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10 Small Hotels for Romantic Getaways in the Caribbean

 When it comes to an adults-only retreat in the Caribbean, there’s often nothing better than a well-designed small hotel. Boutique properties just offer that extra degree of romance, that added level of intimacy. Because when you’re looking for a romantic …

The best places to stay in St. Martin.

The 10 Best Hotels in St. Martin

 World-class food, marvelous beaches and an intoxicating fusion of French and Caribbean culture; they all help make the French side of St. Martin one of the top destinations in the Caribbean. And one of the things that makes the French side of …

The Cool List: The Coolest Caribbean Stays for 2017

 It’s been five years since we first launched CJ’s annual Cool List of the Caribbean’s coolest hotels, and so much has changed in Caribbean hospitality. In our opinion, the region’s hotel offering has never been better, with a marvelous mix …

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Luxury Hotels Caribbean

 Luxury comes in different shapes and sizes in the Caribbean. Sure, there are grand luxury hotels, those one is used to finding in Europe, that pop up along sandy shores, just as there are boutique jewels, too. But sifting through …

Caribbean destinations to visit in 2017.

 Our annual Where to Travel list isn’t about the Caribbean you know. It’s about the Caribbean you have yet to discover. This is all about the places you may have never thought about, destinations that will fascinate you and move you; …

 Thousands of Caribbean Journal readers have spoken, and the Caribbean has a new top boutique hotel. Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort has won our 2016 Readers’ Choice Award as the Best Boutique Hotel in the Caribbean. The 19-room hotel (along with …

Best All-Inclusive Resorts

 The definition of “all inclusive resorts” has been changing. What used to mean endless buffet lines and mass-produced travel kitsch is rapidly becoming something very different, both in response to changing tastes and the arrival of new kinds of travelers. …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Christopher Robley, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach on Pinel Island, St. Martin. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

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 It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Grand Case Beach Club in St. Martin, the lovely beach hotel in the Caribbean’s culinary capital. And now with some recent changes, the hotel is looking better than ever, thanks in large …

Pedro's Beach Bar

 “One case of coke, one case of sprite, and one case of Heineken,” Pedro recalls. And a little umbrella. It was 1976, and this was how one of the Caribbean’s most iconic beach bars began, when Orient Bay was just …

 If you’re thinking of moving to the Caribbean, there are many factors to consider: what kind of real estate are you looking for? What kind of area are you looking for? Are you looking for a remote enclave or a …

Marigot

 St Martin has big plans for Marigot Bay Harbour. The French Caribbean tourism hub has launched an international tender for developers looking to enter into an economic investment partnership for a “sustainable tourism project” on the site. The project includes …

Grand Case

 It’s a great little beach on the French side of St Martin — Grand Case Beach, home to the terrific Grand Case Beach Club boutique hotel. Here’s what it’s like to take a short stroll on the sand.

Best Rum Bar St Martin

 There are bars and there are beach bars and then there are rum bars. In the Caribbean, the last one means something quite different. As we’ve written in these pages before, a rum bar means a place where rum is …

Calmos Cafe

 Yes, the beach town of Grand Case in St Martin is known, rightly for its food. It’s got the best collection of top-level restaurants in the whole Caribbean, a veritable Mecca for foodies around the world. But there’s more to …

viking ocean cruises caribbean

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Viking Ocean Cruises has announced the addition of ten new itineraries for its 2017 and 2018 sailings. Among the more than 30 new ports of call Viking is adding to its itineraries are several located throughout the …

water table st martin

 There’s nothing better than a table right on the water. Or is there? At the Grand Case Beach Club, you can have a table in the water, perfect for a rum punch or planteur on a sunny day. With the hotel’s …

 Perhaps the best beach hotel in St Martin, the Grand Case Beach Club has everything, from a top-notch restaurant called the Sunset Cafe to a terrific watersports operation. But its standout feature is a pair of marvelous beaches on each …