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The Top 10 Barbados Hotels

 Barbados is famous not only for its flavorful local cuisine (fish cutter, anyone?), east-coast surf culture, and as the birthplace of rum; it also boasts some of the finest hotels in the region with an emphasis on elegance, grace and …

Puerto Vallarta Hotels and Resorts

The Top 10 Puerto Vallarta Hotels

 Like many of the region’s greatest travel destinations, Puerto Vallarta was once just a tiny village built on fishing and, well, not much else. After it became it became a destination for celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor in the late 1960s, though, …

Turks and Caicos All Inclusive

Turks and Caicos All Inclusive: How You Can Do It

 Just a short hop away from Miami, the Turks and Caicos Islands archipelago is one of the region’s great vacation spots, thanks to world-class beaches like Grace Bay Beach, a seriously high level of service and terrific culinary offerings. But …

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The best places to stay in St. Martin.

 World-class food, marvelous beaches and an intoxicating fusion of French and Caribbean culture; they all help make the French side of St. Martin one of the top destinations in the Caribbean. And one of the things that makes the French side of …

Best Hotels in St. John

 You can’t fly into St. John (catch a plane to St. Thomas and then hop the ferry over) but its behind-the-gateway location only adds to the appeal of the smallest U.S. Virgin Island. Once you arrive you’ll find plenty of …

Best Beaches

 Think of your favorite beaches in the Caribbean, the show-stopping ones, like Prickly Pear or Sandy Spit in the British Virgin Islands, or Trunk Bay in St John. But what makes these beaches so spectacular is something of a flaw …

Birthright

 It’s a way to see a different side of Jamaica, far from the everything-included megaresorts, far from the crowds. Experiencing Jamaica’s boutique hotels is, in many ways, finding the real Jamaica, a gateway to personality, authenticity and character. There are so many …

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

 Discovering the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun By Alexander Britell PUERTO MORELOS — There is a pillow menu. And not just a list — shortly after arriving in the room, you’re presented with a small tray of miniaturized pillows, firm to …

Small Caribbean Hotels

 There’s often something special about a well-executed small hotel. It’s more intimate, it’s more personal, it’s more soulful. And the Caribbean is full of precisely such places, from hillside retreats to beachfront boutiques. These are places with personality, where quality …

Most Stylish Hotels

 There are grand hotels and there are beautiful hotels in the Caribbean, small and large, boutique and all-inclusive. But what makes a hotel stylish? It’s that extra attention to detail, that extra emphasis on design and creativity. It’s about seeing …

Lermon Rolle

 Finding a legend at the Pool Deck bar By Alexander Britell GEORGE TOWN – You walk through an antique lobby to a pool deck with a red umbrella and the brightest turquoise sea you’ve ever seen. There is a small …

Le Village St Barth

 Finding the best-kept secret in St Barth By Alexander Britell ST JEAN — St Barth is quiet in the summer. The winter crowds have left to the Cote d’Azur and the edges of Long Island, but the roofs are still red …

beach bar hotels

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You’re at your favorite Caribbean beach bar enjoying the blissfully mind-numbing effects of your favorite rum drink. The sun is hot, the sand is soft, and refreshingly cool waves lap at your toes. It’d be …

 We all travel to the Caribbean for different reasons. Often, it’s for a certain hotel, or a certain island, or a certain kind of getaway. But why not make your next decision based on a beach? We’ve made no secret …

Curaçao Best Hotels

 With more than 30 beaches; a location just beyond the hurricane belt; and a fascinating Dutch-influenced heritage, Curaçao is a must for travelers in search Caribbean with a serving of culture on the side. But it’s so much more than …

caribbean beach hotels

 Sure, there is the food and the rum and the culture and the people. But the primary draw, the siren song beckoning us to the Caribbean, is the beach. We have long acknowledged that there is something about millions of grains of …

 We’ve always said that the best beach in the Caribbean is the one you’re on right now. But some beaches are that much more special — the ones that repay great journeys. But what makes a great beach? Is it the …

 A hotel called home By Guy Britton ST THOMAS — You can feel it the moment you arrive. It’s about the guests. They’re all … so … happy. That’s because at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, the hotel becomes more than …