Island Hop

Beach Collector: This Just Might Be the Perfect Bahamian Beach

September 9, 2014 | 12:15 am | 0 Comment


Above: Gold Rock Beach in Grand Bahama (all photos by CJ) By Robert DiPano CJ 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 the crystal-clear Bahamian water etches mesmerizing ripples in the sand that draw more...

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Rum Journal: On Anguilla’s Scilly Cay, Rum Punch With a Side of Crayfish

August 18, 2014 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Scilly Cay, Anguilla By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 just offshore from Island Harbour pier. The specialty of the house is the creation of Eudoxie Wallace – better known as 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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The Best Caribbean Islands For Island Hopping

June 24, 2014 | 7:42 pm | 0 Comment


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 easy reach. It's a throwback to the jetsetting golden age of Caribbean travel — and it's more than doable today. Thankfully, there are lots of places more...

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Seven Interesting Places to Land in the Caribbean

June 12, 2014 | 12:31 am | 0 Comment


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 more, well, interesting — whether it's the difficult nature of the landing or the quaint character of the airport. These are some of more...

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Island Hop: Celebrating Old Year’s Night on Jost Van Dyke

December 20, 2013 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment


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 Dyke this year on Dec. 31, you can be a part of one of the best New Year's Eve parties anywhere in the Caribbean — and, some say, the world. Above: JVD is so more...

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Could Haiti and Turks and Caicos Partner on Island-Hopping Tourism?

December 13, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment


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 — by taking advantage of island hopping. Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedruoin visited Turks and Caicos on Thursday to more...

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Five Great Small Hotels in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao

October 15, 2013 | 6:30 am | 0 Comment


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 hotel properties (that is, with less than 50 rooms) — the kind that might be perfect if you're in the mood to do some more...

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Island Hop: San Juan to Tortola to Scrub Island, BVI

October 6, 2013 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment


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 island hopper's dream — quick connections to almost all of the surrounding islands (usually via Cape Air), and a world of possibilities. Here's a quick more...

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Fort Lauderdale-Based Seaplane Service Expands in Bahamas

September 6, 2013 | 3:23 pm | 0 Comment


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 scheduled seaplane flights to Bimini four times a week and charters every day of the week to anywhere in more...

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