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A Caribbean Music Playlist That Will Take You to the Beach

 Next to smell, there’s nothing like music to spark memories. So while we can’t bring you the fragrance of Frangipani (or even suntan lotion), these 15 songs capture the memory of times spent relaxing on Caribbean beaches, drinking rum drinks …

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The Caribbean’s Only Marley Resort Is For Sale

 The only hotel in the Caribbean with the Marley brand name is now for sale in Nassau, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The 17-suite Marley Resort and Spa, which was at one time the vacation home of Bob and Rita …

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Jamaica Has a New Spotify Playlist for the “Irie Vibes” We Need

 In a time of global unease, Jamaica Tourism is looking to send out some positivity with a new Spotify playlist aimed at helping to lift our spirits.  It’s called, fittingly, “Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright,” and it features …

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 Puerto Morelos, the tiny beach town in Mexico that’s one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, is about to get a major new luxury hotel.  It’s called The Fives Oceanfront Puerto Morelos, the third outpost by The Fives, a growing boutique …

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 My journey started with the thrill of the prop plane nosing down for a “bombs away” landing at the Gustaf III airport runway, one of the shortest in the world, as the landing gear of the Tradewind Aviation plane hammered …

 The Caribbean coast of Mexico has its first-ever Marley Coffee.  The Jamaican coffee brand has opened a new coffee house at T”he Fives Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen.  It’s just the second coffee shop by the brand, which is …

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 Hotel company Karisma is planning a big bash to celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of global music icon Bob Marley.  The company’s Azul Beach Resort Negril is planning a week of events to mark the occasion from …

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 This one-way street on the outskirts of Bridgetown has two lines of colorful houses just across Spring Garden Highway from the sea. But it’s the green-and-yellow one three quarters of the way down the road that brings the pilgrims. Robyn …

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 We can’t say it enough: The Bahamas is open for business, from Cat Island to Eleuthera, Harbour Island to Exuma, Bimini to Long Island. But Nassau remains the country’s travel hub, its most complete — and popular — destination. And while …

 When it made its debut four years ago, Harbour Island’s Afrohead rum sent a shockwave through the industry. Its superb design — and its drinkability — were a refreshing addition to the Caribbean’s rum offering. It was bold, it was cool …

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 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Negril may not be Jamaica’s hippy hangout like it was back in the 1970s, but it still retains a mellow vibe that’s a nice departure from the more in-your-face tourism towns of Montego Bay and Ocho …

Ben & Jerry's One Love

 Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor is all about the Caribbean. The company has announced the launch of the new “Bob Marley’s One Love” flavor, named for Bob Marley’s legendary song. The flavor is the result of a partnership with the …

 This June, The Marley Family, Island Records and UMe will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley & the Wailers’ classic Exodus album. The band’s ninth studio album was released on June 3, 1977, featuring a new backing band, and …

 Celebrating Marley with a special cocktail I’m in Jamaica, on the beach with Bob Marley. Alas, it’s not the dearly departed king of reggae himself. Instead, this Bob Marley is a red, green and gold-colored frozen concoction that Winston, the …

 The Marley family has been continuing to expand the power of its name for years, both in the musical realm and beyond. And it’s now clear that the newest branches of Bob Marley’s family tree are equally strong. Marley’s 19-year-old …

 Another new hotel for brand By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton Worldwide has debuted its second Curio hotel in Jamaica. The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa has joined Curio — A Collection by Hilton. The property, located in Ocho …

 Above: reggae star Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Another year, another Grammy win for Ziggy Marley. Just two days after his father would have turned 70, Jamaica’s Marley did his family proud with his second straight Grammy Award …

 Above: Bob Marley’s Land Rover By the Caribbean Journal staff In time for the 70th anniversary of the birth of Bob Marley, the Land Rover Defender the music superstar once owned has now been restored. The matte-blue 1977 Series III …