vacation
If you're a supermodel like Kate Moss, spending $25,000 for a week on Tortola (or $15,000 off-season) is no big deal. If you're not a celebrity, however, a stay

New Passport Info Website Launched
Speaking of TIA, the U.S. travel association has launched a website detailing the new passport requirements that go into effect this month and offering advice

Survey Explains the Appeal of Gay Travelers
Why have Caribbean destinations like Curacao gone out of their way to appeal to gay travelers? A recent survey by the Travel Industry Association (TIA) offers

Divi St. Maarten to Upgrade Facilities, Add Timeshares
The Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten is refurbishing 34 guest rooms and converting 14 of its hillside casitas into 9 one-bedroom luxury timeshare

Americans Warned About Haiti Kidnappings
The latest U.S. State Department travel warning on Haiti cites frequent kidnapping of Americans for ransom in urging travelers to thoroughly consider the

Montserrat Volcano Spews Giant Ash Cloud
Montserrat's always restive Soufriere Hills volcano spewed out a 30,000-foot ash cloud this week, prompting mandatory evacuations on the island and alert to

More Flights to and from Montserrat
The Soufriere Hills volcano is still smoldering, but there are more signs that tourism to Montserrat is picking after the devastating eruptions that have put

Baha Mar Will Change the Face of Caribbean Travel
The Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas has long laid claim to being the biggest hotel/casino property in the Caribbean, but a new challenger will

Global Warming and the Caribbean
I'm doing a little soapbox-climbing this Friday morning. If you've been watching or reading the news, you've probably heard about the new report from the

Cricket World Cup 2007 Comes to the Caribbean
The world is coming to the Caribbean next month: the West Indies is playing host to one of the biggest sporting events on the planet: the 2007 Cricket World

Anna Nicole Smith's Grave: The Bahamas' Newest Tourist Attraction?
I kept promising myself that I wouldn't blog about the untimely demise of Anna Nicole Smith. Not when her son, Daniel, died suddenly and was buried in a Bahamas

Coward to Gershwin and More at Holders Season 2007 in Barbados
You'd be hard-pressed in any city in the world to find as diverse a lineup of cultural performances as those slated for the 2007 Holders Season in Barbados.

Dolphin Encounters: To Swim or Not to Swim?
So-called dolphin encounter programs offer a seemingly irresistable opportunity to get up close with some of the ocean's friendliest residents, and demand

Free High-Speed Internet at Radisson Hotels
Radisson Hotels and Resorts is making free high-speed Internet access a standard amenity at all of its properties in the Caribbean and Latin America, including

Island Guide: Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos is one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean: new hotels are being built in Providenciales, and the new Grand Turk cruise port has

Top 5 Caribbean Spring Break Destinations
Spring Break is just getting underway, so if you haven't yet planned a getaway then this is the time. Many Caribbean destinations welcome Spring Breakers of all

JetBlue Announces New Flights to Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bermuda
JetBlue Airways has announced three new flights to popular island destinations: service between Boston and Bermuda will launch on May 1, and flights between New

San Juan Top Caribbean Spring Break Destination
Travel portal Kayak.com says that while most students are choosing Spring Break destinations in the continental U.S., San Juan has emerged as the top Spring

Puerto Rico Smoking Ban Now in Effect
Effective this month, visitors to Puerto Rico (and everyone else) will be banned from lighting up indoors in the U.S. Commonwealth. Puerto Rico's new

New Air Service Between Nevis and Montserrat
Visitors to Nevis can now hop a quick flight for a daytrip to Montserrat, home of the still very active Soufriere Hills volcano. Air Montserrat is offering

Anna Nicole Smith Tour in the Bahamas
Anna Nicole Smith was an avid believer in that old showbiz adage, Give the People What they Want, and the sad truth is that the former Playboy model has

Divi Resorts: Kids Stay and Eat Free
Kids ages 12 and under stay free at Divi Resorts in the Caribbean (except for the Divi Heritage Beach Resort in Barbados) during stays between now and Dec. 21.

Friendly Sail Sale at Discovery Cruises
Now through April 30, Discovery Cruise Line is offering free companion sailings for each three-day, two-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama

Pools Gone Wild at Paradise Island
Nassau's Atlantis resort/casino already had the best pool area -- by far -- in the Caribbean, but the Paradise Island resort has outdone itself with the

Puerto Rico's Paradisus No Longer All-Inclusive
Sol Melia's experiment in bringing the all-inclusive concept to Puerto Rico has been declared a bust: the chain's Paradisus Puerto Rico resort in Rio Grande

Golf Packages from Barcelo Punta Cana
The Barcelo Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic is offering golf packages at the nearby Punta Blanca Golf Club, including three rounds of play on the

Jolly Beach Resort Welcomes Singles with Kids
Antigua's Jolly Beach Resort is offering all-inclusive rates starting at $168 per person per night on stays between now and Dec. 20, with no added charges for

Deals on Flights from Miami to the Caribbean
American Airlines and American Eagle are offering discounts on September, October, and November flights between Miami and a variety of Caribbean destinations.

New Highway, Airport Improve Access to Samana
The Dominican Republic's resort peninsula of Samana is getting improved links to the outside world: a new international airport recently opened, and a new

American Airlines Nonstop St. Kitts Flights Start in November
For a smaller tourist destination like St. Kitts and Nevis, the addition of new air service is always a big deal, and it doesn't get much bigger than nonstop

A Whole New 'World': New Disney 'Pirates' Movie Debuts May 25
Caribbean lovers are getting ready to storm theaters on May 25 for the opening of the third (and final?) installment of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean

Caribbean Travel with an Edge
Some jaded travel veterans claim that travel to the Caribbean ain't what it used to be, with once off-the-beaten path islands now served by mega cruise ships

New Review: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
My colleague Paul Kandarian recently returned from a trip to Aruba and submitted a review of the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, one of the island's

Update on Malaria Outbreak in Kingston, Jamaica
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an outbreak of malaria in Kingston, Jamaica is still ongoing. First reported in December

Save Some Loot with these "Pirates of the Caribbean" Deals
The final (?) installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy is still raking in the booty at the box office, and with summer upon us there's no better

Jamaica's Best Water Parks
Once upon a time, it was a fairly big deal if your Caribbean resort had a pool with a slide. Now, it's not unusual to find resorts with pool areas that resemble

Sir George Martin Unveils Montserrat Cultural Center
Former Beatles producer Sir George Martin opened the doors of the new Montserrat Cultural Center in May. The center is located in Little Bay, an area of the

Stay at Cinnamon Bay for $27
Now that Club Med has gone upmarket, there's fewer and fewer places in the Caribbean where you go rough and cheap -- the classic backpacker's experience as

Sandals and Beaches Offers Hurricane Guarantee
Travelers who are a bit gun-shy about a Caribbean trip because of predictions about a busy 2007 hurricane season, take note: Sandals and Beaches resorts in the

Aruba: Dusty to the Deep Sea
Two sides of Aruba are featured on DePalm Tours island tour, travel writer Paul Kandarian explains: a jeep jaunt explores the dry and dusty back country, while

Fairmont to Open Resort in Anguilla
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans for a new resort hotel in Anguilla -- a 140-room property on the south side of the island that will debut in 2010.

Reefs at Risk from Warming, Pollution, Study Says
A new report from a group of scientists in the U.S. and the Caribbean says that six species of coral could die off in the Caribbean due to rising sea

Refunds for 'Expedited' Passports
If you're one of the thousands of Americans who shelled out an extra $60 for expedited passport processing -- but still haven't received your passport -- you

Bill Would Allow Some No-Passport Caribbean Travel Until Mid-2009
More good news for Caribbean travelers without passports: the U.S. House and the Senate Appropriations Committee both approved legislation this week that would

How to Get a Refund of Expedited Passport Fees
The U.S. State Department has announced details on how to get a refund of the $60 fee for expedited passport processing if you've waited longer than the

Caribbean Travel Health Information
Travel health problems are generally not a big concern for visitors to the Caribbean: you can drink the water just about everywhere, and most travelers can even

Top Caribbean Gaming Destinations
Since the earliest days of Caribbean tourism (think pre-Castro Cuba in the 1950s), gambling has been a major attraction for visitors -- for many, almost as big

15 New WiFi Hotspots in Bonaire Capital
The Bonaire telecom firm Telbo has established 15 new downtown WiFi hotspots in the capital city of Kralendijk, part of a plan to eventually provide wireless

Barbados' Mango Bay Adds Elements Spa
The all-inclusive Mango Bay resort in Barbados has opened a new Elements Spa. The spa features the Phytomer line of products and a variety of services,

Sheraton Cable Beach Opens at Nassau's Baha Mar
The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort, the first piece of the massive Baha Mar project in Nassau, Bahamas, opened its doors on June 12. The 694-room resort sits on

American Offers Free Companion Tickets for Florida-Caribbean Travel
American Airlines and American Eagle are offering free companion tickets on flights from South Florida to a variety of Caribbean destinations -- with paying

Free All-Inclusive Upgrades at Elite Island Resorts
Guests who book a room at normal summer rates at Antigua's St. James' Club & Villas or the Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas on Tortola in the British Virgin

JetBlue Begins Boston-Aruba Service
JetBlue Airways this week launched one weekly (Saturday) nonstop flight from Boston's Logan Airport to Aruba, and plans to add more flights to Aruba on Mondays,

The Best Boating in the Caribbean
The unofficial title of Boating Capital of the Caribbean is hotly contested, but the British Virgin Islands can make a pretty good claim: more of a true

New Delta Flights to Trinidad and Tobago
Delta Airlines has announced new flights to Trinidad and Tobago from Atlanta/Hartsfield and New York/JFK airports.Weekly Atlanta flights to Crown Point

Caneel Bay Revamp to End in November
Fans of the Caneel Bay resort on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands will be pleased to learn that ongoing renovations at the property will be completed by November,

Ritz-Carlton's Caribbean 'Reconnect' Package
Planning a small business meeting or family reunion in the Caribbean, or perhaps a pampering girls getaway or golfer's bachelor party? The Ritz-Carlton hotels

New Bonaire-Aruba Flights
Tiara Air launched six weekly nonstop flights between Aruba and Bonaire on July 20. Flights depart Aruba on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and

American Airlines Gives Away Vacations to Promo Website
American Airlines is giving away 53 Getaway for Two in Paradise prizes to promote the resdesign of its American Airlines Vacations website, and also will award

Divorcee Deal at Hedonism Starts at $135/Night
If you're a woman looking to celebrate your recent divorce -- or at least your newfound freedom -- then the Hedonism resorts in Jamaica have a deal designed for

Act Fast for Cheap AA Fall Fares
American Airlines is again offering cheap airfares from South Florida to the Caribbean, but you need to act quickly: booking must be completed by Aug. 14.The

Best Bahamas Dive Resorts
This week I have posted a new article detailing the best scuba and snorkel resorts and centers in the Bahamas, which is one of the top dive destinations in the

Best Cayman Islands Dive Resorts and Dive Centers
The latest in my series of articles on great dive resorts focuses on the Cayman Islands, truly one of the top dive destinations in the Caribbean. If you've

25% Off Plus $50 Room Credit at Coconut Bay in St. Lucia
Now through Dec. 15, guests who stay at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia will save 25 percent off regular room rates, plus receive a $50 resort

Tropical Storm Dean Strengthens, Moves West
The U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Storm Dean, the fourth named storm of the 2007 hurricane season, is moving quickly westward and now

Senior Saver Fares on MSC Cruises
Family is an integral part of Italian culture, so it's appropriate that Italian-flavored MSC Cruises would be offering a special deal on intergenerational

Hurricane Dean Warnings for St. Lucia, Dominica
More National Hurricane Center updates on Hurricane Dean:Hurricane warnings have been posted for St. Lucia and Dominica, meaning that hurricane-force winds

Hurricane Watch Issued for St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saba, St. Eustatius
Tropical Storm Dean is gaining strength as it approaches the Caribbean and is expected to soon become a hurricane. The U.S. National Weather Service has

Hurricane Dean Travel Warning for Jamaica, Cayman Islands
The following warning was issued today by the U.S. State Department: August 17, 2007 This Travel Warning is being issued to urge U.S. citizens to

Minimal Damage Reported by Islands in Dean's Wake
Tourism officials in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico's Caribbean coast are offering reassurances to visitors now that powerful Hurricane Dean has passed

St. Maarten to Get New Cruise Pier
St. Maarten already is a major stop for cruise ships, and it's about to get even more cruise visitors (you can decide for yourself whether that's a good or bad

Change in Government in Jamaica?
Aided in part by criticism of the sitting government's response to Hurricane Dean, the opposition Jamaica Labour Party appears to have won a majority in

Mr. Caribbean International: Oct. 1-8 at Hedonism III
Ladies who want to make like Stella and get their groove back may want to head to the Hedonism III resort between Oct. 1 and 8, when the Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Trinidad to Get Second Luxury Business Hotel
For decades, the Hilton Trinidad has pretty much been the only game in town for business travelers to Port of Spain. But this December, the Hyatt Regency

Hoops Fans: Dunk in the Caribbean with the 'Paradise Jam'
The U.S. Virgin Islands will host the 8th annual Paradise Jam college basketball tournament in November, and the Bolonogo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas is

The Seven Manmade Wonders of the Caribbean
When I started my Seven Wonders project a few weeks ago, I thought to myself, I know the Caribbean has a lot of great places, but are there enough to fill a

Isla Verde Beach Resort Holiday Special
For less than $1,000, couples can spend four nights at San Juan, Puerto Rico's Isla Verde Beach Resort, enjoy a daily breakfast buffet and dinner at the

Ritz-Carlton Coming to Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic will is getting its first true world-class luxury hotel ... The Ritz-Carlton Cap Cana will open in 2010 as part of the $1-billion Capa

Last-Minute Deal: 20% Off New Divi Village All-Inclusive Package in Aruba
The Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort on Aruba is offering a new all-inclusive suites package at 20% off for stays between now and Dec. 22. The catch: you have

Dengue Fever 'Epidemic' in Caribbean
I admit that I hardly ever consider the possibility of contracting a tropical disease while traveling to the Caribbean, but the Pan American Health Organization

Nevis' Montpelier Plantation Expands
Montpelier Plantation, one of the exceptional small inns on Nevis, has expanded -- but not too much. The biggest addition is a new Villa Suite, actually a

Puerto Rico Tourism Condemns Animal Killings
The last thing the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) wants is for the island commonwealth to become known as the Michael Vick of the Caribbean: the group has

Haiti Security Situation Improving, UN Says
A crackdown on criminal gangs in Port-au-Prince has yielded improvements in security in Haiti, but the United Nations says that thousands of international

A Nod to My Blog
If I may toot my own horn for a moment, my Caribbean for Visitors blog was named one of the nine best in a recent listing of top blogs in the Caribbean and

Excellence Resorts in Dominican Republic Unveil Spas
Seems like every resort these days has to have a signature spa, and the latest are the Excellence Resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. The Miile Spas

New Mandarin Oriental Resort Coming to St. Kitts
If the Marriott has helped put St. Kitts on the radar for U.S. tourists, the Mandarin Oriental St. Kitts should ensure that it stays there. When it opens in

AirTran Announces New San Juan Flights
AirTran Airways will begin flying to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport and Orlando International Airport next spring,

January Opening for Blue Shark Golf Club Opens in Nassau
Greg Norman's Blue Shark Golf Club will open in January 2008 on the site of the former South Ocean Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas. The ocean-view course includes

New JetBlue Orlando-Santo Domingo Service
Starting March 6, 2008, JetBlue will fly daily between Orlando, Fla., and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- the only nonstop flights available between the

St. Lucia Airport Horror Story
I enjoy reading travel writer Christopher Elliott's travel blog, especailly when he takes on airlines, hotels and others in his role as informal ombudsman for

Suite Deals from Club Med
Stay at a Club Med resort in the Caribbean between January and May and you can save up to 50 percent on suite prices, 40 percent on deluxe rooms, and 30 percent

$99 from Chicago to Mobay on USA3000 Airways
USA3000 Airways is trimming $10 off its winter flights and offering fares as low as $99 each way between Chicago/O'Hare and Montego Bay, Jamaica; airfares also

Bahamas All-Inclusive Resorts
The Bahamas has only a handful of all-inclusives, but with resorts like Club Med, Breezes, Sandals, and Riu Resorts, you can choose from a nice selection and be

Earthquake Rattles Islands Across Caribbean
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the Caribbean on Nov. 29, shaking the ground (and many local residents) and causing damage in

Hilton Coming to Bonaire
Little Bonaire is getting a big-time hotel: the just-announced Hilton Bonaire Resort and Spa will have 144 rooms, be located just minutes from the Bonaire

Pirates of the Caribbean Travel Package
Johnny Depp and friends may be at World's End -- the final chapter of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy was just released on DVD -- but the fun is

Holloway Case Peters Out without Convictions, Evidence
A week or so ago, it looked like Aruban officials might be on the verge of a breakthrough in the Natalee Holloway case when they detained some key suspects in

SuperClubs Gets Busy with "Conceptionmoon" Packages
Hitting the beach gets an all-new meaning with SuperClubs conceptionmoon promotion, which casts subtlety aside in blatantly appealing to couples who want

Free Winter Nights at Elite Island Resorts
Elite Island Resorts is offering two free nights at its all-inclusive Caribbean resorts on stays between Jan. 3 and March 31, 2008. In a nutshell, the resorts

St. Lucia All-Inclusive Resorts
Like many of St. Lucia's resorts, the island's all-inclusive properties tend toward the high end, but visitors also have some mid-priced options and even a

Caribbean Cruises Tops for International Travelers
A survey of travel experts by Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates finds that the most popular international travel destination for 2008 is a Caribbean cruise,

Lodge Kura Hulanda Adds Vacation Homes
One of Curacao's most upscale resorts, the Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club, has announced plans to add 18 three-bedroom villas with ocean views to the property.

New All-Inclusive Package at Sheraton Our Lucaya
The Sheraton Grand Bahama Island resort at Our Lucaya in the Bahamas has unveiled a new all-inclusive package. The Reef Package, which starts at $295 per

The Caribbean's King of All-Inclusives: The Dominican Republic
It would only be a slight exaggeration to say that the Dominican Republic has more all-inclusive resorts than the rest of the Caribbean. There are more than

Starwood Caribbean Launches New Website
Whether you're interested in staying in a Westin in Aruba, a Sheraton in Nassau, or the W hotel in Vieques, you can get the information you need and make

Some Great Tips for Saving Money on Cruises
With wave season approaching, there are booking bargains to be had if you're considering a cruise, as well as many other ways to save money by taking steps

Cancun-Area Hotel Marina El Cid Adds Spa, Rooms, Restaurants and Convention Center
One of Mexico's luxury all-inclusive resorts just added some major amenities: the Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort has opened a 13,000-foot, Mayan-themed

Caribbean Super Bowl Parties
It's less than two weeks till Super Bowl Sunday, but not too late to book a Caribbean getaway to see the big game in style. Don't have tickets to Arizona, or

Next Stop: Nevis
Nevis, the smaller sister of the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts & Nevis, is for the laid-back traveler who wants to disappear into an island of serenity but

Caribbean Valentine's Day Getaways
The Caribbean and romance go hand-in-hand, so what better way to woo and thrill your honey than with a last-minute Valentine's Day island getaway? My Caribbean

Aruba Romance Packages
Resorts in Aruba always seem to put together great romance packages for Valentine's Day and beyond. Here are some of the best: Renaissance Aruba Resort &

New Delta Vacations Packages to Martinique
Delta Airlines' Delta Vacations subsidiary has announced its first travel packages to Martinique. Delta flies to the French Caribbean island on Saturdays from

JetBlue Adds Second Daily Orlando-Aguadilla Flight
Starting May 1, JetBlue Airways will fly two daily nonstops between Orlando and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, with fares as low as $89 one-way. The new, second daily

New Copa Airlines Flights to Trinidad
Copa Airlines has announced new flights from Panama City to Port of Spain, Trinidad. The flights, which will begin on March 10, will operate four times weekly

Sun Dollars Deal at St. Lucia's Windjammer Landing
The Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St. Lucia is offering guests credits equal to between 10 and 30 percent of the price of their room that can be used

New Greg Norman Golf Course Debuts in Bahamas
Australian pro golf legend Greg Norman, a.k.a. The Shark, has surfaced in Nassau, Bahamas as the designer of the new Blue Shark Golf Course. The 18-hole,

New Bonaire Tourism Website
As a tourism destination, Bonaire has always been a bit off the beaten path. This was due, in part, to the fact that it's a small island and sometimes

Roco Ki Golf Course Gets a Name
The much-anticipated Roco Ki luxury resort in the Dominican Republic is slated to open this spring, and the first of its four planned golf courses has been

New Luxury Resort Opens on St. Lucia
The Rock Resorts chain of luxury resorts has opened The Landings on St. Lucia, claiming the property is the most posh on an island that already has more than

Trelawny Yam Festival
As Popeye, that great nautical adventurer and philosopher, once explained, I yam what I yam and that's all that's I yam. No truer words were ever spoken at

Delta Deals at Riu Resorts
Delta Vacations is offering 20-25 percent off stays at Riu resorts across the Caribbean, including Aruba, Nassau/Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Jamaica, the

Traveling to the Caribbean in March
March is a great month to travel to the Caribbean -- in fact, it's the most popular month of the year for Caribbean travel. You can learn more about the pros

Sheraton Hotels Going Smoke-Free
Starwood Resorts and Hotels has announced that all of its Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton properties in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean will ban smoking in

Review: Casino Dominicus in the Dominican Republic
Gambling, a.k.a., gaming, is one of the most popular reasons why people travel to the Caribbean, and the Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's top gaming

New Review of the Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic
Luxury rooms and villas. Great dining. 7,000 acres to play on. And golf, golf, and more golf. That's Casa de Campo in a nutshell, reports travel writer Paul

Lights, camera, dive!
Capturing the beauty of a Caribbean reef dive on film can be a frustrating experience: most of us are stuck using, at best, a disposable camera with a dinky

Review of the Oasis Canoa La Romana Resort
The Oasis Canoa La Romana is a classic all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic, reports travel writer Paul Kandarian, who files this review of the

Caving the Caribbean
You don't necessarily think of clambering down into a cave as part of a typical Caribbean vacation experience, but the islands of the Caribbean are full of

Grand Opening Rates at Nikki Beach in Turks & Caicos
The new Nikki Beach Resort in Turks & Caicos is offering a grand opening rate of 30 percent off to guests who book stays by April 30 and complete their travel

Kids Stay Free at Occidental Resorts
All-inclusive Occidental Resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica are offering free lodging, meals and activities to one child (up to age 12)

All-Inclusive in Grenada Offers Free Nights with Extended Stays
Guests who book long stays at the all-inclusive La Source resort in Grenada will receive seven nights for the price of six or 14 nights for the price of 12. The

Travel to the Caribbean This April!
The key to traveling to the Caribbean in April is knowing when to go. Islands and hotels are still packed with Spring Break crowds early in the month, so if

Double Upgrades at Galley Bay in Antigua
The couples-only Galley Bay isn't an inexpensive getaway, but those willing to pay for a stay at this intimate Antigua resort will be pampered with an automatic

Luxe Cap Jaluca Adds Free Nights to Summer Savings
Not only do lower summer rates go into effect on May 1 at Anguilla's luxury Cap Jaluca, the resort is sweetening the pot by offering a seventh night free for

Visit Cuba, Meet Actual Cubans
With the aid of Spanish hotel companies, Cuba has established an impressive tourism infrastructure in recent years to cater to mainly European and Canadian

Great Last-Minute Savings at Bimini Bay
The four-star Bimini Bay resort in the Bahamas will cut 40% off its rack rates for travelers planning a last-minute Caribbean getaway. Travel now through May 7

All-Inclusive Package at Antigua Resort Includes Spa Services
The all-inclusive Spa Tranquility package at the 200-suite Verandah Resort & Spa in St. Johns, Antigua includes not only accommodations, meals, drinks, and

Hungry Haiti
While tourists chow down at all-you-can-eat buffets in the neighboring Dominican Republic, people are starving in Haiti. That's not a statement designed to make

Summer Rates at Occidental and Allegro Resorts
Stay at any all-inclusive Occidential Grand or Allegro Resort in the Caribbean this summer and you'll save up to 40% off -- plus kids stay free at the Allegro

Trinidad Children's Carnival Photo Gallery
Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago is truly an intergenerational celebration, with even the youngest children eager to join in the festivities by dressing up in

American Airlines Adds Miami-Grenada Flights
Starting Nov. 20, American Airlines will provide nonstop flights from Miami to Grenada, adding to current service from San Juan by American Eagle.The new

Spend a Couple of (Couples') Weeks at Club Med
If you're among the lucky few of us who can take two weeks of vacation, Club Med has a deal for you: The two-for-one Two-Week Couples Special. This 14-day,

Meet the 'Ultimate Men of Hedonism' in June
Looking for a girls getaway in the Caribbean next month? The Hedonism II resort in Jamaica is hosting its 'Ultimate Men of Hedonism' competition June 4-9, with

American Airlines to Charge for All Checked Luggage
If you're planning to fly American Airlines or American Eagle to the Caribbean, here's some friendly advice: pack light. American just announced that effective

Four Nights in Nassau, Dinner and Casino Action: $345
Here's a good deal for a short Caribbean gambling junket: the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino in the Bahamas is offering a Casino Getaway

Free Antigua Airfare for Galley Bay Stays
The adults-only, all-inclusive Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua is offering free airline tickets from East Coast gateways in the U.S. to guests who book

First Piece of St. Kitts' Christophe Harbour Debuts
The biggest new development on St. Kitts in years -- the Christophe Harbour project on the island's southeast peninsula -- is starting to take shape. Last

Hurricane, Shmuricane: Poll Finds Many Travelers Unconcerned About Storm Threat
A recent survey of TripAdvisor members finds that 30 percent of travelers -- and 36 percent of U.S. travelers -- say they plan to visit a destination in the

American Slashes Daily Flights to San Juan
American Airlines is making some major reductions in its Caribbean service as part of its latest cost-cutting plan, including slashing daily flights to San

Continental Eliminates Service to Santiago, D.R.
Continental Airlines announced this week that it will eliminate its flights from New York/Newark to Santiago, Dominican Republic, effectively shutting down the

JetBlue Adding Puerto Rico Flights
American Airlines may be cutting back service at its San Juan, Puerto Rico hub, but JetBlue says it will be adding new flights this winter from Boston, New

July Travel in the Caribbean
Travel to the Caribbean in the middle of summer? Sounds a little nuts, but in fact the Caribbean remains a pretty popular place to go even in July and August

St. Maarten/St. Martin: Day-Trip Central
One of the things I learned on my recent trip to St. Maarten/St. Martin is that this is a great island for those of us travelers who can't stay in one place for

New Flights to Bahamas 'Out Island' of Bimini
The Out Islands of the Bahamas are a largely undiscovered treasure, in part because they can be difficult to get to. However, one of the larger of these

Malaria Warning for Great Exuma, Bahamas
The federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently renewed a warning about malaria after a visitor to Great Exuma, Bahamas, came down with the

AirTran Adds San Juan Flights
It will be hard for Puerto Rico to make up for American Airlines' major cutbacks at its San Juan hub, but new service from airlines like AirTran is helping to

All-Inclusive Riu Resorts at Up to 37% Off
Continental Airlines Vacations recently launched a sale on air-inclusive trips to 17 Riu Hotels & Resorts properties in the Caribbean and Mexico, with savings

LIAT Now Flying Between St. Lucia and Dominica, Montserrat and Antigua
There are no direct international flights from the U.S. or Europe to Dominica, so connecting flights are critically important for visitors to the island. This

Caribbean Still the World's Top Destination for Cruises
Rising transportation costs and the sluggish economy have helped to cement the Caribbean as the top destination for cruising, according to the Cruise Line

New Photo Tour of Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten
St. Maarten/St. Martin is one of the most interesting islands in the Caribbean because of its dual nature -- half French, half Dutch. In many ways a visit to

Tree House Mansion Debuts in Curacao
The Lodge Kura Hulanda in Curacao has officially opened its new Tree House Mansion -- a two bedroom, two bathroom thatched-roof suite on a raised platform

Holiday Inns of Aruba, Jamaica Discount Holiday All-Inclusive Rates
Travelers can get 20% off stays around Christmas and New Years at the Holiday Inn Resorts in Jamaica and Aruba by booking early. All-inclusive rates at the

Bermuda Reminds About Hurricane Guarantee
With the first hurricane of 2008 creeping around its watery neighborhood, the Bermuda Hotel Association is reminding travelers about its 20008 Hurricane

Hurricane Bertha Update: Tuesday 7-8-08
The National Hurricane Center reports that Hurricane Bertha has weakened to a Category 1 hurricane after briefly surging to Category 3 strength. As of 5 pm on

Reports Say Reefs Hurting, But Some in Caribbean Remain Pristine
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently offered a bleak picture of the health of coral reefs in U.S. territory, but an earlier

Another Summer Travel Air Credit Offer, This Time from Sandals
The summer travel deals continue to pour in from the Caribbean as resorts seek to fill rooms with Americans fighting their way through a slumping economy. One

Free Nights at St. Barth and St. Martin Villas
Staying in a private villa on St. Barths or St. Martin come sometimes seem like an extravigant luxury, but a new deal from villa rental company Wimco can help

New Delta Nonstops from New York to Bonaire
Diminuative Dutch Caribbean island Bonaire will be a little bit easier to reach from the Northeast U.S. starting in December. On Dec. 20, Delat Air Lines will

Sheraton Cable Beach Adds Kids' Club
OK, it's not Atlantis, but if you're looking for an inexpensive Caribbean family getaway, the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, Bahamas is a decent option,

Antigua Murders Spark Safety Concerns
The brutal murder of a British honeymoon couple at the upscale Cocos Hotel resort in Antigua has shocked residents and visitors alike and threatens to put a

Celebrity Cruises Put Southern Caribbean on Sale; MSC Also Deals
Book a Southern Caribbean cruise on the Celebrity Galaxy or Celebrity Summit between now and Aug. 31 and you'll receive $200 off itineraries of 10 nights or

Spa Sandos Opens with Discounts
The Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa in the Riviera Maya, Mexico has opened its new 23,000-square-foot Sandos Spa, and guests can get 25 percent off spa

Holiday Inn Montego Bay Slashes Fall Rates
You can usually get pretty good deals in the summer and fall in the Caribbean, but even in low season cutting 60 percent off all-inclusive rates is an

Find a Flight to the Caribbean!
With all the recent upheaval in the airline industry, it's hard to keep track of which airline flies where. That's why I just finished updating my article on

Allergy-Free Rooms at Wyndham Rio Mar
One of the perils of traveling is that you never know what you're going to be allergic to in a new environment, whether it's the cleaning supplies used in your

13 is Magic Number for Jamaica at Beijing Olympics
The Jamaican Bobsled Team may be one of the island's most famous group of athletes, but it's in the warm-weather sports that the Caribbean truly shines. Led by

Caymans Brace for Gustav
The Cayman Islands, battered by Hurricane Ivan four years ago, are preparing for another unwelcome visitor: Tropical Storm Gustav.The storm lashed Jamaica with

Radisson Aruba, St. Martin Cut High-Season Rates
January to April is high season in the Caribbean, but the Radisson resorts in Aruba and St. Martin are currently offering 25 percent off their usual high-season

Cayman Islands 'Back in Business' After Gustav
The government of the Cayman Islands issued the following statement late Saturday: All Clear Issued for Grand Cayman, Saturday August 30, 2008 The

Montserrat Flights Can Now Be Booked Via LIAT
Carib Aviation and LIAT have partnered to make booking a flight to Montserrat a little easier. The new codesharing arrangement means that travelers headed to

State Department Warning on Hanna and Ike
The U.S. State Department posted the following warning on Tuesday:Tropical Storms Hanna and Ike September 02, 2008 This Travel Warning is being issued to urge

Hurricane Ike Exits Caribbean, Leaving Trail of Destruction
Hurricane Ike has moved into the Gulf of Mexico after pounding the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Cuba and Haiti.In the Bahamas, the storm caused structural damage on

Bermuda Hotel Implosion Photo Gallery
What's more fun than watching a big, empty building blow up? Doing so with a Dark 'n Stormy in your hand! Residents of Bermuda and visitors alike gathered in

Fall Travel Deals in Dominica
The Caribbean's lush island of Dominica has a number of fall and winter travel deals well worth checking out, with room discounts of 20% or more

Winter Baseball in the Dominican Republic
The Major League Baseball pennant chase has entered its stretch run, and in a few short weeks the 2009 World Series will be history. But that doesn't mean you

$999 Club Med Deal Includes Air, Room, Food, Drinks, Activities
Club Med's new $999 Air-Inclusive Fall Deal includes air travel from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a seven-night stay at the Club Med Columbus Isle resort in the

Get Going with Girlfriend Getaways in the Caribbean
Girlfriend getaways are more than a clever marketing strategy: research shows that many women -- single and married alike -- crave a vacation where that can

Honeymoon 'Test Drive' at Sandals in Jamaica
Planning a honeymoon? Not sure where to go? Got a free day or two on your hands? Then you might be interested in Sandals Resorts' 'Test Drive Your Honeymoon'

Spa Credits for Top Rooms at All-Inclusive Sandals Resorts
All-inclusive resorts are great, but one thing they don't typically include in their pay-one-price offerings is spa services. However, if you stay at one of

Smoking Ban Coming to Barbados?
Puerto Rico is the only island in the Caribbean to ban smoking in indoor public spaces to date, but that could change as of Jan. 1, 2009, when Barbados plans to

USVI, Puerto Rico Rattled by Earthquake
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands on Saturday, Oct. 11; the quake was the strongest in Puerto

Caribbean Tourist Boards and Hotel Associations
Doing some comparison shopping between potential Caribbean destinations? My popular story on Picking the Right Caribbean Island can help, of course, as can my

St. Maarten: We're OK After Omar
The St. Maarten government issued the following statement today: St. Maarten Emerges Unscathed After Passage of Hurricane Omar Water & Wind Damage

Cheap St. Barths (Yes, You Read that Right!)
The Hotel Le Christopher on St. Barths is offering room rates starting at $136 per night -- including a buffet continental breakfast -- when it reopens on Nov.

Hyatt Regency Aruba's "Three for Free" Deal
Located on Palm Beach in Aruba, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino is one of the island's best full-service hotels, and now through Dec. 18 your can enjoy

Christophe Harbour Taking Shape on St. Kitts
The 2,500-acre Christophe Harbour resort on St. Kitts is still years from completion, but the first pieces of the planned development are starting to fall into

Jumierah to Manage Botany Bay Resort
The Botany Bay Resort on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands will become the first in the Caribbean to be managed by the luxury Jumeirah hotel chain when it

Up to $500 Air Credit at Nisbet Plantation
Nisbet Plantation, a boutique plantation-house inn on the West Indies island of Nevis, will reimburse guests up to $500 for the cost of air travel when they

Beaches Turks & Caicos to Add Waterpark
The Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa can soon add another verb to its already long name: waterpark. The new $125-million Italian Village at the

Bahamas Air Rebates
Book an air-inclusive Bahamas vacation between now and Nov. 30 and you may qualify for an airfare rebate of $250 or $500. The destination-wide deal includes a