caribbean travel

Hotel Highlight: The Lobby at Nassau’s British Colonial Hilton

 Above: the lobby at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau (CJ Photo) By Guy Britton NASSAU — A good hotel lobby should communicate personality, feeling and vibe. First impressions set the stage, create an impression and initiate the experience. A …

At London’s Dub Jam, a Taste of Jamaica

 Above: Dub Jam in Covent Garden (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor LONDON — Living in London (or visiting) and jonesing for jerk? Head straight for Covent Garden and check out Dub Jam, the tiny Bedford …

The Caribbean’s Sexiest Hotels

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While the definition of “sexy” is different for everyone, there are some Caribbean resorts whose uniquely captivating combination of style, ambiance and good old-fashioned romance should put them at the top of every list of …

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 Above: the Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma in Playa del Carmen By the Caribbean Journal staff Azul Hotels by Karisma is planning a $40 million expansion of its property in Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The expansion of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’ve eaten goat, tripe and ostrich in my travels but this is a first. As the Curaçao sun beats mercilessly down on our jeep pulled over on the arid north coast, tour guide Michel is …

 Above: the Board Room beach bar at the Curacao Marriott By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor CURACAO — “I make my drinks the way I like to drink them – strong,” says Cerita, the gregarious Jamaican bartender at Curacao Marriott Beach …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Grand Suites at Virgin Gorda’s Biras Creek Resort aren’t short of luxurious details. At 1,100-square-feet they feature spacious bedrooms, a walk-in closet, an ocean-view soaking tub, as well as an outdoor garden shower large …

 Above: Cable Beach (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NASSAU — It was the same time each night. The waves would slow, and the sky would turn bright orange to the west. The beach, lively during the afternoon, would …

 Above: on the sea on Barbados’ Platinum Coast (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST JAMES, BARBADOS — “Why are you whispering?” Captain Rory asked me. “So I don’t scare off the fish,” I said. Rory was leading a group …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ryan, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Sea, sand and swaying palm trees: as views go, it’s the tropical trifecta. And while you can enjoy such vistas all over the Caribbean, we’re partial to this panorama from the Lions Suite at Curacao’s Lions Dive …

 By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — The island of Grand Bahama offers beautiful scenery, beautiful beaches and ideal settings for good, old-fashioned Caribbean relaxation. But if you’re feeling adventurous and want to get out and explore the island, …

 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 …

 Above: the Bahamian Brewery in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor FREEPORT — No trip to Grand Bahama Island would be complete without a tour of Freeport’s own Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company, the maker of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Contributor No other cocktail screams “Caribbean!” louder than rum punch, and in this edition of Rum Journal, Anguilla’s CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa offers a quick and easy recipe that’ll transport you to the tiny tony island’s …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As the tabloids say: Stars, they’re just like us! So it’s little surprise that they love escaping to the Caribbean just as much as we do. If you’re hoping to do some celeb-spotting on your …

 Above: the bathroom at the Freddy Mercury Suite at the Eden Rock hotel in St Barth (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I expected the recording studio and media room. I wasn’t surprised by the tricked-out office …

 Above: a rendering of the Sonesta Ocean Point resort in St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff Sonesta is planning to debut its new Ocean Point resort in St Maarten with a soft opening in October. The Sonesta Ocean Point, …