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The Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts for 2015

 The best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts. It’s a story you might see in other places. But what really makes an all-inclusive one of the Caribbean’s best? First, everything has to be included — that means the only resorts you’ll find here ... [ Read More ]


Exploring Antigua’s Newest Hotel

 Above: South Point in Antigua  By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you travel often enough it’s bound to happen: You’re staying at one hotel (where you’re perfectly happy) but you visit another and know immediately that if you ever return ... [ Read More ]

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The Best Hotels in Aruba

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor With easy air access, fabulous beaches, and a diverse culture, it’s no wonder that Aruba is one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations. If you’re planning a trip to the placed called “One Happy Island” ... [ Read More ]



 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor ANTIGUA — It’s as round, golden and shiny as the island sun I’ve left behind. Six inches in diameter it’s almost as big as my head, attracting stares and comments throughout my journey home to ... [ Read More ]


 You know Caribbean food. Or perhaps you think you do. But these Caribbean restaurants will change everything you think you know, with inspired, eminently creative expressions. These are some of the hottest restaurants in the Caribbean right now — foodie hot ... [ Read More ]


 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, ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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 ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 ... [ Read More ]


 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, ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s champagne on the breakfast buffet. My appetizer at dinner was a scrumptious morsel of foie gras. My room is a tasteful study in sun-washed colors and classic West Indian furnishings. As I chill on ... [ Read More ]


 Some call it the shoulder season. We call it springtime. The “peak” tourism season in the Caribbean may be over, but not for Caribbean Journal readers, who love going to the Caribbean all-year round. That’s why we’ve selected some of ... [ Read More ]


 While Punta Cana began with its groundbreaking airport and the Puntacana Resort and Club, it’s grown into one of the largest stretches of connected beaches and resorts in the world. Today, greater Punta Cana includes a diverse range of areas ... [ Read More ]