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The Best Way to See the British Virgin Islands

 Above: a Moorings 48-foot catamaran called “Friend Ship” By Alexander Britell IT’S TWO O’CLOCK on Prickly Pear. Lal has just made us some ti’ punches with the last bit of Rhum St James left on the island. It’s not a bottle that will …

Running in Paradise

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor ANTIGUA — It’s as round, golden and shiny as the island sun I’ve left behind. Six inches in diameter it’s almost as big as my head, attracting stares and comments throughout my journey home to …

This is the Coolest (And Greenest) Hotel in the British Virgin Islands

 Above: the Cooper Island Beach Club (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell COOPER ISLAND — It’s just before twilight and the sea is silver. There are barrels in the sand and a table in the water. On Cooper Island, …

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 Above: Cane Garden Bay in Tortola (all photos by CJ) CANE GARDEN BAY — In the heart of Beach Bar City is a place called Paradise. It’s Paradise Club, a beach bar on the sandy stretch of Tortola called Cane …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — In English they’re popsicles; in Spanish they’re paletas. But in any language, the frozen novelties from Puerto Rico’s Senor Paletas taste just as sweet. Opened in January, the tiny Old San Juan …

 Above: Palomino Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell FAJARDO – This isn’t Puerto Rico. I can see Puerto Rico ahead, its mountains climbing on top of one another, lightly obscured by the recent Sahara haze. But this isn’t …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re looking for local food in Old San Juan (and you’ve already been to Raices, Café El Punto and El Jibarito), here’s another eatery to try. Aji Dulce Café on Calle San Jose specializes …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What does St Martin smell like? Pear, tomato, clementine and mango. At least that’s how it smells to me. Because those are the scents I used to make my own island-inspired fragrance at Tijon, a …

 Above: Le Ti Coin Creole in Grand Case (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — It’s the last restaurant on the left. Take a stroll down Grand Case Boulevard in French St Martin and you’ll be surrounded …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’ve never met a Caribbean ice cream shop I didn’t like: Devon House I Scream in Kingston, Jamaica; Ziouka Glaces in Martinique; Fresh Scoops in St. Thomas …I’ve loved them all, and even been known …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Getting away from it all shouldn’t have to mean spending it all. Here are a dozen cozy Caribbean roosts – all featuring rooms under $200 a night – where you can get your daily dose …

 Above: D-Boat in Antigua (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANTIGUA — This bar is new and it isn’t going anywhere. But it could sail away if it wanted to. Its called D Boat, a new floating bar in …

 ANTIGUA — No matter where you go here, it’s hard to move. First, it’s looking out your window. It’s absolutely quiet. Just the feeling of the wind as it darts over the water. You have the perfect view of the perfect little …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor When it comes to private island resorts, Petit St Vincent is one of our favorites. Who among us wouldn’t want to want to get away to this idyllic 22-cottage oasis afloat in the turquoise waters …

 They’re historic, but they’re not about the years. They’re elegant, but they’re not just about luxury. These hotels aren’t fixed in time — they transcend time. They’re places that, at one point or another, crystallized their view of the perfect Caribbean …

 Above: Las EsQuinas in Anguilla (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell LITTLE HARBOUR — This is why I’m here. I had just gotten to Anguilla by ferry from Marigot, then by a taxi here to Little Harbour. JR took …

 While Punta Cana began with its groundbreaking airport and the Puntacana Resort and Club, it’s grown into one of the largest stretches of connected beaches and resorts in the world. Today, greater Punta Cana includes a diverse range of areas …

 Above: the new Jerk Shack By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Head’s up, jerk lovers! There’s a new place to get your fix of the fiery Jamaican barbecue. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa opened its new Jerk Shack …