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The Best Beachfront Resorts in Saint Lucia

 It’s unquestionably one of the most naturally beautiful islands in the Caribbean. But when you think about Saint Lucia, the beach isn’t often the first thing that comes to mind. Indeed, many of the island’s most noteworthy places to stay …

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The 7 Best Reasons to Visit Grenada Right Now

 Grenada is one of my favorite places in the Caribbean in part because it checks off all the boxes of things that I love about the islands — authentic culture, local food you won’t find back home, great natural beauty …

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Rum Journal: Copalli, An Outstanding New Rum from Belize

 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 Saint Lucia’s most beloved hotels is open again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The family-owned Fond Doux Plantation in Soufriere has received its COVID-19 certification, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association confirmed this week.  The Green Globe-certified boutique …

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 Saint Lucia’s iconic Boucan by Hotel Chocolat is rebranding, with plans to relaunch on Sept. 1 as the Rabot Eco Escape.  The 14-unit eco-lodge, a full-fledged “chocolate hotel,” is set on a 140-acre organic cacao farm.  The boutique hotel is …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor There’s a new passport to some of the best values and experiences in Antigua and Barbuda. And it’s digital. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has launched its new “Cool Card,” a downloadable card that gives …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt Hotels has officially made its debut at the Coco Beach development in Puerto Rico. The company’s newest Caribbean resort is The Resort at Coco Beach, a Hyatt Affiliated Hotel, a rebranding of the former …

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 Sometimes we just want some time to ourselves. And thats where the adults-only resort comes in. But the concept of the adults-only resort has diversified in recent years. Today, adults-only resorts have moved beyond simply being enclaves of quiet and …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor This is another side of Puerto Rico, far from urbanity, deep in the heart of the island’s lush natural world. The newest listing to hit the Puerto Rico real estate market is this, a mountainside rainforest …

 Major project for Puerto Rico’s famous rainforest By the Caribbean Journal staff The approach to Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest is about to change. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has announced the launch of a new project to improve …

 IT WAS FOLLOWING a trip to Belize that legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola decided to purchase the then-abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge in the rainforest of Belize. Nearly 20 years after opening the resort, the 20-room boutique property remains one of …

 Above: the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil CAN DRINKING RUM help save the environment? It’s a pleasant thought for any rum enthusiast — but a new rum from a small town at the edge of Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest may do just …

 Above: gold mining in Guyana (GIS Photo) Seeking to protect its rainforests, Guyana is working with neighbors Suriname and French Guiana to combat illegal gold mining in the region. The government held a workshop yesterday at the Guyana Forestry Commission …