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The Return of Caribbean Island Hopping?

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a romantic notion of Caribbean travel — arrive in one destination, then travel to another two or three islands by sea or small plane. And the OECS regional subgrouping wants …

Cuba Courts Japanese Tourists

 Above: Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff Travel agents in Japan have begun a major promotional campaign for tourism to Cuba. The campaign was officially launched by Marcos Rodriguez, Cuba’s Ambassador in Tokyo, along with Jungo Kikuma, the president of …

10 Secret Beaches in the Caribbean

 The Caribbean has some very famous beaches: Grand Anse in Grenada, Seven Mile Beach in Cayman, Isla Verde in San Juan — and they’re all deserving of the fame. But the Caribbean is also full of beautiful lesser-known beaches, the …

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 Above: Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Journal won the award for best online feature at Thursday’s Caribbean Tourism Organization media awards in New York. CJ’s Alexander Britell took home the honour for his article, “Sea Turtles …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonJetSetSarah WHAT’S NOT to love about Grand Cayman’s Seven-Mile Beach? Sugar-white sand; glassy turquoise waters; a string of hotels, restaurants and bars right on the sand (shout out to Calico Jack’s!); and a lively, in-the-thick-of-it vibe. But sometimes …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonJetSetSarah LEGEND HAS IT that if you bathe in the waters of Tobago’s Nylon Pool you’ll emerge looking 10 years younger. I’m skeptical about the fountain-of-youth claims but I’ve come to see for myself, as have scores of …

 IT MIGHT BE the ideal Caribbean restaurant: fresh lobster, live music and sand beneath your feet. It all makes Lobster Alive in Barbados a CJ favourite. The restaurant gets its lobster flown in (“alive”) by a private plane from Bequia …

 Above: the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall in Jamaica By Alexander Britell Travel demand for Jamaica is on the rise, according to the latest report from Expedia. More than 230,000 room nights in the country were booked through Expedia’s platforms in 2012, …

 Above: the Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa has begun taking bookings ahead of its planned December opening. The property, which is currently being renovated, is the former LaSource Resort. Sandals …

 Above: the Amazon River in Suriname By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly continued his South American tour with a visit to Suriname on Friday. Martelly met with Suriname President Desi Bouterse in Paramaribo, discussing agriculture, the free …

 Above: the view from a beachfront villa at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa THIS ISN’T ON a Greek island, though it might feel that way. The units at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla are indeed inspired …

 Above: a Grand Suite at Biras Creek IT’S ACCESSIBLE only by boat or helicopter — but the Biras Creek Resort on the British Virgin Islands’ Virgin Gorda has rooms that are worth the trip. This week’s Caribbean Room With a …

 Above: Canadian travel agents in Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal tsaff A group of Canadian travel agencies arrived in Haiti on Wednesday for an exploratory trip, the Ministry of Tourism announced. The group includes 18 different Canadian …

 Above: a Cottage Suite (Photos: Laluna) IT’S ALMOST ALWAYS the first thing we do when we get to a hotel room in the Caribbean. We head out to the balcony (if there is one, of course) and look at the …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A change to Dominica’s Marriage Act has the country looking to capitalize on the multibillion-dollar wedding and honeymoon market. One of the major aspects to the change in the law is …

 Above: Norman Manley International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is planning to privatize management at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by 2014, Transport Minister Omar Davies announced. The move will be implemented through a public-private …

 Above: Abaco By the Caribbean Journal staff A new programme in the Bahamas will help the country’s hotel sector go green. The Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action-Advanced Programme, which launched this week, aims to improve the competitiveness …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon GREAT EXUMA — IT’S IRONIC that while I love to travel far from home, many of the resorts I love actually feel a lot like home. Maybe it’s because in reality they’re lot a nicer than my …