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At the Grand Case Beach Club, the Art of the Beach Resort

 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 …

Island Shop: Five Perfumes Made in the Caribbean

 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 …

Virgin Gorda’s Rosewood Little Dix Bay Names New Executive Chef

 Above: Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda, BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort in Virgin Gorda has named Torsten Rumprecht its new executive chef. Rumprecht will lead the culinary team at the British …

LATEST NEWS

 It’s easy to think that the beach bar might have been invented on Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. For some, legend has it that when St Maarten and St Martin was divided between the French and Dutch they did it by first getting inebriated …

 Above: Oyster Pond in St Martin (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel demand for St Maarten/St Martin jumped by almost 20 percent last year, according to a new report from the Expedia Group. Several countries showed particularly …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 5.0-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake’s epicentre was about …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Silvia, a Caribbean Journal reader in St Martin, who took this snapshot of Mullet Bay in St Martin. Do you have a great photograph of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

 Some countries are culinary destinations; some islands are culinary destinations; and some hotels are culinary destinations. The Caribbean is full of such hotel properties — the ones that view cuisine as integral to hospitality (and sometimes even more than that). These …

 What makes a boutique hotel … boutique? Is boutique just another word for a small hotel? Is a boutique hotel a small hotel with an upscale image, a unique design or a special theme? There are so many special small hotels …

 The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Steve Wright, who took this photograph of Grand Case Bay in St Martin at the Grand Case Beach Club. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? …

 Above: rising star Buddy Hield The Caribbean may love cricket and football, but the region is increasingly producing top basketball players, from the Dominican Republic’s Al Horford to NBA legend and St Croix native Tim Duncan. And you don’t have …

 Above: St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff St Martin is looking to drive tourism growth by tapping into the nearby Puerto Rican market, according to the French territory’s Tourist Office. In a release, the Saint Martin Tourist Office said …

 Above: La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff Orient-Express Hotels has annnounced that it will be marketing its hotel collection under a new brand called “Belmond.” The change, which will take effect beginning March 10, is being …

 French and Dutch, north and south; the island of St Martin/St Maarten is a diverse mix of cultures, cuisines and histories. And both sides of the island have some wonderful places to stay. We thought we’d offer a list of …

 Who doesn’t love French cuisine? Well, in the French territory of St Martin, there’s no shortage of it. There’s classic, Parisian-style cuisine, dishes leaning more towards the Mediterranean and, of course, Creole and Caribbean food. In short, St Martin is …

 Above: La Samanna (Photos by Orient Express) By Alexander Britell The La Samanna resort property in St Martin has reopened following extensive renovations, according to Orient-Express. The property recently completed the second phase of renovations, which brought two new restaurants, …

 Above: Francois Hollande By the Caribbean Journal staff Victorin Lurel, the current head of the Regional council of Guadeloupe, is hailing the victory of Francois Hollande in the French presidential election. Lurel, who was also the head of the overseas …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There was an earthquake early this morning with an epicentre in the Saint Martin region of the Leeward Islands felt across the area, including Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Sint Maarten. The quake, which registered …