Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Addictions spawn other addictions. My love of southwest Florida and the Keys, pushed me into a love affair of the Caribbean islands, and now the islands have turned me on full force to the art of sailing. Beam reach, who is the give-way vessel, how to trim the sails, reading the weather and sea conditions...I think about all the ins-and-outs all the time. A new addiction. Luckily I have a … [Read more...]

Bolongo Bay Resort Celebrates National Hangover Day

I've had a love affair with the Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas ever since my first Castaway Beach Bash 4 years ago. This family owned resort really has it all--location, fantastic beach bar, and a wonderful staff that will do everything they can to make your experience special. The bartenders at Bolongo Bay's Iggies Beach Bar have put together their top 10 list of tried-and-true hangover … [Read more...]

The Top 7 Beaches on St. Thomas

The island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands has many excellent beaches to choose from, so finding the right one for your tastes shouldn't be a problem. You'll find that the entire island is pretty much ringed with beaches, so find a few stunning swaths of sand shouldn't be an issue. Though some of the best spots are attached to resort properties, you can still enjoy them. Many resorts even … [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...]

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...]

Reef Rum Punch Recipe: Boat Drinks

After one sip, you'll be stuck on a reef. Rum punch is one of those things that is made a million different ways, just like Meat Loaf. A lot of the same ingredients, a few different ones, and always a unique delicious taste. In the Caribbean, when in doubt, go with rum punch. This week's Boat Drink recipe comes to us from our friends at the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Looking to pack up the family and plunder Puerto Rico? Want to see the itinerary for this year's Castaway Beach Bash? Want ten reasons to go to if you need even one right! All this and more in this week's addition of the Caribbean Wrap Up! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Top 10 Family-Friendly Adventures in Puerto Rico: Whisking the family off on a fantastical Puerto Rican vacation? … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Buckle up! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up features some great stories. Want to know what the seven most interesting places to land in the islands are? How about a soothing video of the East End of St. John? Or maybe tell me how many of these eight beach bars you've been to on St. Maarten/St. Martin. Enjoy the ride Castaways! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Seven Interesting Places to Land in the … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It seems like this week's Caribbean Wrap Up is all about the U.S. Virgin Islands. I didn't set out to do it like that, but when I went in search of this week's top stories, the USVI rose to the top. There's a great live video of reggae artist Pressure preforming his song "Virgin Islands Nice" for a studio audience. Then there a new beer by the boys at St. John Brewers that I really want to try. … [Read more...]

Music: Pressure – Virgin Islands Nice

I have to give thanks to our friends at No Shoes Radio for this great song. Headphones on, eyes staring at the screen, and fingers taping away at the keys--it's easy to fall into a trance in an office job. The sweet tunes of No Shoes Radio often help me get through the day. A couple weeks ago I heard the song, "Virgin Islands Nice" by an artist called Pressure. The song instantly struck a … [Read more...]