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Delta Is Launching New Daily Flights to Punta Cana


By the Caribbean Journal staff

Delta Air Lines’ Boston expansion this winter will include new daily nonstop flights to the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana, Caribbean Journal has learned.

The airline will be expanding what had been weekend service to daily flights for the upcoming winter season.

The broadened service will officially launch Dec. 21 in time for the peak tourist season in Punta Cana, home to the Dominican Republic’s largest concentration of resorts.

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Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana.

“It’s been a tremendous year for Delta in Boston already, and we continue to keep climbing with new routes and frequencies, award-winning service, and industry-leading reliability that sets Delta apart,” said Charlie Schewe, Delta’s Director for New England Sales.

It’s part of what has been a larger Caribbean push for the airline, as more carriers continue to see the massively growing potential of the region’s tourism market.

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Looking for a different side of Punta Cana? Try Cap Cana and its superb Eden Roc Cap Cana boutique hotel.

“Delta’s new daily frequencies to the Caribbean are exciting new travel options for Boston customers seeking more sunshine during those cold winter months,” said Massport Acting CEO John Pranckevicius. “We thank Delta for their continued partnership and we look forward to the additional travel opportunities this will generate for New Englanders.”

The news comes after Delta announced another Caribbean expansion, with new routes coming to the Caribbean from Detroit (including one to Punta Cana).

The new Detroit-Punta Cana service will also launch Dec. 21.

Heading to Punta Cana? Check out CJ’s look at the top resorts in the area.

— CJ

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How to Live at Grand Cayman’s Camana Bay


By the Caribbean Journal staff

Dart Real Estate has launched construction on a major new residential project at its Camana Bay mixed-use community.

The new project, OLEA, is the first for-sale residential component of Camana Bay, which has become the leading entertainment hub in Grand Cayman.

OLEA will include 124 residences, with amenities including a pool, a “lazy river,” a community garden, a gym and an outdoor dining area.

The residences will be a mix of townhomes, duplexes and condominiums, 50 percent of which have already been sold.

It will also be green, with geothermal cooling, LED lights and what is being billed as the largest solar array in Grand Cayman.

It’s being developed by Dart and NCB Group.

For more, visit OLEA.

— CJ

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Puerto Rico oversight board to seek ERS bond clawbacks

… bonds backed by the Puerto Rico‘s Employees Retirement … and Management Board for Puerto Rico and an unsecured creditors … unsuccessful bid to dismiss Puerto Rico‘s bankruptcy cases … gave the government of Puerto Rico and local government employers …

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St Barth’s Hotel Christopher Is Expanding


By the Caribbean Journal staff

One of St Barth’s most prestigious luxury boutique hotels is getting bigger.

The Hotel Christopher, set on Pointe Milou on the northeastern coast of the island, is adding three new villas, according to a spokesperson for the property.

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The Christopher’s Sisley Spa.

Each of the new-build villas will feature a total of four bedrooms and a private swimming pool, among other amenities.

The new villas are set to launch this October, following a top-to-bottom refurbishment of the hotel.

The new villas will join the Christopher’s existing collection of 42 rooms and suites.

For more, visit the Hotel Christopher.

— CJ

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Antigua and Barbuda Is Hot Right Now


By Alexander Britell

A charming jaunt to historic Nelson’s Dockyard. A beach getaway at Galley Bay or the Pineapple Beach Club.

A week on the marina at South Point.

A family vacation at the venerable Curtain Bluff.

There are a multitude of reasons to visit Antigua and Barbuda beyond its 365 beaches — and more and more travelers seem to be doing just that.

Tourism is surging in Antigua and Barbuda right now, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Investment.

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Curtain Bluff.

Last month, Antigua and Barbuda saw a record-breaking 27,301 visitors, a significant 17.06 percent increase compared to the same month in 2018.

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The Pineapple Beach Club in Antigua.

“A seventeen percent increase in arrivals is remarkable growth, and spells exciting news for Antigua and Barbuda”, said Antigua Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez. “We hope to carry forward this momentum through the crucial summer months of May – October with the launch of our global summer marketing campaign, ‘What Cool Looks Like.’  This will all help to increase visitor arrivals and revenue to the destination, during this period.”

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Historic Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua.

For the year to date, Antigua and Barbuda tourism is up 8.59 percent, with a total of 117,920 visitors through the end of April.

That’s up from 108,593 in the same period last year.

And that does include Barbuda, whose tourism renaissance includes the relaunch of its signature boutique hotel, the Barbuda Belle. 

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The Barbuda Belle.

The growth comes as Antigua and Barbuda continues to be among the most dynamic destinations in the Caribbean, from its sparkling new airport to an enviable hotel pipeline that includes new projects coming from brands ranging from Waldorf Astoria to Rosewood.

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Antigua will also soon be home to new overwater bungalows at the recently-debuted Royalton Antigua.

Those new projects will add to a portfolio that includes one of the region’s most diverse collections of luxury all-inclusive hotels, with another set to debut later this year from Elite Island Resorts.

Heading to Antigua and Barbuda? Try one of these six resorts or check out the best all-inclusive vacations in the destination.

— CJ

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