A New Chef at the Bequia Beach Hotel

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By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Bequia’s top hotels has named a new executive chef. The Bequia Beach Hotel has appointed Swedish Chef Nils-Bertil Hansson to the role, in which he will oversee the signature eatery Bagatelle. Hansson, known […]


St Martin’s Top Luxury Resort Is Open Again

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Belmond La Samanna, the leading luxury resort in St Martin, is back on the scene. Following a restyle, the resort reopened its doors this week, just as Belmond was acquired by global luxury giant LVMH. The […]


Shaquille O’Neal Expanding “Big Chicken” to Carnival Cruises

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O’Neal is expanding his “Big Chicken” restaurant to Carnival cruise ships. O’Neal, who serves as Carnival’s “Chief Fun Officer,” is launching the first seagoing version of his :as Vegas-based […]


A New Look (And a New Leading Chef) at Dominica's Signature Eatery

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It’s the place to eat, the place to be, the place to be seen in Dominica, and it just got even better. The Palisades restaurant at Dominica’s Fort Young hotel has officially relaunched, with a […]

A New Way to Eat at Atlantis Paradise Island

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Nobu. Olives. Fish. The Atlantis Paradise Island resort is home to a broad collection of celebrity chef-helmed eateries — and now there’s a new way to enjoy them. It’s called EAT, or “Extraordinary Taste at […]

A New Place to Eat in Playa del Carmen

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By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new seafood hotspot in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen has unveiled its newest eatery, the Sushi ’n’ Raw Seafood Bar and Restaurant. The brainchild of Chef […]


A New Eatery to Try in Santo Domingo

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor One of Santo Domingo’s most beloved eateries has relaunched. The Restaurante 1502, set at the historic Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando boutique hotel, has relaunched under the direction of executive chef Alberto Rodriguez, making for a […]

New Bequia Hotel Plans November Debut

By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most charming little islands is about to get a major new boutique hotel. The Liming, Bequia, a boutique by global hotel firm ICMI, is planning to make its debut Nov. 1, […]

The 10 Hottest Tables in the Caribbean Right Now

What’s hot in the Caribbean dining scene? The region’s culinary footprint continues to grow, as more and more extraordinary eateries continue to pop up around the Caribbean. But some culinary outposts have that perfect blend of quality and buzz – […]


St Barth's Chez Yvon: Honest, Wonderful French Caribbean Cooking

By Alexander Britell The “snack” is a peculiarly French Caribbean concept; somewhere halfway between a bar and a cafe, casual and care free, open when it’s open but not all the time. You’ll find these little eateries dotted all over […]

$45 Million Mountain Lodge Project Coming to Dominican Republic

By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a very different project for the Caribbean, and a very different project for the Dominican Republic. But that’s what makes it so fascinating. The Alta Vista Group has officially broken ground on a new […]

Afternoon Tea in Nassau

By Alexander Britell You’re just a few blocks from the Queen’s Staircase, tucked away at a table in a corner of a colonial mansion in Old Nassau, when the spread arrives. Cookies and pastries, house-made bonbons; trays of miniature sandwiches, […]


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