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curacao happy hour

Curaçao Is Hosting a Virtual Happy Hour

 Another Caribbean destination is launching a virtual happy hour for travelers at home, this time the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao.  It’s called “Dushi Island Vibes,” and it will be held on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 7 PM.  …

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A Caribbean Music Playlist That Will Take You to the Beach

 Next to smell, there’s nothing like music to spark memories. So while we can’t bring you the fragrance of Frangipani (or even suntan lotion), these 15 songs capture the memory of times spent relaxing on Caribbean beaches, drinking rum drinks …

This Cancun Resort Has the Playlist You Need

 A fiesta is always welcome — and even more so right now.  That’s the idea behind the new Spotify playlist by the Marriott Cancun, the latest Caribbean resort to launch a music menu to help inspire travelers in an uneasy …

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puerto rico playlist

 Listening to great music is one of the best ways to virtually travel to the Caribbean right now, and one top Puerto Rico resort has the perfect playlist for your weekend. Puerto Rico’s iconic Caribe Hilton in San Juan has …

aruba beach resorts

 One of the top hotels on the “One Happy Island” of Aruba has launched a new Spotify playlist to, well, help make people’s days happier in this very uneasy time.  It’s called “Aruba Marriott Island Tunes,” and the property says …

grenada music festival

 The Caribbean’s newest music event is back again for 2020, with the second edition of the Grenada Music Festival.  This year’s Grenada Music Festival will feature music superstars including Kool & the Gang, Shabba Ranks and Marcia Griffiths, among others.  …

gladys knight st kitts

 The Caribbean’s hottest music festival has added more big names to its 2020 agenda.  The St Kitts Music Festival, now in its 24th year, has added Gladys Knight, Beres Hammond and Anthony B to the slate of performers for the …

st kitts music festival jimmy cliff cover

 One of the Caribbean’s hottest music festivals is back again for its 24th edition this summer.  The St Kitts Music Festival will run June 24-28, 2020, with a slate of music stars led by Jamaican music legend Jimmy Cliff.  St. …

barbados rihanna house cover

 This one-way street on the outskirts of Bridgetown has two lines of colorful houses just across Spring Garden Highway from the sea. But it’s the green-and-yellow one three quarters of the way down the road that brings the pilgrims. Robyn …

miss lilys

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the coolest bars in New York has officially opened its doors in Jamaica. Miss Lily’s, the Jamaican eatery from Manhattan, has opened a new outpost at the hip Skylark Negril Beach Resort. The …

bahamas junkanoo festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the icons of The Bahamas: the energy and sound of Junkanoo, The Bahamas’ famous musical mix of carnival, masquerade dance and parade. And while you can find Junkanoo across The Bahamas during …

tortola

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Most people tend to visit Tortola in the BVI by boat, whether that’s on a yacht charter offered by The Moorings or another charter company or, increasingly, as day visitors from cruise ships. There are no …

saint lucia music festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A top Caribbean music festival is back in Saint Lucia this summer with the return of Mercury Fest. The beach music party, produced by Epic Events, is one of the region’s most anticipated summer festivals. …

bvi christmas july

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Beaches, parties, yachts, turquoise waters, cocktails and spectacular music. If a BVI vacation feels like Christmas in July, well, it actually is. This year is the latest annual edition of the BVI’s Christmas in July …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos villa formerly owned by music legend Prince has been sold. The sprawling estate in Turks and Caicos’s Turtle Tail area in Providenciales has been sold for $10.8 million, according to Turks …

aruba music festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A constellation of music stars will descend upon Aruba this weekend for the 19th annual Soul Beach Music Festival. That will include John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai and other stars for the event, which …

virgin voyages music

 By the Caribbean Journal staff True to the history of the Virgin brand, Sir Richard Branson’s new Virgin Voyages adults-only cruise line is planning a major focus on music. That will include a full-fledged record shop aboard its Scarlet Lady …

st maarten ashanti

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of music superstars will be headlining a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Maarten Carnival. That includes Ashanti, Keyshia Cole and Ja Rule, who will take the stage at the “Soulful …