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The 25 Best Caribbean Beaches to Visit in 2019

 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, …

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St Martin’s Top Luxury Resort Is Open Again

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Belmond La Samanna, the leading luxury resort in St Martin, is back on the scene. Following a restyle, the resort reopened its doors this week, just as Belmond was acquired by global luxury giant LVMH. The resort …

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LVMH Is Buying Belmond for $3.2 Billion in Luxury Hotel Market Shakeup

 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 …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton The Southeast Peninsula of St Kitts is raw, untouched and brilliantly green, one of the most beautiful places in the West Indies. It’s a winding, scenic road to get here, a striking setting that’s …

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 There’s a certain sound to the waves in Grand Case at night, a reminder that you’re in one of the great Creole villages in the Caribbean, that you’re in a culinary wonderland. There’s a feeling on Orient Bay, when the …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s long been one of the most beloved hotels anywhere in the Caribbean. And now, after an inspiring comeback in the wake of Hurricane Irma, St Martin’s Grand Case Beach Club has finally reopened its doors. The …

JetBlue St Maarten

 By Alexander Britell In what is a significant boost for St Maarten, fast-growing carrier JetBlue is launching a new route to the island next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. Beginning early 2019, JetBlue will be launching its first-ever flights from …

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 By Alexander Britell You’re in your villa, peering out past your infinity pool at the spectacular blue and green vistas of St Barth. You don’t want to leave. Not even for dinner. No problem — your chef is already here. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Belmond La Samanna, long the leading luxury resort in St Martin, is planning a relaunch. The luxe property is planning to reopen on Dec. 10, executives said this week. The property had been shuttered since …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding hotel company Apple Leisure Group has more than 10,000 rooms in its resort development pipeline, the company told Caribbean Journal. The rooms are across 12 projects, including new construction and rebranding, in seven locations …

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 They’re party beaches. They’re cool beaches. They’re sexy beaches.  Some beaches just have that certain extra level of hip, whether it’s the nightlife, the food, the lounging or the crowd. It all adds up to make a stretch of sand …

 By Alexander Britell AMResorts is expanding to the French Caribbean for the first time. The company’s Secrets all-inclusive brand is coming to St Martin with the signing of a new resort brand management deal. The resort, which is owned by …

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 By Alexander Britell St Martin’s flagship resort is making a comeback. The ultra-luxe Belmond La Samanna in St Martin has announced plans to reopen on Dec. 10, according to a spokesperson for the property. The Baie Longue-area resort is undergoing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important step for the recovery of St Martin’s beloved town of Grand Case, one of its top boutique hotels has reopened its doors. Le Petit Hotel, set on the beach in Grand Case, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another airline has officially made its return to St Maarten. Panama-based Copa Airlines has officially resumed operations to the island, another boost for the destination in the wake of Hurricane Irma last year. Copa Airlines …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another important carrier is plotting its return to St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. Panama-based carrier Copa Airlines will resume flights to St Maarten on June 2, the company announced. Copa had suspended operations to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was always a bucket-list destination: Pinel Island, the sandy oasis a short ferry ride off the coast of Cul de Sac on the French side of St Martin. And now, the legendary island is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It may have two different countries on it, but it’s one island — and now both St Martin and St Maarten are joining together to plan for the island’s tourism future. The French and Dutch sides …