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5 Tiny Caribbean Beach Towns to Visit Right Now

 There’s a particular delight in finding the perfect beach town in the Caribbean, a place that manages to marry a pristine stretch of sand with a walkable, energetic, culture-filled mini-destination.  While great beach towns (and beach cities) abound in the …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Gardens of Guadeloupe

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Alison Dymott, who sent in this lovely shot from the Botanical Gardens in Deshaies, Guadeloupe. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

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How to Fly to Martinique for $79

 It’s never been easier to get to the French Caribbean – and it’s never been cheaper, either. And right now, you can fly to the island of Martinique, one of the most exotic and fascinating destinations in the Caribbean, for …

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 For some, the ultimate retirement in the islands is in a far-off place with just palm trees, sand and water. But for others, it’s about finding a community. But the Caribbean makes it possible to find both: the bucolic, idyllic beach …

 Above: Deshaies, Guadeloupe (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell DESHAIES — Just before noon on a recent trip to Guadeloupe’s Island of Basse-Terre, I saw a rooster walking into a church. At first glance, it seemed the most exciting …