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Kimpton Is Opening a New Caribbean Hotel in Roatan

 By Alexander Britell Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is expanding again in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. The popular upscale hotel brand is planning to open a new boutique resort on Roatan off the Caribbean coast of Honduras. The new …

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St Maarten Is a Resurgent Caribbean Hotspot

 By Alexander Britell St Maarten tourism is booming. The Dutch Caribbean hotspot is seeing a massive rebound in tourism arrivals, according to newly-released data for the first half of 2019. St Maarten reported 171,543 stayover visitors in the first six …

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Seven Ways to Experience the BVI Right Now

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor How do you want to take the British Virgin Islands — one ravishing island at a time, or all at once in a grand tour by sea? Here are seven ways to experience the wonders of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was always a bucket-list destination: Pinel Island, the sandy oasis a short ferry ride off the coast of Cul de Sac on the French side of St Martin. And now, the legendary island is …

 By Alexander Britell One of the coolest hotels in the Caribbean has officially reopened in the wake of last year’s storms. The Anegada Beach Club on the beach-filled island of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands reopened its doors on …

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 You never forget the first time you see a truly great beach. No matter how crowded (or empty), how easy to get to, how big or small, there’s a feeling of discovery you get when you first set foot on …

 Southwest Airlines is adding another new Caribbean destination. The fast-expanding carrier is planning to launch new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos beginning Nov. 5. Southwest Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly made the announcement in a …

 If there’s a more quintessentially Caribbean experience than having a rum at a Caribbean beach bar, we haven’t found it. Indeed, it’s the dream of toes-in-the-sand, rum-in-hand afternoons that bring so many travelers to the Caribbean year after year. And …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We call them “rum punch islands.” You can call them pocket-sized paradises where there’s absolutely nothing to distract from your Caribbean priorities: chilling at the bar; soaking up the sun; grazing on some good food; …

 A rum punch and a magret de canard? Yes, you can find them together in the Caribbean. Sure, there are great beach bars all across the Caribbean. But at certain sandy outposts in the Caribbean, you can find something more: …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sometimes you want to go somewhere everybody knows your name – or at least where you’re guaranteed to get a great rum punch or local beer. Check out this list (in no particular order) of …

 When you think about heading to the beach, you might think about doing nothing. We are quite the opposite. We go to beaches for a purpose, and in the Caribbean we are fortunate to have a beach for just about …

 It’s easy to think that the beach bar might have been invented on Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. For some, legend has it that when St Maarten and St Martin was divided between the French and Dutch they did it by first getting inebriated …

 You take a short boat ride to a tiny, sandy circle in the middle of the sea. You climb on, and all you can see are a few palm trees and a small shack serving rum punches. This is the …