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The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean – 2016

The Caribbean’s food scene continues to get better, with a renewed focus on honoring local styles and ingredients and a growing slate of world-class restaurants. And 2016 was an eventful year for the region’s restaurants, with several stellar debuts like St. Croix’s […]

9 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Curaçao

There’s nowhere quite like Curaçao. With more than 30 beaches; a fascinating Netherlands-influenced heritage; and convenient airlift from the U.S., Canada and Europe, the 171-square-mile island is a must for Caribbean travelers yearning for a side of culture with their […]

Getting Local Government in Jamaica to Work

What local government means if we can get it to work By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Last week I was driving around Montego Bay with the NSWMA regional manager and stopped by the Retirement dumpsite. As I drove around, I […]

The Best Caribbean Islands for Adventure

We love a lazy beach day as much as anyone else but we also recognize that there’s so much more to do in our favorite part of the world than just soaking up the sun and sipping a rummy cocktail. […]

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The 8 Most Charming Islands in the Caribbean

Whether it’s due to historic architecture, compelling hotels or just plain smallness, certain Caribbean islands have an extra degree of charm. They’re places that enchant, places with soul. They’re the kinds of islands that seem ripped out of a storybook, […]


How to Create Your Own Souvenir in Curaçao

Curaçao’s Must-Visit Art Factory By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor If you’ve ever been to Curaçao you’ve no doubt seen the colorfully painted dolls called “chichis.” The Rubenesque ceramic figurines, whose name means “big sister” in the local dialect, Papiamento, […]

Ritz-Carlton Looks to Offer the “Real Cayman”

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has introduced several “Real Cayman” offerings to its locally-inspired resort experience. The first of these, now being offered at the Ritz-Carlton Culinary Studio, offers insights into true Caymanian cuisine in a special workshop called The Cayman […]


The Caribbean Court of Justice — And What It Means For the Region

How the Caribbean Court of Justice benefits the Caribbean By Jeffrey H. Foreman Op-Ed Contributor In the decades-long debate over the establishment and adoption of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the final court of appeal for the English speaking […]

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Six Fun Things to Do in Montego Bay

You can always find fascinating Things to Do in Montego Bay. And Jamaica’s greater tourism hub is also an exciting tourist town, with plenty to offer every type of traveler. So we’ve rounded up six of our favorite Things to Do, see and […]


How to Move to Tulum

What’s the hippest place in the Caribbean? Right now, it’s hard to argue with Tulum, the bohemian beach town on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. It’s chic, it’s cool and it’s got a remarkable supply of real estate. So if […]

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The 10 Best Caribbean Summer Getaways

Choosing the Best Caribbean Islands to Visit this summer might come down to an even larger question: Why vacation in the Caribbean during the Summer?  Well, at Caribbean Journal, we view the Caribbean as a full-fledged year-round destination, with something […]

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Why Should a Traveler Come to San Juan?

San Juan Marriott General Manager Jose Gonzalez talks to CJ Contributor Simons Chase answers the question “Why should a traveler come to San Juan?” and explains some of the best ways to experience the city, from enjoying the town like […]

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The Best-Kept Secret in St Barth

Finding the best-kept secret in St Barth By Alexander Britell ST JEAN — St Barth is quiet in the summer. The winter crowds have left to the Cote d’Azur and the edges of Long Island, but the roofs are still red […]

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The Best Curaçao Hotels

With more than 30 beaches; a location just beyond the hurricane belt; and a fascinating Dutch-influenced heritage, Curaçao is a must for travelers in search Caribbean with a serving of culture on the side. But it’s so much more than […]

A Sweet Way to Visit St Lucia This Summer

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is inviting guests to celebrate Saint Lucia’s Chocolate Heritage Month this August with its “Sweet Indulgent” all-inclusive vacation package. The package includes accommodations in a Premium Ocean View room, a […]

You Should Visit St Martin in June. Here’s How.

By Alexander Britell June is nearly upon us, meaning it’s time for another Caribbean island. With the mercury rising, we recommend you try the wonderful French Caribbean destination of St Martin next month. For just one half of a small […]

The Caribbean’s Best Small Cruise Ports

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Modern mega-ships can take you to marquee Caribbean ports such as San Juan, Puerto Rico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and St Thomas in the USVI. But the region’s lesser-known cruise stops are worth a look, […]

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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 […]

A Boost for Internet in Belize

By Gerard Best CJ Contributor The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City last week at the campus of the University of Belize. The launch was the culmination of […]

The 21 Best Dive Resorts in the Caribbean

We have long said that “you don’t need a dive resort to go diving in the Caribbean.” But it sure helps. A great dive resort is not the same for everyone; some want luxury; some want function; some want value. […]

Four Fun Things to Do in St Kitts

New and old ways to see the island By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Wanna know what to do in St. Kitts? Who better to ask than the CEO of the island’s tourism authority, Racquel Brown? Brown, a Jamaican, has […]

Where to Travel in 2016: 16 Places You Need to Visit in the Caribbean

Don’t just go on a great vacation to the Caribbean this year. Go on an interesting one. Explore the Caribbean in new ways — see parts of the region you may have never considered, or find new corners of the places […]

The Hippest Restaurant in Great Bay, St Maarten

You’re just off the cruise ship, off the water taxi from the Port of St Maarten and on the wharf in Great Bay. Or maybe you’ve just finished an afternoon of shopping on Front Street. So what if you’re looking […]


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 […]

Aruba’s Best Gelato

It’s hard to miss it. It’s right in the center of Oranjestad, just across Havenstraat from the Renaissance Mall. And on a hot, dry afternoon in Aruba, it’s just about the best place on earth. This is Gelatissmo, the best […]

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Jamaican Coffee

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Keurigs may be quick and French presses may be fancy, but the best way to brew your coffee is by using the pour-over method. So says Jason Sharp, managing director of Clifton Mount Estate, […]

Op-Ed: Education in Haiti

“Let’s raise a new generation of Haitians that is scientifically and technologically literate.” By Eric Rolex Joseph Op-Ed Contributor Education is the best way for a country to reduce poverty, become competitive on the international stage and strengthen democracy and […]


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