Video: A Look Back at the Castaway Beach Bash!

I wanna go back... Don't you wish you could live your life like a Jimmy Buffett song? Don't you wish you were in a constant state of vacation? I wish every day was a Castaway Beach Bash day. Here's a look back at the 2014, 3rd annual, Castaway Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas in the USVI. This year we had our biggest group yet and added a day trip to Jost Van Dyke in … [Read more...]

A Photo Tour of This Year’s Castaway Beach Bash

It's been over a week since this year's Castaway Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas and I keep thinking about how great of an experience it was. This was the 3rd annual Beach Bash and it seems like the event keeps getting better and better. More people, more islands visited, more fun, and of course more rum. For those that couldn't make it this year here's a look back at the fun, … [Read more...]

Castaway Beach Bash Itinerary

In one month (August 14-17) Castaways will be flying to the sandy shores of Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas for a fun filled four days of island relaxation, rum appreciation, and island hopping. There's still time to book your Castaway package, but if you can't make it I'll be posting live photo updates during the event. For those of you that are going here is the itinerary for the beach bash. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

A classic endangered rum, St. Vincent and the Grenadines gets "Happy," and St. Maarten moves in fast forward--all this and more in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Endangered Rums – ’98 Vintage: Our friend Dave Russell is back with more commentary about Endangered Rums. Check it out. -Story by Atlantis resort in Bahamas joins forces with … [Read more...]

Beach Break: Honeymoon Beach

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

Do you want to trade in your current life for a life in the islands? You could have your chance if you know how to run a small restaurant. In this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap you'll find out about a popular restaurant in Cruz Bay, St. John that's for sale and ready for someone to start a new life in the USVI. Could it be one of you Castaways? Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Uncommon Attraction: … [Read more...]

The Music Video For The 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Any time you put music to video and photos it changes the whole dynamic. An extra emotional element is added and strengthens the entire project. It becomes greater than the sum of all its parts. That's what I'm trying to accomplish with this music video of the 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash. Using the songs "Island State of Mind" from The Pirate Sessions and "Sunny Day"  by Joy Williams, … [Read more...]

Video: Why Bolongo Bay Resort is Home To The Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Sun, fun, rum, crystal clear blue water, sea turtles, tons of activities and a great staff--these are some of the reasons why I chose Bolongo Bay Beach Resort to be the location of the Castaway Winter Beach Bash. Fresh off our 2nd successful beach bash, I thought a video letting people know why Bolongo Bay Resort is our choice for the post holiday escape to the Caribbean. I brought along Pirate … [Read more...]

Photos From 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash: Part 2

Here we go! As promised here are another set of photos taken during the Castaway Winter Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas. I want to go back! Badly. This set of photos takes us to St. John where we spent a day touring the island in Jeep Wranglers. We went off the beaten path (almost way off) to find the true charm of St. John. We visited Cafe Concordia, The Tourist Trap, Skinny … [Read more...]

Sea Urchin Shooters: Boat Drinks Recipe…Sort Of

After one sip, you'll be questioning yourself in the morning. And so the story begins. Like most trips with me, the first night always seems to last well into the early morning hours. It's a combination of adrenalin from the excitement, meeting new friends and there always seems to be a near empty bottle of rum involved. The first night of the Castaway Winter Beach Bash played out no … [Read more...]

Photos From 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash: Part 1

Looking through trip photos definitely stirs your need to return to that time, that place. It has only been 4 days since our return from St. Thomas and the 2nd annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort, but already I feel the need to sink my toes in those sandy shores again. I took hundreds of photos and videos, so bringing the event to you is going to be a progression. Here is … [Read more...]