Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Want to sit on the wind of Jimmy Buffett's plane and watch him land on the infamous St. Barths runway? How about sink your teeth into a Jerk Burger? You can do that and more in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! Enjoy. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up A Jimmy Buffett Landing: Watch Jimmy Buffett land his plane on the hair-raising St. Barth runway. Nice work pirate. The Best All-Inclusive Resorts … [Read more...]

Caribbean Wrap Up

Ever been standing in the rum aisle, eyes glazed over, wondering which rum you should try? We all have. In this week's Caribbean Wrap Up Bahama Bob talks about the Houston Chronicle's list of the top 100 rums under $100. A good list but some notable rums are missing. After that, find out how you will soon be able to fly direct to the BVI from Miami, sailing adventures around St. Barths, explore … [Read more...]

Gustavia To Eden Rock, A Walk To Remember

These two feet have walked the streets and trails of some pretty amazing Caribbean islands, but none had the energy of St. Barths. Maybe it was because a sailing regatta was in town or that the hills were dotted with million-dollar villas which house the rich and famous. Whatever the reason, you could smell it in the air and feel it as you walked the streets. Walking the streets is exactly what … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

March, my favorite month of the year. Warm temps have officially invaded southwest Florida, Spring Break is in the air, March Madness is gearing up, and St. Patrick's Day is just a couple weeks away. Yeah, March kicks ass. But I would trade all the joys of this month for an island hopping adventure that took me to the places in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up! St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It's the day after Christmas, time to exhale and loosen up those belts. I hope all you Castaways had a fantastic  Christmas and are looking forward to a wonderful 2015. Here are a few stories that will have you day dreaming about 2015 travel destinations. I thought we'd go with a list type theme this week; 5 Ways to Do This, 6 Things To See get the picture. We will take a look at … [Read more...]

Colombier Beach, St. Barths: Island Lime Videos

St. Barths is not your everyday laid back, go slow, Caribbean island. The streets bustle with shoppers and cars clog the streets of Gustavia. But if you know where to look you can find a few places where all that disappears. One of those places Colombier Beach. The French name for this stunning beach is Anse de Colombier, and it's pronounced "Co-lum-be-á". It's accessible only by sea or a … [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...]

St. Jean Beach, St. Barts – Island Lime Videos

I was sweating like a beast under the Caribbean sun, sitting on an aluminum guardrail at the top of a hill on St. Barts. My camera was poised and ready, waiting for planes to perform their aerial ballet of flying down a step hill and pulling up at the last second to land on an extremely short runway. If the pilot's timing is off, they could end up in the water on St. Jean Beach (pronounced St. … [Read more...]

Video: The Magic of St. Barts

What can I say about St. Barts that hasn't already been said. All I can do is tell and show you about my time on this exciting little rock, but words and pictures never seem to live up to reality. Our ride, the Sagitta, only spent 48 hours on St. Barts, but in that time the island showed me a perspective of the Caribbean I hadn't yet experienced. Eww-la-la! I think that's a good way to describe … [Read more...]

Setting Sail With Sagitta and Island Windjammers

There's nothing like cruising the Caribbean. I'm not talking about cruising on one of those gargantuan mega-liners that shuttle thousands of people into popular ports-of-call, I'm talking about something more intimate. The experience should be more about the rhythms of sea and the push of wind, it should be more about the relationships with passengers and crew, it should be more about really … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Another week, another Caribbean wrap up. This week's stories feature; things to do on St. Barts, exploring a resort on Peter Island in the BVI, events taking place in the Caribbean in February and a little love for my friends at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in the Abacos. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Seven Caribbean Events For February, From St Kitts and Nevis to Jamaica:  From PGA champions to … [Read more...]