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The Best Caribbean Beach Hotels

Sure, there is the food and the rum and the culture and the people. But the primary draw, the siren song beckoning us to the Caribbean, is the beach. We have long acknowledged that there is something about millions of grains of […]


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 […]


VIDEO: The Best Place to Watch Sunset in Grand Case, St Martin

Sunset is just different in the Caribbean. Whether you see the green flash or not, it’s just special. And when you’re in Grand Case, St Martin, there’s nowhere better than the aptly-named Sunset Cafe, located at the Grand Case Beach […]


The Best Beach Bar in St Martin

St Martin has a surfeit of great beaches: Orient Bay, the bustling beach, Nettle Bay, the lounging one, Grand Case, the delicious one … it goes on and on. But for sheer beauty, you can’t beat Pinel Island, the tiny islet off […]

The Caribbean’s Best Chef - 2015

With the increasing culinary might of the Caribbean region, this was not an easy choice. From Anguilla to Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman to St Martin, there are culinary hubs around the Caribbean, places that put a premium on food, where […]

VIDEO: Twilight on Grand Case Beach, St Martin

It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean: the Grand Case Beach Club, the lovely boutique resort on the edge of the Caribbean’s culinary capital. At twilight, all you hear are the strong laps of the waves and the […]


St Martin’s Ice Cream Boat

After many hours in the sun, after a few too many ti’ punches, you hear it. There isn’t the traditional Mr. Softee jingle. It’s more of a high-pitched honk, but it gets your attention. And that’s important when you’re trying […]

Viking Ocean Cruises to Debut New Caribbean Itineraries

More offerings in the Caribbean By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Viking Ocean Cruises will make its first transatlantic crossing in September 2016, launching three new Caribbean cruise itineraries. After several stops around North America, Viking Star will sail down to […]

The 10 Best Caribbean Nude Beaches

Going to a nude beach is something of an art. And while there are nude beaches all over the world, the best nude beaches anywhere are on the sands of the Caribbean. Of course, there are varying degrees of what […]


Why You Need to Visit Pinel Island

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Ever felt like you need a vacation from your vacation? A place where you can skip the sightseeing, paddleboarding, and zip-lining that’s cluttering your to-do list and simply sit? If you’re in St Martin […]

The 50 Best Caribbean Beaches

We’ve always said that the best beach in the Caribbean is the one you’re on right now. But some beaches are that much more special — the ones that repay great journeys. But what makes a great beach? Is it the […]

At Saint Martin’s Ocean 82, The Art of Seaside Dining

A wonderful eatery in Grand Case By Alexander Britell SAINT MARTIN — It’s hard to find a bad meal on Grand Case Boulevard. In fact, it’s just about impossible. The question, then, is where to eat, whether at the waterfront […]


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