Aruba: A Real Life Daydream

The following article was written by me on behalf of Choice Hotels and I was paid to write this post. However, the opinions are entirely my own. If you're anything like me, then you like to daydream. During the cold winter months (yes it can get chilly here in Florida) I catch myself staring at nothing. The eyes don't register anything as the mind fills in the story. That story is almost always … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

The South Pacific and the Maldives are famous for their shallow clear waters and their glamorous overwater bungalows. The type where you can look through the floor when you're sleeping and see Spotted Eagle Rays and any number of fish. This type of resort has, for the most part, been absent from the Caribbean. Why? I have no idea. That all might be coming to an end though. Find out which … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

From A to Z, the Caribbean is full of unmatched beauty with its scenery and its people. By accident, I started putting this week's Wrap up together and the first two stories were about Anguilla and Aruba. Then I thought, why not make the entire list about Caribbean islands that start with "A". It's not terribly creative, but maybe a little fun. Grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and flip flops, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

If you love to eat local Caribbean cuisine, island hop the BVI, explore the remote Cayman Brac, and get lost on secret beaches in the Turks and Caicos then you're going to love this week's wrap up. These stories are hand picked and represent the best Caribbean escape of the week. So turn your imagination on and let your self dream. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Aruba’s Top Foodie Finds & … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It's two week until the next Castaway Cruise and my mind is already floating on the crystal blue waters of the Exumas. Getting lost on sand bars and diving for conch fill my thoughts by the minute. Oh, yeah...I'm suppose to be writing about the Caribbean Weekly Wrap up. See what I mean...distracting. I don't know if you know this, but a big part of my nationality and my last name are Dutch. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Summer in the Caribbean, sure it's hot but so are the hotel rates and the lack of crowds. If you are thinking of an island escape this summer this week's Caribbean Wrap Up gives you some good options. Check out the best hotels on Aruba, the top attractions on Montserrat, maybe sip on some Topper's Rhum in St. Martin, or maybe a roundabout trip to Cuba. Whatever your fancy there's a beach and rum … [Read more...]

New Lavish Resort Opens its Doors to the Visitors of Aruba

Aruba is renowned for being one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands that enjoys hot weather even throughout its winter months. The island, which is west of the Lesser Antilles, offers vacationers white sandy beaches, tropical weather and a plethora of fantastic coastal resorts. This year, Aruba welcomed another beatific resort to its coastal region: the first Ritz-Carlton Resort on the … [Read more...]

Boat Drinks: Aloe Rum Punch

Crystal clear water, year-round blue skies, and friendly people--it's easy to understand why Aruba is known as the "Happy Island." Toss in a delicious rum punch recipe from the Aruba Marriott and the island gets even happier! With a beachfront location, brilliant bartenders and the absence of sound, Aruba Marriott’s adults-only H2Oasis Pool is the place to get "happy" and enjoy Aruba's biggest … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I don't know about you but this week has flown by! Time for all of us to enjoy a little R&R&R (rest, relaxation, rum) on St. Somewhere. This week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up talks about the tour that Blue Chair Bay Rum is doing this summer, a drink recipe from Mount Gay Rum, what to do and see on a one day island tour of Grenada, and a great video of Fortsberg on St. John. So many … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It's Friday, time to exhale and start planning the weekend. Hopefully your plans include a little time on or in some blue water. This week's Caribbean wrap up talks about the best beach bars in Provo - Turks and Caicos, new rum from Don Pancho, and a visually stunning video about an island that's for sale off the southern tip of the Exumas. It's called Innocence Island and the makers of the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Beers – Remember The Islands By Taking A Drink

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...]