The Caribbean Fantasy: Boat Drinks Recipe

Caribbean Fantasy drink recipe

After one sip, you'll be backstroking it to neighboring Barbuda. I don't want to let the secret out, but National Rum Day is less than two weeks away. That's right, come August 16th the spirit of the Caribbean will celebrate it's little day in the sun. Sure the day isn't an official holiday, but that doesn't mean Castaways like us can't celebrate with a sipper of something smooth and aged, … [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...]

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...]

Best Nude Beaches in the Caribbean

Caribbean nude beaches

Baring it all on a beach with strangers all around you might sound like a frightening experience, but to many other cultures the birthday suit is common beach attire. The Caribbean has many well known nude beaches, you just have to know which islands allow the all over tan and which ones don't. If a nude beach is on your bucket list, then look to the French and Dutch islands like St. Barths, … [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...]

Flavored Coconut Wedges From Raw Island Products

Raw Island Products

Traveling to the Caribbean is always a party for your senses. Your eyes are dazzled by the stunning scenery, your nose breathes in the sweet salt air and your tastebuds jump for joy when you treat them to the sweet and spicy flavors of the islands. Bringing home the photos isn't quite like being there though. Grabbing a jar of salt air and stuffing it into your luggage might be a little odd. But … [Read more...]

Welcome to Antigua


Let's follow Travelista Teri as she travels to Antigua, to discover the culture, lifestyle, and the beauty of the island. She visits the tallest peak, chats with the locals and explores one of the islands 365 beaches. Nice work Teri! I thought a nice tour of the beautiful island of Antigua would be a nice way to break in a Monday. Just a little something to clear the cobwebs. Antigua Facts from … [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...]

The Nest Beach Bar, Antigua – Where the Sand is a Little Softer and the Rum a Little Smoother

The Nest Beach Bar

The Nest Beach Bar & Restaurant sits on the sand of Valley Church Beach on the island of Antigua. Kick back, relax and be prepared yourself a rum drink, it's time to add  another must visit Caribbean beach bar to that ever growing list. Have I told you how much I love you Castaways? I am truly blessed to have readers like you. Last week I get an email from Castaway Jane, she told me of her … [Read more...]

St. Johns, Antigua Webcam

This weeks Island Webcam comes from the island of Antigua and it's city of St. Johns. Gaze at views of the harbor and enormous cruise ships as they drop off people you wouldn't mind trading places with. The webcam is operated by The Coast restaurant and bar. St John's is the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, a country located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea Don't … [Read more...]

The Beautiful, Unspoiled Caribbean Island Paradise of Antigua

antigua port

Where do you begin a journey in a place as tantalizing as the Caribbean? If water sports give you the thrills and you want to let your family experience a one-of-a-kind experience vacationing in a charming villa with the most stunning view of a famous harbor, you can let the Caribbean Island of Antigua cast its spell. From its scuba diving spots, super yachts, coral reefs and hundreds of old … [Read more...]