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The Caribbean’s Coolest New Beach Bar Is In St Maarten

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton It’s been open just three weeks but you can already feel it. Even in the late afternoon on a Tuesday, you know a hotspot when you see it. It’s sleek, it’s instantly hip and …

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More Details on Marriott’s “Home and Villas” in the Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has officially launched its highly-anticipated luxury home sharing program. While the program includes more than 2,000 luxury homes and villas around the world, it also includes a presence in the Caribbean. For now, that …

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St Barth’s Hotel Christopher Is Expanding

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s most prestigious luxury boutique hotels is getting bigger. The Hotel Christopher, set on Pointe Milou on the northeastern coast of the island, is adding three new villas, according to a spokesperson …

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marriott caribbean villa rentals

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s biggest hotel company is getting into the home sharing business. In a move that enters Marriott in a market dominated by home sharing giant Airbnb, the company has launched a new “Homes & …

caribbean film festival st barth

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s best film fete is returning to the French Caribbean this year for what will be the 24th edition of the St Barth Film Festival. This year’s festival, which focuses on Caribbean and international film, will …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s perhaps no lovelier time to visit St Barth than the late spring and summer. The crowds are fewer, the vibe is far more relaxed and, most importantly, the prices fall precipitously. And if you’re …

green caribbean

 With very few exceptions, you won’t find a destination in the Caribbean that doesn’t have a beautiful beach — or five. But some destinations have that extra beach factor, the sort of place that simply overflows with marvelous beaches and …

st barth les ilets

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Le Studio, the newest addition to the villa collection at St Barth’s Les Islets de la Plage, is now open for guests. The popular Les Ilets de la Plage has a portfolio of 12 private villas …

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 There’s a peculiar joy to finding that hidden-away hotel, the one you haven’t heard of, the one without a brand but with a personality. There’s a feeling you get when you discover a hotel for yourself — one that soon develops …

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 The Caribbean culinary scene has never been stronger. And much has changed since we first launched the 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean back in 2013. Now, six years later, the world has begun to notice the gastronomic power of …

best caribbean beaches

 It all begins with the beach. Sure, we love the food, the hotels and the culture in the Caribbean. But every journey starts with inspiration, and it always comes from that daydream of an afternoon spent on a beautiful shoreline, …

nevis food festival

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Tradewind Aviation resumed service from San Juan to both Anguilla and Nevis last week. The operator put a hold on service to Anguilla after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and is now returning after one year out …

caribbean travel awards

 There’s a dynamism in the Caribbean now, a movement. The region is at once reinventing itself and delving even deeper into the beauty of its traditions and its culture. There are new hotels, new restaurants, new destinations and new ideas. …

lvmh belmond

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a move sure to shake up the global luxury hotel market, luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has announced an agreement to acquire hotel brand Belmond. The purchase of Belmond shares represented an …

rum awards 2018

 It’s hard to believe that this year is the seventh annual edition of the Rum Awards, a celebration of rum that was one of the earliest innovations of Caribbean Journal. And it’s just as remarkable how much rum has changed …

st barth le sereno

 By Alexander Britell A year after the storms, St Barth is heating up again — and kicking off December with one of its most anticipated reopenings. Le Sereno, the legendary ultra-luxury resort on Grand Cul de Sac officially reopened this …

st barth thanksgiving

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off its reopening late last month, St Barth’s legendary Nikki Beach is planning another big party: Thanksgiving. The St Jean beach club will host its first-ever Thanksgiving feast this year, with everything from traditional …

le barthelemy

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Le Barthelemy, one of St Barth’s newer boutique hotels (it first debuted in 2016), has officially returned. The Grand Cul de Sac-area property is the latest St Barth accommodation to open its doors, part of …