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...]

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...]

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...]

Day 2: Bahamas Rum Festival Photo Journey

Bahamas Rum Festival

I have this habit, good or bad, of having a really really good time the first night when on island. It always seems like the rum flows extra quickly and the adrenalin propels me to a highly lubricated state of mind. When in Rome right? The trip to Nassau for the Festival Rum Bahamas event was no different. Got to catch up with some old friends and made some new ones, always a great recipe … [Read more...]

Day 1: Bahamas Rum Festival Photo Journey

Bahamas Rum Festival

I think the Bahamas Tourism Board has a slogan that says, "It's better in the Bahamas." I have to agree, somethings are better in the Bahamas, especially when it comes to Rum Festivals. With so many photos to share, I thought it would be easier to break up the Bahamas Rum Festival into three different posts, one for each day. Shall we jump on this rum train and go for a ride?! You can see … [Read more...]

Festival Rum Bahamas Rum Competition Results

Bahamas Rum Festival tasting results

The Bahamas never disappoints, toss in a 3-day rum festival and you have a new level of island fun. The first ever Festival Rum Bahamas event was a huge success in my eyes and I'm already looking forward to attending future events. Pirates, rum, a 300 year old fort, 3 live music stages, rum cake, a rum tasting competition, and a breakout junkanoo parade--Festival Rum Bahamas exceeded all my … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Another week, another Caribbean wrap up. This week's stories feature; things to do on St. Barts, exploring a resort on Peter Island in the BVI, events taking place in the Caribbean in February and a little love for my friends at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in the Abacos. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Seven Caribbean Events For February, From St Kitts and Nevis to Jamaica:  From PGA champions to … [Read more...]

The Bahamas Version of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Happy Music Video Bahamas

Isn't everyone "Happy" when in the Bahamas? "Happy" is a song by singer and producer Pharrell Williams and used on the movie sound track for Despicable Me 2. If you haven't seen the original music video for Happy, it features people from all over the world dancing to the catchy rhythm. There's even a few cameo appearances from a few celebrities. I didn't know this until a couple days ago, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Seaplanes, rum, Out Islands...these are just a handful of the story topics in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. These stories have me thinking about hopping a fast plane south. The weather has turned cold here in south Florida this week (50's is cold here!) and I'm not a fan. This bald head of mine has to keep warm and a trip to the islands is a damn fine solution. Caribbean Weekly Wrap … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean news

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up features great stories that will help you plan your New Year's Eve, shop for the perfect rum, and find a great beach bar on Anguilla. The most interesting story deals with the happenings on the small Bahamian island of Bimini though. Resorts World Bimini is having problems with the funding of their cruise ship that runs from Miami to Bimini. Many local Biminites … [Read more...]