Best of the Caribbean

The 10 Best Caribbean Luxury Resorts For Families — 2014

 There are many great luxury resorts in the Caribbean. There are many great family resorts in the Caribbean. But not all of members of the former group are also members of the latter group, and vice versa. But there are …

The Best Caribbean Stand-Up Paddleboarding Destinations

 Crystal-clear, turquoise, tranquil waters, a soft, sandy beach, a Caribbean sun, all best surveyed from atop a paddleboard. It’s true — you can find great places for the increasingly popular water sport across the Caribbean, but some Caribbean destinations are …

Bungalow Hotels

11 Caribbean Bungalow Hotels

 They’re not villas, they’re bungalows — small, typically one-story cottages that evoke the archetypal dream of Caribbean travel — just you and yours in a detached dwelling in plain view of the sea. And at these hotel properties in the Caribbean, …

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 Above: Wotten Waven, Dominica (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell WOTTEN WAVEN — It’s hot here. Yes, it’s the Caribbean. And yes, the sun is heavy. But there’s another source of heat; something beneath my shoes. You can see …

 When you think about heading to the beach, you might think about doing nothing. We are quite the opposite. We go to beaches for a purpose, and in the Caribbean we are fortunate to have a beach for just about …

Island Hopping

 You can have a wonderful time anywhere in the Caribbean. But for the more adventurous, why not try some good old-fashioned island hopping? Use one island as a base and try out one, two, three or more islands all within …

 It’s the height of hospitality — where you feel like part of the family. This is true at most great hotels, but even more so at the best family-managed properties in the Caribbean. Indeed, the Caribbean stands out in the …

 NASSAU — It’s simple: Nassau, otherwise known as the Bahamian island of New Providence, has some of the region’s most beautiful beaches. They have pure sand, classic Bahamian turquoise water and, most importantly, many of them are almost always empty. …

 For those in the know, the Caribbean is full of terrific shopping destinations, with San Juan, Puerto Rico right at the top of the list. To learn more about shopping in the Puerto Rican capital, CJ caught up with Dominique …

 Beautiful beaches, top-notch food, warm hospitality. Anguilla may be tiny, but it’s a decidedly diverse destination— with high-end luxury accommodations side-by-side with rustic, laid-back beach bars. And, like the Caribbean region as a whole, it’s a year-round destination. If you’re planning …

 There are small Caribbean islands and there are small Caribbean islands. The latter are the places with that extra degree of tranquility (for a region that has some of the most tranquil places in the world as it is). They …

 Some all-inclusive resorts are true destinations for food. And it’s now quite easy to find high-level gourmet food at an increasing number of Caribbean all-inclusives. But some are true standouts — with fine dining, famous chefs, a blend of cuisines …

 Who are the most interesting people in the rum industry? It’s not an easy question to answer, of course. At Rum Journal, our chief mission is to raise the level of conversation about rum to the way people around the …

 It’s one of the region’s best-kept secrets: the Caribbean is an even cooler place in the summer. It might be the summer breezes, or the emptied-out beaches or the great deals. But when you’re planning your summer vacation, look no …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor AS A black-belt international shopper, I’m bound by two retail rules: shop local, and shop often. So on a recent jaunt to St Croix for the annual Food and Wine Experience (stxfoodandwine.com), I had to …

 With healing waters, inspiring nature and dreamy vistas, you might say that the Caribbean itself is one big spa. But when you’re looking for a that extra level of relaxation and therapy, the region has you covered, with some of …

 Last week, we highlighted some of the ways to explore the Caribbean beyond the beach: namely, by visiting museums. But there are also scores of small, excellent art galleries across the region, from small boutiques to larger exhibition spaces. This …

 They’re often rustic, with the luxury usually in the details. That’s because they focus on one thing: getting in touch with the natural environment in the Caribbean. They’re not hotels — they’re the Caribbean’s eco-lodges, the tiny properties surrounded by …