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Bonaire Is the Hottest Destination in the Dutch Caribbean 

 A morning snorkel in one of the hemisphere’s most pristine reefs. Afternoon in the capital of windsurfing. Dinner at the number one restaurant in the Caribbean.  It sounds like a bucket-list itinerary — but it’s just a regular day in Bonaire, …

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St Barth’s Ultimate Rum Event Is Back Again for 2023 

 The world’s greatest rums. The Caribbean’s most glamorous island.  The premier celebration of fine Caribbean rum is back again in 2023, with the sixth annual Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth.  The festival has revealed its dates for 2023, running Oct. …

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In St Kitts, The Joy of Rum

 Your next Caribbean vacation could involve an immersive academic course: history classes, tours and cultural education.  Of course, it may not be the kind of education you’re thinking: it’s all about rum. The newest initiative from St Kitts Tourism is …

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 It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a decade since Papa’s Pilar first arrived on the scene.  It came with a wonderful story: a sense of adventure, the Hemingway legend, a smart and fun bottle design modeled on a World …

 If you’ve been to a rum festival, you’re familiar with the routine.  A large indoor conference hall, crowded booths, typically thousands of miles from the Caribbean.  But if you love rum, there is another option: Bonaire Rum Week.  The Caribbean’s …

 It began with a rooftop, oceanfront tasting of ultra-rare Martinique rum at St Barth’s magnificent Le Barthelemy Hotel and Spa.  It concluded with a rum festival right at the water’s edge in Gustavia, bookended by superyachts.  And in between, the …

caribbean rum festival

 It begins at the edge of the beach in St Barth, with a rooftop oceanfront party at Le Barthelemy Hotel presented by the world’s most sought after rum distillery, Martinique’s Rhum Neisson.  What follows is a full-fledged fantasy for rum …

bucket list

 A new book by veteran travel journalist and CJ contributor Bob Curley explores the ultimate Caribbean bucket list: 100 Things to Do in the Caribbean Before You Die.  The new book guides readers on ways to create timeless memories across …

jetblue caribbean nonstop

 JetBlue Airways is resuming its only nonstop service to the French Caribbean Nov. 5, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The New York City-based carrier is restarting flights between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.  Beginning Nov. …

bonaire rum shop

 It’s never been known as a rum destination, but for rum drinkers making the trip, Bonaire is home to one rather good rum shop.  And it’s actually a Chinese supermarket.  It’s called the Zhung Kong supermarket, and inside this grocery …

caribbean rum cocktail

 It’s the purest expression of sugarcane in spirit form: rhum blanc, or white rhum agricole.  Unaged white rum made from pure pressed sugar cane juice is as close as you can come to the cane: a raw, visceral, complex spirit …

caribbean rum festival best

 Rare artisanal rums, vibrant ti’ punch, fine cigars, sparkling yachts and rooftop cocktails. In other words, just another day at the Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth. Now in its fifth year, the Caribbean’s best rum festival is back again for …

caribbean st barth island hotel

 Traveling to the French Caribbean island of St Barth just got a whole lot easier.  The tiny Caribbean paradise just removed all travel restrictions to the island, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  That means travelers no longer need to show proof …

martinique miami rums

 The annual Sip of Martinique event came to Miami last night, with a celebration of rhum agricole to launch the 2022 edition of the Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth.  The tasting party at Miami’s Empire Social Lounge (home to Miami’s …

nevis rum

 While Nevis was once the sugar capital of the Caribbean, full-fledged rum-making has been a lost art on the island for hundreds of years.  That changed several years ago when international rum expert Mark Theron debuted his Clifton Estate Spiced …

barbados rum roundtable

 Barbados’ premier event for rum aficionados is back again for 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Rummelier Roundtable, a rum event for connoisseurs produced by the Royal Rum Society, will run this year from Oct, 5-9 in Barbados.  It’s an …

dominican republic brugal leyenda

 While you may not realize it, the Dominican Republic’s Ron Brugal the most popular rum brand within the Caribbean — that is, as a measure of consumption in the region.  That’s not exactly a surprise, given that it’s the number …

sea feathers villa on the beach

 We can’t stress it enough – the Caribbean is even better in the summer. You get more beaches to yourself, the water is deliciously warm and the nights are breezy and beautiful. The latest edition of Places to Go takes …

 

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