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CARIBBEAN TOURISM UPDATES. Solaire Anguilla is a new, 'green' real estate offering of 30 village and waterfront residences in the Lockrum area of Anguilla. Jumeirah, the Dubai-based hotel group will operate a hotel and residences on 370 acres of beachfront on southern Anguilla. The Jumeirah Anguilla Resort is expected to open in the next three years:

Antigua & Barbuda finalized arrangements for the US$40 million V.C. Bird Intl Airport Terminal. Construction will start in Sept. 2011. Nonsuch Bay, the new 40-acre sailing resort on the south east coast of Antigua, is launching a summer sailing program for children;

Aruba Fun City, a family amusement facility opened at Palm Beach Plaza. It offers 2,000 square meters of recreation and fun with video games, climb wall, laser tags, 4D encounters, Day-Care with playground, and a baby Gym. The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa embarked on a $30 million refurbishment, scheduled for completion Oct. 2011;

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda announced the opening of a superyacht marina in North Sound Bay Virgin Gorda;

The Curasub is a new attraction taking visitors down to 1,000 feet beneath the sea in the world's first mini-submarine for tourists. http://substationcuracao.com. Dutch aviation company Space Expedition Curacao (SXC) will launch 35-minute flights into space from the southern Caribbean island beginning Jan. 1, 2014. http://spaceexperiencecuracao.com;

The Foundation for Environmental Education awarded 11 Dominican Republic beaches with its Blue Flag accreditation. A new museum recently opened in Samana, which features an exhibit of artifacts recovered from shipwrecks. www.alldeepblue.com. Punta Cana Intl Airport (PUJ) has a new runway which opened in April 2011;

The Discovery Train, a sightseeing trolley inspired by a 1960's steam locomotive, offers tours throughout the town of St. George, Grenada. www.grenadadiscoverytrain.com;

The Historic Falmouth Cruise Port in Jamaica celebrated its grand opening on Mar. 22, 2011. The new Montego Bay Convention Centre in the island's tourism capital offers support and flexibility for meeting planners;

The soon to open 212-room Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, will be another five star hotel option in Puerto Rico. Built following the 1919 Whitney Warren architectural design commissioned by Frederick Vanderbilt;

The Jalousie Plantation on St. Lucia is undergoing a US$ 100 million enhancement and will be re-branded and re-launched as The Tides, Sugar Beach in late 2011;

Cockleshell Bay on St. Kitts, a new resort, will be set on 150 acres in the southeast peninsula and will feature a Park Hyatt hotel and residences as well as a 160-berth Camper & Nicholson's managed yacht marina, a casino and a selection of world-class restaurants;

St. Maarten announced the opening of its first national park called Man of War Shoal Marine Park. The area is known as "the Proselyte Reef Complex," which is home to many of the island's marine life including whales and dolphins along with sharks, sea turtles and fish;

The new Argyle Intl Airport on St. Vincent (which will replace the existing ET Joshua Airport) is expected to open by early 2013 and will offer direct jet service from the U.S., Canada and Europe. Buccament Bay Resort is a new all-inclusive property by Harlequin Hotels & Resorts. Phase one opened on April 3. Its facilities will include: the Pat Cash Tennis Academy, Liverpool Football Club Soccer School. Details: Caribbean Tourism Org., ctony@caribtourism.com, ctolondon@caribtourism.com. ctobarbados@caribtourism.com. Web: www.onecaribbean.org. Mediat: Jeremy Viray, Quinn & Co., 212-868-1900 x 259; jviray@quinnandco.com
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