Ivan’s Beach Bar on Jost, Memories and Construction Progress

Ivans Beach Bar Jost

It's not good to live a life full of regrets. The past is the past, move on. But I do have one regret that became very clear a few weeks ago during a trip to Jost in the British Virgin Islands. Our flotilla of pirate castaways sailed into White Bay on Halloween. We grabbed a mooring ball on the quieter eastern side of the bay, the side where the much-talked-about Ivan's Beach Bar and Campground … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Bareboat sailing, underwater rum, rainforest monkeys, and a "secret" island...these stories will hopefully tempt your salty island soul to chuck winter out the window and plan an adventure to the warm sand of the Caribbean. I know my mind was racing with island fantasies as I put this post together! Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Underwater Aging of Spirits Proves Sucessful: Underwater aging … [Read more...]

The B-Line Beach Bar and the Passion Confusion Drink

B Line Beach Bar Little Jost Van Dyke

"Hide the Cashmere, the bomber is focused in!" As soon as we grabbed the mooring ball near Diamond Cay, we had the dingy in the water and were motoring towards Little Jost Van Dyke and the B-Line Beach Bar. When Castaway Lorrie says go, we go. I aint arguing. The B-Line Beach Bar is the new kid on the block when it comes to British Virgin Island beach bars. Opening earlier this year (2014) … [Read more...]

Loblolly Beach, Anegada BVI: Island Lime Videos

Loblolly Beach Anegada

They say the best places to explore are ones that are hard to reach. I don't know who "they" are but I tend to agree. Anegada is the often over looked island in the British Virgin Islands. It's an odd ball. It sits about 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda, further than the other islands of the BVI and it's completely flat. All the other islands in the BVI have large rolling mountains that cascade … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blog

Hope you like this week's stories in the Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP! Have you ever wanted to know what yacht that is sitting in the harbor...well there's an app for that. Want to know what some of the top beach bars in the Caribbean are? Of course you do! Want to really know Antigua or The Baths of Virgin Gorda? You'll find great answers to all of these questions in this week's Wrap Up. The … [Read more...]

The Baths of Virgin Gorda, BVI: Island Lime Videos

Baths of Virgin Gorda

The Baths of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands are a "pinch me" type of place. Large volcanic boulders cover the southern shoreline creating majestic caves and tidal pools. Last week was my first visit to this stunning landscape and it exceeded my expectations. It was a quick whirlwind tour, but it still left a powerful impression on this salty soul. You'll see some of that beauty in this … [Read more...]

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...]