Aruba Eyes Pre-Clearance Arrangements With the Netherlands

Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba is looking to establish pre-clearance arrangements with the Netherlands that would allow travelers to the Netherlands to be cleared by customs and immigration officials at Aruba’s airport. Aruba already has such an […]


10 Secret Beaches in the Caribbean

The Caribbean has some very famous beaches: Grand Anse in Grenada, Seven Mile Beach in Cayman, Isla Verde in San Juan — and they’re all deserving of the fame. But the Caribbean is also full of beautiful lesser-known beaches, the […]


Exploring Bonaire's Frontier

Above: Washington Slagbaai National Park (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BONAIRE —THE TOWERING ROCK formations, cacti and unfamiliar terrain may suggest otherwise, but the northwestern corner of Bonaire is very much in the Caribbean. This is the Caribbean’s […]


The 10 Best Caribbean Summer Vacations For 2013

It’s summertime! The weather’s heating up, work is slowing down, and it’s time for a vacation — to the Caribbean, of course. One of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean is that summer trade winds and island breezes can […]

The Caribbean's Best Dive Resorts Right Now

Let’s be honest — if you want to go diving, it’s the Caribbean or bust. Whether it’s the unmatched sea life, easy access to dive sites or the sheer brilliance of the waters of the Caribbean Sea, the region is […]

"We Were Ecological Before Ecological Was Cool"

Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell While Bonaire is one of the smallest destinations in the Caribbean, its tourism sector is one of the most important of any individual country in the region, measured as a percentage of its […]


Diving into Food in Bonaire

Above: At Sea in Bonaire (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BONAIRE — THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN island of Bonaire has long occupied the space as the Caribbean’s top diving and snorkeling destination. With clear waters, a cornucopia of marine […]

Rum Journal: A Rum Punch at Bonaire's Captain Don's Habitat

Above: the rum punch at Rum Runners (All photos by CJ) BONAIRE — Traveling to Bonaire is mostly about what’s under the water, but you’ll also find some of the Caribbean’s top rum punch on the Dutch Caribbean island. And […]

A Bonaire Resort's Plan to Save the Caribbean's Coral Reefs

Above: the coral nursery at the Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire (Photo: Buddy Dive Resort) By Alexander Britell KRALENDIJK — From overfishing and pollution to disease and climate change, the Caribbean’s coral reefs are in serious jeopardy. But a dive […]


The Caribbean's Top 10 Hotel Bars - 2013

Above: Yara Bar at the Amanyara Turks and Caicos (Photo: Aman Resorts) WE KNOW the Caribbean has the world’s best beach bars, but it’s also home to some exceptional hotel bars — some are well-known, and others are well-kept secrets. […]

The Caribbean's Top 10 Snorkeling Destinations for 2013

IT’S ONE OF THE Caribbean’s most popular pastimes – snorkeling. And, thankfully, there are more than enough terrific snorkeling destinations to go around. While these lists always lead to difficult choices, we present to you Caribbean Journal’s inaugural Snorkeling List […]

Painting Bonaire

Above: Sail to Klein by Janice Huckaby By Alexander Britell BONAIRE — For more than two decades, Janice Huckaby has been chronicling Bonaire, brush stroke by brush stroke. Across more than 700 paintings, Huckaby, who first came to the island […]


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