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6 Caribbean Destinations to Visit in June

 Planning your next Caribbean trip for this month? We have you covered with our latest edition of Places to Visit, taking you across the Caribbean with a broad array of destinations to try in June, from the lovable charm of …

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7 Reasons to Visit the Cayman Islands Right Now

 There’s an energy here. You feel it on Seven Mile Beach, in the hotels, in the streets of George Town, by day and by night. It’s palpable. It’s because the Cayman Islands is one of the most dynamic destinations in …

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Five Ways to Visit St Croix

 By Bob Curley CJ Contributor   St. Croix combines many of the the best attributes of the U.S. Virgin Islands: towns named after Danish kings (Christiansted and Frederiksted) have the shopping, dining, and nightlife options you’d find in St. Thomas, …

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saint lucia resorts

 Few Caribbean destinations boast the sheer diversity of Saint Lucia’s hotel product. The range is vast, from tiny eco-friendly retreats to sprawling beach resorts to all-inclusives and full-fledged bucket-list experiences. That means there’s something for every kind of traveler here, …

caribbean paradise

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton GUANA — Jamal is picking through the basil plants waving purply in the breeze. The first mango just came off the tree, he tells us, the fruit of a year of humbling revivification. Chickens …

jost van dyke

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton JOST VAN DYKE — A little more than a year ago, the leisure boats and charter yachts pulled away from Jost Van Dyke on an afternoon not unlike this one, sipping their last painkillers, their …

 By Alexander Britell MARTINIQUE – The glass display case at Le Gommier holds a bottle of Rhum Saint James from 1931, a sugarcane memory from a time of biguine and planteurs. But the romance of the old French Caribbean never …

 By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY — In years of golf lessons, no one had ever asked me that. It was a humid morning in Montego Bay at the Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica’s destination golf resort and among the …

 By Alexander Britell In the winter of 1960, then-president-elect John Fitzgerald Kennedy was looking for a getaway before the tempest of White House life began in earnest a month later. He settled on Round Hill, already a jet-set favorite after opening its …

Puerto Rico Wyndham Grand

 By Alexander Britell In another strong sign for Puerto Rico’s quickly-rebounding tourism sector, one of the island’s most popular resorts has reopened its doors. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort officially relaunched earlier this month, …

 By Alexander Britell First it was Park Hyatt. Then it was Ritz-Carlton. Now it’s Six Senses. St Kitts is quickly becoming the Caribbean’s next luxury hotspot. Range Developments, the developer of the highly-acclaimed Park Hyatt St Kitts, has announced the …

 By Alexander Britell One of the coolest hotels in the Caribbean has officially reopened in the wake of last year’s storms. The Anegada Beach Club on the beach-filled island of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands reopened its doors on …

luxury resorts caribbean

 By Alexander Britell   “We need to come back. Soon.” Grace Bay Beach has that kind of effect on people- the blindingly white sand, the calm lap of the surf. And the good thing is, it’s time to come back. …

best restaurants in caribbean

 By Alexander Britell It’s the kind of place that would be at home in some hip enclave of Austin or Portland, Williamsburg or L.A. But at the same time, it’s totally at home in the Caribbean. That’s not easy to …

turks and caicos oceanfront

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The hottest new hotel in Turks and Caicos has just made another major addition: three standalone oceanfront “estate” villas. The $100 million property, which opened last year on Providenciales’ Long Bay Beach, features a total …

Saint Lucia Jazz at Lincoln Center

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the must-visit food Caribbean festival of 2018: the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival, which returns in January with a new schedule and an appearance by one of the world’s top chefs, Marcus Samuelsson. …

adults-only mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts’ Le Blanc Spa Resort is expanding with a new adults-only Mexico resort. The famed all-inclusive spa resort on the Caribbean coast of Mexico is adding a new location in 2018: Los Cabos. The …

hotel le village st barth

 By Alexander Britell The recent storms have put the spotlight on some different faces in St Barth, and that’s nowhere more true than at one of the island’s venerable hotels. It’s long been one of the best kept secrets in …