Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Blogs

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

Caribbean Weekly

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 Ritz Carlton

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

Aloe Rum Punch Recipe

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

Caribbean blogs

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

Caribbean blogs

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

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...]

The Rasta Maan: Boat Drink Recipe From Bugaloe Beach Bar

Bugaloe Beach Bar Aruba

After one sip, you'll be waking up in a hammock wondering how you got there. Go to Aruba and ask people where to find a great beach bar, I'm willing to bet that more than half will say Bugaloe Beach Bar is the place to be. Bugaloe has live music 4 nights a week, serves a good food, cold drinks and is located on the sand of Aruba's famous Palm Beach. This week's Boat Drink recipe comes to us … [Read more...]

The Aruba Smash Cocktail – The Happy Boat Drink

After one sip, you'll be smiling all the way down Palm Beach. Aruba is called the "Happy Island." I'm not really sure about the history of this nickname. I'm pretty sure it wasn't carved into rocks by the Arawak Indians 600 years ago. More likely, it was dreamed up in an marketing office to entice Caribbean travelers to come sit in the Aruban sun and drink Balashi beer until they're … [Read more...]

Head South, Way South, To Bugaloe Beach Bar – Aruba

Bugaloe Beach Bar Aruba

If you're wanting to head south, why not head all the way south, to the southern Caribbean that is. Smile, because you have just landed on the "Happy Island" as people like to call Aruba. What's not to smile about, Aruba has blazing blue water, great people, a lot of history and Bugaloe. Bugaloe? Bugaloe Beach Bar is an exciting little bar that makes its home on a pier that sits above crystal … [Read more...]

Aruba Webcam – Manchebo Beach Resort

This week's Caribbean webcam comes from the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa located on Aruba's Eagle Beach.  Located on Aruba's widest stretch of the beach the boutique style resort is ideal for romantic getaways or a little R & R in the Caribbean sun. Just feast your eyes on the webcam below and tell me your body isn't screaming for that. Simply relax besides the Caribbean Sea on a … [Read more...]