Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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This week's Caribbean wrap up crisscrosses the islands in search of the best hotels in Havana and the Turks and Caicos, islands for sale in the Exumas, and uncovering the secrets of Martinique. So many islands so little time, the wrap up helps to give you a taste of the islands in small flirtatious bite size pieces. Enjoy! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos: Think top … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Happy 4th of July Castaways! I hope you are spending the holiday on the sand and have a drink in your hand. This week's Caribbean Wrap up has a lot of great information. But before we dive into that, I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a truly great person, Captain John Brandi. Most of you probably know John from his St. John charter business, Palm Tree Charters. He not only gave tours of … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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How would you like to be the owner of a quirky little restaurant on St. John? Or how about sip on a new beer with your toes sinking into the Bonaire sand? Would you like to comb the beaches of Rum Cay and turn trash into treasure? You can explore all these possibilities and more in this week's Caribbean wrap up. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Popular St. John Restaurant Lists for Sale: We heard the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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There are some pretty good stories in this week's Caribbean wrap up. Possible the most important is the announcement that ferry service from Florida to Cuba could be happening in the next year or so. There's still a lot of red-tape hurdles to overcome, but the ground work is being worked on. What's your take, would you take a ferry to from Florida to Cuba? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Ferry … [Read more...]

Announcing Exumas Castaway Cruise!

Exumas Bahamas

This is it. The trip you have dreamed of if you are a true Castaway at heart, an escape from the humdrum and the stressful. The Exuma Cays sit waiting for you this coming July 24th - July 31st. (It's already selling out, so another trip Exuma trip is being offered July 11th-19th.) Update: There is only a single bed cabin left for one person for July 24th - 31st. Or I could do a discount price … [Read more...]

A Look Back at the First Castaway Cruise

Mermaid Tales Castaway Cruise

I'm not sure what was more beautiful, the Bahamas or the people that took part in the first Castaway Cruise. We called ourselves that Salty 7 and Captain Mike. I was friends with only one person on the boat prior to this trip, but after I feel as if all six are now great great friends. I guess that's what happens when you put like-minded salty souls on a beautiful yacht and put them in the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Why aren't there more floating bars in the Caribbean? I mean it just seems like they are a focal point where ever they are. Take the Willy-T in the BVI for example, the thing is a magnet for the boating community. Why don't more people follow that lead? Well someone else has in Antigua, take a look at D-Boat in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. It's a little different than the Willy-T, but a grand … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

I just love it Friday slaps me in the face. A busy week flies by, and the next thing you know it's Friday, how did that happen? SLAP! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tease with you the world's most expensive rums, take you on a beach bar tour of Pinel Island off St. Martin, dazzle you with the night moves of the Bahamas Rum Festival, take you through Marigot Bay on St. Lucia, and put you out … [Read more...]

Nassau’s Rum Bahamas Festival Killed It

Rum Bahamas Festival

It's been a little over a week since the 2nd annual Rum Bahamas Festival and I think my liver is finally talking to me again. Rum, food, Kalik, culture, music, art, pirates--the 2015 celebration of all things rum and Bahamas was a huge HUGE success. This trip to Nassau, Bahamas didn't include lazy days on the beach, no snorkeling beautiful reefs or chatting up locals at casual beach bars. This … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

There is a great collection of stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. The most interesting story in my opinion is the inter-island Caribbean ferry story by Caribbean Journal. I couldn't agree more that a ferry system similar to what they have in the Greek islands is needed for the Caribbean. Air travel through the Caribbean with LIAT is a headache on a good day. Enjoy and … [Read more...]

Gun Cay and Cat Cay: Castaway Cruise Destinations

Cat Cay Bahamas

Deserted islands and private islands, that's what sits just south of Bimini in the Bahamas. I'm talking about the deserted Gun Cay and the private island of Cat Cay. During the first ever Castaway Cruise happening this April, we'll be visiting them both. Gun Cay and Cat Cay (pronounced Key) sit on the western edge of the Grand Bahama Bank and the Eastern edge of the powerful Gulf Stream … [Read more...]