Island Bites: The Beacon, St Lucia

November 4, 2014 | 3:18 pm | 0 Comment


Above: The Beacon in Soufriere, St Lucia (All photos by CJ) SOUFRIERE — You don't have to eat here. You could sit at the bright-green tables and just look out at one of the most spectacular views in St Lucia, high above the town of Soufriere. There's a rainforest, a colourful town below and then the towering Pitons. But if you do eat (and you more...

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Eating Through Nassau in 8 Bites

October 24, 2014 | 3:11 pm | 0 Comment


By Guy Britton NASSAU – For such a well-known destination, there are still secret spots and new places to dine off the beaten path in Nassau.  Few destinations have  a better  range o f culinary experiences. We had just three days and a mission to find Nassau's best food — in 8 bites.  Join us as we explore Nassau's culinary spectrum, from local and more...

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Island Bites: Tasting Aguachile, Mexico’s Version of Ceviche

September 15, 2014 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor I’ve never met a ceviche I didn’t like. Fish, shrimp, mixto ¬¬¬– I’ve devoured them all with gusto, and for me, no trip to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast is complete without least a bowl a day. But on a recent jaunt to Puerto Morelos (a now-sleepy-but-not-for-long village between Cancun and Playa del Carmen) I made more...

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Island Bites: Finding Grand Bahama’s Best Conch Salad

September 1, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor If you’re a conch salad craver, you’ll want to add Grand Bahama’s Billy Joe’s to your must-eat list. This rustic, decades-old seaside set-up next to Freeport’s Grand Lucayan serves one of the best conch salads I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. Because the conch is fresh-caught it is always tender, never more...

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Island Bites: Finding Montego Bay’s Secret Lobster Spot

August 23, 2014 | 6:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Lobster Trapp in Hopewell (All photos by CJ) IT'S THE KIND of place where you have to order before you get there. Not because it's hard to get a table. It's that they won't even put a table out unless they know you're coming. This is Montego Bay, Jamaica's hidden seafood restaurant, a tiny outpost in the village of Hopewell called the Lobster more...

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Island Shop: Cayman Pepper Jelly

August 19, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor It’s not every day that I recommend buying a $20 condiment. But it’s not every day that I come across a pepper jelly that tastes this good. The pricey-but-worth-it spread is the creation of Caymanian Carol Hay, who uses fiery Scotch Bonnet peppers and 15 other secret ingredients in her “one-woman weekend operation” more...

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New Chef at Viceroy Riviera Maya

August 7, 2014 | 5:57 am | 0 Comment


Above: La Marea at the Viceroy Riviera Maya By the Caribbean Journal staff The Viceroy Riviera Maya has named Paloma Carvajal its new Chef de Cuisine, the property announced. Carvajal will oversee the property's restaurants including La Marea and Coral Grill. Carvajal's previous experience includes stints at the El Chafin restaurant in Madrid (and its sister more...

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10 Secret Caribbean Restaurants

August 7, 2014 | 2:04 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor A GOOD MEAL is its own reward, made all the sweeter when you have to venture off the beaten path to seek it out. Here, in 10 Caribbean destinations, we’re sharing our favorite “secret” restaurants, where the pleasure is as much in the finding as in the eating. Season To the Bone, Grand Cayman Since jerk’s more...

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Five Ways to Enjoy Nevis By Night

August 5, 2014 | 3:52 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor NEVIS — This is a small island (only 36 square miles), but it’s big on things to do. Spend your days basking on its golden sands; hiking Mount Nevis; biking its challenging trails; or exploring the diminutive capital of Charlestown. But when the sun goes down, the action really heats up. Here are our picks for five nights more...

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Martinique’s La Suite Villa Hotel Names New Chef de Cuisine

July 22, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Zandoli restaurant at La Suite Villa in Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique's La Suite Villa hotel has named Ivan Duchene the new Chef de Cuisine at its flagship restaurant, Zandoli. Duchene comes to the property from the Emilie Restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. His career has included stints working with Jean-Marie Amat, Alain Ducasse more...

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