the cool list 2024

The Cool List: the Coolest Hotels in the Caribbean for 2024

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 8, 2024
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They’re different. They’re fun, they’re colorful, they’re unique. They’re themselves. The Caribbean has no shortage of cool hotels and in this, Caribbean Journal’s 12th annual Cool List, we highlight the places that hit you in a different way, that do their own thing and make you feel inevitably, endlessly, impossibly, cool. 

From beachfront hideaways in Eleuthera to tucked-away boutiques in French St Martin, you’ll find our favorite. So how do we define “cool,” a word that always defies definition? Well, let’s just say, you know it when you see it. 

Enjoy the 2024 edition of the CJ Cool List. 

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A new-look bar at the Fort Young in Dominica.

#1 Fort Young, Dominica The completely reimagined Fort Young in Dominica’s Roseau is an exciting new addition to the Caribbean hotel landcsape, where a centuries-old former fort has been transformed into a cutting-edge boutique-style getaway that oozes authenticity. There’s everything: a hip cocktail bar in a former troops’ barracks, a “rum and wine cellar,” an art gallery and an all-inclusive program that helps you dive right into the island’s local culture and environment. 

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