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Rum Journal: River Antoine, Grenada’s Mecca of Rum

 By Alexander Britell There is no crowd here, just a few curious travelers, less than a handful of staff. The buildings wear the fraying wardrobe of time. But in the empty silence of an off day at River Antoine, the …

British Virgin Islands’ Cooper Island Beach Club Set for Return

 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most beloved hotels in the British Virgin Islands, and now the Cooper Island Beach Club is readying for its return. Cooper Island, which includes everything from a boutique hotel to one of the …

Carnival Paradise Resumes Caribbean Sailings

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Paradise ship has resumed year-round cruise service following a month-long dry dock. The ship, which is homeporting at Port Tampa Bay, added a new water park, 38 new staterooms, 98 balconies …

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 By Alexander Britell There is an entry point for every rum aficionado. Seldom does a rum lover begin his or her journey in the world of rum with a rare agricole, or a limited-batch hidden-cask expression. There are rums like …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the coolest spots in Jamaica is getting even cooler. The Skylark Negril Beach Resort, the sister property to Negril’s nearby Rockhouse Hotel, is slated to open this summer on Negril’s famous Seven Mile …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia is the fastest-growing tourism destination in the Caribbean right now, according to the latest data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The “Helen of the West Indies” reported a total of 386,127 stayover …

 There’s a bit of everything in the St Lawrence Gap of Barbados: fish shacks, beach bars, nightclubs, restaurants, artists, characters and rum shops. It’s the bustling, ever-energetic, colorful corner of the south coast of Barbados, a slice of life and …

 Where does a rum begin? Is it in the yeast? Is it in the still? In the case of a rhum agricole, is it in the cane itself? But it’s just as important — if not more important — where …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s coolest places to stay is making its triumphant comeback from last year’s hurricanes The Cooper Island Beach Club in the British Virgin Islands has announced plans to reopen on April 1. …

 Anguilla is all about the experience. It’s about rum punches at Elodia’s, sandy afternoons at the SunShine Shack, nighttime culinary journeys at Veya. It’s about getting out there, seeing the beach, exploring Anguilla’s unique take on the Caribbean lifestyle. But …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Grand Cayman’s most legendary eateries is heading to Havana — for the night, anyway. The Rum Point Club has unveiled new Havana Nights on Wednesdays this season, offering a Cuban dining adventure with …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The transformed Appleton Estate has reopened for visitors after a $7.2 million renovation and rebranding project. The new Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience in Siloah, Jamaica, is the brainchild of parent company Gruppo Campari. …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor What a something this month!  Two major events observed in February will be occurring on the same day this year.  This is bound to cause a stir as many participants won’t know whether to feast or …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Caribbean rums took the crown on Sunday at the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival’s People’s Choice Awards at Pigeon Island in Saint Lucia on Sunday. Clifton Estate Rum from Nevis took …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever Caribbean Rum Awards was held in Saint Lucia this weekend, and the winners have been selected. The awards, curated by Caribbean Journal and a team of nine judges, covered six categories, including white …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s St Lucia Food and Rum Festival will include a major new expansion: Caribbean Journal’s first-ever Caribbean Rum Awards, a celebration of the best of rum-making from around the region and the world. The …

sunbird bequia

 Bequia is a different kind of island. It’s a little bit more relaxed, a little funkier, a little more authentic. It’s the Caribbean as it used to be. This seven-square-mile spot in the Grenadines is a special place, an island …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the must-visit food Caribbean festival of 2018: the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival, which returns in January with a new schedule and an appearance by one of the world’s top chefs, Marcus Samuelsson. …