Castaway Beach Bash Itinerary

Castaway Beach Bash Bolongo Bay

In one month (August 14-17) Castaways will be flying to the sandy shores of Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas for a fun filled four days of island relaxation, rum appreciation, and island hopping. There's still time to book your Castaway package, but if you can't make it I'll be posting live photo updates during the event. For those of you that are going here is the itinerary for the beach bash. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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A classic endangered rum, St. Vincent and the Grenadines gets "Happy," and St. Maarten moves in fast forward--all this and more in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Endangered Rums – ’98 Vintage: Our friend Dave Russell is back with more commentary about Endangered Rums. Check it out. -Story by RumConnection.com Atlantis resort in Bahamas joins forces with … [Read more...]

Beach Break: Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach St. John

Honeymoon Beach on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI is the destination of our day sail during the upcoming Castaway Beach Bash. You can hike to Honeymoon Beach from Cruz Bay (20 minute easy hike) or drive to it (park at Caneel and be Riff-Raff), but we will be taking Bolongo Bay Resort's own catamaran, the Heavenly Days, over to Honeymoon Beach for a day of snorkeling, relaxing, and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Do you want to trade in your current life for a life in the islands? You could have your chance if you know how to run a small restaurant. In this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap you'll find out about a popular restaurant in Cruz Bay, St. John that's for sale and ready for someone to start a new life in the USVI. Could it be one of you Castaways? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Uncommon Attraction: … [Read more...]

The Music Video For The 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash

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Any time you put music to video and photos it changes the whole dynamic. An extra emotional element is added and strengthens the entire project. It becomes greater than the sum of all its parts. That's what I'm trying to accomplish with this music video of the 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash. Using the songs "Island State of Mind" from The Pirate Sessions and "Sunny Day"  by Joy Williams, … [Read more...]

Video: Why Bolongo Bay Resort is Home To The Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Bolongo Bay Resort

Sun, fun, rum, crystal clear blue water, sea turtles, tons of activities and a great staff--these are some of the reasons why I chose Bolongo Bay Beach Resort to be the location of the Castaway Winter Beach Bash. Fresh off our 2nd successful beach bash, I thought a video letting people know why Bolongo Bay Resort is our choice for the post holiday escape to the Caribbean. I brought along Pirate … [Read more...]

Photos From 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash: Part 2

Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Here we go! As promised here are another set of photos taken during the Castaway Winter Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas. I want to go back! Badly. This set of photos takes us to St. John where we spent a day touring the island in Jeep Wranglers. We went off the beaten path (almost way off) to find the true charm of St. John. We visited Cafe Concordia, The Tourist Trap, Skinny … [Read more...]

Sea Urchin Shooters: Boat Drinks Recipe…Sort Of

Sea Urchin Shooter

After one sip, you'll be questioning yourself in the morning. And so the story begins. Like most trips with me, the first night always seems to last well into the early morning hours. It's a combination of adrenalin from the excitement, meeting new friends and there always seems to be a near empty bottle of rum involved. The first night of the Castaway Winter Beach Bash played out no … [Read more...]

Photos From 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash: Part 1

St. Thomas sign

Looking through trip photos definitely stirs your need to return to that time, that place. It has only been 4 days since our return from St. Thomas and the 2nd annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort, but already I feel the need to sink my toes in those sandy shores again. I took hundreds of photos and videos, so bringing the event to you is going to be a progression. Here is … [Read more...]

The 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Beach Comes To A Close

Castaway Winter Beach Bash

The 2nd annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash came to a close this past Sunday. Saying good bye to new friends and the islands is always a hard thing to do. You become close with those you share rum drinks with while gazing out over stunning blue water vistas. It's the glue that brings island salty souls together. I want to give a big thanks to all the Castaways that flew in for the event. We had … [Read more...]

Kicking Off The Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Bolongo Bay

This will be the last time before the Castaway Winter Beach Bash that I sit down in the RumShop office and write a post. Tomorrow will be a travel day to Bolongo Bay Resort and the southern shore of St. Thomas. I know many of you expressed interesting in going but just couldn't make it. No worries my friends. Starting Wednesday, I'll begin posting photos and sharing the fun with everyone via … [Read more...]