Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Addictions spawn other addictions. My love of southwest Florida and the Keys, pushed me into a love affair of the Caribbean islands, and now the islands have turned me on full force to the art of sailing. Beam reach, who is the give-way vessel, how to trim the sails, reading the weather and sea conditions...I think about all the ins-and-outs all the time. A new addiction. Luckily I have a … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Want to be blown away, by St. John and BVI beauty? Then watch the video below in this week's Caribbean wrap up. After than fill up on rum from St. Lucia's Chairmans Reserve and Siesta Key, relax at the best AI resorts on Antigua, then find your next charter boat destination. The Caribbean awaits. Just go! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Antigua: Antigua’s … [Read more...]

Bolongo Bay Resort Celebrates National Hangover Day

I've had a love affair with the Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas ever since my first Castaway Beach Bash 4 years ago. This family owned resort really has it all--location, fantastic beach bar, and a wonderful staff that will do everything they can to make your experience special. The bartenders at Bolongo Bay's Iggies Beach Bar have put together their top 10 list of tried-and-true hangover … [Read more...]

Caneel Bay Resort Celebrates 60 In Style

Caneel Bay will mark its 60th anniversary in 2016 while delighting guests with new developments. The breathtakingly beautiful resort in St. John, USVI, will be more inviting than ever with newly renovated guest rooms, the culinary talent of new Executive Chef Nicholas Arnold, a 60th Anniversary Package and much more. It has been more than six decades since the environmentalist and … [Read more...]

The Top 7 Beaches on St. Thomas

The island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands has many excellent beaches to choose from, so finding the right one for your tastes shouldn't be a problem. You'll find that the entire island is pretty much ringed with beaches, so find a few stunning swaths of sand shouldn't be an issue. Though some of the best spots are attached to resort properties, you can still enjoy them. Many resorts even … [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

When in the Caribbean, transportation is always an adventure--boats, planes, switch-back roads, trails. I didn't set out to do this, but this week's Caribbean Wrap Up deals with moving around the islands in different ways. You'll read a excellent story about driving up a mountain road on St. Kitts, hiking up Mount Scenery on Saba, walking around The Gap on Barbados and exploring a trail on St. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

As beautiful as the Caribbean is, it like nearly all areas of the world is not immune from mother nature's power. As Tropical Storm Erika soaks the northern Caribbean let's keep in mind that the human element is the most important and for all affected to be safe. Now for the side of the Caribbean that we all love--beaches, rum drinks and pure escape. Enjoy this week's wrap up! Caribbean … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

This week's Caribbean wrap up crisscrosses the islands in search of the best hotels in Havana and the Turks and Caicos, islands for sale in the Exumas, and uncovering the secrets of Martinique. So many islands so little time, the wrap up helps to give you a taste of the islands in small flirtatious bite size pieces. Enjoy! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos: Think top … [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

Happy 4th of July Castaways! I hope you are spending the holiday on the sand and have a drink in your hand. This week's Caribbean Wrap up has a lot of great information. But before we dive into that, I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a truly great person, Captain John Brandi. Most of you probably know John from his St. John charter business, Palm Tree Charters. He not only gave tours of … [Read more...]