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Speightstown, a Must-Visit Caribbean Beach Town in Barbados

 By Alexander Britell Everybody knows Margaret. Whether you’re at Saint Peter’s Bay to the south or the Fisherman’s Pub, her name immediately conjures a smiling thought of the best fish cakes in Barbados. Most nights each week, Margaret (or her …

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In Tortola, a Must-Visit Caribbean Beach Town

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Most people tend to visit Tortola in the BVI by boat, whether that’s on a yacht charter offered by The Moorings or another charter company or, increasingly, as day visitors from cruise ships. There are no …

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Mariano Rivera Is the Face of Panama’s New Tourism Push

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Baseball legend and Panama native Mariano Rivera will soon be the face of Panama’s reenergized tourism push. The former New York Yankees closer, who will inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, will …

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 By Alexander Britell “Would you like cucumber, lime or lemon in your water?” I don’t think I’d ever been asked this specific question before, even in Paris or Rome, in luxury hotels the world over. I was with my family …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Set between Montego Bay and Negril, the beach town of Lucea could be in for a tourism makeover. Jamaica’s government says it has its sights set on Lucea as it develops resort centers across the …

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 By Alexander Britell It was the first full-fledged hotel to ever open in Martinique, a seaside Antillean inn during a time of rhum and biguine. And now the historic Diamant Les Bains, the beachfront hotel on the southern tip of …

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 By Alexander Britell THERE’S A popular restaurant in the onetime library of a very old Dominican abbey in the Dutch city of Zwolle. It’s called “The Library,” and it’s won a Michelin star every year since 1993 — now boasting three …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader, who sent in this lovely shot of the town of St Patrick’s in Grenada. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

 By Alexander Britell Martinique has no shortage of must-visit beach towns, from historic Saint Pierre to the up-and-coming destination of Le Diamant. But if there’s one beach town that exemplifies French Caribbean cool on this island, it’s Le Carbet, the …

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 By Alexander Britell Something is happening in Frederiksted. This historic town on the western edge of the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands has long lived in the shadow of its bigger, more famous twin, Christiansted, on …

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 Before Grand Case was Grand Case. Before Cabarete was Cabarete. There was something. An energy, a draw, a feeling that one day a small beach town would become something else entirely. That’s the feeling you get when you walk down …

Calmos Cafe

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was one of St Martin’s legendary beach bars: Calmos Cafe, the always-happening nightlife and culture hub in the heart of the French Caribbean town of Grand Case. But as it did for much of …

 It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Dominican Republic: the charming beach town of Las Terrenas, set on the picturesque Samana peninsula off the country’s northern coast. Las Terrenas is the main tourism hub of the peninsula, a laid-back …

 Puerto Rico’s economy has been struggling significantly in recent years — and that’s translated to the real estate market, too, where prices are dropping in most municipalities on the island. But that’s not the case in the resort town of …