The Island State of Mind Wrapped Around Your Wrist

Island Braclet

Every once in awhile I get a little carried away when collecting items that remind me of the islands. My flip flop collection is out of control and I have ball caps over flowing out of 2 closets. It's a problem I know, but I can't help it! I think they call that an addiction right? Recently my eye has been drawn to stylish island hook bracelets. Oooooohhh, shiny! A couple weeks ago while … [Read more...]

Video: The Magic of St. Barts

St. Barts Gustavia

What can I say about St. Barts that hasn't already been said. All I can do is tell and show you about my time on this exciting little rock, but words and pictures never seem to live up to reality. Our ride, the Sagitta, only spent 48 hours on St. Barts, but in that time the island showed me a perspective of the Caribbean I hadn't yet experienced. Eww-la-la! I think that's a good way to describe … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Do you know what the best rum destinations are in the Caribbean? How about the best rental villas for all budgets on Barbados? Want to learn how to cook a simple Jerk Fish dish for your family and friends? You'll be able to find all of this and more in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Best Rum Destinations:  Indeed, it’s high time that many destinations in the … [Read more...]

Papa Pilar’s Winter Finale: Boat Drink Recipes

Papa's Pilar Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll feel summer warming you from within. This week's Boat Drink recipe comes from our friends at Papa's Pilar and has a name that I'm sure will be popular with many of you Castaways--Winter's Finale. While spring is indeed upon us, I know a few of you in the midwest and north just got another reminder of just how brutal this never ending winter has been, but have no fear, the … [Read more...]

Review of the Holland House Beach Hotel: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Holland House Hotel St. Maarten

As soon as I stepped into the open-air lobby and looked past the bar to the blue waters of the Caribbean, I felt relaxed and at home. A great feeling as the Holland House Beach Hotel was going to be my home away from home on St. Maarten the day before and the day after cruising aboard the Island Windjammer's Sagitta. Check-in was a breeze and I headed to the third floor to settle in and ditch … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Stories

Rooftop bars over looking the Caribbean, awesome beach bars of Punta Cana, and somewhat sad news from Margaritaville. The Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up is a must read if you're in love with the islands. I just read Bahama Bob's report that the 10 store Margaritaville restaurant chain was sold to a Brazilian company. I'll let you read the details that are linked below, sad news indeed. I can … [Read more...]

Oualie Beach, Nevis – Island Lime Video

Oualie Beach Nevis

I have fantasized about Nevis for a long time. A couple years ago during a week long stay on St. Kitts we took a sunset cruise and sailed by its leeward shore, never getting a chance to set foot on the island though. So close, the island's lush green landscape and towering Nevis Peak teased me like a hard-to-get woman. Fast forward a couple years and with the aid of the tall ship Sagitta, Nevis … [Read more...]

Video: Bahamas Rum Festival Highlights

Bahamas Rum Festival

Fort Charlotte has resumed it's silent guard over Nassau's busy port, but a couple months ago it was the place to be for the world of rum. There were three live music stages, dozens of vendors, and a huge collection of some of the top rums from the Caribbean and beyond. Spotlights lit up the sky and thousands of people filled the normally quiet Fort Charlotte. I've been to a few rum festivals … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

A new rum from Dominica, culinary destinations in the Caribbean, a new BVI beach bar and more. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up gives you stories from the islands that you might have missed. Caribbean Chocolate? What! Where?! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Blue Water Launch: Direct from Dominica, Blue Water Ultra Premium Rum is set to launch in the Caribbean market. -Story by RumConnection.com The … [Read more...]

Cool Down in Cruz Bay, New Ice Cream Shop Opens on St. John

St. John Scoops Ice Cream

With the opening of the new St. John Scoops, conveniently located at the front corner of Mongoose Junction, life on St. John has become that much sweeter. At St. John Scoops you will find a carefully crafted collection of homemade ice cream, superfood smoothies, coffee, and other snacks. The “Scoops” menu, which features ice creams, sorbets, and alcohol-infused concoctions, changes daily. St. … [Read more...]

Cruzan Rum Launches New Cruzan Peach

Cruzan Peach Rum

Cruzan Rum announces the launch of Cruzan Peach Rum, the newest trend-forward innovation to join its robust portfolio of premium, flavored rums.  Now available nationally, this new spirit blends fine Cruzan Rum with the sweet taste of juicy, ripe peaches to create a flavor reminiscent of the summer season’s finest fruit harvest. Cruzan Peach Rum introduces a fresh, succulent flavor to the … [Read more...]