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How St Thomas’ Newest Cigar Lounge Has Gone Virtual

 St Thomas’ newest cigar lounge had just opened when the pandemic hit.  But as small businesses are rebranding, restructuring, and in some cases permanently closing due to COVID-19, The Pelican Shop is taking to the internet to innovate. After finding …

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In St Barth, Finding The Rhythm of Caribbean Rum

 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 …

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St Thomas Is Getting A New Cigar Lounge

 In a boost for locals and visitors to one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise ports, St Thomas will soon be home to a brand-new cigar lounge.  It’s called The Pelican Shop, and it will be set in St Thomas’ A.H. …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton They came here for the water, for the fresh pond surrounded by maritime birds and and waving reeds. The early settlers eventually built Mission House, a two-story wooden home, a place that became a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most celebrated restaurants has completed its comeback from Hurricane Irma. Le Pressoir, set in the heart of the culinary hotspot of Grand Case in St Martin, has officially reopened its doors. …

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 By Alexander Britell MARIGOT — No matter where you are in the Caribbean (outside of Cuba of course), it’s rarely easy to find great Cuban cigars. That includes most of the region’s top cruise destinations, where, even if you can …

 By Alexander Britell It’s up the steps and past the pool tables and behind an unmarked wooden door on the second floor of a covered plaza in the heart of Old Christiansted. There’s no name, no sign and it isn’t …

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t always easy finding a great Cuban cigar in the Caribbean. That’s why you’re always best off heading for an official Habanos Point or Casa del Habano, those officially licensed by Habanos. But in Montego Bay, …

 A glass of aged rum, a premium cigar, the sound of a steel pan. It’s the recipe for a perfect evening in the Bahamas, and it’s what every night is like at the new Churchill Cigar & Rum Bar at …

 By Alexander Britell Aruba has long been a haven for cigar lovers, with a host of cigar shops large and small for passionate travelers. But navigating the island’s diverse cigar scene has never been easy — until now. That’s because there’s …

 Dark lighting. High-backed leather chairs. A top-shelf spirits selection. A breadth of cigars. There’s even a library. These are the ingredients to a great cigar lounge, and the Avo Lounge at San Juan’s Condado Vanderbilt hotel. This is the classic …

 It’s just a few hundred miles from the Cayman Islands to Cuba. And for years, that’s meant a great deal of Cuban cultural influence in the British Overseas Territory, from music to rum. And it also means that Grand Cayman …

 Above: the Havana Cay cigar bar and lounge at the Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama (All photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — Nestled in a quiet back corner of the resort’s Manor House, the Grand Lucayan’s …

 Above: Cuban Crafters in Miami (all photos by CJ) THE CLACK of dominoes. The steam of a just-made colada. The deliberate movements of cigar rollers. Clouds of smoke against the walls. From the outside, it’s a large warehouse-style space at …

 By Robert DipanoCJ Contributor GRAYCLIFF’S master Cuban torcedores and expanded cigar rolling operations have catapulted the Bahamian brand to the forefront of the luxury cigar market. And Caribbean Cigar was lucky enough to get its hands on Graycliff’s Silver Label …

 By Federico BroednerCJ Contributor Welcome to Caribbean Cigar, a new CJ feature dedicated to the world of fine cigars. 1966 was the year Cohiba debuted as a commercial brand. This limited edition, the Cohiba 1966, was created as an homage …