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A New Kind of Bahamas Vacation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s leading boat charter firms has expanded into The Bahamas — meaning a new way to vacation around the destination’s exotic outposts. MarineMax Vacations has officially taken its premium power catamaran operation …

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Rum Journal: Soggy Dollar Rum, a Journey to the BVI in a Bottle

 By Alexander Britell One of the most beautiful — and perhaps most understated — things about rum is its power to transport. The romantic energy of rum can take you from wherever you’re indulging to a far-off Caribbean island somewhere, to …

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10 Under-the-Radar Beach Hotels in the Caribbean

 You didn’t want to spend 20 minutes walking from your room to get to the beach. That’s not why you’re here. You made the long journey so you could spend your vacation lazing on the sand, rum punch (or just …

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 The chirp of tree frogs, the rush of the waves, the shimmer of a Caribbean moonscape. It’s less than a month away — but is there anywhere more romantic to spend this Valentine’s Day than the Caribbean? This year’s Valentine’s Day …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury boat charter firm Sunsail is adding a pair of new Lagoon catamarans to its Caribbean fleet, Caribbean Journal has learned. The company has added two new Lagoon-made models: the Sunsail 464 (Lagoon 46) and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ cruise sector is continuing what has been a remarkable comeback from the storms of 2017. The BVI is projecting 524,928 cruise passengers for the 2018-2019 season, concentrated of course at the …

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 There’s a peculiar joy to finding that hidden-away hotel, the one you haven’t heard of, the one without a brand but with a personality. There’s a feeling you get when you discover a hotel for yourself — one that soon develops …

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 It all begins with the beach. Sure, we love the food, the hotels and the culture in the Caribbean. But every journey starts with inspiration, and it always comes from that daydream of an afternoon spent on a beautiful shoreline, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has signed a memorandum of understanding with home sharing giant Airbnb, the territory announced this week. The partnership “aims to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism to the islands, democratize the …

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 There’s a dynamism in the Caribbean now, a movement. The region is at once reinventing itself and delving even deeper into the beauty of its traditions and its culture. There are new hotels, new restaurants, new destinations and new ideas. …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT has returned to the British Virgin Islands. The regional air carrier has resumed its morning and evening services to Tortola following the suspension of flights after Hurricane Irma last year. The airline resumed flights into …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic and Panama are the top Caribbean destinations for U.S. real estate investors, according to a report released this week by real estate company WIRE Consulting. WIRE examined the region’s real estate destinations, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Capt. Ron Inglett, who sent in this lovely shot of sunset as seen from Sopers Hole on the West End of Tortola in the British Virgin …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Recent years have seen the growth of a number of initiatives aimed at regrowing coral reef in the Caribbean — most notably the Coral Restoration Foundation in Bonaire. Now, another drive has launched to help rebuild …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Dan Carlson, who sent in this lovely shot of the view of White Bay on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Have you taken …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sailing around the British Virgin Islands on a charter boat is one of the ultimate Caribbean getaways. But if you’re a solo traveler, a couple or a small group, it’s not always practical or easy …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Gorda’s Taddy Bay airport has officially reopened for air service. The airport had been closed since April for a safety compliance-related construction project. News of the airport’s relaunch was confirmed by British Virgin Islands …

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 The Caribbean his heating up for the winter season, and that’s being buoyed by a truly impressive lineup of hotel relaunches, from boutique St Barth stays to venerable Anguilla retreats. And whether you’re planning a Thanksgiving getaway or looking to …