Most people tend to visit Tortola in the BVI by boat, whether that’s on a yacht charter offered by The Moorings or another charter company or, increasingly, as day visitors from cruise ships.

There are no mega resorts on Tortola, and the small hotels and villas tend to be scattered around the island.

Cane Garden Bay is the exception: it’s the closest thing Tortola has to a beach town, boasting Tortola’s most popular beach and a diverse selection of lodging as well as some of Tortola’s best bars, restaurants, music venues, and one of the most historic rum distilleries in the Caribbean.

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Bermuda will soon be home to its first-ever Hilton hotel.

Set to debut in 2020, the Bermudiana Beach Resort will be part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton portfolio.

The 111-room hotel, owned by Bermudiana Development Company Limited, will be set on a cliff overlooking a pink-sand beach.

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A sleek new hotel is set to inject new energy into the Bimini archipelago of The Bahamas.

It’s called illa Bimini, and the new project by Island Developers is slated to break ground in August.

The beachfront “eco-chic” residential hotel, which will be designed by renowned architect Chad Oppenheim’s Oppenheim Architecture + Design, will have a mix of 54 three and four-bedroom residential villas and a 49-key boutique hotel.

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Major Canadian leisure carrier WestJet is expanding again in the Caribbean with a new nonstop route to Punta Cana.

The carrier will be launching a new weekly nonstop route from Calgary to the Dominican Republic’s most popular travel destination, with service set to launch on Dec. 13.

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They’re some of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean — not just Jamaica.

 But Jamaica is now looking to expand beyond its traditional tourism hubs with the creation of what tourism officials are calling “mini-destinations” in non-traditional areas.

 “While it is commonplace to associate tourism with the island’s six official resort areas — Kingston, Montego Bay, the South Coast, Ocho Rios, Negril and Port Antonio — there are now some non-traditional areas that have started to get a look in,” said Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.

 That includes places like Clarendon on the middle of Jamaica’s southern coast, he said.

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