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The 10 Best Places to Stay in Aruba

 This is what you always find yourself loving about the best Aruba hotels. We’ve alway said that Aruba has a lot of great hotels, and places to stay to fit every size and vacation. With easy air access, fabulous beaches, and a …

The 10 Best Caribbean Cruise Ports

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A Caribbean cruise is never a bad idea but not all ports are created equal. These 10 ports of call, which offer a winning combination of passenger facilities and proximity to the island attractions we …

The Best Caribbean Honeymoon Destinations

  The Best Caribbean Honeymoon Destinations, from boutiques to large resorts across the islands. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Seclusion, tranquility, sultry nights tempered by cool ocean breezes … the Caribbean defines romance and honeymoons. The Caribbean and honeymoons amplify …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You might not be a black-belt shopper like me but I bet you buy at least one souvenir when you visit the Caribbean. So make it count! Whether you’re looking for rum or a piece …

 Lots of people will tell you what a great meal is, especially in the age of the foodie. But you know what it is — it’s one you remember long past dessert. Maybe it’s because of the view of the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We’re all about the beach, but sometimes a little poolside relaxation is in order. When we’re craving some lounge time, these are the pools where we like to pull up a chaise (and suck down …

 Sure, we all come to the Caribbean primarily for the natural beauty. But Caribbean food is also one of the world’s greatest treasures — a blend of histories, cultures, tastes and identities as varied as you will find anywhere on …

 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It takes more than just a playground and a children’s menu to guarantee a good time at a family all-inclusive. Here are the Caribbean resorts where we’d vacay with our own kin – and you …

 Above: a room at the Royal Oasis in Petion-Ville By the Caribbean Journal staff Last year, Haiti’s Tourism Ministry announced it would be introducing a new way of classifying its hotels. Instead of using the traditional “star” rating system, the …

 It’s time to get away. If you’re not in the Caribbean, it’s getting cold. Probably too cold. So instead of a White Christmas, try a White-Sand Christmas this year with our picks for the best holiday getaways in the Caribbean. …

 By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — Could the Caribbean lead a transformation of the air travel industry? Perhaps Jamaica can. Airlines, airport authorities, immigration and customs can all learn valuable lessons from Jamaica and Montego Bay’s Club Mobay. On a recent trip …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Souvenir shopping in the Caribbean? For the love of God, put down that fridge magnet, shot glass or oversize sombrero. And don’t get me started on those knitted hats with the faux dreadlocks! I’ve found …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Luxury isn’t always synonymous with large. At these 15 high-end Caribbean boutique hotels – none bigger than 50 rooms – plush amenities come in petite packages. Graycliff, Bahamas With its period furniture and plantation-era styling, …

 When you think of the Caribbean, maybe you think of the beach, or the small town, or the offshore cay — even if you live in the Caribbean. But at CJ, we want people to rethink the Caribbean — to understand …

 Above: 101 Rums at the Four Seasons Nevis (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NEVIS — There’s a certain energy one creates in tilting a snifter filled with aged rum. It can’t be measured in joules, but it’s undeniable. …

 By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — It’s the signature Bahamian cocktail: the Bahama Mama. While you can find this drink in just about any bar across the 700 islands of the Bahamas, we happened upon the Garden of the …

 Choosing the best resort for a honeymoon in the Caribbean is a bit like choosing an engagement ring. There are so many, they are all beautiful and there’s usually one that’s just right for you. The difference is, you’ll have …