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Caribbean Moment: The Sound of Sunset in Martinique 

 It’s one of the most charming little towns in the Caribbean: Saint Pierre, the northern village in Martinique that was once the “Paris of the Caribbean” before it was largely destroyed in a volcanic eruption in 1902.  Today, the town …

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St Barth Festival Crowns Best Rums in the Caribbean 

 It began with a rooftop, oceanfront tasting of ultra-rare Martinique rum at St Barth’s magnificent Le Barthelemy Hotel and Spa.  It concluded with a rum festival right at the water’s edge in Gustavia, bookended by superyachts.  And in between, the …

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Martinique’s French Coco Hotel is Reopening 

 Martinique’s French Coco Hotel is reopening its doors in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The luxury boutique hotel will begin welcoming back guests on Nov. 18, the property confirmed.  “We are all prepared and delighted to welcome you back to …

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 I’m looking out to the sea off Le Carbet, tasting a selection of Rhum Agricole from Martinique’s newest distillery, Baie de Tresor, a handful of bottles sitting on a barrel right on the beach.  I had some accras to start, …

 They’re tucked away in tiny corners of the Caribbean, set off far in the middle of the sea, hidden beneath cliffs.  They’re those rarefied beaches that are a bit harder to reach, the ones you can’t fly to, the ones …

 For years it was arguably the signature all-inclusive resort in The Bahamas: the Club Med Columbus, the beach resort on the remote island of San Salvador.  And now, for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, the property …

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 Who doesn’t love a great beach bar?  What about an entire beach filled with them?  Travel across the Caribbean and you’ll find them, single stretches of sand teeming with beach bars, often all right in a row — beach bars …

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 There’s nothing like a Caribbean hotel that’s right on the sand.  There’s nothing standing between you and a blissful morning bobbing in the ocean, lazing at the edge of the waves, listening to the Caribbean’s original album.  Sure, you can …

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 Charter firm ETF Airways is launching a new airline in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has announced plans to bring a new carrier to the region, based in Martinique.  It’s called Fly-Wi, and the company will begin …

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 The 2022-2023 cruise season has officially begun on the French Caribbean island of Martinique.  The island welcomed its first ship of the season this week at Fort-de-France’s Pointe Simon Cruise Terminal, a visit by Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox ship.  A …

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 The newest Caribbean destination to waive all of its travel health restrictions?  Antigua and Barbuda, one of the Caribbean’s booming tourism destinations.  The twin-island hotspot just announced that travelers no longer needed to show proof of vaccination or a negative …

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 It’s the purest expression of sugarcane in spirit form: rhum blanc, or white rhum agricole.  Unaged white rum made from pure pressed sugar cane juice is as close as you can come to the cane: a raw, visceral, complex spirit …

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 Another Caribbean island has officially lifted all of its travel health requirements for visitors, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  Thanks to this week’s decision by the French government, visitors to Martinique no longer have to proof of a negative test or …

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 The annual Sip of Martinique event came to Miami last night, with a celebration of rhum agricole to launch the 2022 edition of the Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth.  The tasting party at Miami’s Empire Social Lounge (home to Miami’s …

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 There are so many resorts clamoring for the travelers’ attention in the Caribbean that it’s easy to overlook smaller but more budget-friendly hotels where it’s still possible to book a room for under $100 a night. The tradeoff for paying …

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 In Martinique, the time is set by tree frogs and ti’ punches. A morning is an unrisen sun without that rum cocktail peculiar to the French Antilles, the small but potent mix they call here “decollage” – a take off.  …

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 They’re the kinds of meals you savor. Not just when you’re finishing dessert, but months and years in advance. This is the experience diners are seeking when they come to any strong culinary destination, and, thankfully, the Caribbean is full …

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 American Airlines has added more flights to Martinique for the rest of the summer season, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline is now flying four times per week between Miami and a place that’s very much the beating …

 

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