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The 50 Best Caribbean Beach Bars

June 10, 2015 | 6:56 pm | 0 Comment

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It may seem like a list of 50 beach bars is a lot. But when we finished compiling this momentous list, we weren’t even breathing hard. That’s because the Caribbean is the beach bar capital of Planet Earth, and we could easily have placed another 100 beach bars on here. But these are our favorites, whether it’s because of the beach itself, the famous cocktail, the more...

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The Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts for 2015

May 27, 2015 | 9:08 pm | 0 Comment

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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 are the ones that are exclusively all-inclusive. They don’t simply offer all-inclusive packages — they are all-inclusive, more...

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Exploring Antigua’s Newest Hotel

May 27, 2015 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: South Point in Antigua  By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 to the destination, this is the place you want to stay. Such was the case on a recent trip to Antigua, where more...

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The Best Hotels in Aruba

May 26, 2015 | 6:29 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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” soon, here are some suggestions for a satisfying stay, from larger, more traditional resorts to chic more...

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Running in Paradise

May 26, 2015 | 5:21 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 Miami. This is no ordinary Caribbean souvenir. Rather, it’s the mother of all race medals, my reward for finishing more...

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Seven Caribbean Restaurants You Need to Try Right Now

May 25, 2015 | 9:26 pm | 0 Comment

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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 spots you may not be familiar with. These are the ones you need to try soon. Yantar, Puerto Rico Puerto more...

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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