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

 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 — …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean just got a whole lot closer to the rest of the region. In a ceremony this week in Fort-de-France, the French Caribbean department of Martinique …

 Above: Fort de France, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major move for the region, Martinique will be joining the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States as an associate member. The OECS announced the move this week. …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff France’s departments in the Caribbean are looking to deepen their ties with the rest of the region. Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana are all considering applications for associate membership in CARICOM. …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Max Zozor, who took this snapshot of the beautiful Diamond Rock off the coast of Martinique. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique has doubled its number of cruise passenger arrivals so far this year, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The French Caribbean island welcomed a total of 142,270 cruise …

 DON’T JUST visit the Caribbean this year. Experience it. Go outside of your comfort zone and find something new. That’s the advice of our Where to Travel list for 2015, featuring some of our favourite places in the Caribbean: some …

 Above: the “Tropical Cafe”  bar at La Pagerie (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell TROIS ILETS —It was crowded in the lobby, with a pulsing biguine beat and a group of vibrant Creole dancers. When I first arrived at the, bright-white bar …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago is looking to the French Caribbean as a potential market for its exports. The country’s exporTT agency is leading a trade mission to the French Caribbean this week, …