Caribbean Beat Magazine

Just for you | Round trip

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all vacation. Everyone’s dream getaway is different. But whether you’re looking for family fun, a solo escape, or a romatic interlude, there’s somewhere in the Caribbean to lift your spirits and recharge your energy

Imagine an island with a reputed 364 more beaches like this one . . . Photo by DBImages/Alamy Stock Photo

Olympic dreams | Snapshot

The Caribbean’s established athletes will bear the task of bringing joy to the region — and the next generation have also been waiting for a year to make their own statement. Sheldon Waithe profiles four talented, eager, first-time Olympians seeking to be “Faster, Higher, Stronger” on the biggest stage of all

Tajay Gayle. Photo by Taku Wu/Alamy Stock Photo

Natural healing | Discover

For generations, Caribbean people have used local plants — leaves, seeds, roots, and more — for medicine. But scientific research into these folk remedies has lagged behind. At the University of the West Indies campus in Mona, Jamaica, the pioneering Natural Products Institute is working to change that, Erline Andrews learns

Known as guinep in Jamaica and chenette in Trinidad and Tobago, this popular fruit may offer a remedy for hypertension. Photo by Olga Popova/Shutterstock.com