Coming along: Recovery updates from St. Maarten, St. Martin, Anguilla, BVI

  ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada — Tourism officials from some hurricane-impacted islands appeared at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual State of the Industry Conference on Monday, updating recovery progress since Irma and Maria. ST. MAARTEN Rolando Brison, director of tourism, updated the media via Skype on the state of recovery from Hurricane Irma, which decimated the island on Sept. 6. “We lost 70% of our hotel inventory on the Dutch side…

Big Five, posh vibes at Kapama Karula lodge

Suites at the Kapama Karula lodge offer unobstructed views of the Klaserie River and amenities such as a stocked minibar and reliable WiFi. For guests of the Kapama Karula Private Game Reserve, the excitement begins with the first step off the tiny Beechcraft Baron at the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport and continues as they board one of Kapama’s open game-viewing vehicles. The drive to the luxury game lodge is a safari…

Blue Eye lets Ponant guests experience the sea and stay dry

A rendering of the Blue Eye underwater lounge to debut on Ponant’s new ship, Le Laperouse. With new competition coming in the expedition cruise niche, existing lines are looking to burnish their brands with unusual amenities and unique ways of exploring the natural environment. One of the more distinctive efforts is being planned by Ponant, the French luxury expedition specialist, which has unveiled details of novel underwater lounges being designed…