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The Best Caribbean Snorkeling Islands

April 14, 2015 | 3:40 pm | 0 Comment


It’s the Caribbean’s most precious resource. It’s right there. It’s beckoning you. You’re on the beach, taking in the sun, and you’re fascinated by what’s going on in the vast blue world right in front of you. It’s why so many people always pick up a mask and fins and decided to snorkel on their Caribbean getaways — it’s a great, easy way to explore, more...

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Sandals Debuts Ochi Beach Resort

April 13, 2015 | 10:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell OCHO RIOS — It’s the newest resort in Sandals’ ever-expanding Caribbean portfolio. But it’s actually one of the brand’s original properties. Sandals Resorts International officially debuted its Sandals Ochi Beach Resort this weekend, a relaunching and rebranding of the more...

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A Secret Restaurant in Grand Case

April 10, 2015 | 6:02 am | 0 Comment


Above: Le Ti Coin Creole in Grand Case (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — It’s the last restaurant on the left. Take a stroll down Grand Case Boulevard in French St Martin and you’ll be surrounded by world-class French restaurants: Le Soleil, Le Tastevin, Auberge Gourmand, Le Pressoir, Spiga, and others. It’s an unusual place in the more...

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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Riviera Maya

April 9, 2015 | 1:17 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Mexico’s Riviera Maya borders the Caribbean and stretches 86 miles south of Cancun, comprising the towns of Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, as well as the island of Cozumel, six miles offshore. It’s the perfect sun-drenched place to chill out. And when we do, here’s where we like to check in. Grand more...

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The Best Caribbean Islands to Live On

April 8, 2015 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment


Packing up and heading out for a Caribbean island. It’s the dream for so many of us. But what if you actually did it? We’re here to help with inspiration. Whether you’re looking for a an island high on quiet, or a developed, metropolitan place, the Caribbean has a bit of everything — no matter if you’re planning to move or simply buy a vacation home for more...

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In St Martin, a Different Kind of All-Inclusive Resort

April 8, 2015 | 6:32 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor There’s champagne on the breakfast buffet. My appetizer at dinner was a scrumptious morsel of foie gras. My room is a tasteful study in sun-washed colors and classic West Indian furnishings. As I chill on a chaise by the pool no one’s on the mic screaming “Voollleeyballll!” to get people interested in a game. The more...

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These are the Must-Visit Caribbean Islands for Spring 2015

April 7, 2015 | 11:52 pm | 0 Comment


Some call it the shoulder season. We call it springtime. The “peak” tourism season in the Caribbean may be over, but not for Caribbean Journal readers, who love going to the Caribbean all-year round. That’s why we’ve selected some of our favourite regional destinations for the spring season, with a number of categories in mind, from eco-tourism to romance to a more...

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The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Punta Cana

March 12, 2015 | 10:53 pm | 0 Comment


While Punta Cana began with its groundbreaking airport and the Puntacana Resort and Club, it’s grown into one of the largest stretches of connected beaches and resorts in the world. Today, greater Punta Cana includes a diverse range of areas from Cap Cana to Uvero Alto. And the vast majority of these properties are beachfront all-inclusive resorts. These are our picks more...

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A New Way to Get to Grand Bahama

March 1, 2015 | 5:42 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new “Bahama Mama” ferry By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to Grand Bahama: via Bahama Mama. That’s the name of the brand-new ferry operated by Balearia, which made its maiden voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama last week. The 1,000-passenger ferry will operate almost every day out of Port Everglades, arriving in more...

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Caribbean Room With a View: A Charming Hotel in Guadeloupe

February 28, 2015 | 9:17 pm | 0 Comment


Above: an ocean-view room at Auberge de la Vieille Tour in Guadeloupe (all photos by CJ) It isn’t easy to do. To take a hotel more than a half century old, to keep it fresh while retaining a certain timeless quality. At Guadeloupe’s Auberge de la Vieille Tour hotel, that’s precisely what happens. This gem of a small hotel in the tourist-friendly Gosier more...

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