2010 has been a good year here at RSR. We have made lots of new friends (Castaways) and have continued to live the island lifestyle to the best of our ability. A big part of running this blog is reading. I constantly browse the interweb looking for new and fun Caribbean sites that I can learn from. Needless to say there is a lot of great Caribbean Travel blogs out there and the number is growing.  It’s hard to keep up with them all. I wish I could because I love following people’s island adventures and looking at their beautiful pictures. They charge my engine and keep me excited about life in the islands.

To close out the year I thought I’d give you a list of the top Island Lifestyle Blogs that I read. Each one of them has a great person or team behind it and will give you great insight in to their part of the Caribbean or their unique niche.

The list is in no particular order. Don’t be offended if you aren’t on the list. I read a lot more than just these, I just can’t list hundreds of blogs. If you have an Island/Beach/Caribbean style blog and would like to be mentioned just leave a comment and link below and I’ll check you out. Always looking for more island info! I soak up the stuff like a good rum.

Top Caribbean Travel Blogs of 2010

Travel Head Club – Offers small group adventures that will take you off the beaten path to experience the real spirit of the destination. Our trips focus is the perfect mix of relaxation, fun and adventure.

2 Gringos in the Caribbean – Tired of the rat race and cold weather in the northeastern United States, we decided to chuck the life and try something new. We 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.

Adventure Antigua – a blog about island life spent with sun, sea and sand.

Anguilla Bliss – Great blog about the day to day happenings on Anguilla.

Antigua Bliss – Great blog about the day to day happenings on Antigua.

Barbados Sun – Beach, Sea, Sun – It doesn’t get any better. Barbados travel information.

Bermuda Shorts – For island news and tropical updates, it’s your daily dish from paradise.

Bonaire Bliss – Great blog about the day to day happenings on the south Caribbean island of Bonaire.

BVI Music – the one-stop source for artist information and live music performances taking place in The British Virgin Islands.

Caribbean Edge Magazine – A community of people who care about providing the best to those traveling in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean Amphibian -A Caribbean Islands & Lifestyle Guide with a Different Sort of Vibe.

Caribbean Travel and Life – Great magazine blog page about all things Caribbean. Travel discounts, information and more.

Caribbean Travel News – Offers Caribbean hotel information and other great travel tips.

Chesney World – your number one stop on the web for Kenny Chesney news and tour information.

Discovering Puerto Rico – brings you non biased, accurate information on things to see and do in Puerto Rico. From popular attractions to lesser known spots around the island I hope to provide you with information to help make your vacation here memorable.

ISLANDS Magazine – This magazine’s blog is great. It features stories from islands all over the world. They have some of the best writers and photographers in the business.

Jimmy Buffett World – your number one stop on the web for Jimmy Buffett news and tour information.

Key West The Blog – is a local’s perspective and, in pictures and words,  sharing the news and views of the island life with you.

Mad Gringo – A blog of tropical shirt company with a colorful entertaining voice. What to quit your day 9 to 5 grind and follow your tropical dreams. That’s what the Mad Gringo did.

No See Um’s Blog – Life on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. This guy posts some great photos of how weird and crazy life in the islands can be.

Our B.V.I. Adventure – Island life through the eyes of two expatriates from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Planet Barbados – a person has fallen in love with the idiosyncratic, lovable 21- x 14-mile tropical island that lies just outside and east of the Caribbean island archipelago.

Professor Beach – From the professor: I’ve always said “its fun to visit the worlds best beach locations, but what really matters is that there is great town up the road to eat, drink, shop, sleep and be entertained in”.

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

Rum Therapy – A soft tropical breeze, the warm sun touching your skin and a rum beverage in hand. Therapeutic, huh? We think so and through our line of vacation wear, t-shirts, caps and more, we hope to embody the island spirit so you can capture that feeling when you need to.

See St. John – St. John Life – All about St John, Virgin Islands (USVI)

On-St. John – My favorite St. John blog. These guys make the best island videos and give the coolest information of beautiful STJ.

St. Thomas Blog – “We created this website to share our experience and knowledge of St. Thomas. We want to fill you in on everything; great St Thomas restaurants, nightlife, bars, St Thomas real estate, which car ferry to St. John is the fastest, how to greet the locals, what time and day to hit the post office in order to avoid a 35 minute line…you get the idea.”

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

The Blog of Maho – Green Musings of an Eco Resort. Maho Bay Camps North Shore Road, St. John, US Virgin Islands. An Eco Resort in the US Virgin Islands.

The Sand 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 – UC offers 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.

Webcam Grenada Blog – “Our website is not just another travel guide for Grenada. It is much much more. Grenada is our home, and on this site you will get to see some of the ‘real’ Grenada. Here you will see a selection of things we like to do, places we visit and events which we have gone to, which we have written about in our blog.”


Again, if you have a Island/Beach/Caribbean style blog and would like to be mentioned just leave a comment and link below and I’ll check you out.

Have a great New Year Castaways!

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  1. Alexander Gray December 30, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Hey Ryan…

    Great list – will spend some time reading these over the weekend and may well add a few of them to our blog roll, thanks!

    Do you have any good blogs for the Caymans, Bahamas, Bermuda or Jamaica? We’re visiting those islands soon, so would be good to get to know the bloggers out there.

    Cheers, and Happy New Year!

    Best – Alexander

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    RumShopRyan December 30, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Hi Alexander, good to hear from you buddy.
    Bermuda Shorts (link above) written by David LaHuta is a great Bermuda blog.

    The Sandy Slipper is based out of Nassau Bahamas (Link above)

    I haven’t found any from Caymans or Jamaica yet. I think I did find one out of Jamaica one time but it was a bit all over the place so I stopped following.

    I’ll keep searching!
    Cheers and Happy New Years to you as well!

  3. David LaHuta December 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks so much for the shout out! Your endorsement and consistent readership are, as always, much appreciated. Keep up the good work and here’s to great things in 2011. Cheers!

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    RumShopRyan December 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks David, you keep up the good work as well. Always look forward to the Bermuda Shorts posts.


  5. Pamela December 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Ryan – thanks for including Rum Therapy in your list of Top Caribbean Travel Blogs of 2010! Looking forward to checking out the others on the list too! Happy New Year!

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    RumShopRyan December 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    My pleasure Pam. Happy New Year to you as well. Cheers!

  7. Laura December 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for including Caribbean Travel News on this great list! I’m off to explore the other blogs you mentioned – all look great. Look forward to chatting Caribbean & Rum with you in 2011! Cheers, Laura

  8. Hal Peat December 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks for the mention of Caribbean Edge, have an excellent new year and hope to meet you next time around at the Rum Renaissance in Miami.

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    RumShopRyan December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am

    My pleasure Laura, always enjoy reading your stories. Cheers!

  10. mm
    RumShopRyan December 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I look forward to meeting you as well Hal. I think I’ll be doing some training for the Rum Renaissance this weekend. Cheers!

  11. Rick , Travel Head Club January 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Ryan thanks for the props about Travel Head Club. Being our first year and still very small the mention means a lot! Look for a lot more from us this coming year. We are just finishing up the details for one of our club trips for 2011 destination Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Love to see you there and the Imperials are on me!

  12. Amelia January 1, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks so much Ryan! What a great way to start out 2011! I can’t wait to check out all of the other blogs too…what a wonderful community!

  13. Brad January 2, 2011 at 4:03 am

    You have mentioned alot of great blogs here but let’s not forget about http://stthomasnightlife.com I think its a great resource!

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    RumShopRyan January 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for letting me know about stthomasnightlife.com. I’ll be sure to check it out. Cheers!

  15. Mid-Life Cruising! January 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Glad you found our site, and we found yours! Love it. Looks like you are lucky enough to have a lot of first-hand experience. We’re working on it! Hope to sell the house this year and become liveaboards soon.

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    RumShopRyan January 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Looking forward to following your liveaboard adventure. I have a buddy who is looking to buy a sailboat and live on it and take charters out during the day here around SWFL. Cheers and happy new year.

  17. La Gringa January 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Thanks for the 2Gringos mention! Sorry to be slow on the uptake – I’m the woman behind the curtain in this operation and I’ve had my hands full lately!

    Love your site!

    Keep in touch,


  18. mm
    RumShopRyan February 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks Polly, keep up the good work at 2Gringos! I love your new boat!!


  19. Peru Vacation May 21, 2011 at 4:20 am

    I am totally excited from his list. Thanks for a great blog and interest.

  20. Caribbean Chris June 19, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Please take a look at my blog, DinghyPursuits.com. I write travel stories monthly with additional posts related to Caribbean culture. I am freelance health writer but aspiring freelance travel writer “hobbyist.” Thanks for considering taking a look. It just launched 2 weeks ago, and being a newbie, I’m trying to get the word out.

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    RumShopRyan June 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I’ll take a look Chris thanks!

  22. Marc Morgan July 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Read your blog on quality Caribbean Travel Blogs. I am the owner of a new Caribbean blog/e-magazine/travel site called Rum and Relaxation (http://www.rumandrelaxation.com). Over the next few months we will be adding a lot of articles written by locals and frequent visitors to the Caribbean. The focus of the website is to provide quality and uniquely informative articles. We also offer a question and answer service for potential visitors to the region. Just thought I would put us out there as a new option.

  23. Jim McAllister December 29, 2011 at 11:03 am
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    Here is a quality Caribbean vacation blog which provide information on different destination throughout the Caribbean.

  25. mm
    RumShopRyan May 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks guys!

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    A Costa Rica Caribbean travel offers you active volcano exploration, wild animals, lush rainforests, and great beaches. On one of the ultimate paradises left untouched on this planet, there are no military, no nuclear power plants, lots of culture to offer, and no winter. A democratic society, Costa Rica is known as one of the most peaceful in the world. The last civil war was in 1948, and since then, armed forces have been abolished and the country has been able to avoid such dangers as despotic dictatorships, military coups, terrorism, and all other forms of internal strife.

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