Above: St Maarten (CJ Photo)

Sunwing to Launch Direct Flights From Ottawa to St Maarten

 Sunwing Vacations will soon be launching weekly direct flights from Ottawa to St Maarten, the carrier announced. The nonstop Monday service will officially launch Dec. 15, the company said. The Toronto-based carrier operates flights across Mexico and the Caribbean, and ... [ Read More ]

Above: Gold Rock Beach in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ)

Beach Collector: This Just Might Be the Perfect Bahamian Beach

 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 ... [ Read More ]


Major Caribbean Expansion For Private Jet Terminal Operator

 Above: Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Signature Flight Support, a US-based fixed-base operator, is expanding in the Caribbean region. The company announced last week that it had acquired the assets ... [ Read More ]



 Above: Scilly Cay, Anguilla By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You have to look hard to find bargains on the pricey Caribbean paradise of Anguilla, but they do exist. Our favorite? The rum punch served up at Scilly Cay, an islet ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Cartagena’s historic centre (Caribbean Journal photo: KU) By Alexander Britell Santo Domingo. Havana. Kingston. Port-au-Prince. San Juan. These are the cities that are typically mentioned in conversations about the largest Caribbean cities. But there’s another city on the Caribbean ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Gerald Oriol, Jr., Haiti’s Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (Photo: James English) By James EnglishCJ Contributor LATE LAST month, the Haitian government and USAID inaugurated Ecole Nationale Edèze Gousse and Lycée Célie Lamour, existing ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 You can have a wonderful time anywhere in the Caribbean. But for the more adventurous, why not try some good old-fashioned island hopping? Use one island as a base and try out one, two, three or more islands all within ... [ Read More ]


 Sure, arriving anywhere in the Caribbean is a romantic experience. The small airport, the palm trees, the ocean in close proximity … it’s always an adventure. But there are certain places in the Caribbean where the arrival is that much ... [ Read More ]


 WAS ISLAND HOPPING invented for Jost Van Dyke? You might think so. JVD is a place to celebrate – no matter what the occasion or the time of year.  And if you are lucky enough to be on Jost Van ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin at a meeting in Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff While the development of Haiti’s tourism sector is very much in its early stages, there could be a way to jumpstart it ... [ Read More ]


 They’re the ABC islands — Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. This Dutch Caribbean enclave at the southern tip of the Caribbean is a beautiful mix of European, Caribbean and international tastes, styles and customs. It’s also home to some beautiful small ... [ Read More ]


 The Bahamas is doing some fascinating things in the art world. It seems that there’s always a new gallery opening up — you can even find art exhibited in government buildings (through initiatives like the Public Treasury Art Programme). Indeed, ... [ Read More ]


 YOU’RE IN the bustling Caribbean metropolis of San Juan, but suddenly it strikes you: while you’re here, why not do a bit of island hopping? Being the major air hub for this part of the Caribbean, San Juan is an ... [ Read More ]


 Santo Domingo made our list of the top 10 cities for food in the Caribbean, and any visit to the Dominican Republic’s capital will make it abundantly clear why. Here’s a list of six terrific places to chow down in ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a Tropic Ocean Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Island hopping in the Bahamas just got a bit easier. Fort Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways has announced the addition of a new eight-passenger Cessna 206 seaplane. The company offers ... [ Read More ]


 People go to the Caribbean for all kinds of reasons — many of which we’ve written about. But there is another kind of traveler — the one who seeks adventure not just on the beach or in the water, but in ... [ Read More ]


 YOU’RE IN the Caribbean, naturally having a great time. But you want to turn an already exciting vacation into a full-fledged adventure with a few extra days on an island you’ve never explored. The solution? Some good, old-fashioned island hopping, ... [ Read More ]