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Caribbean news, events and resort information

Listed here in date order are news articles related to the destination Caribbean. The information provided allows you to investigate further what to do on holiday there and provides ideas on such things as recommended restaurants and events. We also provide travel news and celebrity activity.

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Holiday events Caribbean 2014. Our guide of what is on in the Caribbean this season. In January the season gets under way with the St Barts Music Festival. Across the island Catholic and Anglican churches stage concerts of various music genres including classical, opera and jazz. Dates are the 3rd to 26th 2014.In the Dominican Republic the masks, floats and dancers emerge for the Santo Domingo carnival on Sundays in February. A more African biased event takes place at La Vega carnival, the islands biggest.The Master of the Ocean event, a kite surf, surf...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Colombier beach is a St Barts treasure, located way out on the far west of this Caribbean paradise.You could almost say that the plage du petit Colombier as the French speakers call it is a secret even hidden beach which is mainly due to its difficult access. Part of the St Barts Natural Marine Reserve area it is a haven of tranquility.There are two ways of getting to Colombier beach, the easiest and most popular is by boat and you can get a ride there on a catamaran from Gustavia harbour. Alternatively you can undertake the trek along the coastal path...

Friday, April 06, 2012


Balata Botanical Gardens in Martinique is a superb attraction where holiday makers can enjoy a unique experience in one of the most beautiful private gardens in the Caribbean.Located about 10 kilometres from Fort de France the Jardin de Balata covers and area of around 3 hectares overlooking the Pitons de Carbet. First established by a Frenchman, Jean-Philippe Thoze, a horticulturist, the garden first opened for visitors in 1986.Today there are around three thousand different species of exotic plants and over three hundred varieties of palm tree. A new...

Friday, March 23, 2012



Holiday events in Caribbean 2012 get under way very soon as the Carnival season begins. Here is the social calendar for the Caribbean for 2012.St Barts Music Festival takes place, as it does each year in January, 10th to 29th in 2012. The Anglican and Catholic churches across the island host Jazz, opera and classical concerts.The annual Guadeloupe International Film Festival is on in venues throughout Guadeloupe in January/February.The Guadeloupe Carnival is on from 8th January to 23rd February over the Carnival period, culminating with Mardi Gras.The...

Friday, January 13, 2012



Caribbean holiday events 2012 get under way as usual when the Carnival season begins. Here is the social events calendar for the Caribbean for 2012St Barts Music Festival takes place again as it does each year in January. The Anglican and Catholic churches across the island host Jazz, opera and classical concerts.The annual Guadeloupe International Film Festival is on in venues throughout Guadeloupe in January/February.The Guadeloupe Carnival is on from January to March over the Carnival period, culminating with Mardi Gras.The Santo Domingo Carnival in...

Friday, September 16, 2011


Saint Barths Bucket Regatta, Saint Barthelemy, Caribbean 2011 takes place between 24th and 27th March and this year is the twenty fifth year celebration event of the Buckets.It was in Nantucket that the first Bucket Regatta was “launched” by the captain of the eighty two foot Volodor, a Huisman Ketch, Roger Janes along with the captains of Flying Goose and Mandalay. Since then the event has gone from strength to strength becoming the main Mega Yacht Regatta until the last in 2001 when the event moved to Newport.The St. Barths Bucket began in...

Sunday, February 20, 2011



French Caribbean holiday attractions 2013, our guide to the Caribbean attractions in the areas of the French Caribbean where we offer Caribbean holiday accommodation, Martinique, St Barts, Guadeloup and the Dominican Republic.Boat trips in Fort de France Bay, Martinique offer a chance to sail in the beautiful Caribbean waters and admire the views of the island.The Balata Botanical Garden in Martinique displays numerous exotic tropical plants and trees.Martinique rum carries the French AOC label of quality. The distilleries on the island form part of its...

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Boat trips in Fort de France Bay, Martinique sail most of the year around the North Loop of Martinique. The boat sails from the harbour at Fort de France. This trip sails each month, and is interesting as well as enjoyable, the information provided allows you an insight into the history of the island and the significance of the Fort Saint-Louis in particular. There is usually plenty of wind so you may well need to need to wrap up.For more information on the Fort de France, The North Loop boat trips call +596 602 773 or +596 702 336....

Saturday, January 22, 2011



Master of the ocean contest, Dominican Republic, Caribbean takes place between the 23rd and 28th February 2011 at Caberete in the Dominican Republic.This is a windsurf, surf and kitesurf triathlon which attracts contestants from far and wide to compete in this challenging contest.Last years winner was Luciano Gonzalez with runner up Emmanuel Rondon followed by Oscar de la Cruz in third place.It’s a spectacular event which is well worth watching.To book a holiday in Dominican Republic view our fabulous selection of villas in Dominican...

Friday, January 14, 2011



St Barts Music Festival, St Barts, Caribbean gets under way on January 11th and continues through to January 19th, 2011.Every evening the Anglican and Catholic churches of Gustavia and Lorient on the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Barths resound to the sound of music during the St Barts Music Festival.There is a rich mix from small jazz and classical ensembles up to full blown orchestras accompanied by singers and groups of international renown.To book a holiday in Sant Barts view our exceptional range of luxury Caribbean villas and choose...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010



Caribbean holiday events 2011 get under way very soon as the Carnival season begins. Here is the social calendar for the Caribbean for 2011On right now is the annual Martinique Jazz festival which ends on December 5th having started back in November 27th. Right across Fort-de-France the islands top musicians perform.The Transmartinique is an annual hike from the north to the south of the island of Martinique between the 10th and 12th December this year. It starts off at Grand Riviere and ends at Sainte-Anne.The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe Cliff...

Thursday, December 02, 2010


Dominican Republic cultural capital of the Americas 2010, nominated by the International Bureau of Capitals of Culture.The distinction of cultural capital of the Americas for 2010 follows recognition of San Domingo in 1992 by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The cultural capital award is designed to promote Inter-American understanding and that is a notion which Santo Domingo embraces.San Domingo is the capitol city of the Dominican Republic and its historical claim to fame is that it was here in 1492 that the New World effectively started. The city...

Friday, November 26, 2010


Saint Barth villas provide the perfect base for anyone attending the Saint Barth film festival which takes place between the 24 and 30 April this year.The Saint Barth film festival started in 1996 and has now become a regular feature on the film festival calander and this year is expected to be more successful than ever. The fifteenth Saint Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema will provide another opportunity to showcase films and filmmakers of the Caribbean. Haiti will be particularly prominent and once again there will be a showing on the Flamands beach...

Monday, April 12, 2010



Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity to surprise your loved one and treat him or her to something really special and romantic. What could be better than a gorgeous villa with a private swimming pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea?At the top of the range of Caribbean options is the exclusive island of Sant Barths. In Gustavia, the main port on the island, we have a superb selection of two bedroom luxury villas which are perfect for valentine couples.The villas are all very high quality with beautiful gardens, good sized swimming pools and without...

Wednesday, January 06, 2010



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