Colombier Beach, St. Barths: Island Lime Videos

Colombier Beach St Barths

St. Barths is not your everyday laid back, go slow, Caribbean island. The streets bustle with shoppers and cars clog the streets of Gustavia. But if you know where to look you can find a few places where all that disappears. One of those places Colombier Beach. The French name for this stunning beach is Anse de Colombier, and it's pronounced "Co-lum-be-á". It's accessible only by sea or a … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Blogs

Ahhhhh, sitting in the RumShop office feels a little odd after five days in the USVI and BVI. The Castaway Beach Bash was an amazing time once again and I'm not sure if I've gotten all the sand out of my clothes yet...not sure I really want to. Want to give a big thank you to all the Castaways that traveled to the islands to share their island love with me and the others. It was so much fun … [Read more...]

St. Jean Beach, St. Barts – Island Lime Videos

St. Jean Beach St. Barts

I was sweating like a beast under the Caribbean sun, sitting on an aluminum guardrail at the top of a hill on St. Barts. My camera was poised and ready, waiting for planes to perform their aerial ballet of flying down a step hill and pulling up at the last second to land on an extremely short runway. If the pilot's timing is off, they could end up in the water on St. Jean Beach (pronounced St. … [Read more...]

Video: The Magic of St. Barts

St. Barts Gustavia

What can I say about St. Barts that hasn't already been said. All I can do is tell and show you about my time on this exciting little rock, but words and pictures never seem to live up to reality. Our ride, the Sagitta, only spent 48 hours on St. Barts, but in that time the island showed me a perspective of the Caribbean I hadn't yet experienced. Eww-la-la! I think that's a good way to describe … [Read more...]

Setting Sail With Sagitta and Island Windjammers

Sagitta Island WindJammers

There's nothing like cruising the Caribbean. I'm not talking about cruising on one of those gargantuan mega-liners that shuttle thousands of people into popular ports-of-call, I'm talking about something more intimate. The experience should be more about the rhythms of sea and the push of wind, it should be more about the relationships with passengers and crew, it should be more about really … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Another week, another Caribbean wrap up. This week's stories feature; things to do on St. Barts, exploring a resort on Peter Island in the BVI, events taking place in the Caribbean in February and a little love for my friends at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in the Abacos. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Seven Caribbean Events For February, From St Kitts and Nevis to Jamaica:  From PGA champions to … [Read more...]

The Islands of Sagitta

Island Windjammers Sagitta

They are known as the "Island Girls," that's what the two ships of Island Windjammers are nicknamed. They cruise the Caribbean blue taking guests to islands many cruise liners can't get to. But it's not just the exotic ports-of-call that makes sailing these Island Girls special, it's the entire package. It's the food, it's the intimacy with fellow passengers and crew, it's swizzle hour, and it's … [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...]

ISLANDS Magazine Readers’ Choice: Best of the Caribbean

Best Caribbean Golf

Let's pretend you have unlimited funds, unlimited vacation time and you want the make the Caribbean your oyster. Your goal is to do the best and see the best the islands have to offer. Well the people of ISLANDS Magazine have put together a Reader's Choice list giving you the "Best of " Caribbean. Over 17,000 seasoned Caribbean travelers weighed in on the best the islands have to offer. Best … [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...]

St. Barts Airport Webcam, Watch Your Heads

St. Barts has one of those airports where landing will make the hairs on the back of your neck do the chicken dance. This week's Caribbean Webcam is from the St. Barts airport (SBH). The view is of the hill that pilots must steeply descend over to make a safe landing. Please fasten your seat belts, we are beginning our approach. The short airstrip is at the base of a gentle slope ending … [Read more...]