Caribbean Room With a View: A Charming Hotel in Guadeloupe

February 28, 2015 | 9:17 pm | 0 Comment


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 quality. At Guadeloupe’s Auberge de la Vieille Tour hotel, that’s precisely what happens. This gem of a small hotel in the tourist-friendly Gosier more...

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Rum Journal: An Old Rum From Guadeloupe’s Bologne

January 3, 2015 | 7:14 pm | 0 Comment


YOU MAY have seen the bottle. It’s iconic. The pale-yellow bottle of white rum labeled Rhum Bologne is found at rum bars around the world. Bologne is one of the heavyweights of Guadeloupe’s rhum agricole industry, and it’s in no small part to the strength of this bottle, which is one of the world’s greatest white varieties. And while Bologne also more...

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Rum Journal: Tasting Guadeloupe’s Montebello Vieux Rhum

September 27, 2014 | 10:11 pm | 0 Comment


IT'S NO SECRET that here at Rum Journal we're big fans of the rhum of the Guadeloupe Islands, which remains largely undiscovered in much of the English-speaking world. While their neighbours in Martinique receive much acclaim (and deservedly), these similarly agricole rhums deserve their place among the top in the world. Our latest engagement with the rhums of more...

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Six Tiny Islets in Guadeloupe

July 5, 2014 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment


SOMETIMES, small islands aren't small enough, even in Guadeloupe, an island hopper's dream come true with five major islands to check out. But the French Caribbean archipelago also has a number of tiny islets dotting the water, the perfect places to check out for an afternoon getaway. Here are seven of them. Ilet du Gosier — This speck of land off the coast of more...

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda

May 16, 2014 | 10:23 am | 0 Comment


Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake caused shaking in Antigua and Barbuda and Guadeloupe on Friday morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at around 7:01 AM local time at a depth of about 24 kilometres. Its epicentre more...

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Rum Journal: Guadeloupe’s Karukera Rhum Vieux Agricole

April 7, 2014 | 4:18 am | 0 Comment


FOR THOSE unfamiliar with the beauty of the rhums agricoles of the French Caribbean, the initiated typically describe them as "reminiscent of a fine cognac." From a quality standpoint, that's undoubtedly true; but as for the taste, well, it's usually a different story — and it's a description that often sells these wonderful spirits a bit short. Texturally, yes, more...

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Guadeloupe Carnival in 7 Photos

March 6, 2014 | 7:40 pm | 0 Comment


We continue our discovery of this week's Caribbean Carnivals with a look at the Carnival in the Guadeloupe Islands, which put a French Caribbean spin on the West Indian carnival. The five-island archipelago spends months preparing for the fete. (All photos by Philippe Tirolien of IDLineStudio). Guadeloupe Islands, with a population of more than 400,000, is truly more...

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Caribbean Style: Uniting the Caribbean, Through Fashion

March 2, 2014 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Coat of Arms Co-Founder Laurent Gerville-Reache IT’S CALLED Coat of Arms, and the new Caribbean clothing brand seeks to redefine the notion of Caribbean regional identity. To learn more, CJ caught up with Guadeloupe native Laurent Gerville-Reache, co-founder of Coat of Arms, whom we named one of the most interesting people in the Caribbean in 2013. What is more...

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Meet the Caribbean: Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe in 9 Photos

February 26, 2014 | 12:44 pm | 0 Comment


Our latest edition of Meet the Caribbean heads to the island of Marie Galante in the Guadeloupe Islands archipelago, one of the rum and sugar production hubs of the Caribbean — and home to great food, white -sand beaches and intoxicating culture. With just over 12,000 inhabitants and about 171 square kilometres; it's located about 30 kilometres south of the more...

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Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Maarten Join Association of Caribbean States

February 21, 2014 | 1:04 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Maarten have all joined the Association of Caribbean States as associate members. The three Caribbean territories acceded to the ACS during the regional group's Ministerial Council meeting in Trinidad last week. "It is important that we remain a player in the region and more...

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