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11 Caribbean Beach Bars to Visit in 2018

 There’s something about the rum punch in the sand, the beer on the beach, the gregarious proprietor, that seems to etch itself in the mind of every traveler to the Caribbean. Plainly, the Caribbean beach bar epitomizes the Caribbean vacation …

Another Jost Van Dyke Beach Bar Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another famous beach bar has reopened its doors on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board announced this week. Following the reopenings …

soggy dollar bar

The British Virgin Islands’ Soggy Dollar Bar Is Open Again

 By Alexander Britell If there’s one place that defines the Caribbean beach bar, one place that draws rum-loving pilgrims from around the world, it’s the Soggy Dollar Bar. But after closing due to damage from Hurricane Irma, the legendary spot …

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 By Alexander Britell It was the greatest beach bar in Anguilla. Until Hurricane Irma tore it down. But the beloved Garvey’s SunShine Shack did not let the storm win, and in just a few months, has totally rebuilt and reopened, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Days after the reopening of the popular Tom Beach hotel in St Barth, the property’s famous beach bar has also reopened its doors. La Plage, one of the main hotspots on the sand in St …

 The moment you pull the car over the sandy path, you realize this isn’t like any other beach in Aruba. And it isn’t like any other beach in the Caribbean, either. This is Boca Grandi. It isn’t the beach you’re …

 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 …

 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

 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 …

O Corail

 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 …