Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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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

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...]

Rum is Invading the Bahamas Again

Festival RumBahamas

Festival RumBahamas is gearing up to once again bring the public a rum festival like no other. There will be food, there will be dancing, there will be music, and that might even be a little rum there as well. Who knows, a Junkanoo parade might just appear out of no where like it did last year. Nassau's Festival RumBahamas is more than just a rum event, it's a Bahamian cultural experience. The … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

My home town of Kansas City just got a blanket of snow, and the water of the Gulf in my current home sends shivers up my spine--anyone else thinking about a trip to el carib? If your mind likes to wander to palm tree playgrounds then consider this weekly wrap up fuel for your wanderlust fire. This week's wrap up will tease you with a beach party on Jankanoo Beach in Nassau, a new bar in Cruz … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Wrap Up

Haiti's push for more tourism, a secret beach bar in Nassau, and a delicious rum punch video from our friend JetSetSarah and the Montpelier Plantation on Nevis--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up crisscrosses the islands from east to west. If you're a diver, then you're going to love the story about diving the Great Blue Hole of Belize! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Caribbean’s Easiest Rum Punch … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

A classic endangered rum, St. Vincent and the Grenadines gets "Happy," and St. Maarten moves in fast forward--all this and more in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Endangered Rums – ’98 Vintage: Our friend Dave Russell is back with more commentary about Endangered Rums. Check it out. -Story by RumConnection.com Atlantis resort in Bahamas joins forces with … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Wrap Up

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up bounces all over, from Anguilla to Bonaire, and St. Maarten to the Bahamas, it's an island hopping adventure in html. Not as good as the real thing I know, but just enough to inspire a day dream or two. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Anguilla: Snorkeling Secluded Little Bay: Little Bay offers a secluded, gorgeous beach full of amazing sand with stunning … [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...]

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...]