Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

I don't know about you, but it's cold here in Florida right now. The stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up have me thinking of a warm blue water and beach bar bliss. This week's Wrap Up includes stories about a "Crappy" rum punch on Anguilla, a private beach bar in the BVI as well as one that is considered Taboo, a sailing adventure through the Grenadines, and why the small island of Tobago … [Read more...]

Miami Yacht Charter Last Minute Special

Miami boat charter

Hi Castaways! I had the pleasure of meeting Captain Mike of Tropical Escapes Yacht Charters a couple days ago. He and I swapped islands stories and I learned all about Mermaid Tales, his motor yacht and his charter business. Mermaid Tales is a beautiful classic HATTERAS cockpit motor yacht. At 70', with four levels of living and entertainment space, Mermaid Tales is perfect for dinner cruises, … [Read more...]

New Lavish Resort Opens its Doors to the Visitors of Aruba

Aruba Ritz Carlton

Aruba is renowned for being one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands that enjoys hot weather even throughout its winter months. The island, which is west of the Lesser Antilles, offers vacationers white sandy beaches, tropical weather and a plethora of fantastic coastal resorts. This year, Aruba welcomed another beatific resort to its coastal region: the first Ritz-Carlton Resort on the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean stories

Another Friday, another exciting Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up! This week we have a couple great stories about Curacao, a trip to the south of Haiti, how to do Dominica like a local and our buddies at Caribbean Soul Trekkers talk about their experience at the Big Bamboo Bar and Restaurant on Anegada in the BVI. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Trek Stop: The Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant … [Read more...]

Meeting Foxy on Jost Van Dyke

Great Harbour Jost

It was early morning, say 7ish, the day after Halloween. The night before our group aboard both the Maples Cookie and Fly-Bye attended a huge Halloween party at Foxy's Beach Bar in Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. I jumped in the dingy with Castaways Mike and Lorrie and we motored over to Great Harbour from our anchorage in White Bay. They needed to grab a few things … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean News Stories

A good rum drink should always be paired with a great view, and at the Treehouse Bar on Virgin Gorda in the BVI you'll have just that. Want a bar a little closer to the sand? Then Jack's Bar on Princess Margaret Beach on Bequia is the place for you. These stories and more in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Rum Journal: In Virgin Gorda, a Bar Among the … [Read more...]

The 312 Clematis Boat Drink Recipe from Bob at the Westin Grand Cayman

Drink Recipe Westin Grand Cayman

After one sip, you'll be knee deep in the waves of Seven Mile Beach. It's that time of day, time to soak in that cotton candy sky full of dazzling reds, purples and blues. The transition between day and night is always a special occasion and it should be celebrated--especially when watching from the beach. Your toes are buried in the soft white sand of Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman, the … [Read more...]

Ivan’s Beach Bar on Jost, Memories and Construction Progress

Ivans Beach Bar Jost

It's not good to live a life full of regrets. The past is the past, move on. But I do have one regret that became very clear a few weeks ago during a trip to Jost in the British Virgin Islands. Our flotilla of pirate castaways sailed into White Bay on Halloween. We grabbed a mooring ball on the quieter eastern side of the bay, the side where the much-talked-about Ivan's Beach Bar and Campground … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Bareboat sailing, underwater rum, rainforest monkeys, and a "secret" island...these stories will hopefully tempt your salty island soul to chuck winter out the window and plan an adventure to the warm sand of the Caribbean. I know my mind was racing with island fantasies as I put this post together! Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Underwater Aging of Spirits Proves Sucessful: Underwater aging … [Read more...]

The B-Line Beach Bar and the Passion Confusion Drink

B Line Beach Bar Little Jost Van Dyke

"Hide the Cashmere, the bomber is focused in!" As soon as we grabbed the mooring ball near Diamond Cay, we had the dingy in the water and were motoring towards Little Jost Van Dyke and the B-Line Beach Bar. When Castaway Lorrie says go, we go. I aint arguing. The B-Line Beach Bar is the new kid on the block when it comes to British Virgin Island beach bars. Opening earlier this year (2014) … [Read more...]

Loblolly Beach, Anegada BVI: Island Lime Videos

Loblolly Beach Anegada

They say the best places to explore are ones that are hard to reach. I don't know who "they" are but I tend to agree. Anegada is the often over looked island in the British Virgin Islands. It's an odd ball. It sits about 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda, further than the other islands of the BVI and it's completely flat. All the other islands in the BVI have large rolling mountains that cascade … [Read more...]