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5 Great Caribbean Destinations for Valentine’s Day

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The chirp of tree frogs, the rush of the waves, the shimmer of a Caribbean moonscape. It’s less than a month away — but is there anywhere more romantic to spend this Valentine’s Day than the Caribbean? This year’s Valentine’s Day […]


Rum Journal: The Best Rum Bar in St Martin

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By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE – There’s always something new to discover on Grand Case Boulevard, a corner unseen, a tiny alley overlooked. It’s a street that has lived many lives — including this latest one, a renaissance in the wake […]

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The Best Cigar Shop in St Martin

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By Alexander Britell MARIGOT — No matter where you are in the Caribbean (outside of Cuba of course), it’s rarely easy to find great Cuban cigars. That includes most of the region’s top cruise destinations, where, even if you can […]

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The 25 Best Caribbean Beaches to Visit in 2019

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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, […]

St Martin’s Top Luxury Resort Is Open Again

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By Dana Niland CJ 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 […]

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

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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 […]


St Kitts' Cockleshell Bay Is the Caribbean's Newest Beach Bar Capital

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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 […]

The 5 Best St Martin Hotels to Visit Right Now

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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 […]

The Grand Case Beach Club Is Open Again in St Martin

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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 Launching New Daily Nonstop Flights to St Maarten

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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 […]

From Turks and Caicos to St Barth, the Caribbean's Ultimate Villas

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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. […]

The Top Resort in St Martin is Planning a Reopening

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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 […]


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