Seclusion of Andros, a Rum Bar Beach Bar, and…

Ice, snow, polar vortexes...I think it's time to mix a rum drink and hop a fast plane to the lower latitudes. If the cold weather doesn't have you dreaming about the islands, this Caribbean Wrap Up will. Seclusion on Andros, bird watching in Jamaica, rum bar beach bars, and a St. Lucian resort that boggles the imagination--there's plenty of motivation here to keep you a few degrees … [Read more...]

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...]

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Exotic Island of St. Lucia

Post by Rebecca Hurt is an adventure seeking biology graduate, currently traveling around the globe. There’s no shortage of Caribbean islands with beautiful beaches. But the island of St. Lucia has much more to offer than just that. What sets the island nation apart is that is boasts all the white sands and blue seas of its counterparts but marries them perfectly with lush tropical greenery and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

March is my favorite month of the year, but it's not without its faults. March means Spring Break and my home stretch of sand, Ft. Myers Beach, can be overwhelmed by thousands of drunken college kids. While the people watching is amazing, I much prefer a quiet stretch of sand. You'll find plenty of those in this week's Weekly Wrap Up. Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up St Lucia’s Rodney Bay: “Floating, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

The weekend is once again upon us. That means it's time to exhale, mix up your favorite rum drink and find a place to escape. If you're reading this then chances are that escape involves blue water and white sand. Then again, I know we all can't get to the beach and if we can it might be freezing. Winter sucks. While your sipping your rum drink this weekend, soak up the Caribbean vibe with … [Read more...]

The Best Things To Do in St. Lucia

Much of St. Lucia's activity happens on the west coast and specifically, in the Soufrière area. The island is wrapped in warm Caribbean waters, offering a variety of swimming and water activities. And thanks to the spectacular mountain peaks of St. Lucia, the island also offers some more adventurous activities, such as hiking and mountain biking. Whether you consider yourself a beach bum or … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I just love it Friday slaps me in the face. A busy week flies by, and the next thing you know it's Friday, how did that happen? SLAP! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tease with you the world's most expensive rums, take you on a beach bar tour of Pinel Island off St. Martin, dazzle you with the night moves of the Bahamas Rum Festival, take you through Marigot Bay on St. Lucia, and put you out … [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...]

24th Annual St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

The annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, now in its 24th year, raises the curtain on April 30 with a line-up of performers who blends island culture, famed musical talent and diverse music genres. Internationally renowned performers taking center stage this year include singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae musician and actor Jimmy Cliff, Latin … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

There is a great collection of stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. The most interesting story in my opinion is the inter-island Caribbean ferry story by Caribbean Journal. I couldn't agree more that a ferry system similar to what they have in the Greek islands is needed for the Caribbean. Air travel through the Caribbean with LIAT is a headache on a good day. Enjoy and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

I love hearing news about new flights to the Caribbean and I've been about it more and more lately. Airlift Caribbean is apparently underway. This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tell you about new island flights, why diving in the Cayman Islands rocks, why Margaritaville in Montego Bay is a hell of a good time and much more. Enjoy! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up American Airlines Adding Several New … [Read more...]