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Spanish Chain Best Hotels Building Punta Cana Resort

By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel chain Best Hotels is building a new hotel in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina was on hand to lay the first stone on the project, […]

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The Best Eco-Resort in St Lucia: Fond Doux Plantation

Best Eco-Resort

It’s a unique place, tucked in the rainforest in the hills above Soufriere, Saint Lucia. This is Fond Doux Plantation, a 250-year-old cacao plantation that is one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean. This is an eco-resort, a place […]


The Best Hotels in St. John

Best Hotels in St. John

You can’t fly into St. John (catch a plane to St. Thomas (find St Thomas hotels here) 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 […]

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VIDEO: Blue Waters: The Best-Kept Secret in Antigua

Blue Waters

Some hotels are timeless. They take you to another era, another world. They make you feel like you’ve arrived somewhere different, somewhere special. The Blue Waters Hotel is precisely that kind of hotel. First opened in 1960, Antigua’s Blue Waters […]


The Best Small Islands to Live On in the Caribbean

“One day I want to live in the Caribbean.” It’s a dream everyone has at one time or another — but choosing to live on a small island is that much more romantic; it’s a decision more about the heart than […]

10 Small Caribbean Hotels to Visit Right Now

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 […]

The Most Stylish Hotels in the Caribbean

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 […]

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The 10 Best Caribbean Beach Towns

Best Caribbean Beach Towns

It isn’t always easy to find a great beach town in the Caribbean. That’s because many of the best beaches are free of people and development and many great towns are more strategically placed on harbors or the like. But […]

This Is the Best Playa del Carmen Hotel

Best Playa del Carmen Hotel

For someone who loves the Caribbean, hotels and shopping as much as I do, staying at Mexico’s Thompson Playa Del Carmen feels like winning the lottery. It’s nothing less than a fantasy fulfilled, a mash-up of all my passions delivered […]

The Secret to the Best Ceviche Recipe

Perfect Ceviche Recipe

Exploring the secrets of the Best Ceviche Recipe in Mexico. By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor PLAYA DEL CARMEN — I never met a ceviche I didn’t like. In fact, when I’m in Mexico (as I am now) I subsist on […]

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VIDEO: 16 Seconds on the Beach in Anguilla

Rendezvous Bay Anguilla

Is this the best beach in the Caribbean? We ranked it number one in our landmark 2015 ranking. What do you think? Either way, this is almost certainly the best beach in Anguilla: Rendezvous Bay. Here’s what it’s like on […]

The Best Caribbean Beach Hotels

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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 […]

Exploring The Cliff in Jamaica

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Sometimes you just know. Within moments of entering a hotel lobby, you know whether your stay is going to be just so-so or really spectacular. And the second I stepped into the open-air lobby […]


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