Colombier Beach, St. Barths: Island Lime Videos

Colombier Beach St Barths

St. Barths is not your everyday laid back, go slow, Caribbean island. The streets bustle with shoppers and cars clog the streets of Gustavia. But if you know where to look you can find a few places where all that disappears. One of those places Colombier Beach. The French name for this stunning beach is Anse de Colombier, and it's pronounced "Co-lum-be-á". It's accessible only by sea or a … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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From Grand Bahama to Cuba, then on to Grenada, the Turks and Caicos, and down to the Grenadines--doesn't that sounds like an island hopping dream?! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up takes you all over the islands with some fantastic stories about the destinations listed above. The Cuba store is amazing, so if you read just one, give that one a try. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Six Fun Things to Do … [Read more...]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Gets “Happy”

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Happy

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a spectacular treat for you senses. The blue water of the Tobago Cays, the rolling hills of Bequia, the sharp peaks of Union Island, the vibrant colors of St. Vincent, and the friendly people throughout this country make it a "Happy" place to be. I was a little unaware of this but apparently the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams has been used a lot for creative … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Wrap Up

Another week down, another week closer to your next Caribbean escape! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up features a couple stories about Caribbean food, one about Bahamian beer, a look at a fantastic resort on Grenada, and a look at French St. Martin. I love to eat spicy and I love to eat local when in the islands, if you are the same then you're going to love the story about Trinidad Scorpion … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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The world's largest rum tasting....sign me up! The best conch salad on Grand Bahamas...I'll take two! Exploring Bridgetown on Barbados...Mount Gay me please! These topics and more in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up World’s Largest Rum Tasting: Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell to stage the world’s largest rum tasting to kick off UK Rum Fest. -Story by … [Read more...]

Video: A Look Back at the Castaway Beach Bash!

I wanna go back... Don't you wish you could live your life like a Jimmy Buffett song? Don't you wish you were in a constant state of vacation? I wish every day was a Castaway Beach Bash day. Here's a look back at the 2014, 3rd annual, Castaway Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas in the USVI. This year we had our biggest group yet and added a day trip to Jost Van Dyke in … [Read more...]

From Jamaica With Love, Appleton Estate Rum

Appleton Estate Rum

What do you think of when you think of Jamaica? Is it the white-sand beaches or the savory jerk chicken, maybe it's the smooth reggae beats or misty Blue Mountains. Those are all Jamaican signatures, but you can't think of Jamaica without thinking about rum. And when you think about Jamaican rum, you think about Appleton Estate. I saw the below video shared last week on RumConnection.com, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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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...]

A Photo Tour of This Year’s Castaway Beach Bash

Castaway beach bash

It's been over a week since this year's Castaway Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas and I keep thinking about how great of an experience it was. This was the 3rd annual Beach Bash and it seems like the event keeps getting better and better. More people, more islands visited, more fun, and of course more rum. For those that couldn't make it this year here's a look back at the fun, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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Ahhhhh, sitting in the RumShop office feels a little odd after five days in the USVI and BVI. The Castaway Beach Bash was an amazing time once again and I'm not sure if I've gotten all the sand out of my clothes yet...not sure I really want to. Want to give a big thank you to all the Castaways that traveled to the islands to share their island love with me and the others. It was so much fun … [Read more...]

Overflow Crowd Says No to St. John Marina Proposal

Coral Bay Marina St. John

Although Summer’s End principal Robert O’Connor Jr. claimed to deny St. John the opportunities that would come with building the group’s proposed St. John Marina would be genocide, the vast majority of those who spoke at Monday’s Coastal Zone Management Committee public hearing at the Legislature building thought otherwise. “Coral Bay needs a marina, but only a couple of slips,” St. John … [Read more...]