Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP

Caribbean wrap up

The Caribbean is full of treasure, not the kind that sparkles and shines, but the natural kind that causes onlookers to watch in amazement. This Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up features some treasure that I think you'll enjoy. Watching flocks of brightly colored Flamingos on Great Inagua in the Bahamas is a treasure, snorkeling with humpback whales in the Dominican Republic definitely qualifies, and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean stories

A new beach bar on St. Kitts, hiking on Saba, and a big music festival coming to St. John--these are some of the stories in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. My favorite story though is about Fowl Cay in the Exuma islands of the Bahamas. These luxury villas come with everything, even their own powerboat so you can explore the surrounding cays. Talk about heaven! Caribbean Weekly Wrap … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

It's Friday, time to exhale and start planning the weekend. Hopefully your plans include a little time on or in some blue water. This week's Caribbean wrap up talks about the best beach bars in Provo - Turks and Caicos, new rum from Don Pancho, and a visually stunning video about an island that's for sale off the southern tip of the Exumas. It's called Innocence Island and the makers of the … [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...]

15 Caribbean Beach Bars Cloaked in Black and White

Caribbean Beach Bars

The Caribbean is soaked in brilliant colors, but what if you were to wash out the blue water, pastel homes and lush rainforest, would it still be beautiful? I think so. Every once in awhile I'll pretend to be creative and turn some photos into black and white. I'm not sure what it is about black and white photos, but there's just something powerful about them. It's kind of like standing on a … [Read more...]

Swimming With Sharks On Danger Reef…For 5 Minutes

Danger reef sharks

This is a story I've been wanting to write for a long time, being that it's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel I thought we'd give it a go. It's about diving with sharks in the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas, only thing is, I'm not scuba certified. I know right, what type of Caribbean blogger doesn't know how to dive. It's a crime no doubt. So if any dive shops would like to sponsor my … [Read more...]

Get The Scoop About Junkanoo From A Local Bahamian

Junkanoo Bahamas

What do you know about the Junkanoo festival in the Bahamas? You probably know it's a huge street party with people wearing huge colorful costumes. But do you know the history behind those costumes? Why the celebration takes place? If these are questions marks for you have, you're about ready to find out the history behind Junkanoo from a local. The wonderful people at the Chat N' Chill beach … [Read more...]

Crossing The Line: Tropic of Cancer Beach, Little Exuma

Tropic of Cancer Beach

The official name is Pelican Beach, but most people know it as Tropic of Cancer Beach. This long crescent of white sand is located on Little Exuma in the Bahamas and as you can tell by the above photo that its claim to fame is that the Tropic of Cancer latitude line runs along this beach. Their are a few man-made geographic lines that are worth taking a picture at--the Equator arguably being the … [Read more...]

Best Lobster in the Bahamas – Santana’s Beach Bar

Best Lobster in the Bahamas

Santana's Beach Bar doesn't look like much from the outside. How does the saying go...don't judge a book by its cover? Turn to page one and this little Bahamian beach bar will have you singing its praises long after you've left. Located on Little Exuma in Williams Town, Santana's serves up some of the best food in the Exumas if not all the Bahamas. Turn the page again and follow the Queens … [Read more...]

Conch You Very Much – Diving For Your Food, Bahamian Style

Eating Conch in the Bahamas

Fishing and I don't agree. I use to do it when I was a kid in Kansas and have tried a couple times here in southwest Florida. I didn't like it then and I don't like it now. I find it boring and pointless.  I rather sit in the boat with a cold drink and concentrate on relaxing. But in the Bahamas it's a little different and I enjoyed every minute of it. The fishing we did wasn't with a pole and … [Read more...]

Time to Chat ‘N’ Chill – Caribbean Beach Bars

KB Chat N Chill owner

Chat ‘N’ Chill, a beachside bar and grill that was started by its colorful owner Kenneth “KB” Bowe, to meet the needs of cruising yachtsmen. It also meets the needs of this salty castaway. My idea of heaven is pulling up to a white sand beach on a boat, lazily walk shoeless into a rustic beach shack that serves up rum drinks and some simple food. Then take my boat drink to a secluded spot under … [Read more...]