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New Book Explores the Ultimate Caribbean 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 …

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JetBlue Is Restarting Another Caribbean Nonstop Route

 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. …

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Rum Journal: The Best Rum Shop in Bonaire 

 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 …

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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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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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 The Caribbean’s greatest restaurant. Endless premium rum. Fine cigars.  It was truly a night to remember on June 17 as Bonaire Rum Week concluded with a multi-course rum-infused dinner at the world-renowned Brass Boer restaurant, followed by a VIP cigar …

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 The hottest new rum festival in the Caribbean kicked off on Tuesday night in Bonaire.  Bonaire Rum Week, the first major event on the island since the onset of the pandemic, launched with an opening party at the island’s signature …

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 Bonaire’s popular local food celebration, Taste of Bonaire, is making its return.  The first Taste of Bonaire since the onset of the pandemic is set for June 11, Tourism Corporation Bonaire announced.  The first edition, dubbed “Taste Is Back,” will …

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 As of June 1, 2022, travelers to Bonaire will no longer need to complete health declaration form, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means that the island will no longer have any special travel requirements to visit the island.  The health …

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 Michelin-starred chefs. Oceanfront cocktail bars. World-class rums. The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is readying to host its most anticipated event in years: Bonaire Rum Week, the weeklong celebration of premium rum and culinary culture from June 14-17. Bonaire Rum …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is projecting a strong 2022, according to new data fro Tourism Corporation Bonaire.  The island’s top tourism organization is reporting a “strong increase” in bookings in the first six months of this year.  And …

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 The most exciting event in the Dutch Caribbean of 2022 has expanded again, this time with a new Photo Competition.  The Bonaire Rum Week Photo Competition, which launched May 5, seeks the best photos of Bonaire under or above the …