Eat & Play


In The Bahamas, the Birthplace of the Goombay Smash 

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Like all of the greatest recipes, it’s a secret.  And while the ubiquitous, yellow Goombay Smash has traveled the world as one of The Bahamas’ signature cocktails, there are none quite like this one.  This is Miss Emily’s Blue Bee […]


Divi Resorts Joins Bonaire Rum Week 

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Divi Resorts has joined the Caribbean’s most exciting new rum festival.  The company’s Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino will be part of the upcoming Bonaire Rum Week, June 14-17.  The property will be hosting a Rum Happy Hour presented […]


Rum Journal: A Major New Rum From Diplomatico 

That green bottle.  For many, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, the Venezuelan rum that comes in that instantly recognizable green bottle, is their entry point into the world of premium rum.  It’s a very good value, it’s accessible, it’s drinkable.  That’s made […]


Bonaire’s Top Bartenders to Face Off in Cocktail Competition 

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Bonaire’s top bartenders will face off in an island-wide cocktail competition during the upcoming Bonaire Rum Week.  The competition, which is hosted by the island’s premier cocktail bar, Tiki & Co, will take place on Wednesday, June 15.  Tiki & […]

A New Way to Experience Martinique and Guadeloupe

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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 […]

Bonaire Tourism Keeps Sizzling

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Tourism to Bonaire continues to sizzle, according to new data from Tourism Corporation Bonaire.  The island welcomed 111,000 air arrivals in 2021, which represented a 70 percent recovery of the destination’s pre-pandemic numbers.  But that was buoyed by even stronger […]


The Ultimate Caribbean Rum Festival Is Back Again in St Barth 

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The world’s greatest rums. The Caribbean’s most glamorous island.  One unforgettable week.  The fifth annual Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth is set for Nov. 1-6, 2022 for a week-long celebration of artisanal rums from the region’s top producers.  It’s a […]

There’s a New Rum Distillery in The Bahamas 

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It’s the home of some of the world’s most greatest cocktails, from the Bahama Mama to the Goombay Smash.  And The Bahamas has been an epicenter for rum from the days of swashbuckling to the age of rum running to […]

Bonaire Just Eased Its Entry Requirements for Travelers 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has eased its entry requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Fully vaccinated travelers whose second vaccine dose or booster shot was given within the last 270 days will no longer be required to […]


The Best Rum Bar in Jamaica

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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 […]

American Airlines Joins Bonaire Rum Week

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The Caribbean’s most exciting new rum festival has added a new partner: American Airlines. American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, which operates nonstop service from Miami to Bonaire, is a new partner to the weeklong Dutch Caribbean rum festival. “We’re […]

The Ultimate Caribbean Superyacht Regatta Is Back in St Barth

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One of the Caribbean’s most sought-after regattas is back.  The St Barth Bucket Regatta has made its triumphant return to the French Caribbean island this year after a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic.  “Everyone I run across is enthused about […]


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