St Martin/St Maarten


This St Martin Hotel Just Got Even Better

It’s long been one of our favorite hotels in the Caribbean — the Grand Case Beach Club, the hotel on the French side of St Martin that has everything: two beaches, lovely, modern rooms and the island’s best place to […]


The Caribbean’s Best Chef - 2015

With the increasing culinary might of the Caribbean region, this was not an easy choice. From Anguilla to Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman to St Martin, there are culinary hubs around the Caribbean, places that put a premium on food, where […]


St Martin’s Ice Cream Boat

After many hours in the sun, after a few too many ti’ punches, you hear it. There isn’t the traditional Mr. Softee jingle. It’s more of a high-pitched honk, but it gets your attention. And that’s important when you’re trying […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Simpson Bay

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Michele Korteweg, who sent in this beautiful shot of sunset in the Simpson Bay Lagoon in Sint Maarten. It was taken on board Calypso, “the boat that took us on a tour […]

Why You Need to Visit Pinel Island

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Ever felt like you need a vacation from your vacation? A place where you can skip the sightseeing, paddleboarding, and zip-lining that’s cluttering your to-do list and simply sit? If you’re in St Martin […]

At St Maarten’s Sonesta Ocean Point, a New Kind of All-Inclusive

Redefining all inclusive design  By Alexander Britell ST MAARTEN — The hotel room. There are so many, big and small, in the Caribbean, and to this day no one really seems to be able to define what a “Caribbean” hotel […]


The Best Espresso in Maho

It’s the little corner of the Dutch side of St Maarten known for the famous Sunset bar, the Sonesta resort and the Casino Royale. But hidden on the main street in the neighbourhood of Maho is Gio’s, a top-grade gelateria […]

At Saint Martin’s Ocean 82, The Art of Seaside Dining

A wonderful eatery in Grand Case By Alexander Britell SAINT MARTIN — It’s hard to find a bad meal on Grand Case Boulevard. In fact, it’s just about impossible. The question, then, is where to eat, whether at the waterfront […]

Air France Expanding St Maarten Flights

More flights to caribbean hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France is expanding its flights to St Maarten, the company announced this week. The new service will mean an additional flight on Saturdays between Paris and SXM Airport, increasing […]


St Martin’s Beach Bar Island

Above: Pinel Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell PINEL ISLAND — It isn’t an easy choice. Not here, not in the late morning sun with St Martin’s hills towering across the bay. Here on Pinel Island, there is […]

A Secret Hotel in St Martin

Above: Hotel L’Esplanade (All photos by Caribbean Journal) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — The palm trees know. You can see it in the way they shake, the way they wave in the wind in the late afternoon. They know […]

A Must-Visit Food Truck in St Martin

Above: the BM Snack food truck in St Martin (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST MARTIN — It’s the doughy, crunchy, spicy wonder: the bokit, the famous street sandwich of the islands of Guadeloupe. But thanks to a […]


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