7 Reasons To Find An Authentic Caribbean Escape

Caribbean Resorts

The Caribbean has so many beautiful attributes; the people, the beaches, the food, the rum. One of my favorite attributes is the fact that each island has it's own personality. It doesn't matter who you are, there's an island that fits your vision of paradise. If you've been a reader of this site for any length of time you'll know that I like islands that are a little bit off the beaten track. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

Diving on Roatan, rum from Belize, delicious jerk in Jamaica, a treehouse resort on Dominica--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up has a little bit for everyone. Make sure you watch the video of Secret Bay Resort on Dominica, it's an unbelievable video that showcases a lot of the island's beauty. I think the entire thing was shot with one of those drone helicopters gimmick deals that holds a … [Read more...]

Where Should I Go In The Caribbean?

Caribbean vacation tips

This little Caribbean travel blog is over three and half years old now. In that time I've received countless emails from readers that share the same passion. Many of them have questions about the island, rum and why I point in all my photos. After awhile you begin to see trends and what people really want to know. I would say the most common question I get asked is... What Caribbean island should … [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...]

St. Lucia Takes Home Gold in 2012 With Over 50 Awards

saint lucia hotels

The island of Saint Lucia ends the year with a record 50-plus awards, most recently tapped as Travel Weekly’s 2012 Readers Choice for Best Caribbean Destination. Among the noteworthy accolades: four properties were named among Fodor’s Top 100 Hotels and two resorts were featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Hotels. “We are honored and very proud of the awards received this … [Read more...]

Win ‘Six Nights in Paradise’ on St. Lucia – $10,000 Travel Package

Saint Lucia

How would you like to win a travel package worth an estimated $10,000 to the stunning island of St. Lucia? Probably one of the dumbest questions I've ever asked right, of course you would. The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has put together a sweepstakes that is giving away six night stay on the island which includes stays at two beautiful resorts, airfare, meals and more. The winner will enjoy … [Read more...]

Spinnakers Caribbean Beach Bar, Paradise On The Sand Of St. Lucia

Spinnakers Beach Bar St Lucia

Spinnakers Beach Bar is one of the most popular St. Lucian restaurants and a favorite to thousands of visitors from all over the world. You will find them open from 9am until 11pm, Monday through Saturday, on the famous Reduit beach ready to serve you their sumptuous food and cold beverages. If you decide to come to St. Lucia by yacht, or your just limin' on the sand of Reduit beach, then you … [Read more...]

St. Lucia Petit Piton Frames an Ocean Wanderer – Photo Friday

Standing at 743 meters or 2437 feet, this ancient volcanic plug known as Petit Piton on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia casts its mighty shadow over the mooring boats. I absolutely love this photo. The gleaming white skin of the catamaran, its mast stretching to touch the top of the Piton, the entire vessel framed by the steep mountain sides, everything comes together to create a beautiful … [Read more...]

The St. Lucia Pitons, A Natural Wonder – Photo Friday

St. Lucia Pitons - Photo from Hannahs_Captures via Flickr

St. Lucia is said to be the "Romantic Island" of the Caribbean. Stunning water, fantastic resorts, and of course the natural beauty of its majestic Pitons help give it this lovey-dovey nickname. When I see the Pitons though, I think just one thing...I have to get to the top. The Pitons are two volcanic plugs located on the southwest end of St. Lucia and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These … [Read more...]

St. Lucia Webcam – Rodney Bay

Island webcams can either make you mad because you're not there in that beautiful scenery, or they inspire you to book your next vacation. For me they are like a window into another land, a land I desperately wish to explore. It fascinates me to watch the boats sail in and out of the harbors and see the people enjoying themselves. A bit voyeuristic I suppose, but fun none-the-less. This week's … [Read more...]

Coconut Bay’s Dirty Banana

Coconut Bay Resort & Spa on the amazing island of St. Lucia looks to be a great resort.  I've never had the pleasure of visiting , but was contacted by their PR rep to see if I'd feature Coconut Bay's signature drink, the Dirty Banana on my weekly Boat Drinks post.  I told her, don't you think I should charge you for the advertising you'd be receiving?  She said that if I ever found myself on … [Read more...]