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There’s a New Boutique Hotel in St Martin 

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The French side of St Martin is one of the most fascinating and vibrant destinations in the Caribbean.  But navigating its hotel product isn’t particularly easy.  While there’s the outstanding Grand Case Beach Club, Belmond’s luxe La Samanna resort and […]


From Aruba to St Thomas, 12 Caribbean “Water’s Edge” Hotels 

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You know the sound. You open the door to your balcony or patio and it’s there, the maritime metronome, the gentle roll or vigorous froth of the waves right near your room.  But it’s not always so easy to find. […]

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Christie’s Real Estate Adds St Martin Brokerage

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Christie’s International Real Estate has added another Caribbean brokerage to its quickly-expanding portfolio.  The company has signed Oceano Homes in St Martin, which is based in Orient Bay.  The newly-branded Oceano Christie’s International Real Estate will be the network’s exclusive […]


The 20 Most Romantic Beaches in the Caribbean for 2023 

What makes a beach romantic? The best way to answer that might be to define what does not make a beach romantic: huge crowds. Towering resorts. Artificial noise.  The Caribbean’s most romantic beaches tend to be tucked away; quiet; serene. […]

10 Great Caribbean Beach Towns to Visit in 2023

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It’s that perfect confluence: breathtaking beaches, walkable streets, buzzing dining scenes, vibrant communities, all in one place. The Caribbean’s best beach towns are destinations in their own right, where you can come for a day or for a week and […]

Small Caribbean Hotel of the Week: A Beach Lodge in St Martin

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It’s one of the most iconic beach bars in all of the Caribbean: Karibuni, the legendary bar and restaurant on the sandy sliver of Pinel Island, just off the coast of French St Martin.  Accessed only by a short ride […]


US President Joe Biden Spends Caribbean Vacation in St Croix 

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United States President Joe Biden is spending his holiday vacation this year in the Caribbean.  President Biden is returning to what was one of his favorite vacation spots when he served as President Barack Obama’s Vice President: the island of […]

St Maarten Is Removing All Testing, Vaccination Rules for Travelers 

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There’s been a significant shift in the Caribbean’s testing policies, with just about every destination in the region having lifted its entry rules.  And now you can include St Maarten.  Effective Nov. 1, the Friendly Island will no longer require […]

17 Great Caribbean Beaches You Can Only Reach By Boat 

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They’re tucked away in tiny corners of the Caribbean, set off far in the middle of the sea, hidden beneath cliffs.  They’re those rarefied beaches that are a bit harder to reach, the ones you can’t fly to, the ones […]


This Is the Best Beach Resort in St Martin 

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At the next table, one visitor bemoaned his situation to another.  “I wanted to stay here but they were full,” he said. “So I had to stay at La Samanna.” There’s perhaps no better distillation of the allure — and […]

From Turks and Caicos to St Martin, the Best New Caribbean Vacation Villas 

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Just after Labor Day, the fantasy returns: travelers begin plotting their Caribbean winter escapes, dreaming of that next unforgettable island vacation.  And for most frequent Caribbean travelers, particularly families, it’s hard to beat a villa vacation, with the combination of […]

The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean - 2022

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They’re the kinds of meals you savor. Not just when you’re finishing dessert, but months and years in advance. This is the experience diners are seeking when they come to any strong culinary destination, and, thankfully, the Caribbean is full […]


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