Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I took a walk today to get some fresh air. I'm not sure if it was the cloudy skies or the day's drama, but I felt like it was time to escape to the islands. A decompress was needed. I came home, took Castaway Crystal to watch the sunset by the Sanibel Bridge and then sat down to type of this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Sitting here writing about the islands and falling into daydreams every other … [Read more...]

The Sandy Toe Drink Recipe. Make It!

After one sip, you'll want to make your new address the Bahamas. In the last few weeks I've been posting about our time at Sandy Toes Beach Bar on Rose Island in the Bahamas. It's my favorite escape when in Nassau. This little slice of beach heaven has a signature cocktail appropriately called the Sandy Toe. You're going to want one. I've had many requests for this drink recipe, and I don't … [Read more...]

A Day on the Beach: Sandy Toes Beach Bar, Rose Island Bahamas

Believe it or not, being a rum judge at Rum Bahamas Festival is hard work. And when this pirate needs a break from that hard work, I head to the beach bar. And when in Nassau, my beach bar of choice is Sandy Toes on Rose Island. Rose Island is a long narrow island just to the east of Nassau. It’s a little Out Island feeling near the hustle and bustle of the city. Sandy Toes has boat … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I don't know about you, but it's cold here in Florida right now. The stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up have me thinking of a warm blue water and beach bar bliss. This week's Wrap Up includes stories about a "Crappy" rum punch on Anguilla, a private beach bar in the BVI as well as one that is considered Taboo, a sailing adventure through the Grenadines, and why the small island of Tobago … [Read more...]

Ivan’s Beach Bar on Jost, Memories and Construction Progress

It's not good to live a life full of regrets. The past is the past, move on. But I do have one regret that became very clear a few weeks ago during a trip to Jost in the British Virgin Islands. Our flotilla of pirate castaways sailed into White Bay on Halloween. We grabbed a mooring ball on the quieter eastern side of the bay, the side where the much-talked-about Ivan's Beach Bar and Campground … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Hope you like this week's stories in the Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP! Have you ever wanted to know what yacht that is sitting in the harbor...well there's an app for that. Want to know what some of the top beach bars in the Caribbean are? Of course you do! Want to really know Antigua or The Baths of Virgin Gorda? You'll find great answers to all of these questions in this week's Wrap Up. The … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Friday's are one of my favorite days of the week. Not because the weekend is kicking into gear, but because it gives me the chance to share some amazing stories about the Caribbean with you. All week I read amazing island stories, I keep a list of the ones that stand out, then consolidate the best into the Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. It's a routine that both keeps me up-to-date on Caribbean … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It's Friday, time to exhale and start planning the weekend. Hopefully your plans include a little time on or in some blue water. This week's Caribbean wrap up talks about the best beach bars in Provo - Turks and Caicos, new rum from Don Pancho, and a visually stunning video about an island that's for sale off the southern tip of the Exumas. It's called Innocence Island and the makers of the … [Read more...]

15 Caribbean Beach Bars Cloaked in Black and White

The Caribbean is soaked in brilliant colors, but what if you were to wash out the blue water, pastel homes and lush rainforest, would it still be beautiful? I think so. Every once in awhile I'll pretend to be creative and turn some photos into black and white. I'm not sure what it is about black and white photos, but there's just something powerful about them. It's kind of like standing on a … [Read more...]

St. John Beach Bar Finds Excited New Owners

Several months ago I wrote a story about the Beach Bar on St. John being for sale. I received a ton of emails and comments from all you STJ lovers, mostly saying how owning the Beach Bar would be a dream come true. I agree with you, it would indeed. I want to follow up on that post and let you know that the Beach Bar in Cruz Bay now has happy new owners. Say hello to new owners Joe Cirigliano … [Read more...]

Bonaire’s Paradise Moon Bar Serves Up More Than Just Good Food

Hi Castaways, here's a guest post from Darryl Kotyk of LovingTheBike.com. Darryl is an island nut like us and is big into cycling. Enjoy his story of the Paradise Moon Bar on the island of Bonaire. Cheers! I may be slightly biased, but in my opinion the best place to chill out and enjoy a beautiful Caribbean sunset in Bonaire has got to be Paradise Moon Bar and Restaurant. That’s right, if … [Read more...]