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Is Martinique the Next Caribbean Surfing Capital?

 Above: surfing in Martinique (Photo: Martinique Surfing) By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Martinique the next big Caribbean surfing capital? Long an under-the-radar surfing spot, the French Caribbean island will get its place in the spotlight when the surfing world gathers on …

The Best Night in Grand Case

 Above: a performer at Les Mardis in Grand Case (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — It began with a ti’ punch, as it should have. But the night before, there would have been no ti’ punch …

Six Caribbean Islands Where You Can Spring Break Like a Celebrity

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Spring break isn’t just for hard-partying college kids; hardworking adults deserve a first-quarter getaway, too. We’ve combed the Caribbean and rustled up six sophisticated Caribbean resorts where you can relax like the rich and famous …

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 Above: kitesurfing in Anguilla (Photo: Mike Powell Photography) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Got a spare $175,000 kicking around? Anguilla’s Ani Villas knows how you can spend it. The 10-bedroom waterfront villa estate has partnered with Private Jet Services Group …

 WHO WERE the Caribbean’s newsmakers this year? Who were the people within the Caribbean doing interesting things, or the people from the Caribbean doing great work around the world? Who were the people in the Caribbean conversation? Our Most Interesting …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor BONAIRE — With a whopping 89 dive sites, 350 species of fish, and 57 types of coral, Bonaire is a bonafide diver’s paradise. But you don’t have to go deep to appreciate it. Here are …

 Above: Robert De Niro signs the agreement By Alexander Britell Film star Robert De Niro has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a hotel project on the island of Barbuda. De Niro signed a memorandum of understanding with Prime …

 We’ve set it before. Here at CJ’s Airporter column, we’re big fans of the musical airport welcome. After a long flight, a local band offers travelers to the Caribbean an immediate reminder that they’ve arrived in paradise. It also says that …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As the tabloids say: Stars, they’re just like us! So it’s little surprise that they love escaping to the Caribbean just as much as we do. If you’re hoping to do some celeb-spotting on your …

 By Joshua MartinezCJ Contributor ST KITTS — The Eastern Caribbean island of St Kitts packs a big punch when it comes to hiking, with a host of trails equally formidable for the novice and the expert. On a recent journey …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor NEVIS — This is a small island (only 36 square miles), but it’s big on things to do. Spend your days basking on its golden sands; hiking Mount Nevis; biking its challenging trails; or exploring …

 Crystal-clear, turquoise, tranquil waters, a soft, sandy beach, a Caribbean sun, all best surveyed from atop a paddleboard. It’s true — you can find great places for the increasingly popular water sport across the Caribbean, but some Caribbean destinations are …

 Above: Tabou Combo By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Tabou Combo and Jamaica’s Jah Cure are among the headliners for this year’s World Creole Music Festival in Dominica. The festival, which will take place from Oct. 24 to 26, will …

 Above: Tarrus Riley at the St Kitts Music Festival (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BASSETERRE — For one night, this was the Caribbean’s capital of reggae. After an evening of all kinds of music on Thursday night, St …

 By Alexander Britell FORT-DE-FRANCE — When you hear old biguine music on a Thursday night in Fort de France, you find yourself in a place and time you never considered. The band had no name. Its mercurial, talented leader had none …

 The Caribbean is one of the great music exporters in history. But it also manages to attract some great musical talent to come to its many festivals over the course of the year, and 2014 is no different, with high-profile …

 Above: the new National Institution of Music in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially opened its newest music school, the “National Institute of Music” in the city of Hinche. Haiti Culture Minister Josette Darguste was on hand …

 The sun has set, dinner’s over and the clock strikes 10 o’clock. In much of the Caribbean, that likely means it’s time for a quiet drink or simply time for bed. In some parts of the Caribbean, though, the night …