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Hurricane Maria Pummels St Croix, Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico

 Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM …

Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With several islands steel reeling from the destructive force of Hurricane Irma, another major storm is barreling toward the Caribbean: Hurricane Maria. As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Maria was about 120 miles east-southeast of the …

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 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …

 Regional carrier Winair has canceled all of its flights on Tuesday Sept. 5 and Wednesday Sept. 6 due to the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma in the northeastern Caribbean. The company said it hoped to restart “limited services” on Thursday, …

 The Jungle Bay eco-hotel, which was destroyed in 2015 by Tropical Storm Erika, is making a triumphant return. The property is being rebranded as Jungle Bay Eco Villas, an eco hotel which will include 60 duplex-style villas, along with spa …

best hikes

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Caribbean’s lush and mountainous topography lends itself to some of the best hiking on the planet, treating trampers to tropical foliage and sightings of indigenous birds and animals, culminating with panoramic views of the …

 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 …

 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is expanding to St. Lucia. The company, which is a part of Marriott International, has signed a management agreement with Dubai-based Range Developments to open a Ritz-Carlton in St. Lucia in 2021. Range Developments is also …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sure, good hotel cuisine requires an experienced and inventive chef. But at the end of the day, it’s the raw ingredients that really make the meal. And when those ingredients come fresh from the resort’s …

 Secret Bay, one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular boutique hotels, has launched a limited time promotion offering free extra nights for travelers who book by July 15. Travelers who book a stay at the Dominica hotel get three nights for …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Clint Hyson, who sent in this stunning shot of the beach in Portsmouth, Dominica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

luxury resorts

 Yes, luxury is in the details. But luxury is also in the big things — it’s about making sure that guests never want for anything — that they always have what they need — and that no request goes unanswered, no problem …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Whether you want to light a new love’s flame or simply head on a romantic retreat, there’s no better place to do it than the Caribbean, where every sunrise brings the promise of secluded sands …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Heather Flynn, who sent in this spectacular photograph in Toucari Bay, Dominica. “One of the most magical places I’ve traveled to in the Caribbean,” she tells us. Have you taken a …

 Above, from left: Pinkley Francis, Chairman Invest St Lucia; Kamal Shehada, development director, Range Developments; Mohammed Asaria, vice chairman Range Developments; Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia; Bradley Felix, Minister of Commerce; the Honorable Dominic Fedee, Minister of Tourism. Range …

 The United Nations Development Programme has released the latest edition of its Human Development Index, it’s periodic  ranking that effectively names the best countries in the world to live in. The index is based on a number of factors, including …

 You don’t always need a boat to appreciate the Caribbean’s underwater wonders. Because some of the Caribbean’s best snorkeling spots are right on the sand. At these snorkel-friendly beaches in the Caribbean, you can wade right in and enjoy some …