Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up: Antigua, St. Lucia and Beach Bars

I hate Hurricane Matthew. Right now as I write this the storm is battering Grand Bahamas and making it's way towards the Space Coast of Florida. While we aren't getting much weather from the storm here in Ft. Myers, it has caused a lot of damage throughout the Caribbean. I've been monitoring the Facebook accounts of my friends in the Bahamas and it looks pretty bad, especially in Nassau and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Sometimes the need for island therapy flashes through your body with the force of a ocean squall. You have no choice but to listen and obey. This is the feeling I have right now as I write this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Why? Because finding the best stories each week is meant to not only inspire you, it inspires this salty pirate as well. There's no getting out of the way, I just have to … [Read more...]

The Top 7 Beaches of Antigua

Too many choices can cause uncertainty in the mind. When it comes to an island that boasts 365 beaches, one for each day of the week, you're going to have some choices to make. This is what visitors to Antigua run into during their vacation. So many choices, so little time. If you're Antigua vacation is for 7 days, then try and hit a different beach each day. But what beaches do you hit with … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It's nearly Christmas, how many of you Castaways are hoping for a Caribbean getaway wrapped up under the tree? My hand is raised as well. Hopefully your next escape is right around the corner. To keep you all warm and snuggly on those cold nights, here are some great stories from around the Caribbean. From Antigua to Belize with a splash or rhum...enjoy. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up The Top 5 … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Happy 4th of July Castaways! I hope you are spending the holiday on the sand and have a drink in your hand. This week's Caribbean Wrap up has a lot of great information. But before we dive into that, I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a truly great person, Captain John Brandi. Most of you probably know John from his St. John charter business, Palm Tree Charters. He not only gave tours of … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Do you have a Caribbean trip planned? If you do then you know the joy of having something to look forward to. You begin counting the days, planning on what to pack, researching places to visit and foods to eat--the build up to an island escape is nearly (nearly) as much fun as the trip itself. If you don't have a trip planned, then I highly recommend you grab a calendar and start marking off … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Why aren't there more floating bars in the Caribbean? I mean it just seems like they are a focal point where ever they are. Take the Willy-T in the BVI for example, the thing is a magnet for the boating community. Why don't more people follow that lead? Well someone else has in Antigua, take a look at D-Boat in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. It's a little different than the Willy-T, but a grand … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Hope you like this week's stories in the Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP! Have you ever wanted to know what yacht that is sitting in the harbor...well there's an app for that. Want to know what some of the top beach bars in the Caribbean are? Of course you do! Want to really know Antigua or The Baths of Virgin Gorda? You'll find great answers to all of these questions in this week's Wrap Up. The … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Ahhhhh, sitting in the RumShop office feels a little odd after five days in the USVI and BVI. The Castaway Beach Bash was an amazing time once again and I'm not sure if I've gotten all the sand out of my clothes yet...not sure I really want to. Want to give a big thank you to all the Castaways that traveled to the islands to share their island love with me and the others. It was so much fun … [Read more...]

The Caribbean Fantasy: Boat Drinks Recipe

After one sip, you'll be backstroking it to neighboring Barbuda. I don't want to let the secret out, but National Rum Day is less than two weeks away. That's right, come August 16th the spirit of the Caribbean will celebrate it's little day in the sun. Sure the day isn't an official holiday, but that doesn't mean Castaways like us can't celebrate with a sipper of something smooth and aged, … [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...]