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Caribbean Beat Magazine

Back to the Bahamas | Explore

When the Bahamas was hit by Hurricane Dorian last year, the images of destruction horrified people around the world. But, severe as the damage was, only a small part of the archipelago nation was affected, and one of the best ways to help with recovery efforts is to spend tourist dollars there, explains Nazma Muller

Forty miles northwest of New Providence, the Berry Islands are relatively undeveloped and slightly off the beaten track — perfect for visitors looking for unspoiled seclusion. It’s a coveted spot for big game fishing, while scuba divers and snorkellers explore the shallow waters teeming with marine life. Photo by Michael Freifeld/Alamy Stock Photo

Back to St Lucia | Escape

A childhood visit to St Lucia was a life-changing experience for Joshua Surtees — and an introduction to the Caribbean, where he’d later make his home. Returning to St Lucia after thirty years, what would he learn about the island and himself?

The sheltered bay between the Pitons, St Lucia’s iconic twin peaks. Photo by BlueOrange Studio/Shutterstock.com

What to expect on your Caribbean vacation

Many dream of a vacation in the Caribbean. The tropical paradise, the uncrowded islands, and the silence are what draw people to the region. It is easy to understand why. Spending some time on a remote island with your feet in the sand sounds heavenly. There are, however, some assumptions that travellers make that are …

Saint Lucia. Photo: Artem Pochepetsky/Unsplash

In love with St Lucia

There's no lack of adventure in St Lucia. Donna Yawching went on a wild safari ride, in a vehicle that seemed to be driving on its side; joined a lazy sail on a party boat; and plunged into a hot sulphur bath. And that was just the beginning. Come join the trip
Gros and Petit Pitons. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Symphony in green: a guide to Dominica

If Christopher Columbus could return to the Caribbean now, Dominica might well be the only island he'd recognise. "Unspoiled" is the most abused adjective in Caribbean tourism, but Dominica gives it new meaning. And the "Nature Island" has much more to offer, too, with its rich cultural life, underwater wonders and warm people. Simon Lee reports
Concorde Valley. Photograph by Clem Johnson/ Freestyle

Grenada Grace

Despite its long and turbulent history, Grenada is a peaceful and serene island, a place of infinite charm; its friendly people and beautiful beaches make it a wonderful place to live, and perfect for a holiday. Jeremy Taylor reports on the special blend that is Grenada, Isle of Spice
St George’s climbs the hillside above the Carenage. Photo by Mike Toy

Llewellyn Caines: “Sunshine” in paradise | Nevis

How did tiny Nevis come to have one of the Caribbean’s most famous beach bars? Garry Steckles meets Llewellyn “Sunshine” Caines and hears the story behind his Pinney’s Beach establishment, its celebrity clientele — and the lethally delicious Killer Bee rum cocktail. Plus: why a new geothermal project could soon make the island one of the world’s greenest destinations, and an exporter of energy to its neighbours

Nassau, The Bahamas

Many visitors come to the Bahamian capital in search of the Caribbean’s “big three” attractions: sun, sea, and sand. There’s plenty of those on New Providence Island, but Nassau is also a creative hub, home to a vibrant arts and craft scene, amazing food — and, of course, the famous festival of Junkanoo

The Cuba strategy

Cuba is already the Caribbean’s second biggest tourism destination, by visitor numbers. As the US government relaxes its decades-old restrictions on travel to Cuba, what happens to tourism in the rest of the region? How are other islands preparing? Erline Andrews finds out