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...]

Reef Rum Punch Recipe: Boat Drinks

Reef Rum Punch Recipe

After one sip, you'll be stuck on a reef. Rum punch is one of those things that is made a million different ways, just like Meat Loaf. A lot of the same ingredients, a few different ones, and always a unique delicious taste. In the Caribbean, when in doubt, go with rum punch. This week's Boat Drink recipe comes to us from our friends at the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach … [Read more...]

Infinite Passion: Boat Drink Recipe

Infinite Passion Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll be MoBay bound. I have a confession to make, I've never been to Jamaica. I know it's a sin, the flavorful rock is only one of the most visited islands in the Caribbean. Maybe Ill have to fly down soon and visit The Tryall Club in Montego Bay just to have this week's Boat Drink Recipe. The drink is called the Infinite Passion and comes from the Infinity Villa at The … [Read more...]

Philipsburg Beach, St. Maarten: Island Lime Videos

Philipsburg St. Maarten

Philipsburg, St. Maarten was my home away from home during my sail aboard Island Windjammers tall ship Sagitta. The town is the major port-of-call for cruise ships on the island, so tourists shops and restaurants abound, but there's plenty of places to find a quiet spot to take in the harbor's true beauty as well. Capturing that quiet beauty was the goal of the Island Lime Video. I woke early … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I've found myself day dreaming about the islands a lot lately. They are always top-of-mind, but the last couple days my salty mind has been awash in blue water and island time. Maybe because March was my last trip to el Carib, maybe because next week is the Castaway Beach Bash, either way withdrawals are setting in. All I know is this Week's Caribbean Wrap Up is full of amazing island stories that … [Read more...]

The Caribbean Fantasy: Boat Drinks Recipe

Caribbean Fantasy drink recipe

After one sip, you'll be backstroking it to neighboring Barbuda. I don't want to let the secret out, but National Rum Day is less than two weeks away. That's right, come August 16th the spirit of the Caribbean will celebrate it's little day in the sun. Sure the day isn't an official holiday, but that doesn't mean Castaways like us can't celebrate with a sipper of something smooth and aged, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Wrap Up

Haiti's push for more tourism, a secret beach bar in Nassau, and a delicious rum punch video from our friend JetSetSarah and the Montpelier Plantation on Nevis--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up crisscrosses the islands from east to west. If you're a diver, then you're going to love the story about diving the Great Blue Hole of Belize! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Caribbean’s Easiest Rum Punch … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up talks about diving in Cuba, a couple stories that foodies are going to love, and a controversial marina that's going to be built in quiet Coral Bay on St. John. The marina issue is an interesting one. I see both sides of the argument, but I'm leaning for it. Where do you STJ lovers stand? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up A diving adventure in Cuba:  A diving adventure … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

Looking to pack up the family and plunder Puerto Rico? Want to see the itinerary for this year's Castaway Beach Bash? Want ten reasons to go to Anguilla...as if you need even one right! All this and more in this week's addition of the Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Top 10 Family-Friendly Adventures in Puerto Rico: Whisking the family off on a fantastical Puerto Rican vacation? … [Read more...]

Pinney’s Beach, Nevis – Island Lime Video

Pinneys Beach Nevis

What can I say about Nevis that hasn't already been said . It's is the quintessential Caribbean paradise that has graced the covers of countless travel magazines. It has a tall looming volcanic cone, lush tropical rainforest, beautiful beaches, and friendly people--what more can one ask for. Oh, you want monkeys? Yeah, Nevis has those too. It also has killer bees, but they don't fly through the … [Read more...]

The Salty Souls of Sagitta

Island Windjammers Sagitta

While it's the islands that dazzle the senses when traveling to the Caribbean, it's often the people you meet that make the trip something special and truly memorable. I had been fantasizing about St. Maarten, Anguilla, Nevis, St. Kitts, and St. Barths for quite sometime, and while the islands were beyond beautiful, it was the crew and fellow Sagitta passengers that made my solo journey one I'll … [Read more...]