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Rum Journal: A Big Statement from 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 …

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JetBlue Set for New Nonstop Flights to the French Caribbean

 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 …

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The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean 2020

 The number of world-class Caribbean restaurants continues to multiply, making this landmark selection, which first launched back in 2013, more and more difficult each year.  The Caribbean food sector continues to send a strong message to the world that this …

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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, …

caribbean rum mecca

 It’s a quiet land of waving cane fields and serene beaches, ti’ punch and accras, shaped like a pancake and flat like one, too.  And the casual observer might mistake this merely for a serene Caribbean paradise.  But Marie Galante …

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 …

air belgium caribbean new

 European carrier Air Belgium is launching its newest Caribbean route this week, with its first-ever service to Fort de France in Martinique.  The carrier launches flights on Saturday, Dec. 7 on an Airbus A340-300 aircraft.  The weekly flights are a …

club med guadeloupe caravelle

 Club Med has reopened its all-inclusive Club Med Caravelle in the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe.  The property has completed a more than $52 million renovation and expansion project. The company says the renovation has “made the resort Club Med’s …

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 GUSTAVIA — It came down to a rum-off.  For the first time, the most exclusive rums in the Caribbean went head-to-head in a blind tasting competition at Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth, and a team of seven international …

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 It was long the best resort in Guadeloupe, but now the chic La Toubana resort has taken things to another level.  La Toubana, set in the hip beach town of Sainte Anne, has officially become the first five-star resort in …

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 November is one of our favorite times of year to travel to the Caribbean. The weather is glorious, the crowds are less and the deals are plenty. But it’s also close enough to peak season that you’ll still get much …

jetblue norwegian

 JetBlue and Norwegian are looking to sign an interline agreement, the two sides said this week.  The two fast-growing carriers have signed a letter of intent for an interline agreement, which would let travelers combine flights between Europe and the …

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 All-inclusive brand Club Med is in the midst of a significant expansion of its resort on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.  The company is investing around $44 million on a major transformation and expansion project at the resort, which …

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 The hottest Caribbean hotel opening of 2019 is here.  Kempinski’s first-ever Caribbean resort has officially opened its doors in the north of Dominica.  The 151-room Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica resort is a monumental new addition to an island …

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 The Caribbean’s most exclusive island is the new home of a major Caribbean rum event. Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards, the region’s leading celebration of premium rums, is coming to St Barth from Nov. 6-10. The second edition of the …

guyana flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off an expansion to Guadeloupe, JetBlue has announced plans to launch new nonstop flights to Guyana on the southern edge of the Caribbean. The new flights will be operating daily from New York’s John …

windstar fleet upgrade

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Windstar Cruises has announced the cutting of the first steel on the transformation project of its MS Star Legend cruise ship. The company is redesigning and upgrading the ship as part of a $250 million …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A highly-anticipated new Club Med resort is set to open in the Dominican Republic in November. The new Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda, the first of Club Med’s “Exclusive Collection” in the Americas, will officially …