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BVI’s Cooper Island Beach Club Reopens for Season

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cooper Island is open again. The beloved Cooper Island Beach Club in the British Virgin Islands, which had already rebuilt and reopened over the summer, has officially reopened for the season. The family-owned eco-hotel, long …

Rum Journal: A Bourbon-Edged Expression from Papa’s Pilar

 We’ve long been fans of the upstart Papa’s Pilar rum brand, thanks to what is one of the industry’s most drinkable rums and a terrific, authentic Hemingway-backed story. The brand has taken that drinkability both to hard-core rum aficionados and, …

Rum Journal: An Exquisite New Rum From Martinique’s A1710

 By Alexander Britell Just to the side of a centuries-old stone villa in the northeast of Martinique is what just might be the most exciting boutique rum distillery in the entire Caribbean. And all it makes is white rum (for …

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 When it made its debut four years ago, Harbour Island’s Afrohead rum sent a shockwave through the industry. Its superb design — and its drinkability — were a refreshing addition to the Caribbean’s rum offering. It was bold, it was cool …

 WEST END — There’s a group of us, sailors and rum-seekers, strolling through the pathways of West End in Tortola, searching for the Pusser’s we knew.  West End has changed in the last 12 months, and will change again in …

 By Alexander Britell The boiler is smoldering, the smell of sugarcane alchemy pungent in the air, steps across the road from the beach. There’s a reason, after all, why they call it Cane Garden Bay. Here, in an old stone …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the region’s most popular food festivals is fast approaching. And while this year’s Barbados Food and Rum Festival will have all of the culinary and rum-filled features travelers have come to expect, it’s making …

 By Alexander Britell It was the first rhum agricole I had ever tried. And, instantly, rum was never the same. I was at a dinner at the Royal Riviera hotel in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in 2006, when the waiter …

 By Alexander Britell Ever since I first tried the old Rhum Depaz VSOP, the one that came in the dark wine-style bottle, I was hooked. It was a great value rhum agricole, eminently drinkable but with serious complexity. It was …

 By Alexander Britell MARTINIQUE – The glass display case at Le Gommier holds a bottle of Rhum Saint James from 1931, a sugarcane memory from a time of biguine and planteurs. But the romance of the old French Caribbean never …

saint lucia marigot bay resort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Saint Lucia’s leading resorts has gone independent. The Marigot Bay Resort and Marina has announced that it is no longer associated with Capella Hotels and Resorts. The newly-independent property has recently joined Preferred …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Long one of the Caribbean’s top rum-producing countries, the island of Grenada is about to get a major new addition. United Kingdom-based Renegade Rum has officially broken ground on its new Renegade Rum Distillery in …

 It’s on the water. There’s sand. It must be a beach. While Roseau’s most popular beach bar isn’t actually on the beach, you might think so after a rum punch or two. This is the Hi-Rise Beach Bar, a lively …

 Another limited edition, another hit. The Hemingway Rum Company’s Papa’s Pilar Rum has debuted another limited-edition expression: Platinum Blonde. It’s remarkable to think about how far the company has come since it first launched in 2013 with its blonde and …

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t just the Caribbean’s best sailing destination — it’s one of its greatest food getaways, too. And that’s always been true for travelers in the know — whether you’re downing a massive lobster at the Big …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest culinary scenes just got even hotter with the addition of another exciting eatery. It’s called Club Comanche R.A.W., and it’s situated on the ground floor beneath the historic Club Comanche …

 It’s the first thing you see — the thing your eyes are drawn to — when you walk to the start of the ferry dock on Harbour Island in The Bahamas, a warm white-and-blue sign that says “Harbour Bar.” But …

 By Tim CotroneoCJ Contributor Is it possible that a golf course’s beauty can hurt your game? Emerald Bay Head Professional Richard Gibson believes this could be the case with his Greg Norman-designed 18-hole layout, which hugs the turquoise waters of …