Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Rum and islands float through my mind constantly. Does this happen to you? As of right now I have two trips on the schedule, Nassau for the Rum Bahamas Festival where I'll be judging some of the best rums in the Caribbean, and St. John, where I'll be collecting photos, hiking and exploring the island from a different point of view. That and I talk about STJ so much that Castaway Crystal said … [Read more...]

Straight From Jost, The Dread Fox Cocktail

After one sip, you'll be swimming in Great Harbour. About three weeks ago I received a message on Facebook from Castaway Stef, asking if I knew the drink recipe for the Dread Fox from Foxy's Beach Bar on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Sadly I did not. But, I had a good source and decided to reach out and see what I could get out of the coconut telegraph. My source...Mr. … [Read more...]

Ten Reasons to Visit Barbados This Year

This is a guest post by Royal Westmoreland, a luxury golf and beach estate located on the beautiful west coast of Barbados. With white sands and idyllic blue waters, Barbados really is a paradise. From the sunny temperatures and chilled atmosphere to the tasty food and drink, the Caribbean island is the perfect place to sit back and relax with a rum punch in hand. Whether you’re craving … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Addictions spawn other addictions. My love of southwest Florida and the Keys, pushed me into a love affair of the Caribbean islands, and now the islands have turned me on full force to the art of sailing. Beam reach, who is the give-way vessel, how to trim the sails, reading the weather and sea conditions...I think about all the ins-and-outs all the time. A new addiction. Luckily I have a … [Read more...]

The Top 7 Beaches of Antigua

Too many choices can cause uncertainty in the mind. When it comes to an island that boasts 365 beaches, one for each day of the week, you're going to have some choices to make. This is what visitors to Antigua run into during their vacation. So many choices, so little time. If you're Antigua vacation is for 7 days, then try and hit a different beach each day. But what beaches do you hit with … [Read more...]

Caribbean Wrap Up

Ever been standing in the rum aisle, eyes glazed over, wondering which rum you should try? We all have. In this week's Caribbean Wrap Up Bahama Bob talks about the Houston Chronicle's list of the top 100 rums under $100. A good list but some notable rums are missing. After that, find out how you will soon be able to fly direct to the BVI from Miami, sailing adventures around St. Barths, explore … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Want to be blown away, by St. John and BVI beauty? Then watch the video below in this week's Caribbean wrap up. After than fill up on rum from St. Lucia's Chairmans Reserve and Siesta Key, relax at the best AI resorts on Antigua, then find your next charter boat destination. The Caribbean awaits. Just go! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Antigua: Antigua’s … [Read more...]

The 5 Reasons I’m Going To Festival Rum Bahamas in Nassau

Traveling to the Bahamas is always a special occasion. Traveling to the Bahamas for a rum festival, now that's the stuff dreams are made of. What are you doing February 26-28? If you're free, then I'd like to invite you to the 3rd annual Festival Rum Bahamas event in Nassau. Come on, you know you want to. Neon blue water, friendly people, great food, and drinking rum at an 18th century British … [Read more...]

Nearly Busted In Grenada

What's the first thing you think of when you think of the Grenada? Hopefully it's gracious people, nice beaches, the smell of spices, and an authentic Caribbean vibe. It's extreme southern Caribbean location keeps it from the main cruise ship tourism circuit, because of that, the island nation is rich in other commodities other than jewelry stories, t-shirt shops and other cruise ship catering … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Is it cold where you're at? You might hate me, but we had a cold front come through and now we get to sleep with our windows open. Ahhh...winter in Southwest Florida. In all honesty, I want to send warm weather to all you Castaways. We all should be knee deep in the water somewhere with the blue sky breeze blowing wind through our hair. (Thanks Zac Brown) I hope this week's Caribbean Wrap Up … [Read more...]

The Spicy Farm From Le Soleil D’Or, Cayman Brac

The new year has rolled in and many people are trying to watch those calories and eat better. Today's Boat Drink recipe fits right in with those goals. What, a healthy cocktail? Yes. Let me introduce you to the Le Soleil d’Or Resort on Cayman Brac and their Spicy Farm cocktail. Le Soleil d’Or is the Cayman Islands’ first farm-to-table, wellness-focused destination, situated on the … [Read more...]