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How This Haiti Hotel Is Adding Art to the Streets of Port-au-Prince

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Haiti’s Le Plaza hotel is doing its part to add even more art to the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince with major new mural project. The mural, commissioned last summer by the hotel’s management team and […]

Caribbean Art: Trinidad, From the Streets

Above: Fass, Paul Kain By David Cave CJ Contributor Paul Kain’s From the Streets (2015) : The Absence of Pretense The 27 pieces of Paul Kain’s latest exhibition at Soft Box Gallery hit you; like someone smacking you to the […]

The Caribbean’s Best Streets

Sure, the Caribbean has great beaches. But it’s so much more than that. And that’s nowhere more apparent than on the many boulevards, avenues and streets in the Caribbean, where you can spend entire days just hopping from restaurant to […]

Solar Lights for Jamaica’s Streets

Above: a technician installs a solar LED panel in Clarendon (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new pilot project in Jamaica will help light a number of new street lamps in the country through solar power. The project […]

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Downtown Nassau Is Getting Free High-Speed Wi-Fi 

The next time you’re strolling the streets of downtown Nassau in The Bahamas, you may be getting free high-speed Internet service.  The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism has signed a deal with telecom firm Aliv for a program called “Smart City […]

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The Newest Adults-Only Resort in Curacao Comes With Its Own Village

If it takes a village to make a great vacation, you’ve come to the right place in Curacao’s Kura Botanica Hotel. A boutique property with 46 recently refreshed rooms, the “new” Kura Botanica was carved out of the former Hotel […]

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Looking for a Budget-Friendly Montego Bay Vacation? There’s a New Hotel for That  

It’s home to one of the most famous streets in the Caribbean, named after one of Jamaica’s global music icons: Jimmy Cliff Boulevard.  While the heavily-trafficked street has seen its share of ups and downs in recent decades, that’s been […]

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The Pink Palm Is the Best Boutique Hotel in St Thomas, USVI

Most visitors who make the trip to St Thomas find their way at least once to downtown Charlotte Amalie, with its enviable shopping and broad array of restaurants. Far fewer, though, ever stay in Charlotte Amalie overnight. But St Thomas’ […]

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Planning a Turks and Caicos Vacation? Delta Has a New Nonstop Flight.

If you’re just emerging from a blisteringly cold winter storm, Turks and Caicos’ Grace Bay Beach sounds pretty, pretty good. That’s precisely the point of Delta’s newest flight to Providenciales.  The air carrier just kicked off its newest nonstop service […]

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The Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2024, From Tiny Beach Towns to Hidden Gems

Maybe you’ve been to the Caribbean a dozen times. Maybe you’re planning your first Caribbean vacation. The Caribbean continues to reinvent itself, to rewrite its story. The Caribbean just keeps getting better. As the region comes off what was a […]

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The 10 Best Things to Do and See in Cancun, Mexico

There was a time in the mid-90’s where MTV and rowdy college drinkers neglected Cancun’s vast amount of attractions and opted to party the night away and sleep, well, until housekeeping arrived That is no longer the case. A hurricane […]

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Following Hunter S. Thompson in Puerto Rico

You won’t find much fear and loathing these days in Old San Juan, but there are places where you can still get a taste of the city where “gonzo journalist” and author Hunter S. Thompson decamped in his early 20s […]

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The Barbados Food and Rum Festival Is Back 

One of the Caribbean’s most beloved culinary events is returning again this fall: the Barbados Food and Rum Festival.  The 12th edition of the event, which made its post-pandemic return last year, will run Oct. 19-22 under the theme “Feed […]

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Why the Statia Is one of the Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secrets

The building has been here for more than two centuries, stone and brick just a few hops from the edge of the sea.  Faithfully rebuilt to evoke its colonial-era structure, the property was originally made of the ballast from sailing […]

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The 25 Most Romantic Resorts in the Caribbean

There are necessary ingredients to the perfect romantic retreat: a degree of privacy, a hint of seclusion, the right amounts of design and service. But these are not always sufficient. The most romantic getaways in the Caribbean have an extra […]

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St John Carnival “A Resounding Success” 

St John Carnival was back again and better than ever this July.  The event showcased the cultural heritage of St. John in the US Virgin Islands, captivating audiences with a kaleidoscope of performances and immersive cultural experiences. “St. John Carnival […]

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In Grenada, a Postcard-Perfect Caribbean Town  

The locals call it the “Portofino of the Caribbean.” Peering at St George’s, Grenada, you’ll find fishing boats bobbing in the harbor, pastel buildings on the edges of green hills and surely as compelling case for a postcard as its […]

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St Thomas, USVI Has a Very Cool New Hotel

In case you haven’t been following, the historic downtown of Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas is in the midst of a renaissance.  There is a new energy here, new life in these centuries-old streets and a dramatic waterfront transformation project undertaken […]

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The Caribbean’s Best Margaritaville Resort Is In Nassau

The transformation Downtown Nassau has experienced has been one of the greatest success stories in the Caribbean in the last few years.  In the radius of just a few blocks, you can find everything from a world-class art gallery to […]

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In Panama, a Secret Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort

Discovering a lost waterfall. Watching sunrise on a volcano. Ziplining through the rainforest. White water rafting. An exploration of artisanal coffee-making.  They’re not the sort of inclusions you typically find at a Caribbean all-inclusive resort.  But this isn’t your typical […]

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Why You Should Visit St Croix, USVI Right Now 

The United States Virgin Islands has been one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean since the pandemic — leading the region in tourism growth in the last three years.  And while tourism continues to surge, it’s getting even easier […]

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10 Great Caribbean Beach Towns to Visit in 2023

It’s that perfect confluence: breathtaking beaches, walkable streets, buzzing dining scenes, vibrant communities, all in one place. The Caribbean’s best beach towns are destinations in their own right, where you can come for a day or for a week and […]

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The 20 Best Hotels in Puerto Rico 

Puerto Rico has never been hotter, buoyed by a pandemic-era boom that filled its hotels to capacity and put a new travel spotlight on the destination. It seems like new flights routes launch just about every week to the island, […]

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10 Small Resorts to Visit in the Dominican Republic Right Now

The Dominican Republic is a big country, and sometimes it can feel like everything about the DR’s resort areas can seem super-sized, too: big beaches, mega resorts, and all-inclusive hotels with giant buffets and endless dining options. There’s nothing wrong […]

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The Best Adults-Only Resort in the US Virgin Islands Is In St Croix

“West is best,” they like to say here on the far edge of the island of St Croix.  Here in Frederiksted, things are a little different than the rest of St Croix. There’s a funky, fun vibe here, one that […]

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At the Aire de O:live in Puerto Rico, Redefining the Beach Hotel

Chill. It’s what you feel you get when you stay here.    All hotels have rooms.  At an O:live Collection hotel, it’s about something more: feelings and experiences. Not just the room. It doesn’t hurt, though, when the rooms themselves are impossibly beautiful.  That brings us to […]

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In Aruba, a Celebration of Art and Cultural Rebirth 

Aruba’s city of San Nicolas has been undergoing a dramatic renaissance in recent years, turning a town that was once far off the tourist map into a new kind of cultural capital.  Much of that rebirth has been the result […]

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Alexander Hamilton Is Back in Nevis 

“Hamilton, you are back!”  Under a sunbeam on the water’s edge in Charlestown, Nevis, historian Harvey Hendrickson reads his ode to a still-shrouded sculpture on the lawn.  A few minutes later, the bronze is revealed, and Alexander Hamilton is finally […]

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