Month: January 2017

Reader Photos

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Irene Wolters, who sent in this stunning photograph of Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, taken on Irene’s first-ever vacation in the Caribbean. (The first of many, we hope!) Have you taken a […]


Hilton Expanding in Cancun

caribbean sunwing new routes

Hilton is expanding in Cancun as part of a wider growth push across Mexico, the company announced this week. Hilton plans to debut the new Hampton Inn by Hilton Cancun in Mexico in the second quarter of this year, according […]

Caribbean Video

VIDEO: A Moment on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Seven Mile Water

There’s a reason CJ readers chose this as the best beach in the Caribbean. Indeed, Seven Mile Beach is a sparkling, spectacular stretch of sand (even though it’s not quite 7 miles long), with calm waves and impossibly clear water. […]


New Villas to Try in St. Barth

Villas in St. Barth

There’s nothing quite like renting a villa in St. Barth — from the views to the local experience, it’s an unforgettable French Caribbean vacation. And now top villa purveyor St. Barth Properties has added a pair of new villas to try […]

A New Culinary Tour in Aruba

Aruba is quickly gaining a reputation as a foodie hotspot, led most notably by restaurants like Screaming Eagle. Now, there’s a new way to experience the island’s culinary excellence. Aruba Wine & Dine has introcued a new culinary tour, hosted […]

Eleuthera’s French Leave Joins Autograph Collection

The boutique French Leave Resort in Eleuthera has joined Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The resort, located on Cupid’s Cay harbor, has 12 seafront cottages with British colonial interiors. It also features a restaurant called 1648. The resort represents the first construction […]


Rum Journal: In Martinique, A New Rum Is Born

“I always dreamed of making rums,” Yves Assier de Pompignan tells me, walking through the waving stalks of a sugarcane field. But in Martinique, an island where there are more rum distilleries in one place than anywhere else on earth, […]

VIDEO: Walking on a Sandbar in the Exumas

There aren’t any places like this in the Caribbean – the pristine waters of the Exuma archipelago of the Bahamas. It’s Windex-turquoise and ultra-calm, full of sandbars like this one. This is what it’s like to be there. — CJ

New Hilton Hotel Coming to Playa del Carmen

Hilton is planning a major new hotel in the Mexican Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open the new-build property The Fives Downtown Playa del Carmen, Curio Collection by Hilton. The property will be Hilton’s first ever hotel in […]


Jamaica to Create Craft Development Institute

Jamaica is making a push to harness the power of its craft sector. The country’s government has announced plans to establish a Craft Development Institute, in partnership with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The institute, […]

VIDEO: Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa, Martinique

A view of Cap Est.

There is a ti’ punch kit in the minibar. The placement of lime, white rhum and cane sugar immediately reminds you that you have come to the French Caribbean. And that is the story at the Cap Est Lagoon Resort […]

VIDEO: Checking in to the Colony Club, Barbados

Some islands have a look; a personality; a character. Others have a certain feel. When you’re in Barbados, you’ll understand it — there’s something about the island — the architecture, the pace, the hue of the water. They all add up to […]


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