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Your Own Private Beach Bar in the British Virgin Islands

 Above: one of seven beaches at Guana Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GUANA ISLAND — Does the rum punch ever get lonely? Here I was, at a fully-stocked, fully staffed bar on a spectacular beach in the British …

The Best-Kept Secret in the British Virgin Islands

 Above: Anegada (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANEGADA — The sand is white. Not off-white, not golden. There are vibrant beach restaurants, welcoming watering holes and empty roads. Not to mention that this place has a lobster surplus …

These Three Caribbean Countries are in a Hotel Construction Boom

 Above: Nassau, Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are three countries in the Caribbean with more than 500 rooms in construction, according to the latest According to the latest pipeline report from STR, the Bahamas leads the …

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 When you think of the Caribbean, maybe you think of the beach, or the small town, or the offshore cay — even if you live in the Caribbean. But at CJ, we want people to rethink the Caribbean — to understand …

 Above: El Secreto By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor From Miami, it will take you two-hours by jet; 20 minutes in a puddle-jumper; a five-minute golf cart ride; and 30 minutes on a water taxi to get here. But El Secreto, a …

 Above: the new airport in Cap-Haitien By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has a new international airport. After extensive renovations, Haiti’s Cap-Haitien International Airport has officially debuted with the inaugural American Airlines flight from Miami. The blue-and-orange-hued airport comes …

 Above: Rockhouse in Negril  By Guy Britton NEGRIL — People  often say Negril is two places; the cliffs and the beach. We say Negril is countless places and different experiences. Some of the best hotel experiences in the world are created …

 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island insiders know that there are many equally amazing properties that don’t make it to the …

 Above: the Sanctuary Cap Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Alsol Hotels & Resorts’ Sanctuary Cap Cana will be closing this month for renovations, the company announced. The property, which is located in the exclusive enclave of Cap Cana, will …

 If ever there was an island with Resorts and Great Hotels aplenty, Aruba is it.  World-class accommodations and direct flights from many major cities makes this island the preferred destination for so many.  And with award-winning beaches, great restaurants, shopping, good …

 Above: the Riu Palace Antillas By the Caribbean Journal staff A new resort will soon open its doors in Aruba. RIU Hotels and Resorts will debut its second hotel on the island, the Riu Palace Antillas, in October. The property, …

 Choosing the best resort for a honeymoon in the Caribbean is a bit like choosing an engagement ring. There are so many, they are all beautiful and there’s usually one that’s just right for you. The difference is, you’ll have …

 Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 527,037 cruise passengers in the first half of 2014, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 36.9 percent increase over the first six months of 2013, …

 Above: the Bahamian Brewery in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor FREEPORT — No trip to Grand Bahama Island would be complete without a tour of Freeport’s own Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company, the maker of …

 Above: the churros at “Churros bueno” stand in Playa del Carmen (all photos by CJ) PLAYA DEL CARMEN — The long strings of fried dough known as “churros” originated in Spain, but have long been mainstays in much of Latin America, …

 Above: could this be the standard hotel key of the future? (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO—While there are still some scattered hotels where one can still find a physical key with a keychain, the vast majority of …

 By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor The “welcome mat” of Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach spans for what seems like a quarter mile into the ocean at low tide, the recommended time to visit this beach. The ebb and flow of …