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What to Buy When You’re In Eleuthera

 Where to shop local By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: When you’re choosing a Caribbean souvenir, ALWAYS buy local. Something that’s actually made where you bought it, by a homegrown …

A New Gourmet Coffee Shop in Aruba

 One of the top coffee brands in the Netherlands has arrived in Aruba. The gourmet coffee brand Smit & Dorlas has opened its first gourmet coffee shop in Aruba at the Hilton Aruba Resort and Casino. The store is the …

A New Gelato Spot in San Juan’s Condado

 A new ice cream shop in Condado By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new Italian creamery, Gelato & Co.., has opened on the grounds of the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico. The gelato shop, a creation …

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 A big new rum portal By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new rum shop in the Caribbean — and it’s inside an airport. The duty free area at Barbados’ Grantley International Airport has opened a new “Caribbean Rum …

 A haven for shoppers By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor MAN-O-WAR CAY — I never met a bag I didn’t like. Beach totes, hobos, box clutches, backpacks … I’ve got somewhere around 40, in leather, fabric, even straw, and in just …

 Above: the shop in Tartane, Martinique (CJ Photo) TARTANE — You can hear the bell. It’s Sunday in Tartane, a beach town on the east coast of Martinique, and there’s a bell ringing all around the main road. It sounds …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor Memorialize your San Juan sojourn with a keepsake from one of these stores, where you’ll find authentic, exclusively Puerto Rican items. Because if you don’t bring anything back from your Caribbean travels, how will …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Souvenir-hunting on Salt Cay? Looking for a memento on Middle Caicos? Put down that made-in-Taiwan T-shirt and snap up these locally made TCI buys. Sakaja, the private-label hot sauce sold exclusively at Da Conch Shack …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Every beach bum knows that you can never have too many beach bags. So, straight from the USVI, here’s another for your consideration: I’m crushing on St. Thomas resident Gina Feddersen’s cotton canvas carriers. This pineapple-embellished one …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Art galleries can be intimidating. Hallowed showrooms where haute prices meet haughty attitudes. But not Martinique’s Boutique d’Art Porcelaine, where owner Danae Emmanuel has curated a collection of art, handicraft, home accessories and jewelry that is as …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What do I have in common with Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, and Bill Clinton? Not a whole lot. Except that we’re all fans of celebrated Jamaican sculptor Gene Pearson. His work caught my eye back …