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In St Martin, a Different Kind of All-Inclusive Resort

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s champagne on the breakfast buffet. My appetizer at dinner was a scrumptious morsel of foie gras. My room is a tasteful study in sun-washed colors and classic West Indian furnishings. As I chill on …

Interview with St Maarten Tourism Minister Claret Connor

 Above: St Maarten Tourism Minister Claret Connor (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PHILIPSBURG — St Maarten one of the Caribbean’s most famous tourism destinations, and a leading cruise hub. It’s also a place that has changed significantly in the past …

St Martin’s Beach Bar Island

 Above: Pinel Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell PINEL ISLAND — It isn’t an easy choice. Not here, not in the late morning sun with St Martin’s hills towering across the bay. Here on Pinel Island, there is …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: an Air France plane By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new gateway from France to several Caribbean destinations. Air France and Air Antilles have signed a codeshare agreement to partner on the offer of six new destinations in …

 Above: Hotel L’Esplanade (All photos by Caribbean Journal) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — The palm trees know. You can see it in the way they shake, the way they wave in the wind in the late afternoon. They know …

 Above: the BM Snack food truck in St Martin (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST MARTIN — It’s the doughy, crunchy, spicy wonder: the bokit, the famous street sandwich of the islands of Guadeloupe. But thanks to a …

 Above: the beach at Le Sand in St Martin (All photos by Caribbean Journal) It’s not really a secret — French St Martin has some seriously beautiful stretches of beach. Perched just off the waves at Nettle Bay in St Martin …

 Above: the Hotel Mercure St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff Accor North America, Central America and Caribbean has named Balendra Nagesvaran the company’s new vice president of operations for its luxury and upscale brands in the region. The segment includes …

 Above: Sandy’s Creole Cuisine in Marigot (All photos by CJ) Just at the edge of the ferry terminal in downtown Marigot, St Martin, you’ll find a cluster of tiny eateries. As with almost all of the restaurants in this Caribbean …

 Above: La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff Belmond has named a new executive for global development, the company announced. Belmond has appointed James Simmonds as senior vice president for global development. He comes to the company …

 A CLASSIC Caribbean beach, contemporary, luxurious accommodations, unlimited cocktails and high-level cuisine. This is the new all-inclusive. But the region’s all-inclusive product comes in a host of shapes and sizes, from hidden boutiques to larger properties with unmatched amenities. Our …

 Above: the pistachio mousse at Le Tastevin (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — Maybe it was the pistachio mousse dessert. Or perhaps it was earlier, with the duck ravioli. No, it was almost certainly the foie …

 DON’T JUST visit the Caribbean this year. Experience it. Go outside of your comfort zone and find something new. That’s the advice of our Where to Travel list for 2015, featuring some of our favourite places in the Caribbean: some …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It takes more than just a playground and a children’s menu to guarantee a good time at a family all-inclusive. Here are the Caribbean resorts where we’d vacay with our own kin – and you …

 Above: Belmond La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff The Belmond La Samanna resort in St Martin has named Michael SChoonewagen as its new general manager. Schoonewagen comes to the property after nearly five years at the …

 Above: Le Soleil in Grand Case (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — Every once in a while, you have that “wow” moment at a restaurant — when you take a bite, close your eyes and forget, for a …

 Above: Grand Case Beach (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — Bobbing in turquoise water, Ti’ Punch in hand on a shiny Sunday morning. It’s at moments like these when you’re reminded of those oft-repeated component parts …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Rum, coffee and straw baskets are classic Caribbean keepsakes but locally produced scents also make evocative souvenirs. Get a noseful of these five fragrances, guaranteed to bring back memories of your tropical trip. Goombay, Bahamas …