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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Pinel Island, St. Martin

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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VIDEO: A Pool With a View in St. Martin


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 […]


VIDEO: A Classic Beach Bar in St. Martin

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 […]


The Caribbean’s Best Luxury Neighborhoods

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 […]

St Martin Eyes Developer for Major New Marigot Bay Harbour Project


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 […]

VIDEO: Taking a Stroll on Grand Case Beach

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.


The Best Rum Bar in St Martin

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 […]

VIDEO: The Best Beach Bar in Grand Case St Martin

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 Reveals New Caribbean Itineraries

viking ocean cruises caribbean

By Dana Niland CJ 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 […]

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VIDEO: A Table in the Water in St Martin

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 […]

VIDEO: On the Beach at the Grand Case Beach Club

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 […]

VIDEO: On the Dock in St Martin

It’s one of the most stunning vistas in St Martin — the sweeping waters of Nettle Bay on the edge of the French side. It’s a small beachfront community that’s one of the more tranquil spots on the whole of […]


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