Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Wrap Up

Good day Castaways! I think you're really going to like this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. New amazing rum bar...check. Lobster Festival in the BVI...check. Exploring the treasure that's known as Saba...check. Relaxing on a floating bar on St. John...check. Yeah, like I said, it's a good week! Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Rum Journal: This Is the Caribbean’s Best New Rum Bar: In a Caribbean … [Read more...]

Chartering With Virgin Islands Sailing

Virgin Islands Sailing

The British Virgin Islands are one of the best sailing destinations in the world. With dozens of islands all within visual range, restaurants and marinas all over the place, and near constant trade winds--the BVI is a great place to charter a yacht. In three weeks I'll be setting sail in a three-boat flotilla in the BVI. This is the first time I've been a part of a yacht charter and the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs stories

Friday's are one of my favorite days of the week. Not because the weekend is kicking into gear, but because it gives me the chance to share some amazing stories about the Caribbean with you. All week I read amazing island stories, I keep a list of the ones that stand out, then consolidate the best into the Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. It's a routine that both keeps me up-to-date on Caribbean … [Read more...]

A Photo Tour of This Year’s Castaway Beach Bash

Castaway beach bash

It's been over a week since this year's Castaway Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas and I keep thinking about how great of an experience it was. This was the 3rd annual Beach Bash and it seems like the event keeps getting better and better. More people, more islands visited, more fun, and of course more rum. For those that couldn't make it this year here's a look back at the fun, … [Read more...]

Where Do I Go In The Caribbean For My Summer Vacation?

Caribbean summer vaccation

Without a doubt, the number question I get asked is,"Where should I go for my Caribbean vacation?" I'm no travel agent, (maybe I should have been!) but I know that each person looks for something different when traveling to the Caribbean. Some people like to explore on their own, while others like to spend the day poolside with a frozen rum drink. Some like to spend their time snorkeling and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Do you want to trade in your current life for a life in the islands? You could have your chance if you know how to run a small restaurant. In this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap you'll find out about a popular restaurant in Cruz Bay, St. John that's for sale and ready for someone to start a new life in the USVI. Could it be one of you Castaways? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Uncommon Attraction: … [Read more...]

7 Reasons To Find An Authentic Caribbean Escape

Caribbean Resorts

The Caribbean has so many beautiful attributes; the people, the beaches, the food, the rum. One of my favorite attributes is the fact that each island has it's own personality. It doesn't matter who you are, there's an island that fits your vision of paradise. If you've been a reader of this site for any length of time you'll know that I like islands that are a little bit off the beaten track. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Food, a famous sunken ship, Grenadian beaches, and an epic journey on the Mail Boats of the Bahamas--this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up has a little bit of everything. Be sure to read the story about the Bahamian Mail Boats, it's extremely well written and tells of a powerful tradition in the Bahamas. I've added a Mail Boat adventure to my bucket list. Will it be luxurious? No. Will it be … [Read more...]

Video: The British Virgin Islands – Natures Little Secret

British Virgin Islands Video

Do you want to know what it's like to fly like a bird through the British Virgin Islands? Watch this video and you will. Castaway Randall turned me on to this stunning video and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to share it with everyone. It was produced by photo and video company, skyvisionvi.com. All I can say is wow. Seriously, the truly spectacular island footage combined with powerful music … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

A new rum from Dominica, culinary destinations in the Caribbean, a new BVI beach bar and more. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up gives you stories from the islands that you might have missed. Caribbean Chocolate? What! Where?! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Blue Water Launch: Direct from Dominica, Blue Water Ultra Premium Rum is set to launch in the Caribbean market. -Story by RumConnection.com The … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Famous rum bars, best diving islands, and a video tour of Peter Bay on St. John--these are just a few of the stories from this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. One of the stories is by the Huffington Post and is titled, The 15 Best Beaches for 2014. All the beaches mentioned are amazing, but I'm surprised some world class beaches were left off...maybe they were mentioned in earlier years? Beaches like … [Read more...]