Why You Need to Visit This Caribbean Island in June 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has been one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean this year, continuing a trend that began last year.  In the first quarter, Bonaire welcomed even more visitors than it did in the same […]


The Caribbean’s Best New Cocktail Bar Is in The Bahamas

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Lisa carefully places tiny purple flowers on the top layer of ice in a Big Major Smash She slides over the drink, served with jeweled ice inside a pink porcelain pig, a new twist on’ iconic Goombay Smash cocktail.  It […]


Jamaica’s Red Stripe Is Launching a Rum Punch 

red stripe rum punch

The iconic Red Stripe brand is getting into the rum punch business.  In a nod to the growing popularity of ready-to-drink cocktails, Red Stripe is launching its first-ever rum-based drinks: Red Stripe Rum Punch and Red Stripe Rum Mojito.  The […]


The Ultimate Caribbean Summer Vacation Includes This Rum Festival

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A rum-on-the-beach party. A rum-infused lunch at an overwater restaurant. Outdoor tastings at oceanfront hotels around the island.  A final dinner at a restaurant with a three-Michelin-star pedigree.  This isn’t like any rum festival you’ve ever been to — and […]

This Caribbean Airport Is Getting Cooler 

caribbean airport cooler guadeloupe

It’s always been one of the nicest airports in the Caribbean: the Poles Caraibes Airport in Guadeloupe.  And now, thanks to a dramatic transformation project, it’s getting even cooler.  Poles Caraibes is in the midst of a $283 million investment […]

Bacardi Taps Former Executive to Lead Premium Rum Push 

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Bacardi has named a new executive to lead its global rum push, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The spirits giant has tapped Roberto Ramirez Laverde as the new senior Vice President for Bacardi rum, based in Bermuda.  Ramirez, who previously worked […]


Rum Journal: From the Dominican Republic, a Rum for Jose Marti

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If you’re a fan of rum from the Dominican Republic, you know Oliver & Oliver.  The family-owned boutique rummaker produces a diverse range of Dominican brands: you might be familiar with rums like Opthimus or Rum Punta Cana — these are […]

Travel to This Caribbean Island Is Surging 

Caribbean Island Travel Surging

Travel to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire continues to surge so far in 2023.  Bonaire reported 15,811 stay over visitors in February, a 15.4 percent increase over the same period in the record-breaking year of 2019.  That included 7,882 […]

How to Stay at This Beach Resort for Bonaire Rum Week 

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Bonaire’s annual celebration of rum and culinary culture is back again this summer, with Bonaire Rum Week 2023 set for June 12-17.  And another one of the island’s top resorts has launched a special program for travel during the week.  […]


When George Washington Moved to Barbados

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A quarter century before he was catching Hessians in Trenton, George Washington was catching sharks in the middle of the Atlantic.  When his brother Lawrence fell into ill health, the thought was that the tropical climes of an island at […]

In Bonaire, an Unforgettable Caribbean Summer Festival 

Caribbean Bonaire Summer Festival

Maybe you’ve been to a rum festival. Maybe you’re just beginning a journey into the world of premium rum. Or maybe you’re just looking for a new kind of beach vacation.  Either way, Bonaire Rum Week should be on your […]

There’s a Hot New Cocktail Bar on Paradise Island in The Bahamas  

Bahamas Paradise Island Cocktail Bar

There’s a hip new cocktail bar on Paradise Island in The Bahamas.  It’s called The Dilly Club Cafe and Bar, and it’s a specialty coffeehouse that moonlights as a high-level mixology destination.  By night, the Club has an extensive menu […]


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