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VIDEO: A Classic Beach Bar in St. Martin

“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 […]

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How to Stay on This Beach in St Martin

It’s hard to travel around St Martin and not encounter a draw-dropping white-sand beach. And often the best way to enjoy the island’s beaches is, not in a hotel, but in a villa. Like, for instance, “Blue Beach,” a spectacular […]

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VIDEO: Checking In to St Martin's Grand Case Beach Club

It’s the best beach hotel in St Martin — the Grand Case Beach Club, a 71-room boutique resort on one of the nicest corners of beach on the island. Home to the terrific Sunset Cafe, a brand-new rooftop pool and […]

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VIDEO: Nettle Bay, St Martin

It isn’t as famous as Orient Bay, as delicious as Grand Case Beach. But St Martin’s Nettle Bay is certainly one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, a sweeping stretch of sand with a pair of great beach bars and […]

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VIDEO: The Best Beach Bars on Orient Bay, St Martin

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It’s the most popular beach on St Martin, and one of the most energetic in the whole Caribbean: trendy, hip, always-hopping Orient Bay. It’s a mix of Europe and the Caribbean, full of laid-back beach bars with an extra dose […]


VIDEO: The Clear Water of Grand Case Beach, St Martin

It’s one of the best beaches in the Caribbean you may not have heard of: Grand Case Beach, the long stretch of sand in the town of Grand Case St Martin. But what’s easily the most beautiful stretch is the […]


VIDEO: 11 Seconds on the Sand in St Martin

Ice cream boats, accras, rum… it doesn’t get much better than the beach in St Martin. Or in this case, the offshore island called Pinel Island. It’s one of our favorite spots in the Caribbean, in large part because it’s […]

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This Caribbean Beach Hotel Is For Sale

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It’s long been one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems — the affordable, lovely little Mary’s Boon hotel in St Maarten. And now it’s for sale. The 37-room boutique property in Simpson Bay is listed for sale at $6.8 million, according […]


The 11 Best Caribbean Islands for Sailing, Yachting and Boating

We have often said, to really understand an island you must go out in a boat and look back. Boating and Islands just go together — to really see a place and know a place you must get away from […]


The Best Caribbean Beaches to Move To

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We’ve all had that feeling on one Caribbean trip or another — “what if we don’t go back?” But this is one step further — moving to the Caribbean and living right on the beach, living steps or a short distance […]

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The Cool List: The Caribbean's Coolest Hotels for 2016

It’s often been said that if you have to ask how much something costs, you can’t afford it. The same is true of cool — if you have to ask why a place is cool, you’re never going to get it. […]


A Caribbean Hotel You Need to Try: Karibuni Lodge, St Martin

You wake up and open the sliding doors to your private pool, lifting up the bird figurine on the wall to signal that you’re ready for fresh croissants and pain au chocolat. Moments later, a staff member arrives with your […]


This St Martin Hotel Just Got Even Better

It’s long been one of our favorite hotels in the Caribbean — the Grand Case Beach Club, the hotel on the French side of St Martin that has everything: two beaches, lovely, modern rooms and the island’s best place to […]


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