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The Moorings Announces British Virgin Islands, St Martin Reopening Dates

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sailing charter giant The Moorings has announced its reopening dates for islands affected by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. The company will be opening its British Virgin Islands base and its base in Puerto Rico on …

30 Caribbean Islands You Can Visit Right Now

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

Calmos Cafe

This St Martin Beach Bar Was Destroyed By Irma. Here’s How to Help Rebuild It.

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was one of St Martin’s legendary beach bars: Calmos Cafe, the always-happening nightlife and culture hub in the heart of the French Caribbean town of Grand Case. But as it did for much of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The beloved Grand Case Beach Club hotel was hit during Hurricane Irma, and now its staff and their families need help, both to rebuild their homes and their lives. The property has set up a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday, causing major destruction on several islands, including tiny Barbuda, which was almost totally destroyed. As of Thursday morning, Irma was 110 miles north of Punta Cana and about …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Category-5 Hurricane Irma pummeled the dual-nation island of St Martin/St Maarten and nearby St Barth on Wednesday, leaving massive flooding and widespread destruction. The storm caused the deaths of at least two people, confirmed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. Irma thrashed Barbuda with 185-mph winds before making landfall in St Barth …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The now-Category 5 Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in the Caribbean on Tuesday as islands across the northern Caribbean braced for impact. The storm was about 270 miles east of Antigua at 8 …

 Anguilla’s Belmond Cap Juiuca resort has closed its doors to begin a significant transformation project, the property announced this week. The “reimagined” Belmond Cap Juluca will reopen at the end of 2018. The rebranded Belmond Cap Juluca, which first opened …

Clementine St Barth

 Luxury villa firm Sibarth has unveiled a slate of the newest villa offerings in St. Barth, led by a stunning option overlooking Lorient. It’s called Clementine, and this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home includes its own fitness room, a spectacular mosaic-tiled infinity …

luxury resorts

 Yes, luxury is in the details. But luxury is also in the big things — it’s about making sure that guests never want for anything — that they always have what they need — and that no request goes unanswered, no problem …

 Affordable all inclusive getaways aren’t just a dream. Here’s how to do it. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s impossible to really relax on vacation if, in the back of your mind, you’re constantly worrying about how you’re going to …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

luxury villas

 In many ways, luxury villas are the ultimate Caribbean vacation experience. It’s far beyond — and very different — than spending your time in a resort. A villa means you aren’t just staying on an island — you’re living on an island, and in …

 U.S. President Donald Trump’s villa in French St. Martin has been listed for sale. Le Chateau des Palmiers, which Trump reportedly first purchased in 2013, has been listed with Sotheby’s International Realty. (It is now held by a trust established …

  There’s a major new Caribbean food festival coming to Miami, part of a regional push to take the Caribbean’s food scene to new global heights. Indeed, celebrated Trinidadian chef Richardson Skinner is calling for the Caribbean to elevate the …

Small Hotels

 There’s just something different about a small hotel. Maybe it’s the intimate service you get, or the way the design vision of the owner seems to manifest itself better in the decor. Maybe it’s the little quirks, or the warm, …

Beach Vacations

 We’re major proponents of experiencing the “authentic” Caribbean, urging travelers to look beyond sun, sand and sea and sample the region’s remarkably diverse culture, food, art and music. But we also love beach vacations. Sun, sand and sea remain still …