The Caribbean's Best Codfish Fritters

Above: Le Kano in Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell TROIS ILETS — It’s nearly every meal. No matter where you go in the French Caribbean, you won’t be far from a plate of accras de morue, the deep-fried codfish […]


Rum Journal: Rhum Clement's Canne Bleue Rhum Blanc Agricole

Above: Habitation Clement in Martinique (CJ Photo) Local. It’s a word whose meaning has broadened in recent years. Today, it means authentic, it means close by, it means fresh. And while we love rums from all over the Caribbean, an increasing […]


One Caribbean Island, 11 Rum Distilleries

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It’s the rum capital of the Caribbean — at least if you go by the number of distilleries. The French Caribbean island of Martinique has a whopping 11 distilleries, with even more rum brands, each producing the department’s signature rhum […]


American Airlines Significantly Increasing Service to Martinique

Above: Cap-Est in Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — American Airlines is significantly boosting its service to the island of Martinique. Less than two years after the carrier first launched a single Saturday direct flight to the French […]

Rum Journal: Is This Martinique's Most Creative Rhum Distillery?

Above: Habitation Saint-Etienne in Martinique (CJ Photo) Time after time, Habitation Sainte-Etienne, located in the lush Gros Morne area of Martinique, wows its home island and the rum world. The secret? The barrels. No, its rhums aren’t aged longer. They’re […]

Martinique and St Lucia Shaken By 5.4-Magnitude Earthquake

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique and St Lucia were shaken by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Monday, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred […]


Seven "On the Sand" Beach Restaurants in Martinique

Among its many highlights, the island of Martinique has a certain specialty: the beach restaurant. And we don’t simply mean a beach bar, or a bar with view of the sand. In Martinique, a beach restaurant means your table is […]

Rum Journal: Martinique's Best Mojito

Above: the mojito at La Dunette in Martinique (All photos by CJ) MARTINIQUE — This is Rhum Agricole country, meaning that in Martinique, there is one cocktail to rule them all: the Ti’ Punch. Above: La Dunette But here in […]

Island Shop: Boutique d’Art Rose Porcelaine, Martinique

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Art galleries can be intimidating. Hallowed showrooms where haute prices meet haughty attitudes. But not Martinique’s Boutique d’Art Porcelaine, where owner Danae Emmanuel has curated a collection of art, handicraft, home accessories and jewelry that is as […]


More Caribbean Destinations Looking to Regional Tourism Market

Above: Martinique, a strong source market for intra-regional tourism (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Caribbean tourism has long relied on three major markets: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. But more and more, it’s hard to […]

Martinique Planning to Develop Ocean Thermal Energy Project

Above: a rendering of the proposed project By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique is planning to develop an ocean thermal energy project. Ocean thermal energy uses the heat energy stored in the ocean to generate electricity, capitalizing on the temperature […]

Martinique Lightly Shaken By 4.4-Magnitude Earthquake

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French island of Martinique was lightly shaken by a 4.4-magnitude earthquake off its northeastern coast on Thursday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The […]


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