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From Aruba to St Croix, 10 Beaches to Dream About

 The sound of the surf, the smell of the salt air; the feeling when your toes hit powder-soft sand.  Beaches are more than just places, more than scenery; they’re their own states of mind, their own dimensions.  And we could …

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Caribbean Moment: A Perfect Sandbar in The Bahamas

 It’s just called The Sandbar, a stretch of sublime strands of ocean sand remote enough that it’s never gotten a real name.  It’s set just off the coast of Cape Eleuthera, the southwestern-most corner of the enchanting island of Eleuthera …

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St Kitts and Nevis Shuts Borders in Measure Against Coronavirus

 The twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis is the latest Caribbean country to implement aggressive measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.  St Kitts and Nevis, which just confirmed its first cases of coronavirus, said it was …

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 You’re dreaming about it.  No matter where you are, the Caribbean is always calling. In times like these, just a daydream of a pristine Caribbean beach, a breezy beach shack, a cocktail on the beach, can bring a smile and …

cancun turks and caicos cocktails

 If you’re at home right now, you’re probably still dreaming about the Caribbean. And for those of us who can’t be in the region right now, there are still some ways to rediscover the Caribbean in your own home.  One …

aruba coronavirus

 Aruba, one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations, has launched a series of aggressive measures to contain and prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has officially restricted all non-residents of Aruba from entering …

anguilla coronavirus

 Another Caribbean island has implemented strong measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19.  The island of Anguilla is set to close its airport and seaport beginning Friday, March 20 for at least the next 14 days.  …

puerto rico coronavirus

 While Puerto Rico has only five confirmed cases of coronavirus so far, the island has announced a series of strong measures to contain the virus in the territory, according to Discover Puerto Rico. “Puerto Rico has put an Island-wide issues …

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 …

belize resorts beach

 Belize has many eco-resorts in its unspoiled rainforests — Chaa Creek and the Ka’Ana Resort, to name a couple of outstanding examples — but this Central American nation also has hundreds of miles of Caribbean coastline on its eastern border, …

caribbean food

 Sitting under a palapa at the water’s edge, dining on whole snapper glazed in unagi joined by a 2016 Astrid & Therese riesling, one begins to realize just how much the Caribbean culinary scene has changed in recent years.  Because …

st maarten beachfront bistro

 One of St Maarten’s most popular places to stay is adding a new beachfront bistro.  The island’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort will soon begin construction on the new Veranda Market and Bistro, a spokesperson for the property told Caribbean Journal.  …

All-Inclusive Private-Island

 At the best private-island all-inclusive destinations in the Caribbean, you’ll find the all-inclusive experience without all the crowds.  That means the comfort and convenience of all-inclusive in a luxurious, rarefied package, often in some of the most luxurious spots in …

french leave

 The spectacular beaches of the Caribbean remain the region’s ultimate siren song for travelers. They’re the reason we sit at our desks, dreaming of the islands, placing ourselves there, even just for a moment.  They’re the essence of what makes …

dreams curacao resort

 AMResorts’ Dreams brand, which launched a new resort in Curacao at the end of last year, is expanding on the Dutch Caribbean island.  The adults-only Floris Suite Hotel will close after Easter to undergo a significant renovation, after which the …

bermuda digital arrival

 It’s quite an innovation in the wider Caribbean-Atlantic region: Bermuda’s digital arrival card.  Instead of long waits at the immigration line, Bermuda give travelers the opportunity to fill out their immigration forms digitally in advance of their trips.  But uptake …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Carina Mörzinger, who sent in this lovely shot Mount Christoffel on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

adults-only hotels caribbean

 The Caribbean is filled with great adults-only hotels — but the vast majority of them are all-inclusive.  For many, that’s great, and an adults-only all-inclusive vacation can be wonderful.  But not everyone is seeking an all-inclusive experience; some want the independence …