Overflow Crowd Says No to St. John Marina Proposal

Coral Bay Marina St. John

Although Summer’s End principal Robert O’Connor Jr. claimed to deny St. John the opportunities that would come with building the group’s proposed St. John Marina would be genocide, the vast majority of those who spoke at Monday’s Coastal Zone Management Committee public hearing at the Legislature building thought otherwise. “Coral Bay needs a marina, but only a couple of slips,” St. John … [Read more...]

Reef Rum Punch Recipe: Boat Drinks

Reef Rum Punch Recipe

After one sip, you'll be stuck on a reef. Rum punch is one of those things that is made a million different ways, just like Meat Loaf. A lot of the same ingredients, a few different ones, and always a unique delicious taste. In the Caribbean, when in doubt, go with rum punch. This week's Boat Drink recipe comes to us from our friends at the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I've found myself day dreaming about the islands a lot lately. They are always top-of-mind, but the last couple days my salty mind has been awash in blue water and island time. Maybe because March was my last trip to el Carib, maybe because next week is the Castaway Beach Bash, either way withdrawals are setting in. All I know is this Week's Caribbean Wrap Up is full of amazing island stories that … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

This week's Caribbean Wrap Up talks about diving in Cuba, a couple stories that foodies are going to love, and a controversial marina that's going to be built in quiet Coral Bay on St. John. The marina issue is an interesting one. I see both sides of the argument, but I'm leaning for it. Where do you STJ lovers stand? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up A diving adventure in Cuba:  A diving adventure … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

Looking to pack up the family and plunder Puerto Rico? Want to see the itinerary for this year's Castaway Beach Bash? Want ten reasons to go to Anguilla...as if you need even one right! All this and more in this week's addition of the Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Top 10 Family-Friendly Adventures in Puerto Rico: Whisking the family off on a fantastical Puerto Rican vacation? … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean stories

A new beach bar on St. Kitts, hiking on Saba, and a big music festival coming to St. John--these are some of the stories in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. My favorite story though is about Fowl Cay in the Exuma islands of the Bahamas. These luxury villas come with everything, even their own powerboat so you can explore the surrounding cays. Talk about heaven! Caribbean Weekly Wrap … [Read more...]

Beach Break: Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach St. John

Honeymoon Beach on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI is the destination of our day sail during the upcoming Castaway Beach Bash. You can hike to Honeymoon Beach from Cruz Bay (20 minute easy hike) or drive to it (park at Caneel and be Riff-Raff), but we will be taking Bolongo Bay Resort's own catamaran, the Heavenly Days, over to Honeymoon Beach for a day of snorkeling, relaxing, and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Wrap Up

It's always a good day when one of your favorite rum companies releases a new rum. That's what happened yesterday when Blue Chair Bay Rum announced the release of their new banana rum. I'm looking forward to grabbing a couple bottles and creating some new Boat Drinks for all of you! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Blue Chair Bay Rum Launches New Flavor: We're excited to add a new flavor to our … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It seems like this week's Caribbean Wrap Up is all about the U.S. Virgin Islands. I didn't set out to do it like that, but when I went in search of this week's top stories, the USVI rose to the top. There's a great live video of reggae artist Pressure preforming his song "Virgin Islands Nice" for a studio audience. Then there a new beer by the boys at St. John Brewers that I really want to try. … [Read more...]

Music: Pressure – Virgin Islands Nice

Caribbean Music

I have to give thanks to our friends at No Shoes Radio for this great song. Headphones on, eyes staring at the screen, and fingers taping away at the keys--it's easy to fall into a trance in an office job. The sweet tunes of No Shoes Radio often help me get through the day. A couple weeks ago I heard the song, "Virgin Islands Nice" by an artist called Pressure. The song instantly struck a … [Read more...]