Caribbean Tourism News
August 11th, 2020 : Caribbean "Work from Paradise" Program
Playa Hotels have come up with a novel idea to sell long-term room nights at their Caribbean all-inclusive resorts by enticing home-workers to enjoy a productive space in a beautiful spot while escaping from everyday household chores. We are bound to see lots more initiatives like this. See here an article by Caribbean Journal.
August 8th, 2020 : New Barbados Hub for interCaribbean Airlines
We read with interest the establishing of a new hub at Barbados Grantley Adams Airport by interCaribbean Airlines flying initially to Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent and Dominica and planning also flights to Antigua, Trinidad and Guyana. We have seen the airline grow year by year from what we first knew as local carrier Air Turks & Caicos into a truly regional Caribbean airline. We wish them every success as they join more islands across their network. See their current route network here.
July 30th, 2020 : Mandarin Oriental Canouan Reopens
Formerly the Pinks Sands Club, the Mandarin Oriental Canouan has reopened with arrivals subject to standard COVID-19 PCR testing protocols laid down by the Government of St Vincent & The Grenadines. We love this property, having been involved in its initial opening back in 2016. Read here the Caribbean Journal article.
July 27th, 2020 : Caribbean Unveils Initiatives to Support Tourism Sector
Caribbean hotel, tourism and health officials have unveiled a new initiative they say will help safeguard the health of travelers and employers within the tourism sector. Read here the article from the Caribbean National Weekly.
July 25th, 2020 : Dominica Reopening to Visitors on August 7th
Known as the "Nature Island" and justly so, Dominica is reopening its borders to all visitors on August 7th subject to COVID-19 screening processes. We wish the country well and especially those at the Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica, a stunning resort with which we were involved through opening in 2019. Read here the Caribbean Journal article.
July 24th, 2020 : Sandals to Open a Beaches Resort on St Vincent
We have learnt that luxury all-inclusive resort pioneer Sandals is to re-imagine and completely transform the shuttered Buccament Bay property on St Vincent into a Beaches family resort. Wherever Sandals go then tourism arrivals are sure to increase, helped no doubt by the opening in 2017 of Argyle International Airport enabling large jets to fly into St Vincent. Read here in Travel Week article.
July 22nd, 2020 : Turks & Caicos Islands Reopens to Tourism
The Turks & Caicos islands "Beautiful by Nature" has today opened its borders to tourism and many of the resorts with which we have worked have reopened to coincide, including The Shore Club, The Palms, The Sands and Amanyara. Read here the Caribbean Journal article.
July 13th, 2020 : Barbados Reopens to Tourism
Barbados has reopened its borders accepting tourism arrivals as of July 12th, along with a number of top resorts and with more to come. Sensible precautionary measures have been put in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Read here the Caribbean Journal article.
July 6th, 2020 : Antigua & Barbuda Updates Entry Protocols
Having been one of the first Caribbean nations to reopen its borders to visitors on June 4th, Antigua & Barbuda has updated its entry requirements to include showing negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result within seven days of travel. Read here more details in the Travel Week article.
July 1st, 2020 : Bahamas Reopens to International Visitors
The Bahamas has today reopened its borders to international visitors, who are required to demonstrate a negative result to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within tend day of intended arrival. Read here more details in Caribbean Journal article.
June 15th, 2020 : Latest Plans for Caribbean Resort Reopening
Details are emerging of the planned reopening of hotels and resorts across the Caribbean in line with the easing of arrival restrictions by a raft of countries. Of course, all of this is subject to change however see here the update from Travel Weekly.