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A Relaunched Villa Resort in St John

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to experience St John in the USVI. The former Sirenusa property in St John has been renovated and upgraded and rebranded into The Hills, St John. The relaunched villa resort has …

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In The Bahamas, Drinking Like James Bond

 By Tim CotroneoCJ Contributor Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig had one thing in common when starring in the legendary James Bond movie series. They all preferred their martinis shaken, not stirred. The lobby bar at The …

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The Chatwal Is Coming to Mexico

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Dream Hotel Group’s international expansion is continuing with plans to open The Chatwal hotel in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. It will be the first location beyond New York for The Chatwal, which is Dream’s five-star luxury …

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 By Tim CotroneoCJ Contributor A color like you’ve never seen before. That’s what thrills first time travelers and tugs at the hearts of returning guests at Ocean Club West in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Turquoise blue, green, and all …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton LAC BAY – This is the birthplace. This is where it all began, where a stretch of white sand in the southeastern corner of Bonaire turned into the Caribbean capital of windsurfing. And when …

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 By Alexander Britell The Willy T. Young Island. Angel’s Rest. D Boat. They’ve long been in the pantheon of floating bars in the Caribbean: the standalone seagoing bars that take the beach bar to an entirely different level. And now …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has revealed the first look at its highly-anticipated new Mardi Gras ship. The ship, named as a nod to the line’s first ship in 1972, has already launched construction. The 20-deck ship, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Just in time to launch two new culinary concepts, the Four Seasons Nevis has tapped a new food and beverage director: Pasquo King. King comes to the Caribbean property after having most recently served as …

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 There’s a dynamism in the Caribbean now, a movement. The region is at once reinventing itself and delving even deeper into the beauty of its traditions and its culture. There are new hotels, new restaurants, new destinations and new ideas. …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Cow Wreck Beach. It’s the sort of iconic beach bar where you spend all day, bobbing in the ocean and lazing around until sunset. It’s one of the most popular spots on Anegada, a …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton JOST VAN DYKE — A little more than a year ago, the leisure boats and charter yachts pulled away from Jost Van Dyke on an afternoon not unlike this one, sipping their last painkillers, their …

 It’s on the water. There’s sand. It must be a beach. While Roseau’s most popular beach bar isn’t actually on the beach, you might think so after a rum punch or two. This is the Hi-Rise Beach Bar, a lively …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new place to sip rosé this summer in Turks and Caicos. The Gansevoort Turks + Caicos has launched the new pop-up rosé bar called Pink Bar. The bar, which just opened its doors …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Anguilla’s Zemi Beach House hotel has relaunched its main bar, now called the Bohio Lounge. Previously known as The Bar & Lounge, the rename pays homage to the original indigenous people of Anguilla, the Taino Indians. …

 It’s the first thing you see — the thing your eyes are drawn to — when you walk to the start of the ferry dock on Harbour Island in The Bahamas, a warm white-and-blue sign that says “Harbour Bar.” But …

 By Guy Britton Long Island is on the edge. The eastern side of this island in The Bahamas plunges to depths of 1,000 feet right offshore; there are striking cliffs that stand up to the sea. The ocean meets the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Four Seasons Nevis is reimagining some of its culinary concepts as part of its wider enhancement program. The property, which will soon kick off a redesign of all 196 guest rooms and suites, has …

 By Alexander Britell Martinique has no shortage of must-visit beach towns, from historic Saint Pierre to the up-and-coming destination of Le Diamant. But if there’s one beach town that exemplifies French Caribbean cool on this island, it’s Le Carbet, the …