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A New Way to Experience Martinique and Guadeloupe

 They’re filled with charming fishing villages, historic towns, cultural capitals and rum distilleries: Martinique and Guadeloupe, that fascinating pair of French departments in the Eastern Caribbean.  And now there’s a new way to explore them: on the sea.  A new …

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Air France Is Ramping Up Its Caribbean Service 

 Air France will be operating more flights to the Caribbean this summer than it did before the onset of the pandemic, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The French carrier said this week it would be operating “above pre-crisis levels” to destinations …

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The Best Rum Bar in Jamaica

 For centuries, Jamaica’s finest aged rums have long found immense popularity among connoisseurs around the world.  But for travelers to the island, finding them all in once place hasn’t always been easy.  For the best expressions from storied marques like …

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 A journey through the rainforest to a Mayan temple. A rugged hike to a 200-foot-wide boiling lake. A dive into the heart of a blue hole.  Far beyond the beach, there’s another side of the Caribbean, of mountains and rainforests …

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 A parade of cafes at the edge of the sand; tiny bars and art galleries; a soundtrack of clacking plates and mopeds and afternoon laughter, silent and loud in all the right ways. Across the wider Caribbean one can find …

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 JetBlue is back in the Guadeloupe Islands.  The New York City-based carrier has officially relaunched service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The airline is operating three nonstop flights per week, …

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 The Eastern Caribbean’s top ferry operator has made its long-awaited return to the island of Dominica.  France-based L’Express des Iles made its first trip to Dominica this week since the onset of the pandemic.  “What a pleasure to make our …

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 Two years ago in St Barth, a never-before-seen field of the world’s most expensive rums faced off in a rum category for the ages.  And this week in St Barth, history was made again.  For the first time ever, the …

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 Air Antilles is adding more new flights to Saint Lucia this winter.  The French Caribbean carrier will now be operating around 3,000 seats each month, beginning Dec. 6.  That will include daily flights from Barbados; six weekly flights from both …

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 American Airlines is set to relaunch another route from Miami to the French Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Nov. 6, American Airlines will resume flights from Miami to Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.  The nonstop flights will be operating twice weekly, with …

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 One of the most charming hotels in the French Caribbean has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  LoBleu, the tiny boutique hotel on the island of Terre de Haut in Guadeloupe’s Les Saintes archipelago, began welcoming back guests this week.  …

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 Air France is adding more flights from North America to Guadeloupe this winter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning in November, the carrier will operate two weekly flights from both Montreal and New York to Pointe a Pitre.  The Montreal-Guadeloupe service …

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 There’s a new way to get from Miami to the heart of the French Caribbean.  Air France has launched a new nonstop route between Miami International Airport and Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.  The nonstop flights, which take about three and a half …

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 Club Med helped pioneer the concept of all-inclusive vacations in the 1960s and 1970s, and people of a certain age doubtless remember the hotel chain’s jingle from the time: “The Club Med vacation/The antidote for civilization.” Originally a no-frills concept …

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 Air France has relaunched nonstop service between Miami and Guadeloupe, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier is now running two nonstop flights each week, with service on Tuesdays and Fridays.  The flight takes about 3.5 hours, according to Air France.  …

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 The French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe has officially reopened for tourism from the United States, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The chain of islands in the Eastern Caribbean is welcoming travelers who show proof of a negative PCR test taken and …

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 The recently-transformed Club Med La Caravelle all-inclusive resort in Guadeloupe is reopening this month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property will be officially relaunching on Dec. 18, according to Club Med.  Last year, Club Med La Caravelle had unveiled the …

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 A new luxury hotel has officially debuted this week in the tony Le Francois area of Guadeloupe. It’s called Le Cocotel, and the four-star, boutique property has 10 rooms along with a standalone villa called La Villa. The latter has …