Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Do you know what the best rum destinations are in the Caribbean? How about the best rental villas for all budgets on Barbados? Want to learn how to cook a simple Jerk Fish dish for your family and friends? You'll be able to find all of this and more in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Best Rum Destinations:  Indeed, it’s high time that many destinations in the … [Read more...]

Review of the Holland House Beach Hotel: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Holland House Hotel St. Maarten

As soon as I stepped into the open-air lobby and looked past the bar to the blue waters of the Caribbean, I felt relaxed and at home. A great feeling as the Holland House Beach Hotel was going to be my home away from home on St. Maarten the day before and the day after cruising aboard the Island Windjammer's Sagitta. Check-in was a breeze and I headed to the third floor to settle in and ditch … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Stories

Rooftop bars over looking the Caribbean, awesome beach bars of Punta Cana, and somewhat sad news from Margaritaville. The Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up is a must read if you're in love with the islands. I just read Bahama Bob's report that the 10 store Margaritaville restaurant chain was sold to a Brazilian company. I'll let you read the details that are linked below, sad news indeed. I can … [Read more...]

Oualie Beach, Nevis – Island Lime Video

Oualie Beach Nevis

I have fantasized about Nevis for a long time. A couple years ago during a week long stay on St. Kitts we took a sunset cruise and sailed by its leeward shore, never getting a chance to set foot on the island though. So close, the island's lush green landscape and towering Nevis Peak teased me like a hard-to-get woman. Fast forward a couple years and with the aid of the tall ship Sagitta, Nevis … [Read more...]

Video: Bahamas Rum Festival Highlights

Bahamas Rum Festival

Fort Charlotte has resumed it's silent guard over Nassau's busy port, but a couple months ago it was the place to be for the world of rum. There were three live music stages, dozens of vendors, and a huge collection of some of the top rums from the Caribbean and beyond. Spotlights lit up the sky and thousands of people filled the normally quiet Fort Charlotte. I've been to a few rum festivals … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

A new rum from Dominica, culinary destinations in the Caribbean, a new BVI beach bar and more. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up gives you stories from the islands that you might have missed. Caribbean Chocolate? What! Where?! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Blue Water Launch: Direct from Dominica, Blue Water Ultra Premium Rum is set to launch in the Caribbean market. -Story by RumConnection.com The … [Read more...]

Cool Down in Cruz Bay, New Ice Cream Shop Opens on St. John

St. John Scoops Ice Cream

With the opening of the new St. John Scoops, conveniently located at the front corner of Mongoose Junction, life on St. John has become that much sweeter. At St. John Scoops you will find a carefully crafted collection of homemade ice cream, superfood smoothies, coffee, and other snacks. The “Scoops” menu, which features ice creams, sorbets, and alcohol-infused concoctions, changes daily. St. … [Read more...]

Setting Sail With Sagitta and Island Windjammers

Sagitta Island WindJammers

There's nothing like cruising the Caribbean. I'm not talking about cruising on one of those gargantuan mega-liners that shuttle thousands of people into popular ports-of-call, I'm talking about something more intimate. The experience should be more about the rhythms of sea and the push of wind, it should be more about the relationships with passengers and crew, it should be more about really … [Read more...]

Dive into the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic vacation

(A guide to the Dominican Republic by Thomas Cook.) The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean favorite for both couples and families alike. The crystal clear waters and fine white sand lined with luscious green palms are just the start of the attraction to this tropical island. The terrain is a refreshing mixture of rainforests, mangrove swamps and savannas. It's littered with hidden historic gems … [Read more...]

Exuma: A Thousand Shades of Blue

Exuma Video

The Exumas are a visual masterpiece of sand banks, remote islands, stunning under water animals, and some of the bluest, clearest water I've ever seen in my life. I've talk about these islands quite a bit on this site and judging by the comments, you love them just as much as I do. Because of that love I want to tell you about a film I just watched, simply titled...Exuma. I recently received … [Read more...]

Day 3: Sandy Toes and The Final Day of the Bahamas Rum Festival

Bahamas

You know when they say too much of a good thing can be bad for you, I absolutely don't agree. Day 3 of the Bahamas Rum Festival was another great day, only this time the day started off with a boat ride to a beach bar, photo shoots at Genuinely Bahamian Products and the Tortuga Rum Cake store, then a little time at Fort Charlotte for the rum festival. You can see Day 1 and Day 2 here. I … [Read more...]