The Trump administration is cracking down on “veiled tourism” to Cuba, reports The New York Times. That will likely make it harder for Americans to visit the island. The Dominican Republic has more hotel development underway than any other Caribbean destination, reports Travel Weekly. Over the next three years a total of 15,000 rooms at 11 properties will be added to the Caribbean nation. If … Continue reading Caribbean travel news: Cuban travel, building boom, a quieter Bahamas
Most Bahamas crime occurs in the major cities of Nassau and Freeport. And while most visitors to this island nation won’t experience any problems, there have been several reports of robberies and sexual assaults against tourists in recent years and the U.S. State Department recommends using increased caution when traveling to the Bahamas. Here is what you need to know about Bahamas crime and safety in 2019:
A search is underway for a New York couple that disappeared after checking out of their Dominican Republic hotel two weeks ago. Daily Beast writer Mandy Velez pays a visit to Martinique and discovers the magic of the island’s cuisine, ruins, rum and yole boats, while The New York Times’ Eric Lipton discovers the appeal of the island’s many natural surprises. Forbes offers a glimpse … Continue reading Caribbean travel news: Missing couple, Martinique and exclusive Bahamas
Jamaica power outlets use type A & B power plugs, like the United States. While Jamaica power is 110 volts, compared to the United States’ 220 volts, that should not be a problem for most of your power needs.Continue reading “Jamaica power outlet type”
The New York Times goes house hunting on St. Lucia and finds that recent hurricanes and a shaky economy have suppressed prices. Departures says now is the time to visit Anguilla, which is getting back on its feet following Hurricane Irma. The Caribbeans first floating taco and cocktail bar is open in St. John and Coastal Living makes a visit. The Tonight Show host Jimmy … Continue reading Caribbean travel news roundup: Tacos, homes and pigs
The U.S. State Department advises travelers to use normal precautions when traveling to Barbados. There are some areas of Barbados that have increased risk due to crime and travelers are advised to avoid those locations.Continue reading “Barbados crime and safety for travelers 2019”
Before setting off on your island vacation be sure to bring the proper adapters for Caribbean power plugs. Most of the islands in the northern Caribbean use Type A and B plugs, like the United States. Further south you are likely to find plugs more common in European countries and the rest of the world.Depending on where you are traveling to and from you may need a power adapter. Consult our list below to make sure you bring the correct Caribbean power plug adapters.
Anguilla has bounced back following 2017’s Hurricane Irma. The tourism industry has largely recovered and there’s plenty on tap for visitors, including luxury resorts, a rum-focused bar and the return of the Moonsplash music festival.Continue reading “Latest Anguilla travel reviews and stories”
If you are looking for cheap things to do in Nassau as a cruise excursion or as a day trip from your resort, there are several good options including everything from a day at the beach to cultural sites. If you arrive by cruise ship, you can reach all of these attractions on foot. Everything is less than a 25 minute walk from the cruise terminal and you can even combine several destinations into a walking tour of Nassau.
Unfortunately Jamaica crime levels are high in some parts of the country. While Jamaica is a beautiful vacation destination, travelers should keep vigilant and be aware of the current crime and safety situation. Here is what you need to know about Jamaica crime and safety in 2017:
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