Seaplanes, rum, Out Islands…these are just a handful of the story topics in this week’s Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. These stories have me thinking about hopping a fast plane south. The weather has turned cold here in south Florida this week (50’s is cold here!) and I’m not a fan. This bald head of mine has to keep warm and a trip to the islands is a damn fine solution.

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Simpson Bay Causeway Officially Opens in St Maarten:  The new Simpson Bay Causeway has officially opened in St Maarten, the government announced. The causeway, which spans 760 meters with two lanes of traffic, connects St Maarten’s airport with the east bank of the Simpson Bay Lagoon. –Story by

The Rum Distilleries of Barbados:  Known as the birthplace of rum, Barbados has four rum distilleries that produce some of the world’s best rum. Each one different, each one offering different brands and different tastes. –Story by

Why The Out Island of Eleuthera is the Best Bahamas Vacation You’ve Never Had: Haven’t been to the Out Island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas yet? Go now. Before everyone else does. Trust us. –Story by

Tropic Ocean Airways Launching Fort Lauderdale-Hope Town Service:   The seaplane charter carrier, which re-instituted regular seaplane service to the Bahamas in 2011, will be offering direct flights to Hope Town by partnering with IJet Charters in Fort Lauderdale. –Story by

Exploring the Ruins of Tulum:  Perched on a cliff overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean, the ancient ruins of Tulum are a popular attraction in the Riviera Maya of Mexico. –Story by

I don’t know about you but fly on one of Tropic Ocean’s seaplanes is high on my bucket list. Can you imagine flying over to the Bahamas, landing on that blue water, then being dropped of right on the beach? Now. Sign me up for that rodeo!

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