Grace Bay Beach Named a Top Beach Destination for Weddings

Grace Bay Resorts

The acknowledgement from Caribbean Journal comes after Grace Bay was ranked as the #2 beach in the world by TripAdvisor earlier in 2015. The island of Providenciales itself received a TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2015 as the TOP island in the world. The Venetian on Grace Bay is offering a special promotion for newlyweds and honeymooners to celebrate this amazing news! To celebrate … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blog

As beautiful as the Caribbean is, it like nearly all areas of the world is not immune from mother nature's power. As Tropical Storm Erika soaks the northern Caribbean let's keep in mind that the human element is the most important and for all affected to be safe. Now for the side of the Caribbean that we all love--beaches, rum drinks and pure escape. Enjoy this week's wrap up! Caribbean … [Read more...]

Boat Drinks: The Pilar Rum-Rita, Mix With A Twist!

Pilar Rum Recipe

After one sip, you'll be fishing the stream. Margaritas have a special place in my my heart. They taste fantastic and it's impossible to have a bad time when there's one sitting in front of you. But as you know, rum translates to island time in a glass, so more often than not a refreshing rum punch will find its way to my lips. In saying that, margaritas have been on my mind more and more … [Read more...]

Sipping Havana Club 15 at Rum Point Grand Cayman

Rum-Point-Gary-Rum

I'm a pretty simple guy. Old flip flops, rugged beach bar t-shirt, and cold rum punch usually defines me. But when I have the chance to indulge I don't sky away. That's what happened on an evening sail to Rum Point during a visit to Grand Cayman. I was sitting at the Westin Seven Mile Beach Resort pool bar killing time and watching the beach scene take shape. I was counting the minutes until it … [Read more...]

Punta Cana Lifestyles Magazine Summer 2015 Issue

Punta Cana

Punta Cana Lifestyles Magazine brings you a slice of the best that Punta Cana has to offer: the latest home décor trends, lifestyle options, hot spots, hidden gems, tourist hideaways, nightlife, unique island recipes, and of course the newest and most in-demand real estate on the market. This Summer 2015 issue, features former Miss Aruba and long-time Punta Cana resident Karen-Ann St. Clair, as … [Read more...]

Happy National Rum Day!

National Rum Day

Happy National Rum Day!!! National Rum Day might not be as big as St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo, but to us Caribbean Castaways it's a pretty big deal. It's a day to break out the good stuff and sip with a smile. It's a day to mix up your favorite rum cocktails and dream about what island you'd like to be enjoying that drink on. It's a day to relax and celebrate the spirit that is so … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

This week's Caribbean wrap up crisscrosses the islands in search of the best hotels in Havana and the Turks and Caicos, islands for sale in the Exumas, and uncovering the secrets of Martinique. So many islands so little time, the wrap up helps to give you a taste of the islands in small flirtatious bite size pieces. Enjoy! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos: Think top … [Read more...]

The Bahama Mama: Boat Drink Recipes

Bahama Mama recipe

After one sip, you'll be floating on the shallow seas. The Bahamas are becoming a second home to me. Fresh off a recent charter through the Exumas, I fall deeper in love with the island nation every time I visit. There's just something special about the waters, the people, the food, and the experiences. It's hard to wash those salty waters off of you when you return home. Home is the place … [Read more...]

Coconut Castaway Rum Punch: Boat Drink Recipes

Coconut Rum Punch Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll be high up in a coconut tree. I have a mission for you. Climb a coconut palm, knock down a couple coconuts, then stuff them into a bottle of smooth white rum. Sound doable? Okay okay, that might be a little extreme, but hey, we are pirates aren't we? How about just go grab a bottle of Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum instead, we have to make a rum punch recipe! The goal is to … [Read more...]

Get To Know Little Cayman

Little Cayman

Travel means many different things to people. For some it might be cabana service at beach front resorts or it might be betting big in a big casino. For me it's escape to an island that hasn't be overwhelmed by human hands. Exploring naked coastlines, diving on vibrant healthy reefs and watching life at a slow pace is my idea of travel. If this is your type of travel escape as well, then you … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean news

Bahamian blue holes, a new Florida rum, Cuba travel basics and some painkiller love--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up has a little bit for everyone. Enjoy the escape! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Painkiller LOVE:  Dim the lights and cue the 1970’s era porno music because there’s a big love-fest going on over here for the one and only Painkiller cocktail. -Story by Rum Connection Black Coral Rum a … [Read more...]