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Secrets to Open New All-Inclusive in Playa del Carmen 

 Secrets is set to open its newest all-inclusive in the region next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Secrets Moxche Playa del Carmen will open its doors on April 18, according to Apple Leisure Group’s AMR Collection, which is …

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The Chill List: The Caribbean’s Most Relaxing Hotels

 What’s the sound of one palm tree shaking?  It’s one of the most beautiful sounds in the Caribbean, an instant reminder that you’ve reached the zenith of tropical beauty.  And it’s a guarantor of instant relaxation.  But as ubiquitous as …

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There’s a New All-Inclusive in St Maarten

 Divi Resorts has officially opened its newest all-inclusive resort in St Maarten.  It’s called Oceans at Divi Little Bay, and it’s a resort-within-a-resort at the company’s signature St Maarten property, Divi Little Bay.  The new Oceans is an elevated experience, …

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 By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean …

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 It was home to one of the hottest beach scenes in the Caribbean before Irma; an always-hopping, party-filled stretch of sand renowned for one-word beach bars: Kontiki; Waikiki; Bikini.  And then the storm came, and Orient Bay, St Martin as …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Theresa Costanza, who sent in this lovely shot of Friar’s Bay Beach in St Martin.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

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 St Barth has relaxed its testing requirements for travelers, making them slightly easier to comply with.  Effective this week, St Barth will now accept either PCR or antigen tests taken within 48 hours before the departure flight to St Barth.  …

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 It’s hard to think of a better location in St Maarten.  You’re right near the border, a bit less than 15 minutes from the culinary capital of the Caribbean (and the island’s best markets) in Grand Case.  It’s about the …

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 Even at the most popular beaches in the Caribbean, you can always find your own space.  But right now, sometimes travelers are looking for a little extra seclusion; a little more distance from other people.  That’s where these Caribbean beaches …

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 Daily public ferry service has resumed between Anguilla and the Marigot Ferry Terminal in St Martin.  The move follows a collective effort between authorities in Anguilla, ferry owners and operators and the Prefecture of Saint Martin.  The service has relaunched …

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 It’s afternoon in Grand Case, St Martin, that magical old Caribbean town marked by days at the beach and nights at the Caribbean’s finest restaurants. And there’s no more serene spot in town than here, one of the two beaches …

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 Luxury. It’s one of the most overused words in the travel industry; but that’s also because it’s just so hard to define. What makes luxury? Is it design? Is it food and beverage? Is it the natural environment? Is it …

caribbean travel awards 2022

 It seems that every year in the Caribbean we say it’s been a year like no other — but in the age of the pandemic, that’s a guarantee. And if 2020 was defined by the ongoing question of the tourism …

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 Belmond has reopened its signature luxury hotel in St Martin.  After a summer closure, La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel, St Martin, officially relaunched this week.  The hotel, set on 55 acres adjusting St Martin’s renowned Baie Longue beach, has reopened …

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 The privacy of a luxury villa paired with the services of a full-service resort is a special kind of heaven for a romantic or family vacation, and it’s a marriage of service and amenities that you’ll find at some of …

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 Is there anything more lovable in the Caribbean than a tiny beach resort? They’re the ones that just ooze character, the ones that pull on your heart strings, playful and personable, where nothing stands between you and the beach, between …

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 The leading luxury resort in St Martin is reopening its doors in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Belmond La Samanna is set to welcome back guests on Nov. 7, according to the property’s Web site.  The venerable luxury resort has …

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 One of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations is once again open for tourism — including to travelers from the United States. The French Caribbean island of Martinique is open again, Caribbean Journal has confirmed. So what do American travelers need to …