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Air France Expanding St Maarten Flights

More flights to caribbean hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France is expanding its flights to St Maarten, the company announced this week. The new service will mean an additional flight on Saturdays between Paris and SXM Airport, increasing […]


Five Things To Do On a Rainy Day in the Caribbean

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor No need to let a little “liquid sunshine spoil” your fun when you’re in the Caribbean. Here are some indoor activities that will put the “yay” back in a rainy Caribbean day. Mix a […]


Belmond La Samanna’s New Hire

Above: La Samanna (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Belmond La Samanna resort in St Martin has named its newest director of sales and marketing. The iconic Long Bay resort has named Tracey Fentem its new director […]


The Scent of an Island

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor What does St Martin smell like? Pear, tomato, clementine and mango. At least that’s how it smells to me. Because those are the scents I used to make my own island-inspired fragrance at Tijon, […]


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

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

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 […]


Air France, Air Antilles Sign Codeshare Agreement

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 […]

A Secret Hotel in St Martin

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 […]

A Must-Visit Food Truck in St Martin

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 […]


Enjoying Le Sand in St Martin

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 […]

Accor Names New VP in North America, Central America, Caribbean

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 […]

Island Bites: At Sandy's in St Martin, Classic Creole Cooking

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 […]


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