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Carnival’s Fathom Cruise Brand Delivers on its Promise

By Simons Chase CJ Contributor I have to confess my skepticism when I decided to cruise aboard Carnival’s new cruise line, Fathom, on a “voluntourism” or “social impact” journey to the Dominican Republic. After all, in an industry that seems […]

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The 25 Best Bahamas Hotels

With 700 islands and cays, it’s no surprise that the Bahamas has always boasted a world of great places to stay, with the best Bahamas hotels ranging from large hotels to chic boutiques to private islands resorts. There is something […]

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The 10 Best Grand Cayman Hotels

So you’re planning a trip to Grand Cayman for sun, sea, and that oh-so-white sand, but do you know where you’re going to stay? The island has a wide mix of hotels and resorts, most of which are situated right […]

The 20 Best Hotels in Jamaica

The true value of an independent hotel is the sense of place. While Jamaica has one of the region’s best collections of everything-included resorts, a great way to explore and experience Jamaica is by staying at independent Jamaica hotels, which […]

The 10 Best Restaurants in Aruba

We always say a great restaurant comes down to three things: “food, service and ambience.” When it comes to the best restaurants in Aruba, you can find all three very easily. Aruba’s diverse populace and history have lent themselves to a […]

From Haiti to Cuba, One CEO’s Big Plans For Caribbean Aviation

By Simons Chase Cuba Journal HAITI — On a bright February morning amid a mild westerly breeze, a newly painted plane sticks out like a fresh blade of grass as it parks and prepares to load passengers on the tarmac […]

Five Caribbean Food Trends to Watch Right Now

What to watch for in the Caribbean culinary scene By Fernando Franco CJ Contributor Every year, I look forward to the emerging food trends because I am always on the lookout for fresh sources of inspiration in my kitchen.  These […]

JetBlue Just Launched a Venture Capital Firm

Since its launch, JetBlue has always been among the more creative aviation companies — and now it’s upping the ante. JetBlue has announced the launch of Silicon Valley-based JetBlue Technology Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary that will invest in, incubate and […]

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The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Antigua

Antigua’s topography makes it well-suited for all-inclusive resorts — it’s full of beautiful beaches, hidden corners and private coves that offer the perfect environment for the all-inclusive experience. We’ve always said that the island has a remarkably diverse all-inclusive offering, from […]

Island Company Is Getting Bigger

An island lifestyle company expands By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Island Company is opening a new location within the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale in 2016. Since its founding in 2002, the company has evolved from a small collection of women’s swimwear […]

The Caribbean Travel Awards – 2015

Last year, Caribbean Journal launched the first-ever Caribbean Travel Awards to honor the hotels, destinations and people who help make Caribbean travel better. And we’re doing it again this year, looking at the region both from the perspective of the […]


The 50 Best Caribbean Restaurants – 2015

We travel to understand places. And so often the best way to understand a place is through food. Indeed, meals are such an integral part of travel, and that’s particularly true in the Caribbean, home to some of the most […]

Rum Journal: The Rum Awards 2015

There’s something different about sipping a glass of fine rum. Sure, there are great spirits from around the world. But when you drink a glass of rum, you’re tasting something else — history, culture, love, torment, romance. You are tasting […]

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Why Experts are Upbeat About the Future of Caribbean Tech

By Gerard Best CJ Contributor BELIZE CITY, Belize—Regional Internet and technology experts remain upbeat on the future of the industry in the Caribbean. A recent industry report showed that Internet connectivity in the Caribbean is growing at sluggish speeds, with high rates. However, shifting attitudes within the region’s […]

Developing Air Routes in the Caribbean

By Kareem Yarde Op-Ed Contributor “Graduates, go change your world!” That was final source of ignition which honorary graduate of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus Dr Pamela Coke Hamilton left with this year’s graduating class of […]

These are the Caribbean Hotels to Try Right Now

There are many ways to plan a great Caribbean trip — and a few wrong ways too. One way is to focus on where you want to go. But another is to focus on where you want to stay —  to focus your […]

This is the Biggest Question Facing Caribbean Air Transport

What kind of regional air transport system does the Caribbean want? By Kareem Yarde Op-Ed Contributor It was proclaimed that the 2015 restructuring plan of regional carrier LIAT — announced by the major shareholding governments (Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, […]

This Cancun Resort’s New Culinary Push

A new focus on food By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Oasis Hotels & Resorts has debuted six new restaurants at its Grand Oasis complex in Cancun this year, following a $30 million renovation project that placed significant focus on elevating […]

Digital Literacy for Caribbean Youth

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Traditional Literacy as Foundation All of us who achieve any level of digital literacy will know straight off that we could not effectively use our cell phones, tablets, lap tops, or desk tops or […]

This Caribbean Hotel Now Has Its Own Food Truck

Above: The Naked Fisherman’s new food truck By the Caribbean Journal staff The always-creative Cap Maison hotel in St Lucia has debuted its newest concept: a food truck. The St Lucia standout’s beach bar, The Naked Fisherman, recently unveiled its […]

The Scent of an Island

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor What does St Martin smell like? Pear, tomato, clementine and mango. At least that’s how it smells to me. Because those are the scents I used to make my own island-inspired fragrance at Tijon, […]

Rum Journal: In Trinidad and Tobago, the Art of the Rum Shop

By Jamie Gangoo Rum Journal Contributor Rum shops have offered a lot — a haven for the broken-hearted, a podium for aspiring leaders, and a round table for discussions on current affairs and bacchanals (i.e. gossip). They are the place […]

Why Papa Zouk is (Still) the Caribbean’s Greatest Rum Bar

Above: Papa Zouk (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANTIGUA — A man excuses himself to offer a brand-new bottle of rum to the counter of the bar. But this is no ordinary bottle. It is an Appleton 21. […]

Nigel Spence Has Your New (Healthy) Caribbean Dessert Recipe

Above: Chef Nigel Spence By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor This New Year 2015, like many years past, offers a chance of renewed energy to fulfill failed resolutions, achieve newly set goals and to live your dreams. For years, my New […]

Why This is the Biggest Challenge for Caribbean Youth (And Why There’s Hope)

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor This is Part 2 of excerpts from ‘Caribbean Youth and Unemployment’ prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank’s ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ hosted in Nicaragua during late 2014. Challenges of Joblessness Rebelliousness Online […]

The 50 Best Caribbean Restaurants

Lots of people will tell you what a great meal is, especially in the age of the foodie. But you know what it is — it’s one you remember long past dessert. Maybe it’s because of the view of the […]

The Caribbean’s 25 Most Interesting People For 2014

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 […]

The Caribbean Food Awards — 2014

Sure, we all come to the Caribbean primarily for the natural beauty. But Caribbean food is also one of the world’s greatest treasures — a blend of histories, cultures, tastes and identities as varied as you will find anywhere on […]


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