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Longtime British Virgin Islands Tourism Director “Hanging Up Her Shoes”

 One of the Caribbean’s leading directors of tourism is “hanging up her shoes” later this year.  Sharon Flax-Brutus, who has served as the Director of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission for eight years, is stepping down …

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St Croix’s Must-Visit Food Festival Is Back

 St Croix, one of the Caribbean’s hottest culinary destinations right now, is set for another edition of the popular Taste of St Croix food festival.  The 2020 edition of the event, which will be held on April 2, will be …

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Another Michelin-Star Chef Comes to Martinique

 Another Michelin-star chef is coming to Martinique.  One of the Caribbean’s buzziest culinary destinations is set to welcome a renowned chef with the arrival of Michelin-star Chef Nicolas Magie.  The Bordeaux chef, famous for his Le Saint James eatery, is …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has no shortage of great culinary festivals, from St Barth to Barbados, all showcasing the marvelous diversity of Caribbean food. But one of the Caribbean’s most popular destination food festivals has a rather …

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 It began with an idea. An idea to celebrate the jewels of the Caribbean hotel industry, the smaller, more intimate spaces through which hoteliers express their dreams, their personalities and their visions for what hospitality can be. And now the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is primed for a major culinary event with the return this year of Chefs Night. The four-day event, which will be hosted at the Sonesta Ocean Point resort in Maho, will last from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is planning another major overhaul to one of its ships for Southern Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. Royal is spending $116 million on an “amplification” of its Freedom of the Seas …

 Whether you’re on your honeymoon or just want a tranquil getaway for you and yours, the Caribbean is filled with terrific adults-only resorts, many of them of the all-inclusive variety. That combination has proven to be particularly popular with travelers, …

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 The old capital of San Nicolas teems with color on a weekday afternoon, with bold murals popping up all over the city, teeming with artistic energy. Far on the other side of the island, kitesurfers take a break at the …

miami caribbean cook off

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Some of the Caribbean leading culinary professionals are gearing up for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Taste of the Caribbean event. The big Caribbean cook-off will take place June 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Blue Diamond Resorts, one of the largest resort companies in Cuba, has completed the first phase of an extensive renovation project at its Memories Trinidad Del Bar all-inclusive hotel. The property’s makeover included the lobby, …

bonaire caribbean food

 By Alexander Britell THERE’S A popular restaurant in the onetime library of a very old Dominican abbey in the Dutch city of Zwolle. It’s called “The Library,” and it’s won a Michelin star every year since 1993 — now boasting three …

caribbean stuffed plantain

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Many years ago, back in Culinary school, I can never forget this particularly hardcore instructor who trained me in fish fabrication and cooking. Every day upon arrival at 6am for class, he would add just a …

jamaica villa resort

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A Caribbean villa vacation is something rather different than your traditional hotel getaway. It’s a way to live the destination in another way, in tranquility, in seclusion, in privacy, with a different kind of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has completed a large-scale transformation project at its Sandals Montego Bay resort in Jamaica. The property, which was the first-ever Sandals when it debuted in 1981, has been in the midst of …

mayakoba eatery

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a hip toes-in-the-sand eatery in the heart of the tony Mayakoba community on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. The Andaz Mayakoba Resort has debuted its new Sotavento beach restaurant, under the stewardship of executive …

st croix too chez

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the hottest culinary destinations in the Caribbean has added yet another buzzy eatery to its portfolio. It’s called Too Chez Restaurant and Bar, and the new American-French restaurant is set in the heart …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton WE’RE SOMEWHERE near Saint-Esprit, stopped on the side of the road at Willy Poul’, a poulet boucane-focused food truck. The chicken is superb, with a resplendent garlic curry sauce, and it makes me think …