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A Taste of the Caribbean’s Hidden Sugarcane Mecca, Marie-Galante

 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 …

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A New Five-Star Resort in the French Caribbean

 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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Guadeloupe Is JetBlue’s Newest Caribbean Destination

 By Alexander Britell The French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe is about to get a series lift from JetBlue. The New York City-based carrier has announced plans to launch its first-ever nonstop flights to Guadeloupe, with a tentative start date of …

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 By Alexander Britell In recent years, the once-mysterious world of rhum agricole has opened itself to rum lovers, with its terroir and endless sophistication charming palates around the world. Much of that, however, has been the sublime rhum agricole from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to island hop in some of the Eastern Caribbean’s most exotic destinations. The new Val Ferry began operating between Dominica and Guadeloupe last month, complementing existing ferry service by popular operator …

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 By Alexander Britell As you sit inside the bar, you start by watching. Watching like the way you look at a monument or a sweeping valley – it is stationary but a thing that demands your attention, dynamic without moving. …

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 It’s never been easier to get to the French Caribbean – and it’s never been cheaper, either. And right now, you can fly to the island of Martinique, one of the most exotic and fascinating destinations in the Caribbean, for …

 Marie-Galante. It’s one of those far-flung, exotic islands that few tourists have reached, outside of those from mainland France, of course. And as we’ve noted before, this pancake-shaped island in the Guadeloupe archipelago has a special claim to fame: there …

 The Caribbean’s certainly exotic. But what you’re looking for a place that goes off-off the beaten path — the really exotic places, the ones with very few people and a lot of mystery? That’s where these little islands come in, some …

 THERE ARE more rhum distilleries per capita on the island of Marie Galante than anywhere else on earth. Three, to be exact, and each is among the best distilleries you’ve likely never heard of. It is the kind of place where …

 Above: the Terre de Blues festival in Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff International music stars Tito Puente, Jr and Barrington Levy will be among those headlining this year’s Terre de Blues festival on Marie-Galante in the Guadeloupe …

 Our latest edition of Meet the Caribbean heads to the island of Marie Galante in the Guadeloupe Islands archipelago, one of the rum and sugar production hubs of the Caribbean — and home to great food, white -sand beaches and intoxicating …