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Why to Spend New Year’s Eve in the British Virgin Islands

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the most legendary New Year’s Eve party in the Caribbean, and it’s back on for Dec. 31. The British Virgin Islands’ world-famous Foxy’s Old Year’s Night party is going ahead as planned this year, …

Norman Island Reopening Soon

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Norman Island is making a quick recovery in the wake of last month’s hurricanes. The island’s famous Club restaurant and bar is being renovated and will soon be ready to receive …

Jost Van Dyke Ferry Service is Back

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ tourism recovery continues. In another positive step for the destination, ferry service has resumed from Tortola to the island of Jost Van Dyke. New Horizon Ferry Service Ltd has resumed a …

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 By Alexander Britell There was a lively bourbon masterclass event at Gustavia’s popular 25 Quarter bar on Monday, a few hours after a luxury yacht had found its way into the harbor. La Petite Colombe was serving warm baguettes and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new addition to Haiti’s fast-expanding tourism product. The modern-contemporary Basilic Bed and Breakfast boutique hotel is the latest new property to debut in Haiti, following an official opening announced by the country’s Ministry …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Nevis is open for business is usual after the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, tourism officials said this week. “We are incredibly thankful that Nevis has had no structural damage as a result of both …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Barth was pummeled by Hurricane Irma, but it’s making a strong recovery so far, according to initial reports. One hotel calls it “St Barth 2.0.” All roads have been cleared, while …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique was spared after Tuesday’s encounter with Hurricane Irma, officials said. Martinique’s Aime Cesaire International Airport reopened on Tuesday morning, with ports scheduled to reopen on Thursday. “In Martinique, reconnaissance …

 The island of St Barth was hit hard by Hurricane Irma, but recovery efforts are now underway. While the island endured “substantial damage” resulting from the then-Category-5 hurricane, there were no deaths on the island, officials told Caribbean Journal. Repairs …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There are small hotels and then there are really small hotels; petit boutiques with five rooms or fewer, where you’re welcomed like family but treated like a visiting dignitary. In the Caribbean (as in the …

 Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the new features on its under-construction Norwegian Bliss ship, with one major party piece: a two-level racetrack. The ship, which will be sailing to the Caribbean with voyages to the Mexican Riviera beginning in June …

 It’s one of those places where you’d want to be even if there weren’t a great resort on the grounds. The Surfsong Villa Resort is set on the ​​eastern end of Tortola,​ British Virgin Islands, just off Beef Island on …

best bar in st barth

 At the short end of a long street in the epicentre of the Caribbean’s last great Creole downtown there is a bar. But it is not just any bar. And it is a bar with big ambitions. It is one …

 It’s one of the first things you see on arrival into Anegada, the far-off outpost of the British Virgin Islands that’s one of the region’s beach capitals: the Anegada Reef Hotel. And this venerable hotel on a patch of sand …

zemi beach house, rhum room

 By Alexander Britell Increasingly, Caribbean hotels have begun acknowledging both the demand and appreciation for fine rum. That’s often manifested itself in the form of “rum bars,” or bars that offer rums from around the region, not just one particular island. But …

 There are great parties across the Caribbean on New Year’s Eve. But if you want to experience the ultimate island experience, the one that you’ll always remember, there’s simply one option: Old Year’s Night. It’s an annual, legendary fete held …

ti sable martinique

 It’s one of the great beach bars in the Caribbean: Ti’ Sable on Grand Anse D’Arlet in Martinique, home to some of some seriously relaxing beach oases. And if you can’t be there right now, don’t worry — CJ has …

 You may be familiar with the overwater bungalow, one of the great fantasies of travelers the world over, though usually found in Polynesia — not in the Caribbean. That’s where one clever hotel in Martinique has you covered. One of the …