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...]

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...]

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...]

First Festival Rum Bahamas To Descend On Nassau

Festival Rum Bahamas

Feel like sipping on some world class rum in the Bahamas? Yeah, me too. The Bahamas will be hosting the first Festival Rum Bahamas February 21-23, 2014. The event will celebrate rum from around the world, along with Bahamian food and culture. The exact location in Nassau or on Paradise Island still being worked out along with the times, but you can be sure that his pirate will be there. You can … [Read more...]

ISLANDS Magazine Readers’ Choice: Best of the Caribbean

Best Caribbean Golf

Let's pretend you have unlimited funds, unlimited vacation time and you want the make the Caribbean your oyster. Your goal is to do the best and see the best the islands have to offer. Well the people of ISLANDS Magazine have put together a Reader's Choice list giving you the "Best of " Caribbean. Over 17,000 seasoned Caribbean travelers weighed in on the best the islands have to offer. Best … [Read more...]