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The Best Hotels in Martinique, From Boutique Stays to Beach Resorts

 Martinique is an island in the Caribbean, and one of the region’s most fascinating destinations. But it’s very much the French Caribbean. When it comes to choosing a hotel, that means a lot of unfamiliar names (no Marriotts or Hiltons …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Martinique’s Mont Pelee, from the Sea

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Bob Lang, who sent in this stunning shot of Martinique’s Mont Pelee volcano. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

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Martinique Tourism Names New Deputy Director for Americas

 The Martinique Tourism Authority has appointed a new Deputy Director of the Americas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The MTA has tapped Karine Roy-Camille, a former president of the Martinique Tourism Authority, the the role, in which she will help “ensure …

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 They’re filled with charming fishing villages, historic towns, cultural capitals and rum distilleries: Martinique and Guadeloupe, that fascinating pair of French departments in the Eastern Caribbean.  And now there’s a new way to explore them: on the sea.  A new …

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 Air France will be operating more flights to the Caribbean this summer than it did before the onset of the pandemic, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The French carrier said this week it would be operating “above pre-crisis levels” to destinations …

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 For centuries, Jamaica’s finest aged rums have long found immense popularity among connoisseurs around the world.  But for travelers to the island, finding them all in once place hasn’t always been easy.  For the best expressions from storied marques like …

martinique tourism resurgence

 The French Caribbean island has long been one of the most vibrant, fascinating destinations to visit in the wider Caribbean.  And now the island is looking for a new era of tourism “resurgence,” according to Benedicte de Geronmimo, the new …

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 Rhum Agricole is different.  But it’s not just the complexity, the artistry, the overwhelming quality.  It’s that every year, the sugarcane harvest is different; and when you’re dealing with a pure agricultural product, with pure sugarcane juice, that means every …

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 This is a work of art.  That’s the first thing you think when you start turning the pages of the cocktail menu at Tiki & Co in Bonaire.  The West Indies Phoenix. Davy Jones Locker. Oaxacan ‘n Talking.  With each …

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 A journey through the rainforest to a Mayan temple. A rugged hike to a 200-foot-wide boiling lake. A dive into the heart of a blue hole.  Far beyond the beach, there’s another side of the Caribbean, of mountains and rainforests …

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 Even at the most popular beaches in the Caribbean, you can always find your own space.  But right now, sometimes travelers are looking for a little extra seclusion; a little more distance from other people.  That’s where these Caribbean beaches …

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 Hiking a volcano. Walking the cane fields of an organic rum distillery. Eating lionfish burgers at an oceanfront food truck; savoring a twilight mento concert; kayaking across a secret mangrove forest; riding a flats boat to an undiscovered sandbar. They’re …

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 It’s morning and the only things you hear are chirping birds and waving palms; there’s some blue in the distance, but up here it’s the green that matters. The beach is a long walk or a shuttle ride away, but …

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 A parade of cafes at the edge of the sand; tiny bars and art galleries; a soundtrack of clacking plates and mopeds and afternoon laughter, silent and loud in all the right ways. Across the wider Caribbean one can find …

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 By any measure, it’s one of the most popular activities for travelers to the Caribbean: snorkeling. And it’s not hard to see why: it’s accessible, easy to do, and a tremendous way to experience the natural beauty of the Caribbean.  …

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 No matter what holiday you celebrate, there’s no better gift than the gift of the Caribbean. And we have you covered with the latest edition of the Caribbean Journal Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve curated our favorites for the 2021 season, …

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 It’s another universe of the Caribbean: high up in the rainforest, surrounded by natural wonders, the only sounds shaking leaves and singing tree frogs. These are the Caribbean’s ethereal treehouse hotels, secret places to stay far off the tourist map …

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 If you’re an avid diver in the Caribbean, chances are you’ve been to the region’s most famous diving hotspots — most notably the longtime Caribbean capital of diving, Bonaire.  But there’s a multitude of spectacular diving destinations hidden away across …