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The Best Caribbean Honeymoon Resorts

September 11, 2014 | 3:03 am | 0 Comment

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Choosing the best resort for a honeymoon in the Caribbean is a bit like choosing an engagement ring. There are so many, they are all beautiful and there's usually one that's just right for you. The difference is, you'll have your ring forever — but your honeymoon is just a few days ... so you'd better get it right! CJ has you covered, with 25 of our top picks to make more...

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Belize Sees Huge Jump in Cruise Arrivals

September 11, 2014 | 1:35 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 527,037 cruise passengers in the first half of 2014, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 36.9 percent increase over the first six months of 2013, according to CTO data. It was also the largest increase in cruise visits by any Caribbean destination with more...

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Visiting the Bahamian Brewery

September 11, 2014 | 12:40 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the Bahamian Brewery in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor FREEPORT — No trip to Grand Bahama Island would be complete without a tour of Freeport’s own Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company, the maker of Sands Beer. Opened in December of 2007 by Jimmy Sands, the 100 percent-Bahamian-owned business sits atop 20 acres and more...

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The Caribbean’s Best Churros

September 10, 2014 | 12:33 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the churros at "Churros bueno" stand in Playa del Carmen (all photos by CJ) PLAYA DEL CARMEN — The long strings of fried dough known as "churros" originated in Spain, but have long been mainstays in much of Latin America, from Bolivia to Mexico. That means they're also quite popular on Mexico's Caribbean coast, and at a small booth on the main drag in more...

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The Hotel Room Key of the Future

September 9, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: could this be the standard hotel key of the future? (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO—While there are still some scattered hotels where one can still find a physical key with a keychain, the vast majority of the world's hotel properties use the keycard. That could soon change, however. One of the top new luxury resorts in the more...

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Beach Collector: This Just Might Be the Perfect Bahamian Beach

September 9, 2014 | 12:15 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Gold Rock Beach in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor The “welcome mat” of Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach spans for what seems like a quarter mile into the ocean at low tide, the recommended time to visit this beach. The ebb and flow of the crystal-clear Bahamian water etches mesmerizing ripples in the sand that draw more...

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10 Secret Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts

August 27, 2014 | 6:57 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Round Hill, Jamaica THERE ARE terrific all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean. But there are also some wonderful EP properties that also offer all-inclusive options, meaning that you can have the best of both worlds. Here are 10 "secret" all-inclusives across the Caribbean, from Jamaica to Curacao — properties you may not have realized have all-inclusive more...

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This Is the New Villa at Turks and Caicos’ Amanyara Resort

August 27, 2014 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new villa at the Amanyara resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Amanyara Resort in Turks and Caicos has added a brand-new villa, Amanresorts announced. The six-bedroom beachside property has a total of 14,450 square feet, twice the size of the property's existing 20 four and five-bedroom villas. The new villa, which can accommodate up to 12 more...

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Sandals Names New Regional Director for Eastern Caribbean

August 27, 2014 | 1:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Sandals LaSource Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has named Andre Dhanpaul its new regional director for the Eastern Caribbean, the company announced. Dhanpaul has been serving in the post since July 1, following a tenure as general manager of Sandals Negril in Jamaica. Dhanpaul, who will be based in St more...

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Airporter: Finding the Perfect Gift at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling Airport

August 26, 2014 | 5:24 pm | 0 Comment

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Editor's Note: Our new Airporter column explores the best of the Caribbean's airports, from secret shopping tips to the coolest airport bars. By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor A last-minute airport-bought gift needn’t necessarily be a bad gift. At least not if it comes from My Ocean in the US Departures terminal at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling more...

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