Caribbean & Bermuda

A stylish Zen Oasis retreat at Club Med Punta Cana.

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: CHIC Punta Cana & Club Med Zen Oasis

How can two adults-only, all-inclusive honeymoon havens in the same corner of the same Caribbean island be so successful and yet so different? Guests I met at Royalton Resorts’ CHIC Punta Cana in late April would have felt out of place at Club Med Punta Cana’s Zen Oasis, and vice versa
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Wedding setup at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande.

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Delivers on Destination Weddings

Last month I got a peek at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande’s destination wedding venues, including the two gazebos, each on either side of the resort and ideal for weddings under 100 guests; the 200-guest Terrace; the 400-guest ballroom, and the setting most couples choose, beachside.
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Posted on June 1st, 2016

Romance Travel Forum: Where Education Prospers

As a romance travel seller, you know all the facts on destination weddings: It’s one of the fastest growing niche markets in the vacation experience; Mexico and the Caribbean are the most popular international destinations for destination weddings; a 4-day destination wedding experience can be more budget-friendly than a 4-hour ceremony back home; many destination weddings take place at all-inclusives; and a destination wedding affords ample time for couples to spend true quality time with their loved ones.
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Posted on May 31st, 2016

Expert-Led Active Retreats

Some of your clients will want to spend the long summer days lounging by the pool sipping hand-crafted cocktails, and for them we suggest these waterfront properties featured in our May issue. But, for those looking for a more active, wellness-oriented getaway, we suggest the following expert-led wellness retreats.
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The After Dark Sports Bar & Nightclub terrace at Breathless Punta Cana.

Posted on May 25th, 2016

Breathless Unveils Birthday Bash Package

In time for summer getaways, Breathless Resorts & Spas have announced its new Breathless Birthday Bash Package, available at destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.
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The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Rico. (Photo credit: Victor Elias Photography)

Posted on May 25th, 2016

Puerto Rico’s Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Launches All-Inclusive Program

The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is now offering guests the option to choose between an all-inclusive package or nightly rates when staying at the four-star property on Puerto Rico’s northeast coast.
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At a panel on regional airlines led by Caribbean Journal's Alex Britell  (right), InterCaribbean Airways CEO Trevor Sadler (left) reminded everyone that his airline still pays commissions. (Photo credit:

Posted on May 20th, 2016

Expo de Turismo International (ETI), Part 2: It Wasn’t Just about Puerto Rico

"The travel industry will double in the next decade, making it the second largest industry in the world, exceeded only by agriculture," said Bill Todd, author of “Increase Sales Now,” to 400 travel agents at ETI, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company's annual conference. "You couldn't have picked a better career path."
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Houses in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.  (Photo credit: Ed Wetschler )

Posted on May 17th, 2016

Expo de Turismo International (ETI), Part 1: What’s New In Puerto Rico

Two things astonished Recommend's Caribbean editor Ed Wetschler at Puerto Rico's second annual ETI, or Expo de Turismo International.
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. (Photo credit: Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism)

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Delta Vacations Expands Offerings for the Dominican Republic

Due to double-digit growth in 2015, Delta Vacations is offering expanded offerings in the Dominican Republic, including new hotels and flights for 2016.
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The Half Moon Jamaica Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. 

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Report from JAPEX, Part 2: Hotel News

On May 3, Recommend's Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler quoted an Island Routes official who told him that the new highway connecting Montego Bay to Kingston would soon make it possible to expand the company's excursions to the capital. Three days later, Island Routes publicly announced a new Bob Marley and Kingston Highlights tour. We're on a roll, so let's look at some Jamaican hotel news.
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