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Hurricane Irma Heads for the Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The now-Category 5 Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in the Caribbean on Tuesday as islands across the northern Caribbean braced for impact. The storm was about 270 miles east of Antigua at 8 …

The Caribbean’s Best Micro-Hotels

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There are small hotels and then there are really small hotels; petit boutiques with five rooms or fewer, where you’re welcomed like family but treated like a visiting dignitary. In the Caribbean (as in the …

9 Caribbean Hotels That Serve Afternoon Tea

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Pinkies up, Caribbean lovers! Because despite the balmy weather, the ritual of afternoon tea is alive and well in the Caribbean – and not just in formerly British destinations, either. From Mexico and St. Lucia …

LATEST NEWS

 Fast-growing Antigua and Barbuda has become the latest Caribbean destination to formalize an agreement with home sharing giant Airbnb. The agreement aims to “help drive diversified and sustainable tourism to the islands and begin dialogue about a framework for taxation …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mollie Clark, who sent in this lovely photo of the island of North Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

family vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re a diver, the Caribbean’s your go-to destination, with hundreds of fish-filled, coral-crusted dive spots to capture your attention. But paying a la carte for your underwater adventures can get pricey, and all those …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love trawling craft markets and buying cute little tchotchkes as much as any Caribbean shopper, but sometimes we’re prepared to invest a little more in a pricey designer bauble or high-end must-have. So where …

 Above: Gordon “Butch” Stewart accepts the award at the JW Marriott Marquis  MIAMI — Sandals Resorts International Chairman and Founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart won one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious awards in a ceremony in Miami on Thursday. Stewart received …

 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 …

 It’s one thing for a Caribbean hotel to have a great spa — and the region is blessed with a striking number of world-class spas. But it’s quite another to have such a good spa so as to make the …

 We love a lazy beach day as much as anyone else but we also recognize that there’s so much more to do in our favorite part of the world than just soaking up the sun and sipping a rummy cocktail. …

Foodies

 It’s not just a trend anymore — it’s a fact. More and more travelers are doing so with food as their major motivating factor. It’s convenient, that the Caribbean is one of the world’s great food destinations — even if …

Hurricane Matthew

 Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti on Tuesday after making landfall in the southwest of the country, causing massive flooding and heavy rains, particularly in the southern city of Les Cayes. Matthew has already led to the deaths of at least 11 …

Islands to Visit This Fall

 School is back in session and the days are already becoming shorter. The weather is getting crisp and the cold front is on the way. Fall is upon us — and that’s great for travelers to the Caribbean, because it’s the season …

Best Caribbean Islands to Visit

 Choosing the Best Caribbean Islands to Visit this summer might come down to an even larger question: Why vacation in the Caribbean during the Summer?  Well, at Caribbean Journal, we view the Caribbean as a full-fledged year-round destination, with something …

 School’s out for the summer. Rates are low and adventure is high. Summer travel is in the air, and now is the best time of the year for a vacation, whether with your family or your significant other. Few places …

 It’s something all Caribbean Journal readers have in common (other than loving to travel to the Caribbean): you love small islands. Sure, bigger destinations have a lot to offer — but there’s something endearing about the less-traveled places, the ones with small …