Caribbean


 Dominica/flickr/Gail Frederick
Dominica/flickr/Gail Frederick

Between the crystal blue water, dense foliage, and sweeping waterfalls, Dominica has rightfully earned its nickname the Nature Island. Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic (which shares Hispaniola with Haiti), Dominica is just a stone’s throw from Martinique — and is accessible from the French island without an... Read More

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Saba Tourism Bureau

Christopher Columbus supposedly spotted the five-square-mile island of Saba in 1493. Just a 12-minute flight south of Saint Maarten and northwest of Saint Kitts and Nevis, it is the Netherlands’ smallest municipality and one of the world’s hottest diving destinations. Unlike most Caribbean islands, Saba lacks the white sand beaches... Read More

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 Sirena / Courtesy of Oceania Cruises
Sirena/Oceania Cruises

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. The MV Adonia, operated by Carnival Corporation’s Fathom brand, sailed from Miami to Havana this week making history as the first ship to travel the route in decades. The 704 passengers... Read More

 The Peninsula House/Lily Girma
The Peninsula House/Lily Girma

The Dominican Republic offers an incredible variety of settings — from miles of white sand beaches along the Atlantic and Caribbean, to the highest peaks in the region, and a bustling Colonial City. Exploring it all will require a solid home base, and these three options put you well on... Read More

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Design Hotels

Renowned Dutch designer Piet Boon‘s eponymous hotel on the Caribbean island of Bonaire is a sleek collection of beachfront villas, each one individually designed in his signature sophisticated style. Bringing beautiful architecture to a dreamy island setting, Piet Boon Bonaire has been a favored nest on the tranquil island... Read More

 Courtesy of Holland America Line
Courtesy of Holland America Line 

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. Carnival Corporation’s new do-good cruiseline, Fathom, officially launched this week amid controversy. The line’s 704-passenger MV Adonia set sail from Miami to the Dominican Republic with a shipload of folks signed... Read More

Sugar Beach in St. Lucia
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

For an island that’s less than 240 square miles in size, St. Lucia offers an overwhelming amount of diversity. Between the language (Creole French), the fresh seafood, and the jaw-dropping vistas, it’s hard to not overload your To Do list. We picked four of our favorite ways to spend a long... Read More

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Courtesy of Royal Caribbean

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… No, this is not an April’s Fools joke: Royal Caribbean asked James Hand — the 26-year-old who named the UK’s now-infamous polar research vessel Boaty McBoatface — to come up... Read More

Carimar Beach Club in Anguilla
Carimar Beach Club

Anguilla’s celebrity magnet status is well-deserved; stars ranging from Paul McCartney to Lady Gaga have spent time on one of the island’s 33 dreamy beaches. Luckily, you don’t have to be an A-lister (or be able to spend money like one) to visit this stunning, laid-back island. Here’s our... Read More

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New Disney ships/Disney Cruise Line

Here’s what’s new in cruising this week, and how it could impact your next trip… Can’t get enough of politics in this election year? Cunard will offer a forum for passionate discourse at sea — a Fourth of July cruise on the Queen Mary 2 headlined by political heavyweights Mary... Read More

A cottage plunge pool at Laluna Resort in Grenada
Plunge pool/Laluna

At Laluna Resort, guests are treated to a secluded beachfront retreat tucked into the hillside of the Caribbean island of Grenada. To tempt you even further, the property is celebrating its 15th anniversary with 15 percent off. The deal is good for travel between April 1 and October 3 — and must... Read More

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Teresa Bitler

You don’t need a passport to experience delicious Caribbean dishes — just a plane ticket to St. Croix. The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), St. Croix is true foodie destination with fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and Caribbean comfort foods. Here, eight traditional dishes plus exactly where to find... Read More

Half Moon, A Rock Resort
Hibiscus Room/Half Moon, A Rock Resort

How does a Caribbean vacation sound? Whether you’re angling for some beach time before the holidays or want to defrost in the New Year — or maybe a summertime escape is more your aim — there are lots of options. From the Bahamas to Barbados, we’ve got a slew... Read More

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Aerial of Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, Punta Cana
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

Though the area in and around Punta Cana is well-trodden by U.S. travelers, the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe is a 4-star all-inclusive resort that they may not have heard of. Located 12 miles from the Punta Cana airport, and catering to a loyal clientele of repeat visitors from South America, the resort recently underwent... Read More

standard room at anguilla anacaona hotel
Anguilla Anacaona Hotel

The summer isn’t over yet, and the beach may be calling out to you like a siren. Luckily, Anguilla is enticing last-minute travelers to come to the Eastern Caribbean island in August with hotel rates as low as $99. This includes a crop of micro hotels and bed-and-breakfasts — a refreshing... Read More