Dream Getaway to Saint Maarten

Stunning beaches, mouth-watering food, casinos, and tons of activities--viva la St. Maarten! I've only spent a few days on St. Maarten, but the time I was there really made an impression on me. Everyone needs the chance to experience this island with two distinct personalities, and so much charisma. That's why when I heard about Caribbean BlueBook's St. Maarten giveaway, I wanted to share it with … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I often hear comments like, "I wish I could go there," or "It must be so great to travel to XYZ island." My answer to these questions is just go. Plain and simple. I you really really really want to go, then you have to find a way to make that dream turn reality. Time and money seem to be the biggest road blocks, but I say still--if there's a will there's a way. I hope the following stories … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

If you aren't ready for the cold weather that's just around the corner, then hop a fast plane south to el Carib. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up has plenty of hot spots that will keep summer lasting for as long as you want it to. Want to sample amazing Caribbean rums and beers? Then head to St. Maarten next month. Don't know what to bring back for friends and family? Read about the top Caribbean … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I just love it Friday slaps me in the face. A busy week flies by, and the next thing you know it's Friday, how did that happen? SLAP! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tease with you the world's most expensive rums, take you on a beach bar tour of Pinel Island off St. Martin, dazzle you with the night moves of the Bahamas Rum Festival, take you through Marigot Bay on St. Lucia, and put you out … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

March, my favorite month of the year. Warm temps have officially invaded southwest Florida, Spring Break is in the air, March Madness is gearing up, and St. Patrick's Day is just a couple weeks away. Yeah, March kicks ass. But I would trade all the joys of this month for an island hopping adventure that took me to the places in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Another week down, another week closer to your next Caribbean escape! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up features a couple stories about Caribbean food, one about Bahamian beer, a look at a fantastic resort on Grenada, and a look at French St. Martin. I love to eat spicy and I love to eat local when in the islands, if you are the same then you're going to love the story about Trinidad Scorpion … [Read more...]

Philipsburg Beach, St. Maarten: Island Lime Videos

Philipsburg, St. Maarten was my home away from home during my sail aboard Island Windjammers tall ship Sagitta. The town is the major port-of-call for cruise ships on the island, so tourists shops and restaurants abound, but there's plenty of places to find a quiet spot to take in the harbor's true beauty as well. Capturing that quiet beauty was the goal of the Island Lime Video. I woke early … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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

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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Buckle up! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up features some great stories. Want to know what the seven most interesting places to land in the islands are? How about a soothing video of the East End of St. John? Or maybe tell me how many of these eight beach bars you've been to on St. Maarten/St. Martin. Enjoy the ride Castaways! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Seven Interesting Places to Land in the … [Read more...]

Review of the Holland House Beach Hotel: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

As soon as I stepped into the open-air lobby and looked past the bar to the blue waters of the Caribbean, I felt relaxed and at home. A great feeling as the Holland House Beach Hotel was going to be my home away from home on St. Maarten the day before and the day after cruising aboard the Island Windjammer's Sagitta. Check-in was a breeze and I headed to the third floor to settle in and ditch … [Read more...]