Ten Reasons to Visit Barbados This Year

This is a guest post by Royal Westmoreland, a luxury golf and beach estate located on the beautiful west coast of Barbados. With white sands and idyllic blue waters, Barbados really is a paradise. From the sunny temperatures and chilled atmosphere to the tasty food and drink, the Caribbean island is the perfect place to sit back and relax with a rum punch in hand. Whether you’re craving … [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

I'm addicted. Are you? I've been going through the Breaking Bad seasons as of late, which if you've been living in a thatch covered bungalow for the past 7 years with no TV, is a show about methamphetamine. A substance that users become addicted to. While I don't necessarily want to compare serious drug addiction to a Castaway's island wanderlust addiction, their are similarities for those … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

The world's largest rum tasting....sign me up! The best conch salad on Grand Bahamas...I'll take two! Exploring Bridgetown on Barbados...Mount Gay me please! These topics and more in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up World’s Largest Rum Tasting: Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell to stage the world’s largest rum tasting to kick off UK Rum Fest. -Story by … [Read more...]

Please Welcome Bimoo To The RSR Family of Advertisers!

Do you love Barbados? Are you planning a trip there soon? Do you frequently visit Barbados and like to help others? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Bimoo app is a must have for your iPhone. Castaways please welcome Bimoo (pronounced By-moo) to the RSR family of advertisers. As always I'm very selective on which companies I let advertiser. Only the products or services … [Read more...]

Where Do I Go In The Caribbean For My Summer Vacation?

Without a doubt, the number question I get asked is,"Where should I go for my Caribbean vacation?" I'm no travel agent, (maybe I should have been!) but I know that each person looks for something different when traveling to the Caribbean. Some people like to explore on their own, while others like to spend the day poolside with a frozen rum drink. Some like to spend their time snorkeling and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It's always a good day when one of your favorite rum companies releases a new rum. That's what happened yesterday when Blue Chair Bay Rum announced the release of their new banana rum. I'm looking forward to grabbing a couple bottles and creating some new Boat Drinks for all of you! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Blue Chair Bay Rum Launches New Flavor: We're excited to add a new flavor to our … [Read more...]

7 Reasons To Find An Authentic Caribbean Escape

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

Do you know what the best rum destinations are in the Caribbean? How about the best rental villas for all budgets on Barbados? Want to learn how to cook a simple Jerk Fish dish for your family and friends? You'll be able to find all of this and more in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Best Rum Destinations:  Indeed, it’s high time that many destinations in the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

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 … [Read more...]

Caribbean Beers – Remember The Islands By Taking A Drink

Yes the Caribbean is famous for its rum, and deservedly so, but sometimes there's nothing like an ice-cold refreshing beer to beat back the tropical heat. The islands aren't known for their beers, in fact I've heard plenty of people complain about how all the beers in the Caribbean are light, tasteless and indistinguishable from each other. I can see how some people would say this, but I also … [Read more...]