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Another New Hotel Opens in the French Caribbean

 By Alexander Britell Fresh off the debut of the transformed Hotel Diamant Les Bains in Martinique’s buzzy beach town of Diamant, the French Caribbean island has gotten another new hotel. This time it’s the new Hotel Pelican, a beachfront boutique …

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Martinique’s Airport Is Seeing Surging Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s Aime Cesaire Airport is seeing record-breaking growth so far in 2019, according to new data. The airport reported a total of 643,719 passengers in the first quarter of 2019, a 7.05 percent increase compared …

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Rum Journal: From the Bahamas, a Tequila-Finished Rum

 You can call it cask-finishing or barrel finishing or secondary aging or whatever you like. But it’s no secret that using the barrels that once held other spirits to give different personalities to rum is an increasingly prominent trend in …

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 We can happily report that the Caribbean is, in fact, getting greener. Whether it’s the regular debut of a new solar park, the frequent launch of a new wind farm or a renewed regional focus on sustainability. While more work …

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 By Alexander Britell It was the first full-fledged hotel to ever open in Martinique, a seaside Antillean inn during a time of rhum and biguine. And now the historic Diamant Les Bains, the beachfront hotel on the southern tip of …

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 We’ve made no secret for our love of the Caribbean’s smaller hotels, where travelers can dig deep into the authentic charm of the Caribbean. But there are more such properties than one can count — meaning we never get tired of …

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 By Alexander Britell As you drive along the central highway toward the southern coast of Martinique, there are few notable views — save one. There’s a stunning old stone windmill flanked by a few wooden buildings. But this is not mere …

martinique triple vintage

 By Alexander Britell When the harvest changes, the rum changes. It’s a tenet particular to the Rhum Agricole of the French Caribbean, the only Caribbean rum with a true terroir. When you make your rum from freshly pressed sugar cane …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique may be most famous for its rum, but it’s now home to a new boutique brewery. It’s called BAM, and it’s the product of the new Petite Brasserie Martiniquauise …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A legendary French Caribbean hotel is getting new life in one of Martinique’s hottest beach towns. The Diamant Les Bains, which first opened in 1945 as the first tourist hotel in Martinique, is slated to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s greatest beach bars has unveiled yet another creative expansion: a beachfront pizzeria. Martinique’s iconic Le Petibonum and its creative proprietor, Guy Ferdinand, have launched the new La Pizzeria du Petibonum in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Leading yacht charter company The Moorings has added a new destination in the Caribbean: the French Caribbean island of Martinique. The entry to Martinique will include bareboat and skippered charters on both sail and power …

martinique airport growth

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Traffic reports for Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport show increased traffic for the island, according to newly released data.  The airport saw a rise in traffic of 5.51 percent for November 2018 over November 2017, bringing the …

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 There’s a peculiar joy to finding that hidden-away hotel, the one you haven’t heard of, the one without a brand but with a personality. There’s a feeling you get when you discover a hotel for yourself — one that soon develops …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a mystical quality to Diamant Beach in Martinique, a raw, rugged feeling, an exotic sensation. Here on the southern coast of the French Caribbean island is a beach on the edge, in view of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a busy holiday cruise season for Port Castries in Saint Lucia. The harbor has seen as much as five ships in port per day since the middle of December, officials told Caribbean Journal. …

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 Forget everything you know about the Caribbean. Because the Caribbean is more diverse, more adventurous and more energetic than ever before — and it’s time to start discovering the region’s wonders in an entirely new way. That means taking new …

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 By Alexander Britell Much is told and retold these days of pot stills and column stills, of molasses and cane honey and cane juice, of dunder and esters and yeast. These are all essential to the art of rum making …