Summer in the Caribbean, sure it’s hot but so are the hotel rates and the lack of crowds. If you are thinking of an island escape this summer this week’s Caribbean Wrap Up gives you some good options. Check out the best hotels on Aruba, the top attractions on Montserrat, maybe sip on some Topper’s Rhum in St. Martin, or maybe a roundabout trip to Cuba. Whatever your fancy there’s a beach and rum drink with your name on somewhere south.

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

U.S. travel to Cuba jumps 36 percent since thaw in relations: The dramatic rise was seen in the number of Americans with no family ties to Cuba who visited between Jan. 1 and May 9 of this year compared to the same period in 2014, according to statistics provided to The Associated Press by a University of Havana professor. –Story by

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Montserrat:
The island also has strong appeal for those who want to experience the Caribbean the way it used to be. Below we highlight 10 of the more popular tourist attractions in Montserrat. –Story by Caribbean & Co.

The Best Hotels in Aruba: With easy air access, fabulous beaches, and a diverse culture, it’s no wonder that Aruba is one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations. If you’re planning a trip to the placed called “One Happy Island” soon, here are some suggestions for a satisfying stay, from larger, more traditional resorts to chic boutiques. –Story by Caribbean Journal

Topper’s Rhum St. Maarten – Gearing Up to Offer Sun and Fun With a Side of Rum: Topper’s Rhum is gearing up to offer some amazing experiences to the rum, sun and fun loving public and invited us back to St. Maarten to tell us about it first hand. –Story by Caribbean Soul Trekkers

Kenny Chesney Costa Del Mar Sunglasses Giveaway: Summer time is here and that means it’s time to hit the beach in a new pair of shades! I’m giving away a Kenny Kit from Costa and all you have to do to enter the contest is give a photo caption on this photo of Kenny on Facebook.


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