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These are the Must-Visit Caribbean Islands for Spring 2015

 Some call it the shoulder season. We call it springtime. The “peak” tourism season in the Caribbean may be over, but not for Caribbean Journal readers, who love going to the Caribbean all-year round. That’s why we’ve selected some of …

The Best Cancun All-Inclusive Resorts

 There are all-inclusives and then there are awe-inclusives – those resorts that go beyond the usual inclusions to provide services and amenities we never knew we needed but swiftly realize we can’t do without. Here are our favorite “all-you-can-everything” hotels …

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Punta Cana

 While Punta Cana began with its groundbreaking airport and the Puntacana Resort and Club, it’s grown into one of the largest stretches of connected beaches and resorts in the world. Today, greater Punta Cana includes a diverse range of areas …

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 Above: the new “Bahama Mama” ferry By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to Grand Bahama: via Bahama Mama. That’s the name of the brand-new ferry operated by Balearia, which made its maiden voyage from Fort …

 Above: an ocean-view room at Auberge de la Vieille Tour in Guadeloupe (all photos by CJ) It isn’t easy to do. To take a hotel more than a half century old, to keep it fresh while retaining a certain timeless …

 We love every island in the Caribbean. But it’s often the very small ones that have that peculiar way of tugging at your heart. Maybe they’re small geographically, or they’re untouched, or they’re big islands with so few people that …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Trying to earn your Caribbean beach bum credentials? You can’t consider yourself a coastal connoisseur until you’ve planted your posterior on (at least) one of these marquee strands. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica So what …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Souvenir-hunting on Salt Cay? Looking for a memento on Middle Caicos? Put down that made-in-Taiwan T-shirt and snap up these locally made TCI buys. Sakaja, the private-label hot sauce sold exclusively at Da Conch Shack …

 A cool hotel. It’s not a luxury hotel, or a boutique hotel, or a large resort, necessarily. You simply know it’s cool the moment you step inside, because you feel it. It’s when that combination of design, comfort and intimacy creates …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You might not be a black-belt shopper like me but I bet you buy at least one souvenir when you visit the Caribbean. So make it count! Whether you’re looking for rum or a piece …

 DON’T JUST visit the Caribbean this year. Experience it. Go outside of your comfort zone and find something new. That’s the advice of our Where to Travel list for 2015, featuring some of our favourite places in the Caribbean: some …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We’re all about the beach, but sometimes a little poolside relaxation is in order. When we’re craving some lounge time, these are the pools where we like to pull up a chaise (and suck down …

 In many ways, travel defines the Caribbean. It inspires, it creates, it entertains, it employs. It moves people and it moves souls. And travel and tourism are the Caribbean’s largest economic driver. To celebrate the world of Caribbean travel, we …

 Above: Caye Chapel By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort project is coming to Belize’s island of Caye Chapel. The country’s government announced Tuesday evening that a leading Mexican luxury hotel development group had purchased the 265-acre island. …

 Above: the ACOYA Hotel suites and Villas in Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Curacao has a new hotel, the ACOYA Hotel Suites and Villas. The property, which became fully operational in November, is part of the …

 Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines will be sailing to the island of Tobago for the first time next year. The news was announced as part of a series of new longer voyages the …

 Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is eyeing the development of 3,000 new hotel rooms in the next five years, according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The twin-island state has been on a major development push …

 Above: a redesigned cabin By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is planning $2 billion in customer improvements, the company said Monday. The plans include fully lie-flat seats, international Wi-Fi, a new Admirals Club designa nd an “upgraded assortment of …