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The 10 Best Pink Sand Beaches in the Caribbean

 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 …

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LVMH Is Buying Belmond for $3.2 Billion in Luxury Hotel Market Shakeup

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a move sure to shake up the global luxury hotel market, luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has announced an agreement to acquire hotel brand Belmond. The purchase of Belmond shares represented an …

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St Martin: Belmond La Samanna to Reopen in December

 By Alexander Britell St Martin’s flagship resort is making a comeback. The ultra-luxe Belmond La Samanna in St Martin has announced plans to reopen on Dec. 10, according to a spokesperson for the property. The Baie Longue-area resort is undergoing …

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 Above: La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff Belmond has named a new executive for global development, the company announced. Belmond has appointed James Simmonds as senior vice president for global development. He comes to the company …

 Above: Belmond La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff The Belmond La Samanna resort in St Martin has named Michael SChoonewagen as its new general manager. Schoonewagen comes to the property after nearly five years at the …

 Above: La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff Orient-Express Hotels has annnounced that it will be marketing its hotel collection under a new brand called “Belmond.” The change, which will take effect beginning March 10, is being …

 Above: La Samanna (Photos by Orient Express) By Alexander Britell The La Samanna resort property in St Martin has reopened following extensive renovations, according to Orient-Express. The property recently completed the second phase of renovations, which brought two new restaurants, …