VIDEO: Why This Might Be the Perfect Caribbean Rum Distillery

Deep in the north of Martinique, in a rainforest, at the foot of a fearsome volcano, it is there. Rhum JM, a distillery that produces some of the best rum in all of the West Indies. There is a way […]


Rum Journal: Another Interesting Variety From Rhum Saint James

It’s practically a given: when you open a bottle of Martinique’s Rhum Saint James, you’ll find a high-quality, great-tasting rhum agricole.  But what’s also a given is something a bit more rare: whatever the age, whatever the vintage, St James […]


VIDEO: 18 Seconds That Will Make You Want to Visit Martinique

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It’s one of the most fascinating places in the Caribbean — and one of the most beautiful. And when it comes to Martinique’s beaches, one area is king: the group of sandy stretches known as Les Anses d’Arlet. So take […]


Rum Journal: A Caribbean Overwater Bungalow Bar

You may be familiar with the overwater bungalow, one of the great fantasies of travelers the world over, though usually found in Polynesia — not in the Caribbean. That’s where one clever hotel in Martinique has you covered. One of the […]

Rum Journal: A Great Rum Bar in Martinique

By Alexander Britell TROIS ILETS — You know you’ve ordered properly when the barman leaves to fetch the key. At the wonderful Le Gommier bar at the Hotel Bakoua in Martinique, it’s hard not to make the right choice — […]

A Major Increase in Flights to Martinique

By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s about to get a whole lot easier to fly to one Caribbean island. As the Caribbean tourist season ramps into high gear, Martinique is readying for a significant boost in air traffic. The French Caribbean department will […]


A New Affordable Caribbean Bungalow Hotel

By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new bungalow hotel in the Caribbean. It’s called Village de la Pointe, and it’s a new affordable hotel on the French Caribbean island of Martinique. The property consists of 80 cottages all priced […]

A New Way to Book a Villa in Martinique

By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the easiest places to explore in the Caribbean — the French Caribbean island of Martinique, home to some of the best roads in the whole region (and even better road signs). That […]

New Hotel Coming to Martinique

By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new hotel coming to Martinique. Le Simon Hotel, a 94-room property set in downtown Fort-de-France, is slated to open in Jan. 2016. The property is located in front of the city’s Pointe Simon […]


Martinique’s Most Enchanting Hotel

Above: Hotel Plein Soleil in Martinique (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell LE FRANCOIS — There are bananas growing by the pool. By my pool. They are not yet ripe; it will be many weeks or months before they […]

Rum Journal: Martinique’s Rhum Saint James Hors D’age

Almost any rum lover (or Hemingway enthusiast) will remember. It’s the rum that Ernest Hemingway drank in A Moveable Feast: Rhum St James. Papa himself orders the drink to warm up on a cold day in Paris. It’s something that led […]

Martinique’s Serge Letchimy Meeting With French President Hollande

Above: President of Martinique’s Regional Council, Serge Letchimy By the Caribbean Journal staff Serge Letchimy, president of Martinique’s Regional Council, is set to meet with French President Francois Hollande Monday in Paris. The meeting, which comes at Letchimy’s request, will […]


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