Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

March is my favorite month of the year, but it's not without its faults. March means Spring Break and my home stretch of sand, Ft. Myers Beach, can be overwhelmed by thousands of drunken college kids. While the people watching is amazing, I much prefer a quiet stretch of sand. You'll find plenty of those in this week's Weekly Wrap Up. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up St Lucia’s Rodney Bay: “Floating, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Food, food, food--the Caribbean is home to some amazing food. Those delicious flavors can be found at rustic beach bars, trendy resort restaurants or even in your home kitchen. Food is a huge part of any trip to the islands and that's why the 3 stories this week focus on wonderful Caribbean food. Enjoy your weekly island escape Castaways! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Anguilla - Lunch At … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

The South Pacific and the Maldives are famous for their shallow clear waters and their glamorous overwater bungalows. The type where you can look through the floor when you're sleeping and see Spotted Eagle Rays and any number of fish. This type of resort has, for the most part, been absent from the Caribbean. Why? I have no idea. That all might be coming to an end though. Find out which … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

From A to Z, the Caribbean is full of unmatched beauty with its scenery and its people. By accident, I started putting this week's Wrap up together and the first two stories were about Anguilla and Aruba. Then I thought, why not make the entire list about Caribbean islands that start with "A". It's not terribly creative, but maybe a little fun. Grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and flip flops, … [Read more...]

How to Spend 36 Hours in Anguilla

I try to live a life of no regrets, but I do have one. I regret only spending 24 hours on Anguilla. That was the time allowed for us during our Island Windjammers cruise aboard Sagitta. 36, 48, 72, 1000 hours--no amount of time would not have been enough but every additional precious second more would have been a treasure. How does one describe this island that sits just a few miles north of … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Fresh off an epic first Castaway Cruise to Bimini with Captain Mike and Tropical Escape Yacht Charters. The salt water pirate blood is running strong through my veins. Experiencing a trip like this is like a hard drugs, you just want to keep doing it again, and again, and again. (Never done hard drugs, it's what the Drug Inc. junkies say on National Geographic!) This week's Caribbean Wrap Up … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Have your flip-flops been giving you dirty looks from your closet? Give them a little love and slip them on for this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up, I promise it will help set the mood for a little island state of mind. This week's wrap up showcases Havana Club Mojitos, new Cuban travel rules for Americans, Jamaica and James Bond, low-key Caribbean resorts and some fun activities when … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It's a new year, full of new goals, new aspirations, and new beginnings. Hopefully some of those goals are exploring the new Caribbean islands and diving into the rich culture of the region. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up highlights  Bonefishing on Andros, exploring culture of Grenada, the top 50 Caribbean restaurants, island hopping the Grenadines and more. I'm not a big fisherman, but I think … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Fresh lobster in Negril, 10 secret hotels in the Caribbean, off the beaten path islands you should visit and some kick but pirate shirts! These are some of the topics of this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up 10 Secret Caribbean Hotels: Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly 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...]