Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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A good rum drink should always be paired with a great view, and at the Treehouse Bar on Virgin Gorda in the BVI you'll have just that. Want a bar a little closer to the sand? Then Jack's Bar on Princess Margaret Beach on Bequia is the place for you. These stories and more in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Rum Journal: In Virgin Gorda, a Bar Among the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

Looking to pack up the family and plunder Puerto Rico? Want to see the itinerary for this year's Castaway Beach Bash? Want ten reasons to go to Anguilla...as if you need even one right! All this and more in this week's addition of the Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Top 10 Family-Friendly Adventures in Puerto Rico: Whisking the family off on a fantastical Puerto Rican vacation? … [Read more...]

The Dragonberry Mojito: From San Juan with Love

Dragonberry Mojito

After one sip, you'll dancing through the streets of Old San Juan. What's the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about Puerto Rico? Is is the the beaches? The salsa dancing? The rum? Ahhh, you know that today being Boat Drink's Wednesday it was going to rum related some how. Rum has reigned supreme in Puerto Rico for ages. Explore that rum history with a trip to both the … [Read more...]

July 10th Is National Pina Colada Day!

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I've got two Piña Coladas, one for each hand... Be prepared to dream about coconut, pineapple and rum all day because it's National Piña Colada Day! I don't know who makes up these crazy holidays, but I want to by them a drink. Coconut, Pineapple and rum have been mixed together in one form or another for ages, but the concoction wasn't perfected until one (or two) different bartenders in … [Read more...]

Caribbean Beers – Remember The Islands By Taking A Drink

Caribbean beers

Yes the Caribbean is famous for its rum, and deservedly so, but sometimes there's nothing like an ice-cold refreshing beer to beat back the tropical heat. The islands aren't known for their beers, in fact I've heard plenty of people complain about how all the beers in the Caribbean are light, tasteless and indistinguishable from each other. I can see how some people would say this, but I also … [Read more...]

Where Should I Go In The Caribbean?

Caribbean vacation tips

This little Caribbean travel blog is over three and half years old now. In that time I've received countless emails from readers that share the same passion. Many of them have questions about the island, rum and why I point in all my photos. After awhile you begin to see trends and what people really want to know. I would say the most common question I get asked is... What Caribbean island should … [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...]

Catching The Big One: Deep Sea Fishing in Puerto Rico

Deep sea fishing puerto rico

Bait the line, sit back and listen for the clicks of the reel. Next thing you know you're fighting a 300 marlin that is leaping from the sea. That's my fantasy of what deep sea fishing is like. The reality is much different. It goes a little something like this--bait the line, wait , wait, wait a little more, reel in my line, find the bait gone. Repeat. Me and fishing just don't get along. … [Read more...]

7 Most Beautiful Caribbean Harbors

Willemstad, Curacao

You've been at sea for days. You knees feel weak and you long for solid ground. You look out towards the horizon and you see it, land. You're ready to go ashore, spend your loot, find some "company" and drink rum until you smile crooked. This is what the pirates did back in the golden age of the Caribbean. If you think about it, it really isn't that far off from what the modern day cruiser … [Read more...]

Mona Island, Puerto Rico – A Treasure Left Untouched

Mona Island Iguana

Mona Island is the third largest island of the archipelago of Puerto Rico, after the main island of Puerto Rico and Vieques. It is the largest of three islands located in the Mona Passage, a strait between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is known worldwide for its pristine beaches and luxury resorts. Travelers come to this Caribbean Island to take advantage of the … [Read more...]

The Island of Vieques off the Coast of Puerto Rico

Only a short ferry ride away from the main land lies Vieques, a beautiful island off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Together with the smaller sister island of Culebra they are known as the Spanish Virgin Islands, not far from the US and British Virgin Islands. Both Vieques and Culebra are integral parts of Puerto Rico as municipalities. The language is Spanish, although English is widely … [Read more...]