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...]

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...]

Announcing the Next Castaway Beach Bash!

I wanna go the islands. It's time! Time to head back to Bolongo Bay Beach Resort and the USVI for another Castaway Beach Bash! This year's Castaway Beach Bash will be special, not only will we be relaxing in a tropical paradise with lots of great activities planned, but we'll also be celebrating National Rum Day! That's right, Saturday August 16th is National Rum Day, what better … [Read more...]

Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas: Island Lime Videos

St. Thomas isn't known for its beaches like its neighbor to the East, St. John. Don't get me wrong it has some really beautiful beaches like Magen's Bay, Bolongo Bay and the focus of today's Island Lime Video...Sapphire Beach. Sitting on the East end of St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach is a stunning slice of sand that offers expansive views of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. It's a good spot … [Read more...]

Bones Rum Is USVI Must Try

A couple years ago I did an interview with the owner of Bones Rum, Matt Razook. That story has been extremely popular for a long time due to popularity of this Virgin Island rum. So on my most recent trip to the USVI I stopped in to the Bones Rum store on St. Thomas for a new bottle and that's where I met the new owners, Wayne and Cara Adolphsen from Kansas City. What are the odds. It was a … [Read more...]

Video: Why Bolongo Bay Resort is Home To The Castaway Winter Beach Bash

Sun, fun, rum, crystal clear blue water, sea turtles, tons of activities and a great staff--these are some of the reasons why I chose Bolongo Bay Beach Resort to be the location of the Castaway Winter Beach Bash. Fresh off our 2nd successful beach bash, I thought a video letting people know why Bolongo Bay Resort is our choice for the post holiday escape to the Caribbean. I brought along Pirate … [Read more...]

Photos From 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash: Part 2

Here we go! As promised here are another set of photos taken during the Castaway Winter Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas. I want to go back! Badly. This set of photos takes us to St. John where we spent a day touring the island in Jeep Wranglers. We went off the beaten path (almost way off) to find the true charm of St. John. We visited Cafe Concordia, The Tourist Trap, Skinny … [Read more...]

Photos From 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash: Part 1

Looking through trip photos definitely stirs your need to return to that time, that place. It has only been 4 days since our return from St. Thomas and the 2nd annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort, but already I feel the need to sink my toes in those sandy shores again. I took hundreds of photos and videos, so bringing the event to you is going to be a progression. Here is … [Read more...]

The 2nd Annual Castaway Winter Beach Beach Comes To A Close

The 2nd annual Castaway Winter Beach Bash came to a close this past Sunday. Saying good bye to new friends and the islands is always a hard thing to do. You become close with those you share rum drinks with while gazing out over stunning blue water vistas. It's the glue that brings island salty souls together. I want to give a big thanks to all the Castaways that flew in for the event. We had … [Read more...]

Kicking Off The Castaway Winter Beach Bash

This will be the last time before the Castaway Winter Beach Bash that I sit down in the RumShop office and write a post. Tomorrow will be a travel day to Bolongo Bay Resort and the southern shore of St. Thomas. I know many of you expressed interesting in going but just couldn't make it. No worries my friends. Starting Wednesday, I'll begin posting photos and sharing the fun with everyone via … [Read more...]