Eat & Play


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 […]

In Bonaire, a New Kind of Dutch Caribbean Vacation 

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It’s always been the Caribbean capital of diving, a haven for sustainability and the natural environment.  But now another side of Bonaire is in the spotlight, as more and more travelers appreciate Bonaire’s place as the culinary star of the […]

Rum Journal: Martinique’s Rhum Clement Is At It Again 

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Rhum Agricole is different.  But it’s not just the complexity, the artistry, the overwhelming quality.  It’s that every year, the sugarcane harvest is different; and when you’re dealing with a pure agricultural product, with pure sugarcane juice, that means every […]


The Caribbean's Hottest Beach Bar Is in Bonaire

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It’s not often that you find a beach bar attached to one of the world’s greatest restaurants.  But that’s precisely the case at Club Tropicana, the hottest beach bar in Bonaire and one of the region’s top toes-in-the-sand hotspots.  It’s […]

There's a New Cocktail Bar in Bonaire

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This is a work of art.  That’s the first thing you think when you start turning the pages of the cocktail menu at Tiki & Co in Bonaire.  The West Indies Phoenix. Davy Jones Locker. Oaxacan ‘n Talking.  With each […]

Bonaire to Host New Caribbean Rum Festival in June 

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A new Caribbean rum event is coming to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. It’s called Bonaire Rum Week, and it’s a celebration of the world of Caribbean rum, featuring cocktail competitions, exquisite rum pairings, cigar events and the chance […]


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