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Why We Bought a One-Way Ticket to Anguilla

 If you haven’t gotten around to visiting Anguilla as yet, imagine an island the size of Manhattan with the population of just two high-rises, surrounded by 33 sugary white beaches, lapped by stunning turquoise waters ‒ with temps in the …

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Belmond to Reopen St Martin, Anguilla Resorts in November

 LVMH’s Belmond brand will be reopening two of its Caribbean resorts in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That includes the Belmond Cap Juluca resort in Anguilla, which will reopen Nov. 1, and the Belmond La Samanna in St Martin, which …

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Choice Hotels Adds AMResorts All-Inclusives to Loyalty Program

 Choice Hotels has completed the onboarding of more than 50 AMResorts all-inclusive resorts to its network.  The move is the result of a strategic agreement with AMResorts’ parent company, Apple Leisure Group, signed last year, which allows for members of …

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 One of the leading luxury resorts in the Mexican Caribbean is slated to reopen in September, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa, one of just three Belmond properties in the Caribbean (along with St Martin and …

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 The Secrets Cap Cana resort has officially reopened in the Dominican Republic’s most exclusive enclave.  The 457-room all-inclusive resort began welcoming guests again on July 15.  The move comes after the Dominican Republic relaunched its tourism industry on July 1.  …

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 There’s a humming wind on the east coast of Aruba; a solitary kite surfer floats above the surface of the water and as the jeep pulls up onto to the sand you look around and he’s the only other person …

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 After the rain has come and gone, there’s a rainbow.  Here off the coast of Grand Case in St Martin, it’s a symbol of what’s to come, of the days when we’ll be traveling again — hopefully soon.  The latest Caribbean …

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 A pleasure boat skims past. The waves wash back and forth. An owl reminds you he’s there.  A technicolor sunset. This is what the beach feels like. This is Grand Case, St Martin, and this is an homage to the …

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 The French Caribbean has extended its border shutdown through Monday, May 11.  The move is part of a broader lockdown by the French government that includes a countrywide “shelter at home” order due to the ongoing global fight against the …

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 No matter where we are, the beach calls us. It’s what we think about in late afternoons in the office, in the cold winter, and particularly on Sunday mornings when we’re stuck at home.  Because it’s better at the beach. …

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 You’re dreaming about it.  No matter where you are, the Caribbean is always calling. In times like these, just a daydream of a pristine Caribbean beach, a breezy beach shack, a cocktail on the beach, can bring a smile and …

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 Our Caribbean Moment series is a way to bring the Caribbean to you in a time of unease, a way to provide a bit of escape in a trying time.  The latest edition of Caribbean Moment comes from the beautiful …

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 Sitting under a palapa at the water’s edge, dining on whole snapper glazed in unagi joined by a 2016 Astrid & Therese riesling, one begins to realize just how much the Caribbean culinary scene has changed in recent years.  Because …

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 The spectacular beaches of the Caribbean remain the region’s ultimate siren song for travelers. They’re the reason we sit at our desks, dreaming of the islands, placing ourselves there, even just for a moment.  They’re the essence of what makes …

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 In what is the most significant hotel development on the French side of St Martin in years, AMResorts has officially debuted its new Secrets St Martin resort. The property, which is set on Anse Marcel, welcomed its first-ever guests this …

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 It’s just you and the sand. No crowds, no hassle, no long journeys to get from your room to the water.  That’s what the best beach resorts are about — places where nothing stands between you and the object of …

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 In a significant achievement for a destination hit hard by the storms of 2017, St Maarten was the fastest-growing tourism destination in the Caribbean last year.  The destination’s growth rate of 80 percent was the biggest improvement of any destination …

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 The number of world-class Caribbean restaurants continues to multiply, making this landmark selection, which first launched back in 2013, more and more difficult each year.  The Caribbean food sector continues to send a strong message to the world that this …