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Why Martinique Is the Best-Kept Secret in Caribbean Snorkeling

 Martinique is mostly known for its magnificent beaches, its hikes and its impressive waterfalls; the impetuous volcano Mount Pelée; the rum, the colors, the music; l’art de vivre.  But we often forget to talk about what is happening under the …

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Rum Journal: A 15-Year Vintage From Martinique

 It’s never easy for lovers of rhum agricole in the United States.  Supply of the cane-juice nectar of the French Caribbean has always been scant in America, with just a few brands that have even entered the market in the …

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Martinique Tourism Begins to Rebound

 Martinique tourism has begun to rebound following the French Caribbean island’s reopening for tourism in June.  The island’s Aim Cesaire Airport carried 73,590 total passenger in June, up from 28,286 passengers in June 2020.  That also represented a 46.5 percent …

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 Club Med helped pioneer the concept of all-inclusive vacations in the 1960s and 1970s, and people of a certain age doubtless remember the hotel chain’s jingle from the time: “The Club Med vacation/The antidote for civilization.” Originally a no-frills concept …

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 Air France has relaunched nonstop service between Miami and Guadeloupe, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier is now running two nonstop flights each week, with service on Tuesdays and Fridays.  The flight takes about 3.5 hours, according to Air France.  …

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 Air Belgium has launched its first-ever flights to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.  The launch of the flight means a new link between Belgium and Curacao, one that includes a stop on the French Caribbean island of Martinique.  Air …

 The Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth, the region’s leading celebration of fine rum, is set for the first week of November.  This year’s fourth annual edition of the Caribbean Rum Awards will be held from Nov. 2-7, with an unmatched …

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 The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first Caribbean cruises will set sail out of Puerto Rico.  The Port of San Juan will be home to the high-end cruise line’s first voyages in the region.  The Evrima, the first of three company yachts, …

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 Caribbean carrier Sky High Aviation Services has launched its first-ever service to Martinique.  The carrier is now operating two flights each week between Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Fort-de-France, Martinique.  They service is running on Mondays and Thursdays, according to …

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 There are jaguars in the cane fields.  In the heart of a rainforest in southern Belize, one of the Caribbean’s newest rum companies is doing something very special.  It’s a sustainable rum, a sugarcane rum and — and most importantly, a …

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 One of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations is once again open for tourism — including to travelers from the United States. The French Caribbean island of Martinique is open again, Caribbean Journal has confirmed. So what do American travelers need to …

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 Air France is expanding its service to the Caribbean this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That will include up to 14 weekly flights from Paris-Orly Airport to both Guadeloupe and Martinique.  Air France will also be flying up to seven …

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 One of Martinique’s top boutique hotels has a new look, Caribbean Journal has learned. La Fregate Bleue, set in Le Francois on Martinique’s stunning Atlantic coast, has reopened following an extensive renovation.  The colorful 17-room property is home to a …

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 The Martinique Tourism Authority is planning a virtual travel show next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Martinique Travel Show, which will be held May 18 to 20, will be the first ever virtual international trade show in Martinique for …

martinique tourism rebound

 Air France is expanding its Caribbean service this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The airline will be operating flights from both Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly for the summer season.  That will mean seven additional weekly flights to both Martinique …

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 The past year has changed a lot about the travel industry. What hasn’t changed is the world’s love affair with the Caribbean — and while intrepid travelers have already been returning to the region’s shores, demand (and arrival numbers) are expected …

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 Restaurants are about more than just food.  When we go out to eat, we aren’t doing so because we have to — we do it because we want to.  Because restaurants make our lives more interesting. They break up the …

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 The right beach, the right chair, the right drink. It may sound simple, but, like the greatest cocktails, you only need a few ingredients. In a time when travel has been significantly disrupted, this is the kind of experience we …