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Jost Van Dyke’s Foxy’s Tamarind Bar Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most legendary beach bars has reopened in the wake of last month’s hurricanes. Foxy’s Tamarind Bar on Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke has officially reopened its doors. “The storm blew …

Riu’s Adults-Only Expansion in Punta Cana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel giant Riu is expanding its offering in the Dominican Republic with a new 501-room addition in Punta Cana. Riu is adding a new 501-room adults-only wing to its Riu Republica resort on Arena Gorda …

Calmos Cafe

This St Martin Beach Bar Was Destroyed By Irma. Here’s How to Help Rebuild It.

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was one of St Martin’s legendary beach bars: Calmos Cafe, the always-happening nightlife and culture hub in the heart of the French Caribbean town of Grand Case. But as it did for much of …

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 GRAND CUL DE SAC — It’s early. Not morning, but not quite lunchtime. On a hot summer day in the French Caribbean, that means only one thing: a Ti’ Punch. The world’s greatest (and simplest) cocktail: Rhum agricole blanc, a …

Warwick Bahamas

 A new all-inclusive option in the Bahamas By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas, an adults only all-inclusive resort, has released introductory rates for the property, which will be the first new development on Paradise Island since …

Tulum Airbnb

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You’re at your favorite Caribbean beach bar enjoying the blissfully mind-numbing effects of your favorite rum drink. The sun is hot, the sand is soft, and refreshingly cool waves lap at your toes. It’d be …

Kali's Beach Bar St Martin

 In the beginning, there was Kali. Long before St Martin was one of the Caribbean’s top travel destinations, there was Kali. Just Kali and his beach bar. This is Kali’s, the first beach bar in St Martin when it opened …

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 By Alexander Britell Guadeloupe: the French-Caribbean archipelago that still remains largely a mystery to travelers from the English-speaking world. It is a remarkably diverse place: its main “island” is split between a largely developed (think European style infrastructure) Grande-Terre and …

 St Martin has a surfeit of great beaches: Orient Bay, the bustling beach, Nettle Bay, the lounging one, Grand Case, the delicious one … it goes on and on. But for sheer beauty, you can’t beat Pinel Island, the tiny islet off …

 By Alexander Britell MARTINIQUE — Places of great value don’t find you. You find them. Sometimes it takes a wrong turn, or an extra 30 minutes, or a decision that you won’t stop until you find exactly what you didn’t …

 We all have the beach bars we keep going back to. Maybe it’s because of the beach itself, or that signature rum punch, or because of the food. Some beach bars are more than that. Some are just special. And …

 Above: Cane Garden Bay in Tortola (all photos by CJ) CANE GARDEN BAY — In the heart of Beach Bar City is a place called Paradise. It’s Paradise Club, a beach bar on the sandy stretch of Tortola called Cane …

 Above: Garvey’s Sunshine Shack in Anguilla (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell What makes a perfect beach bar? Is it the history? Is it the signature cocktail? The music? The sand? It’s usually a combination of all of these …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Wayne Cook, who sent in this snapshot of sunset from OJ’s Beach Bar in Antigua. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

 Above: Pinel Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell PINEL ISLAND — It isn’t an easy choice. Not here, not in the late morning sun with St Martin’s hills towering across the bay. Here on Pinel Island, there is …

 It’s one of the great pleasures of the Caribbean: a rum cocktail under the sun, toes in the sand, fresh-caught seafood on your plate. The Caribbean didn’t invent the beach bar, but it perfected it. And it’s the essence of …

 Above: SALT Plage in St Kitts (All photos by CJ) It’s only opened earlier this year, but SALT Plage, the new beach bar at St Kitts’ Christophe Harbour development, just might be the coolest beach bar on the island. Whether …

 Above: the Beach Bar in St John ST JOHN — It’s one of the first things you see when you reach the harbour of Cruz Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands, when you look past the rolling green hills and …