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Martinique’s New House of Rhums

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By the Caribbean Journal staff For rum aficionados, Martinique is the great Mecca, the place of pilgrimage, the place where one can visit the most marvelous collection of distilleries anywhere on earth. But when you come to Martinique, you also […]


Another New Hotel Opens in the French Caribbean

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By Alexander Britell Fresh off the debut of the transformed Hotel Diamant Les Bains in Martinique’s buzzy beach town of Diamant, the French Caribbean island has gotten another new hotel. This time it’s the new Hotel Pelican, a beachfront boutique […]


Martinique Is Getting a New Boutique Hotel

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By the Caribbean Journal staff A legendary French Caribbean hotel is getting new life in one of Martinique’s hottest beach towns. The Diamant Les Bains, which first opened in 1945 as the first tourist hotel in Martinique, is slated to […]


A New Dominica-Guadeloupe Ferry

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By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to island hop in some of the Eastern Caribbean’s most exotic destinations. The new Val Ferry began operating between Dominica and Guadeloupe last month, complementing existing ferry service by popular operator […]

Rum Journal: Martinique’s La Favorite Reserve du Chateau 2002

By Alexander Britell There is a particular passion in the production of rhum agricole in Martinique. There is a thought, a contemplation, a level of sophistication that seems to transcend what you find in much of the rest of the […]

A Major Global Foiling Event Is Coming to Martinique

By Alexander Britell Foiling is heading to the Olympics (including in Paris in 2024), and now a significant new foiling regatta is coming to the heart of the French Caribbean. It’s called the Martinique Flying Regatta, and it will be […]


How to Fly to Martinique for $79

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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 […]

Le Babaorum, The Place to Eat in Fort de France

The moment you walk into the colorful Le Babaorum on the outskirts of Fort de France, you see a who’s who of Martinique, from bankers and businessmen to members of the French navy to lovers of all things rhum. Everyone […]

San Juan: Readers’ Choice Caribbean City of the Year 2016

Thousands of Caribbean Journal readers have spoken, and now there’s a winner. San Juan, Puerto Rico has taken home the crown as the Caribbean Journal Readers’ Choice Award winner for Caribbean City of the Year in 2016. San Juan beat […]


A Very Cool New Hotel in Martinique

While the Caribbean has a host of very interesting cities to visit, too often Caribbean islands fail to devote resources (particularly hotel stock) to make them appealing to visitors – with exceptions like San Juan, Santo Domingo and Willemstad. But […]

VIDEO: On the Sea at the Hotel Bakoua in Martinique

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One of the best hotels in Martinique, the Hotel Bakoua is also home to some seriously good bars, none more famous than its Coco Bar, a floating “bungalow” bar extending into the bay of Fort de France. Plainly, it’s a […]

New Hotel Coming to Martinique

By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new hotel coming to Martinique. Le Simon Hotel, a 94-room property set in downtown Fort-de-France, is slated to open in Jan. 2016. The property is located in front of the city’s Pointe Simon […]


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