You didn’t want to spend 20 minutes walking from your room to get to the beach. That’s not why you’re here.

You made the long journey so you could spend your vacation lazing on the sand, rum punch (or just rum) in hand, enjoying the most precious natural resource of the Caribbean. And time is of the essence.

Because there are hotels with beaches — and then there are true beach hotels. The latter means rooms that are decidedly close to the sand, where the entire ambience of the property is focused around the beach experience — about barefoot comfort and pure tranquility, about a vacation free from pretentiousness and vanity.

And while you may have been to some great beach hotels in the Caribbean, we’d like to present you with some that generally fly under the radar of most travelers. They may not quite be secrets, but they’re just begging to be discovered.

Click here for 10 great beach hotels that should be on your travel radar.

If you thought all beaches were created equal, think again. Sure, some travelers prefer the party scene but for the bonafide beach aficionado, it's that quieter nook that is worth seeking out. What the smaller out-of-the way beaches lack in amenities, they more than make up with countless miles of buttery sand, seclusion and serenity. Plant your sun lounger by the water's edge and check out our list of the top 10 secret beaches in the Caribbean, and try not to let the cat out of the bag.

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St Kitts is seeing a veritable boom in new airlift in recent months, with another carrier expanding to the destination: American Airlines.

The world’s largest airline is adding a new route from Dallas-Fort Worth to St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

The new service will launch this spring, with flights operating every Saturday between May 25 and Aug. 17.

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A little more than a year ago, the leisure boats and charter yachts pulled away from Jost Van Dyke on an afternoon not unlike this one, sipping their last painkillers, their last Firewater, savoring their last conch fritters for what would be a very long goodbye.

“Adios to Jost,” wrote the Virgin Islands’ most famous musical ambassador, Kenny Chesney, in “It’s That Time of Day,” singing years ago of the late afternoon departure ritual on White Bay.

But this was not a goodbye.

Because now, after months of struggle, grief, rebuild and recovery, Jost Van Dyke is back again.

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Turks and Caicos is one of the Caribbean’s most sizzling real estate markets — and it’s a trend that continued last year.

Turks and Caicos saw overall real estate sales volume of just under $256 million, a 9 percent increase compared to 2017.

That’s along with an overall 169 percent increase in sales volume in the last eight years, according to a new report from Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty.

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