Win Free Tickets to the Tortuga Music Festival!

Tortuga Music Festival

Sand. Sun. Music. Rum. Bikinis. Boardshorts. Chesney. Zac Brown. Jake Owen. Bikinis. Ocean. SPF. Sweat. Fort Lauderdale. Florida. Corona. There's no beach party like the Tortuga Music Festival. Just imagine all the words mentioned above melted together in a sea of musical bliss. That's what a ticket at the Tortuga Music Festival on Ft. Lauderdale beach gets you. The only thing better than … [Read more...]

Five Ways a Villa Vacation Can Rekindle the Romance

caribbean villa rental

When I go to an Island I like to to blend in with the every day life. The best way to do that is rent a house or villa. A hit and run on a giant cruise ship is the the furthest thing from that experience. Staying at a relaxing hotel is close, but you're still pretty pampered. Staying at a house or villa gives you that, hey this is my home, type feeling. You go grocery shopping, you clean up … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

Let's just get this out of the way... Winter sucks. It's freeze all over the east coast and parts of Florida saw freezing temps last night. Next week's trip to Nassau can't come soon enough. To warm your spirit this week's Caribbean wrap up has stories about popular beaches, what to do on Curacao, and some off the beaten path islands that will seduce your island soul. Stay warm … [Read more...]

The FroCo by AfroHead Rum: Boat Drink Recipes

afrohead rum recipe

After one sip, you'll sinking into soft pink sand. Sipping a new rum for the first time is sort of like kissing someone new. You know you want to do it, but is it going to be a sweet thrill or a sloppy mess. I'm happy to say that when I kissed AFROHEAD's 15 year XO rum for the first time last week it was on the side of sweet deliciousness. Last month, the rum that calls Harbour Island in … [Read more...]

24th Annual St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

st lucia jazz fest 2015

The annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, now in its 24th year, raises the curtain on April 30 with a line-up of performers who blends island culture, famed musical talent and diverse music genres. Internationally renowned performers taking center stage this year include singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae musician and actor Jimmy Cliff, Latin … [Read more...]

Island Mimosa Drink Recipe

Island Mimosa Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll be whisked away by a gentle sea breeze. Being that today is Valentine's Day I figured it would be an opportune time to give you a Boat Drink recipe that fit the occasion. I introduce you do the Island Mimosa made with delicious Blue Chair Bay Rum. Grab a couple stemmed glasses, a strawberry or two, a bottle of Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum and a little champagne. Combine … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

There is a great collection of stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. The most interesting story in my opinion is the inter-island Caribbean ferry story by Caribbean Journal. I couldn't agree more that a ferry system similar to what they have in the Greek islands is needed for the Caribbean. Air travel through the Caribbean with LIAT is a headache on a good day. Enjoy and … [Read more...]

A Valentine’s Day Boat Drink Recipe: The Cruzan Cinngle Lady

Valentines drink recipe

After one sip, you'll be single no longer. Whether it be love or lust, married or single, seduction or sweetness--there's always a reason to celebrate Valentine's Day. While romance is nice, nothing stokes the fires of passion like a good rum drink. Anyone thirsty? This week's Boat Drink recipe pays respect to that February holiday that brings lovers together like sand and sea. The recipe comes … [Read more...]

7 Reasons To Visit The Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Dominican Republic? I'm guessing beaches and all-inclusive resorts are high on the list. While the DR does have some stunning beaches and a wide selection of resorts, the country has a host of other attributes that make it a special place to visit. The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most geographically diverse … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

I love hearing news about new flights to the Caribbean and I've been about it more and more lately. Airlift Caribbean is apparently underway. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tell you about new island flights, why diving in the Cayman Islands rocks, why Margaritaville in Montego Bay is a hell of a good time and much more. Enjoy! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up American Airlines Adding Several New … [Read more...]

Boat Drinks: Agua Loca Drink Recipe

Rum Drink recipes

After one sip, you'll be down island. You just have to love pineapple juice. It's not the ideal drink by itself, but when mixed in a cocktail, it's magic. In my opinion it's the most versatile of all the cocktail mixers. Today's cocktail is called the Agua Loca. As you might have guessed, it contains pineapple juice. The Agua Loca only has two ingredients, pineapple juice and coconut rum. … [Read more...]