Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

This week’s Caribbean Wrap Up features great stories that will help you plan your New Year’s Eve, shop for the perfect rum, and find a great beach bar on Anguilla. The most interesting story deals with the happenings on the small Bahamian island of Bimini though.

Resorts World Bimini is having problems with the funding of their cruise ship that runs from Miami to Bimini. Many local Biminites aren’t a fan of this big company coming in and changing the island. Some say it’s good for jobs and revenue, others say the island can’t support the flood of tourists. Read this story and others like it to make up your own mind. My opinion falls on the side of the locals. Bimini has a small island charm that is precious and should be protected.

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

5 Caribbean Hot Spots for New Year’s Eve: Many places have special annual celebrations, but the five listed here are not only the top New Year’s Eve spots in the Caribbean, but the world. From fireworks to bonfires, cave dancing to giant conch shells–the Caribbean knows how to bring in the new year. – Story by

Resorts World Bimini Is In Peril : (This is an interesting topic that needs a lot more attention. Personally, I think if the local Bimini residents aren’t in favor of this huge expansions and ship pier, then neither am I. Keep this small island the way it is.) Resorts World Bimini’s “entire operations are in peril” as a result of the US government banning a key aspect of its business model due to alleged immigration violations, Tribune Business can reveal. – Story by Tribune 242

Rum Journal – The Rum Awards 2013: It’s been another great year for rum. It continues to grow in popularity, as more and more people around the world continue to appreciate the quality and diversity of cane spirits.  Here are the Rum Awards for 2013. – Story by Caribbean Journal

Best Beach Bars on Anguilla: Anguilla has a reputation for upscale hospitality, but visitors can also let their hair down at some excellent beach bars, including a couple located on tiny islands just offshore. – Story Caribbean Travel

Turks and Caicos Conch Festival 2013:  The Turks and Caicos have plenty to boast about. Pristine beaches. Clear, inviting ocean waters that are home to one of the most extensive coral reef systems in the world. Abundant sea life. Oh, and the world’s largest festival celebrating an ocean mollusk. Every November, the island of Providenciales hosts the Turks and Caicos Conch Festival – a celebration of the islands’ national symbol and No. 1 export.  – Story by Island Life & Times

Caribbean Castaway T-Shirts By Team Cocktail: I have teamed up with the famous Team Cocktail clothing company to bring you a new Caribbean Castaway t-shirt that I think you guys will love. On the front is the logo with the words “Caribbean Castaway” underneath. Then on the flip side is the  “Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum” phrase, but it’s put together like an confusing eye chart. – Story by

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By |2016-12-31T11:57:49+00:00December 20th, 2013|Anguilla, Bimini, The Bahamas, Weekly Wrap Up|3 Comments

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  1. Kathy Barton December 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Hey Ryan! I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all you do. I really enjoy your Blog and your posts. The information I find there is always fun and inspired, (especially the drink recipes)! Like you, my husband and I are truly Caribbean Souls. We regularly travel to one beach or another on our trips! We have been fortunate enough to travel to St. John and Jost the past three years. Life is good! We looked for you in Tampa when we were tailgating at the Kenny Chesney concert. Saw many fantastic displays by like minded fans. My husband and I are currently in Chicago spending the holidays with our families. We can’t wait to get the hell out of here and back to our home in Sarasota. Your site is helping me keep warm this season. Keep up the good mad and, as always, Rum On! Cheers!

  2. Kathy Barton December 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Okay, that was supposed to say good work!

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    RumShopRyan December 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    LOL! Thank you Kathy! Always happy to happy to meet like minded island souls. You should have emailed me or messaged me on Facebook during the KC Tampa show, I would have been happy to told you where we were at. We had No Shoes Radio there and the Pain Killers were flowing. Stay warm in Chicago!

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