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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE CARIBBEAN

Fort Lauderdale, FL. – Beginning November 2, Southwest Airlines will have daily flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas Love Field, Washington National, and Chicago Midway. And, beginning December 20, United Airlines will offer Saturday service to Punta Cana from Houston.

The first JW Marriott has opened in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The 150-room hotel offers amenities normally not found in Caribbean hotels, including LCD TVs, Apple LTV in every room, embedded TVs in the bathroom mirrors, Nespresso coffee machines, and iPhone 5 docking stations, among others.

Colombia-based Avianca has commenced daily, nonstop service from Bogota to Cancun. This addition means that Avianca now operates 20 flights per week to Cancun, 14 from Bogota to Cancun and 6 each week from San Salvador to Cancun. Each flight will accommodate up to 150 passengers.

AMResorts has opened the Dreams Sands Cancun which is the company's 23rd resort in Mexico. The 438-room resort has 650 feet of private beachfront property and includes seven gourmet restaurants and four bars and lounges.

Grenada announced that it expects Condor Airlines to move up the launch date for its direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany to Grenada. The reason for this move is the strength of the German bookings to date. Compared to 2013, there has been an almost 100 percent increase in German tourists in Grenada this year.

Speaking of Grenada, American Airlines, which now offers flights from Miami to Grenada from Thursday to Monday, will expand the service in December to be every day.

Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts will open the Finest Playa Mujeres in March next year. The property will include 450 guest suites, including nine all-inclusive dining options, 10 swimming pools, a fitness center, and the ONE Spa and hydrotherapy facility.

Delta Airlines will begin service again to St Croix on December 20 and extend it through August 15, 2015. The weekly service will operate between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Henry E Rohlsen Airport in St Croix on Saturdays.

The Caribbean Journal has released its list of the best honeymoon resorts in the Caribbean. Here's the list:

  • Secret Bay – Dominica
  • Petit St Vincent – St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Round Hill – Jamaica
  • Jade Mountain – St. Lucia
  • Four Seasons Resort – Nevis
  • Fowl Cay – Bahamas (Exumas)
  • Plein Soleil – Martinique
  • Xeliter Caleton Villas – Dominican Republic
  • Palm Island – St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Tiamo – Bahamas (Andros)
  • Caneel Bay – United States Virgin Islands
  • Rockhouse – Jamaica
  • Peter Island – British Virgin Islands
  • One & Only Ocean Club – Bahamas (Paradise Island)
  • Viceroy – Anguilla
  • Amanyara – Turks & Caicos Islands
  • W Retreat & Spa – Vieques
  • Boardwalk – Aruba
  • Couples Sans Souci – Jamaica
  • Ritz Carlton – Grand Cayman
  • The Crane – Barbados
  • Hermitage Bay – Antigua
  • Spice Island Beach Resort – Grenada

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