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Martinique Has a New Brewery

 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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Martinique Is Getting a New Boutique Hotel

 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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Martinique’s New Beach Pizzeria

 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 …

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 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 …

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 The Caribbean culinary scene has never been stronger. And much has changed since we first launched the 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean back in 2013. Now, six years later, the world has begun to notice the gastronomic power of …

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 It all begins with the beach. Sure, we love the food, the hotels and the culture in the Caribbean. But every journey starts with inspiration, and it always comes from that daydream of an afternoon spent on a beautiful shoreline, …

rum awards 2018

 It’s hard to believe that this year is the seventh annual edition of the Rum Awards, a celebration of rum that was one of the earliest innovations of Caribbean Journal. And it’s just as remarkable how much rum has changed …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton The Southeast Peninsula of St Kitts is raw, untouched and brilliantly green, one of the most beautiful places in the West Indies. It’s a winding, scenic road to get here, a striking setting that’s …

Norwegian Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff European low-cost carrier Norwegian, which has been steadily expanding its Caribbean presence in recent years, is seeing a continued surge in passenger growth, according to the company’s latest data. The company carried around 3.4 million …

caribbean bubble hotel

 By Alexander Britell MARTINIQUE — There’s nothing else like this. Sure, I’ve seen some far-out hotels in my Caribbean travels, from solar-powered dune-side tents to three-walled sanctuaries, but this is another level. There are just three rooms here, set in the …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton WE’RE SOMEWHERE near Saint-Esprit, stopped on the side of the road at Willy Poul’, a poulet boucane-focused food truck. The chicken is superb, with a resplendent garlic curry sauce, and it makes me think …

Norwegian Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff European low-cost carrier has launched its newest route to the Caribbean, this time with a service out of Montreal. This week, Norwegian began operating thrice-weekly service between Montreal and the French Caribbean island of Martinique. …