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San Juan’s Secret Speakeasy

 A hip hangout in the capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — There’s no sign. And you wouldn’t even notice it if you walked by during the day. But after dark, all roads lead to La Factoria, a …

A Secret Cigar Lounge in Grand Cayman

 It’s just a few hundred miles from the Cayman Islands to Cuba. And for years, that’s meant a great deal of Cuban cultural influence in the British Overseas Territory, from music to rum. And it also means that Grand Cayman …

A Secret Hotel in St Martin

 Above: Hotel L’Esplanade (All photos by Caribbean Journal) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — The palm trees know. You can see it in the way they shake, the way they wave in the wind in the late afternoon. They know …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Beyond all those white-sand beaches, rummy cocktails and duty-free shopping is a side of the Caribbean you probably didn’t know exists. Browse these unexpected island activities then tear yourself away from the sand for an …

 Above: The Horned Dorset Primavera By Alexander Britell RINCON — It’s a long road, even longer once you get to Rincon. Before the sun set, my car passed through the large, red-yellow-technicolor Rincon welcome arch, and soon the only color …

 Above: Caribbean Liquors in St Maarten (all photos by CJ) ST MAARTIN — For rum lovers, St Maarten is one of the Meccas of the Caribbean. That’s because, as one of its transportation hubs, rums from all over the region …

 Above: Anegada (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANEGADA — The sand is white. Not off-white, not golden. There are vibrant beach restaurants, welcoming watering holes and empty roads. Not to mention that this place has a lobster surplus …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island insiders know that there are many equally amazing properties that don’t make it to the …

 Above: Round Hill, Jamaica THERE ARE terrific all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean. But there are also some wonderful EP properties that also offer all-inclusive options, meaning that you can have the best of both worlds. Here are 10 “secret” all-inclusives …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A GOOD MEAL is its own reward, made all the sweeter when you have to venture off the beaten path to seek it out. Here, in 10 Caribbean destinations, we’re sharing our favorite “secret” restaurants, …

 Above: Smatt’s white and gold rums APPLETON. J Wray and Nephew. Myers’s. These are the undisputed heavyweight champions of Jamaican rum. For a fine sipping rum, it’s Appleton (we like the 12 year). For a powerhouse white rum, it’s J …

 You take a short boat ride to a tiny, sandy circle in the middle of the sea. You climb on, and all you can see are a few palm trees and a small shack serving rum punches. This is the …

 Above: Monos Island (All photos by CJ) YOU’VE PROBABLY never heard of them. Gaspar Grande. Monos Island. Cenitpede Island. They’re just a few of a collection of more than a dozen tiny islands off the coast of Trinidad near Venezuela. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonJetSetSarah WHAT’S NOT to love about Grand Cayman’s Seven-Mile Beach? Sugar-white sand; glassy turquoise waters; a string of hotels, restaurants and bars right on the sand (shout out to Calico Jack’s!); and a lively, in-the-thick-of-it vibe. But sometimes …