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This is the Coolest (And Greenest) Hotel in the British Virgin Islands

May 21, 2015 | 1:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Cooper Island Beach Club (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell COOPER ISLAND — It’s just before twilight and the sea is silver. There are barrels in the sand and a table in the water. On Cooper Island, this is when many of the charterers have had their fill and begun dinghying back to their boats, and the rum bar is just beginning to more...

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The Best Hotels in Nassau

May 20, 2015 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Easily accessible but far enough away to make you feel as if you’ve actually gone somewhere, Nassau and neighboring Paradise Island are two of our favorite destinations for a quick Caribbean getaway. And when we get to the Bahamian tourist hub, here are some of our favorite places to check in and chill out. These are the more...

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Why This Is an Even Better Version of Puerto Rico’s Tastiest Dish

May 19, 2015 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — Move over mofongo; there’s something new in my mouth. I never thought I could enjoy any Puerto Rican dish more than mofongo. About five years ago I had my first taste of the local specialty – a delicious dome made of fried plantains mashed with garlic, olive oil and spices and then stuffed with seafood, more...

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At St Lucia’s Calabash Cove, the Joy of Chocolate

May 18, 2015 | 4:20 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor For some of us, chocolate is a food group. That means it should be enjoyed daily. If that's right up your alley, you’ll be interested in the newest promotion from St. Lucia’s Calabash Cove. The secluded 26-suite hillside resort is celebrating the island’s Chocolate Heritage month in August with a Sweet Days In more...

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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

April 29, 2015 | 10:26 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Jamaica’s first year-round all-inclusive resort, now known as Couples Tower Isle, opened nearly four decades ago. Today, Jamaica continues to raise the bar with a slew of extraordinary all-inclusives that offer everything from catamaran cruises to caviar bars for one up-front price. Here are some of our more...

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The Best Caribbean Snorkeling Islands

April 14, 2015 | 3:40 pm | 0 Comment


It’s the Caribbean’s most precious resource. It’s right there. It’s beckoning you. You’re on the beach, taking in the sun, and you’re fascinated by what’s going on in the vast blue world right in front of you. It’s why so many people always pick up a mask and fins and decided to snorkel on their Caribbean getaways — it’s a great, easy way to explore, more...

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Sandals Debuts Ochi Beach Resort

April 13, 2015 | 10:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell OCHO RIOS — It’s the newest resort in Sandals’ ever-expanding Caribbean portfolio. But it’s actually one of the brand’s original properties. Sandals Resorts International officially debuted its Sandals Ochi Beach Resort this weekend, a relaunching and rebranding of the more...

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A Secret Restaurant in Grand Case

April 10, 2015 | 6:02 am | 0 Comment


Above: Le Ti Coin Creole in Grand Case (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — It’s the last restaurant on the left. Take a stroll down Grand Case Boulevard in French St Martin and you’ll be surrounded by world-class French restaurants: Le Soleil, Le Tastevin, Auberge Gourmand, Le Pressoir, Spiga, and others. It’s an unusual place in the more...

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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Riviera Maya

April 9, 2015 | 1:17 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Mexico’s Riviera Maya borders the Caribbean and stretches 86 miles south of Cancun, comprising the towns of Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, as well as the island of Cozumel, six miles offshore. It’s the perfect sun-drenched place to chill out. And when we do, here’s where we like to check in. Grand more...

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The Best Caribbean Islands to Live On

April 8, 2015 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment


Packing up and heading out for a Caribbean island. It’s the dream for so many of us. But what if you actually did it? We’re here to help with inspiration. Whether you’re looking for a an island high on quiet, or a developed, metropolitan place, the Caribbean has a bit of everything — no matter if you’re planning to move or simply buy a vacation home for more...

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