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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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9 Small Caribbean Islands You Need to Visit Right Now

February 25, 2015 | 10:40 pm | 0 Comment


We love every island in the Caribbean. But it’s often the very small ones that have that peculiar way of tugging at your heart. Maybe they’re small geographically, or they’re untouched, or they’re big islands with so few people that they somehow feel small anyway. These are some of our favourite “small” islands in the Caribbean right now — in other words, more...

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These are the Must-Visit Beaches on 10 Caribbean Islands

February 17, 2015 | 1:49 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Trying to earn your Caribbean beach bum credentials? You can’t consider yourself a coastal connoisseur until you’ve planted your posterior on (at least) one of these marquee strands. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica So what if its not actually seven miles long? The relaxed, reggae-fueled vibe and the colorful more...

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Four Things You Should Buy in the Turks and Caicos Islands

January 20, 2015 | 10:15 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Souvenir-hunting on Salt Cay? Looking for a memento on Middle Caicos? Put down that made-in-Taiwan T-shirt and snap up these locally made TCI buys. Sakaja, the private-label hot sauce sold exclusively at Da Conch Shack on Provo, has a fiery-sweet flavor that will spice up any meal. Bambarra rum, the islands’ more...

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The Cool List: The Caribbean’s Coolest Hotels in 2015

January 15, 2015 | 1:03 am | 0 Comment


A cool hotel. It’s not a luxury hotel, or a boutique hotel, or a large resort, necessarily. You simply know it’s cool the moment you step inside, because you feel it. It’s when that combination of design, comfort and intimacy creates a palpable energy. A cool hotel is a hotel with a soul, a place that engenders an emotional reaction in its guests. That doesn’t more...

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The Best Caribbean Islands For Shopping

January 11, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor You might not be a black-belt shopper like me but I bet you buy at least one souvenir when you visit the Caribbean. So make it count! Whether you’re looking for rum or a piece of art, a T-shirt or a handmade trinket, here are my recommendations for where to drop some serious dollars in the Caribbean (including more...

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Where to Travel in 2015: The Must-Visit Places in the Caribbean

December 29, 2014 | 2:30 am | 0 Comment


DON’T JUST visit the Caribbean this year. Experience it. Go outside of your comfort zone and find something new. That’s the advice of our Where to Travel list for 2015, featuring some of our favourite places in the Caribbean: some are a bit off the beaten path, some a bit new, some a bit different. Some are more untouched, others are undiscovered parts of more more...

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The Caribbean’s Best Pools – 2014

December 27, 2014 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We’re all about the beach, but sometimes a little poolside relaxation is in order. When we’re craving some lounge time, these are the pools where we like to pull up a chaise (and suck down a pina colada). And then jump right in. Here are our favourite Caribbean pools for 2014. Round Hill, Jamaica This classic more...

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The Caribbean Travel Awards – 2014

December 11, 2014 | 1:13 am | 0 Comment


In many ways, travel defines the Caribbean. It inspires, it creates, it entertains, it employs. It moves people and it moves souls. And travel and tourism are the Caribbean's largest economic driver. To celebrate the world of Caribbean travel, we at Caribbean Journal have launched our inaugural Caribbean Travel Awards, honoring the best in travel and tourism across the more...

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