Iberostar’s Rose Hall Resorts, Jamaica

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

Passing through the lobby at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, an employee waved at a guest and said, “See you at aerobics again tomorrow?” When the guest said, “We have to leave tomorrow,” the staffer exclaimed, “Then come back soon, Catherine!” and the two women embraced.

An Update on Caribbean Travel Trends

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

What do dewy-eyed millennials and graybeard seniors have in common? They’re both major players in Caribbean travel trends. On Friday at The New York Times Travel Show, Fernando Abreu, deputy director of the Caribbean Tourism Organization-USA, mentioned that and more during his overview of trends.

Anguilla Foodie Paradise

Posted on January 31st, 2014

When the Roydon family opened Anguilla’s first upper-crust resort, Malliouhana (1984), it boasted an innovative, Moorish-influenced design, European-level service, and two beautiful beaches, but the Roydons didn’t stop there.

Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Posted on January 31st, 2014

Where do movie actresses cast as scientists who also happen to be sexy blondes spend their vacations?

Guadeloupe is on a Roll

Posted on January 16th, 2014

In fall 2013, the Guadeloupe Islands announced a 26 percent increase in tourism arrivals over the previous year. How did this collection of isles, which include beach resorts on Grande-Terre, eco- and beach resorts on far more rugged Basse-Terre, rural Marie-Galante, très French Les Saintes, and sleepy La Desirade, do it?

Caribbean Trends

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Although many trends come and go, some trends in the Caribbean are here to stay.


Posted on November 7th, 2013

Almost half of the new cruise ships worldwide in 2012 (six out of 13) were river craft, and although the total number of 2013 cruise ship launches fell to 11, more than half of them are river cruise ships.

Destination Weddings: The Latest Findings

Posted on October 1st, 2013

Recent research presented at the first-ever Saint Lucia Wedding Symposium shows how hot destination weddings are. What’s more, large surveys conducted in both North America and the U.K. consistently turn up the same patterns and trends.