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St Maarten Resort Open

The Newest Resort in St Maarten Is Now Open

 The most anticipated new resort in St Maarten in years has opened its doors, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Morgan Resort, set in the heart of Simpson Bay, is a major new resort for the destination.  The hotel officially opened …

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The All-Inclusive Secrets St Martin Just Reopened

 One of the most anticipated resort reopenings in the Caribbean is finally here.  The all-inclusive Secrets St Martin Resort and Spa, which had just opened its doors for the first time a year ago, is officially back, Caribbean Journal has …

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Secrets St Martin Resort Now Planning April 1 Relaunch

 The highly anticipated reopening of AMResorts’ first-ever resort in the French Caribbean is now set for April 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Secrets St Martin, which had just debuted before the onset of the pandemic in March of …

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 Marco has just brought the morning croissants and the espresso has heated up and the streets of Gustavia are still silent on a Sunday.  It might even be the hour of the decollage, occasion for the French West Indies’ centuries-old …

martinique tourism open

 Ahead of Martinique’s reopening to travelers from the United States, the Martinique Tourism Authority has unveiled a new Spotify playlist that showcases the sounds of the French Caribbean island.  It’s called Martinique Caribbean Vibes, and the playlist features 80 songs …

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rosewood caribbean st barth

 Rosewood is adding one of the region’s crown jewels to its Caribbean resort portfolio.  Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has been tapped to manage St Barth’s iconic Le Guanahani hotel, which is set to reopen in 2021 after an extensive renovation …

french caribbean shutdown

 The French Caribbean has extended its border shutdown through Monday, May 11.  The move is part of a broader lockdown by the French government that includes a countrywide “shelter at home” order due to the ongoing global fight against the …

caribbean coronavirus guadeloupe cayman

 A pair of Caribbean destinations are leading the way with aggressive measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.  That includes the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe and the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands.  In what is …

martinique rhum saint james

 I take a sip of the Rhum Saint James and I am instantly in Martinique.  Therein lies the transportive power of rum, a, transcendent gift bequeathed to no other spirit in the world.  There’s just something about rum, about Caribbean …

st maarten caribbean destination

 In a significant achievement for a destination hit hard by the storms of 2017, St Maarten was the fastest-growing tourism destination in the Caribbean last year.  The destination’s growth rate of 80 percent was the biggest improvement of any destination …

caribbean vacation st barth

 Staying in a villa is the ultimate St Barth vacation — it’s a way to experience the essence of what makes the island so unique.  It means baguette breakfasts with nothing but you and sea blue; twilight rosé on the …

guadeloupe tourism open

 For the first time ever, JetBlue is now flying to the French Caribbean.  The New York City-based carrier officially kicked off its new nonstop flights to Guadeloupe this weekend, with thrice-weekly service out of New York’s John F. Kennedy International …

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 JetBlue capped off a strong 2019 with another solid month of traffic growth, according to the latest numbers from the New York City-based air carrier.  JetBlue reported 4.6 billion revenue passenger miles in December, a 5.7 percent increase over the …

rhum bologne

 It’s one of the French Caribbean’s signature brands, and arguably the most popular ingredient in the classic ti ‘punch: Rhum Bologne, Guadeloupe’s rum powerhouse.  But for years, Bologne was just that: part of a ti’ punch, an outstanding cocktail.  In …

jetblue caribbean nonstop

 JetBlue Airways is set to launch its newest Caribbean route at the beginning of next month.  The New York City-based carrier is launching its first-ever flights to the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe beginning Feb. 1, 2020.  The airline’s new …

best rums

 In 2012, Caribbean Journal’s Rum Journal first launched the Rum Awards — a unique celebration of the best rums of the year.  And after seven previous incarnations, the annual Rum Awards morphed into a full-fledged rum event in St Barth, …

guadeloupe rum longueteau

 While Guadeloupe’s lovely rhum agricole still largely tends to live in the shadow of its kindred spirits in Martinique, one of the French Caribbean department’s rum brands has been working to change that: Rhum Longueteau.  The Sainte-Marie product has been …