Get To Know Little Cayman

Little Cayman

Travel means many different things to people. For some it might be cabana service at beach front resorts or it might be betting big in a big casino. For me it's escape to an island that hasn't be overwhelmed by human hands. Exploring naked coastlines, diving on vibrant healthy reefs and watching life at a slow pace is my idea of travel. If this is your type of travel escape as well, then you … [Read more...]

The Taste of Cayman Boat Drink Sizzles

Cayman Sunet Drink Recipe

After one sip, your heart will be ablaze. I was first introduced to this drink on paper, but what type of introduction is that. I needed a sip of what sounded like pure magic to this boat drink consumer. It was my last day at the Westin Seven Mile Beach Resort on Grand Cayman. I had already flew across the neon blue water on a jet ski, sailed across the sound to Rum Point, swam with some … [Read more...]

Carnival Cruise Lines Granted U.S. Approval for Travel to Cuba

Cuba Cruises

Carnival Corporation the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new social impact travel brand providing purpose-oriented, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Blogs

It's two week until the next Castaway Cruise and my mind is already floating on the crystal blue waters of the Exumas. Getting lost on sand bars and diving for conch fill my thoughts by the minute. Oh, yeah...I'm suppose to be writing about the Caribbean Weekly Wrap up. See what I mean...distracting. I don't know if you know this, but a big part of my nationality and my last name are Dutch. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Happy 4th of July Castaways! I hope you are spending the holiday on the sand and have a drink in your hand. This week's Caribbean Wrap up has a lot of great information. But before we dive into that, I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a truly great person, Captain John Brandi. Most of you probably know John from his St. John charter business, Palm Tree Charters. He not only gave tours of … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Cuba, for so long it has been the forbidden land for us Americans. Its treasures like rum, culture and of course cigars have been hidden from us. With restrictions loosening, you may soon find yourself taking puffs of the world's best cigars. In this week's Caribbean wrap up, there is a great story and video about why the Cuban cigar is so cherished. Give it a watch, I think you'll like … [Read more...]

Key West Express Drink Contest – Win Two Tickets!

Key West Express

Rum and the sea fit together like to two dancers locked in a sexy rhythm of movement. Is that too dramatic? Nah, we are Castaways, we love our smooth rum and blue blue waters. Because rum and the sea fit together so well, I have teamed up with the Key West Express to send two cocktail enthusiasts to the Conch Republic on aboard one of their fast ferries. Getting to Key West really is half the … [Read more...]

Best Beaches of Puerto Rico

CulebraTank

There are many reasons to travel to Puerto Rico--the food, the history, the nightlife, the rum, the sexy people--but it's the island's seductive beaches that arguably attract the most people. Puerto Rico is part of the Great Antilles, meaning it's big. With an area of 3,515 square miles, the island has nearly endless opportunities for you to escape to a relaxing swath of sand. But if you'd like to … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

I'm addicted. Are you? I've been going through the Breaking Bad seasons as of late, which if you've been living in a thatch covered bungalow for the past 7 years with no TV, is a show about methamphetamine. A substance that users become addicted to. While I don't necessarily want to compare serious drug addiction to a Castaway's island wanderlust addiction, their are similarities for those … [Read more...]

The Best Things To Do in St. Lucia

St. Lucia activites

Much of St. Lucia's activity happens on the west coast and specifically, in the Soufrière area. The island is wrapped in warm Caribbean waters, offering a variety of swimming and water activities. And thanks to the spectacular mountain peaks of St. Lucia, the island also offers some more adventurous activities, such as hiking and mountain biking. Whether you consider yourself a beach bum or … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up takes you on a complete journey of the islands we love so much. First you have to get there and so you'll learn how JetBlue is expanding flights to new islands. Then once you get there you'll want to jump in the water, so read about the best snorkeling islands in the Caribbean. After you get out of the water you may be a tad hungry (and rum thirsty!), if so then check … [Read more...]