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Caribbean Travel April 2012 Archive

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How to Avoid Identity Theft in the Caribbean

Monday April 30, 2012
Petty theft is the most common form of crime encountered by Caribbean travelers, but these's nothing insignificant about having your wallet or credit cards stolen if the thief is able ... Read More

Traveling with Family? A Villa Can Save You Money

Sunday April 29, 2012
Couples and even families with one or two kids can get a reasonable deal sharing a hotel room, but the costs can add up when the size of your Caribbean ... Read More

Have a Fun and Safe Trip to Jamaica!

Saturday April 28, 2012
Safety always seems to be a top concern for many travelers to Jamaica. Personally, I've been encouraged by the very visible security presence during my recent trips to Montego Bay ... Read More

Crime and Safety in Belize: What You Need to Know

Friday April 27, 2012
The bad news about Belize is that the crime rate is very high, particularly around Belize City. The good news is that the Caribbean islands of Belize are much safer. ... Read More

Want to Visit Cuba? These Companies Can Get You There, Even from the U.S.

Thursday April 26, 2012
Cuba has been walled off from most American travelers for half a century, but recent changes to the U.S. Cuba travel policy have made it much easier for the average ... Read More

Booking Caribbean Flights? Do It 11-12 Weeks in Advance for the Best Fares

Friday April 20, 2012
In recent years, Caribbean travelers have fared best in getting cheaper flights (8 percent lower, on average) by booking at the last minute -- just two weeks before departure. But ... Read More

Tides Hotels, Jalousie Plantation Being Renamed as Viceroy Hotels

Thursday April 19, 2012
Viceroy Hotel Group has announced that The Jalousie Plantation on St. Lucia and the Tides Zihuatanejo will re-launch as Viceroy Hotels and Resorts, joining the recently renovated and rebranded Viceroy ... Read More

Win a Villa Stay in Anguilla from WheretoStay.com

Thursday April 19, 2012
WhereToStay.com is giving away a 5-night stay at Meads Bay Beach Villas in Anguilla when you join Caribbean Villas and Hotels on Facebook,  add them to your Google+ circle, or watch the ... Read More

Save a Third Off Vacation Rentals in St. Maarten

Wednesday April 18, 2012
Porto Cupecoy in St. Maarten has unfurled savings of up to 36 percent on seasonal vacation rental condos, with rates starting at $1,700 per week when you book by April ... Read More

Like Choice Hotels on Facebook, Win a Caribbean Trip!

Tuesday April 17, 2012
Visit and "like" Choice Hotels' Facebook page now through April 30 and you'll be entered into the Caribbean Dreamin' Sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will get round-trip airfare for two ... Read More

Get Up to $1,000 Towards Airfare with Elite Island Resorts Stay

Monday April 16, 2012
Book a stay at an Elite Island Resorts property in the Caribbean by April 30 and you can get up to $1,000 towards the cost of your flight -- plus ... Read More

Could Houston Be the Next Gateway to the Caribbean?

Saturday April 14, 2012
Most Caribbean travelers (well, those not taking direct flights, anyway) are used to layovers in Miami or San Juan, Puerto Rico, but if Southwest Airlines has its way the next ... Read More

Four Seasons Nevis Makeover Complete

Friday April 13, 2012
Not only has the Four Seasons resort in Nevis reopened after a long absence, the resort also has completed a long-running renovation project, Travel Weekly reports. Four Seasons has spent ... Read More

La Samanna Upgrading Rooms

Thursday April 12, 2012
The La Samanna Resort in St. Martin is about halfway through an $8 million refresh of its guest rooms, Travel Weekly reports. Fifty of the resort's 83 guest rooms have ... Read More

Seventh Night Free at New Venetian on Grace Bay

Wednesday April 11, 2012
It's always exciting when a new hotel opens, and now's your chance to check out the posh new Venetian on Grace Bay on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, and save a ... Read More

Sandals Royal Bahamian Completes Major Renovation

Wednesday April 11, 2012
Sandals resorts has unveiled the new Balmoral Tower at its Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island in Nassau, Bahamas. The tower, formerly known as the Manor Building, was ... Read More

This Earth Day, 'Voluntour' at Caneel Bay

Tuesday April 10, 2012
This Earth Day, you can help keep one of the most beautiful resorts on the planet clean and get a good deal in the process. Book a room at Caneel ... Read More

What are the Best Beach Bars in the Caribbean?

Tuesday April 10, 2012
What makes a great Caribbean beach bar? It's such a subjective question: if you ask me, the more authentic the better -- I like the rough, down-home places like Bomba ... Read More

Up to Half Off Breezes All-Inclusives; Book by April 18

Monday April 9, 2012
You can save up to half off regular room rates by booking a stay at a Breezes all-inclusive property this month: Reserve a room by April 18 for travel between ... Read More

Carnival Eyes Calica as New Mexican Caribbean Cruise Port

Monday April 9, 2012
A port now used mostly for ships carrying sand and gravel for Riviera Maya construction projects is set to become a new home for Carnival Cruise Line ships. Travel Agent ... Read More

Gay Cruisers Convicted of Indecent Exposure in Dominica

Sunday April 8, 2012
Just to update this story from last month: The two men charged with "buggery" and indecent exposure for having sex on the balcony of a cruise ship docked in Dominica ... Read More

Golf Course and Theme Parks Coming to Cuba

Saturday April 7, 2012
Thirteen new golf courses could be open on Cuba by 2020 as the Cuban government ramps up efforts to attract tourists, Bloomberg reports. Deputy Tourism Minister Alexis Trujillo also said ... Read More

15% Off Stays at New Tobago Resort, Magdalena Grand

Saturday April 7, 2012
Book a stay by April 14 at the new Magdalena Grand Beach Resort in Tobago and you'll get a special introductory discount of 15% off regular room rates. The resort ... Read More

Story Laments 'Death of Tourism' in Port Antonio

Friday April 6, 2012
Port Antonio is called the birthplace of Jamaica tourism, but the capital of Portland Parish on the northeastern coast of Jamaica is struggling to stay relevant on the island's tourist ... Read More

Sun Sets Soon on Bermuda's 'Sizzling Summer' Deal

Friday April 6, 2012
Bermuda's Sizzling Summer promotion can get you up to $600 in resort credit based on how many nights you stay at a participating hotel, with a minimum four-night stay. You'll ... Read More

$119 a Night at St. Lucia's Morgan Bay Resort: Act Fast!

Thursday April 5, 2012
An all-inclusive stay at a fab St. Lucia resort for just $119 a night? Yes, it's true -- but the deal expires in just a few short days. Now through ... Read More

Breezes Trelawny Resort to Close May 31; Breezes Curacao Out, Too

Thursday April 5, 2012
The Breezes Resort and Spa in Trelwany, Jamaica will shut down on May 31, pending a sale to an undisclosed buyer, Travel Weekly reports. SuperClubs, which owns the Breezes chain, ... Read More

American Eagle Winging Out of Caribbean?

Thursday April 5, 2012
The rumor mill is hot and heavy that American Eagle -- the short-hop subsidiary of American Airlines -- will be abandoning its San Juan, Puerto Rico hub next year. There's ... Read More

Wake the Day: What are Your Favorite Places to See a Caribbean Sunrise?

Wednesday April 4, 2012
The New York Times recently published a story on the best places in the world to see a sunrise, which included the Mayan ruins at Tulum on Mexico's Caribbean coast. ... Read More

Stevie Wonder, Dave Mason Jam at Bolongo Bay Resort

Tuesday April 3, 2012
If you were at the Bolongo Bay Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, last night, you would have gotten one of those impromptu treats that seem to happen most ... Read More

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival: April 16-22

Tuesday April 3, 2012
Getting excited about attending this year's Rum Renaissance Festival in Miami -- South Beach plus dozens of the best rums in the world is a potent combination! I'm looking forward ... Read More

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