Caribbean Blogs, A List of Sites I Read (Escape to)

Satisfying my Caribbean addiction is difficult to do. It’s like a drug. The more I take in, the more I want to consume. Lucky for myself and other like minds, there is a wealth of great content out there ready to satisfy the beast.

Here is a list of blogs and websites that I visit almost daily. Each one offers a little something different and gives you great insight to that particular slice of paradise.

The first one I want to suggest to you is THIS ONE! How do you subscribe to a blog and follow it? It’s easy. You can follow via email, where each new post is sent to your email in box. I’m not a fan of that way. I just don’t like having my inbox overloaded. The other way is with the Google Reader (RSS). It’s great. The Google reader keeps all the sites you want to follow in one place and shows you which ones have new posts. Done and Done.

Click here to subscribe to RumShopRyan the Coconut Connection. Just pick how you want to follow. Pretty simple.

Island Style Websites I follow

Bermuda Shorts – David LaHuta is a Bermuda based writer specializing in travel and lifestyle stories. David’s blog gives you great information of the island of Bermuda, travel and much much more.

Caribbean Travel News – Written by Laura Sangster. She’s been selling Caribbean Travel for over 11 years. She posts amazing photos of islands she visits and gives great travel advice.

Chesney World – If you’re looking for the latest and greatest on island boy Kenny Chesney, this is the site to follow.

Buffett World – If you follow Mr. Chesney you almost have to be a fan of Jimmy B., Buffett World is written by the same person as Chesney World. Talk about having a couple great websites right?

Definitive Caribbean – Definitive Caribbean is an A-Z guide to the islands, the accommodation and what to do around the region.

Caribbean Travel & Life – This is the blog of the popular Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine. It will give you information on resorts, activities and great island news.

Islands Magazine – I have been a long time subscriber of this great magazine. They have some of the best writers and photographers around.

2 Gringos in the Caribbean – Want to see some amazing photos of the Turks and Caicos? This is the place for you then. The writers pulled up roots, sold the house, took only the most prized possessions and with child and Jack Russell Terrier headed to the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Caribbean Amphibian – Largely inspired by the music of Jimmy Buffett, he took his first trip to the Caribbean and immediately fell in love. Unfortunately, he lives in Charlotte, NC, and thus, far away from paradise. A mis-located Caribbean beach bum, I guess. Aren’t most of us?

Island Obsessions – This is a fun little blog. Written by Patty, who like many of us took a trip to the Caribbean and fell in love. She loves the islands but is obsessed with AXA, Anguilla. Can’t seem to visit any other islands. Anguilla keeps calling. It’s a fun read.

Key West the Blog – Everyone has to have a Key West fix right? KEY WEST THE BLOG is a local’s perspective and, in pictures and words, they’ll be sharing the news and views of their island life with you.

Rum Connection – Rum Connection is dedicated to providing our readers with the latest news, exclusive articles and critical information about the tradition and culture of rum.

On-St. John – One of my favorites. I have a big soft spot for this amazing island in the USVI. Small stories. Insignificant observations. Interesting people and places. And everything that is quirky about St. John can be found here.

St. Thomas Blog – Written by husband and wife combo, Scott and Nicci, they want to fill you in on everything; great St. Thomas restaurants, night life, bars, St. Thomas real estate and much more.

TacoGirl – “I stepped outside the box and moved to the tropical island of Ambergris Caye off the coast of Belize where I started” – a daily expat travel blog with a unique twist.

Beach Outpost – The purpose of Beach Outpost and its development is to present a new and refreshing take on everything beach-related including travel, tourism, activities, news, food & beverages (beach drinks!), music, interviews, and many other exciting and refreshing new features.

BVI Music – This is a site I just found. is the one-stop source for artist information and live music performances taking place in The British Virgin Islands. Have to have my Salt Life Sound!

The Sandy Slipper – “Journey with me as I navigate the 700 islands, and direct you to the best fishing holes, watering holes, beaches , party spots, and the most secret getaways that weren’t discovered by Christopher Columbus”

Uncommon Caribbean – a celebration of the undiscovered charms of the Antilles! From the unexpected (surfing a la Martinique?) to the downright bizarre (St. Croix’s beer-drinking pigs), they offer an engaging journey beyond the region’s well-trod sun, sand and sea attractions to reveal a unique side of the Caribbean seldom featured in traditional travel guides.

And that’s my reading list! I told you I need a Caribbean fix…this pirate doesn’t mess around.

If you have any Island/Beach/Caribbean themed sites that you read please let me know. Give a small description and link in the comment section below. I’m sure all of us would love to escape even more.


By | 2016-12-31T11:57:49+00:00 July 29th, 2010|RSR Stories|15 Comments

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  1. Mike July 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Thanks for the plug, my brother.

  2. Michele Kinnon July 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

    How cool that you follow Tacogirl! She and Tacoboy are good pals of ours and we try to get down to San Pedro to see them as often as possible! She will be thrilled with the mention!

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    RumShopRyan July 29, 2010 at 10:18 am

    My pleasure Mike!

    Michele…Totally love Tacogirl. Love how should adds in the beautiful photos of Ambergris Caye along with what the day to day life is like.


  4. Pamela July 29, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Great post! Can’t wait to check out all of these websites! I wanted to invite you and your readers to also check out our website John and Pam’s Excellent Adventures. We write about our island time – mostly in the caribbean and post lots of pics. Currently covering a sail we did in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Thanks!

  5. Fabian July 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the luv Ryan. You seem to be earning alot of Kalik points, i hope you can drink them all.

  6. Brad Beach July 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks Ryan! Think I may have to help you out with those Kalik points Fabian has given you!

  7. RumShopRyan July 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Stay away from my Kalik! Cheers!

  8. Island Girl August 1, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Great post Ryan! I follow a few of these already but I look forward to checking out the ones that are new to me!

    Thanks for the mention 🙂

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    RumShopRyan August 1, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Thanks for the comment Island Girl! Glad you like the list. If you have any cool sites you follow you’d like to share I’d love to check them out.


  10. jake August 6, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Try Key West Diary for pictures.

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    RumShopRyan August 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks Jake! I’ll check it out. Cheers.

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  13. caribbean community January 18, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Taco Girl is just great…If anyone else has some more sites please let me know…

  14. Donna Parishblog March 8, 2011 at 5:57 am

    British based documentary photographer and film maker Pogus Caesar launches new book ‘Sparkbrook Pride’.

    The foreword has been specially written by poet, author and activist Benjamin Zephaniah

    ‘Sparkbrook Pride’ consists of 70 black-and-white photos of residents of Sparkbrook, Birmingham, Great Britain – where Pogus grew up – all taken with his trademark Canon Sureshot camera.

    In the foreword Zephaniah says “I love the ‘rawness’ of these photos, they have a sense of place, yet nothing is staged, and the only information Pogus gives us about those featured is how they define themselves, nothing more. We need no more. So people – it is down to us to piece together the rest of this multicultural puzzle”.

    Last Autumn Pogus visited Sparkbrook several times, and the striking images in ‘Sparkbrook Pride’ are the result. Documenting the diverse individuals who live and work in the area, the book features both the long-standing residents from the West Indies, Ireland, India and Pakistan and the more recent additions to the community from Somalia, Sudan, Malawi and Afghanistan, celebrating the rich cultural mix that defines the area.

    Book details. Paperback, perfect bound, 160 pages, 70 black and white photographs, 11.6 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches. ISBN: 978-0-9566741-1-1

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