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 Part 1 of our photo tour, shot during this year’s Castaway Winter Beach Bash. Buckle up!

2013 Castaway Winter Beach Bash

St. Thomas sign

Bolongo Bay

A return to Bolongo Bay Resort

Castaway koozies

First order of business…relax.

Big Kahuna

Big Kahuna doing it right.

USVI Iguanas

A familiar face when on island.

Sapphire Beach

Morning trip to Sapphire Beach. Good looking crew!

sapphire Beach

Sapphire Beach

Mango Eddie

Mango Eddie snagging some shots of paradise.

Sapphire beach

Jessica looks like a professional!

USVI Sailboat

Sailing through the USVI. Yes please!

Bolongo Run Hunt

Time to sink some treasure!

Bolongo Bay run hunt

Think anyone would miss this jet ski?

Bolongo Bay Snorkel Hunt

Castaways are ready to Snorkel for rum!

rum hunt

Someone found some sunken rum!

rum hunt

Bob found a nice collection of rum bottles.

St. Thomas

Downtown Charlotte Amalie. Can you guys which car I want to steal?

Cruzan Rum

Cruzan Rum tasting time.

rum tasting

Rum tastings always seem to liven up a group.

Jeff and Erin at the rum tasting.

rum tasting

Nothing like a rum tasting, on the beach, during sunset.


Much more to come from St. Thomas and the Castaway Winter Beach Bash! This was just a taste!



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By |2016-12-31T11:58:19-05:00January 18th, 2013|Castaway Winter Beach Bash, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands|3 Comments

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  1. BigKahuna January 21, 2013 at 12:20 am

    IF you were not there…. You should have been!
    As usual, Ryan puts on one heckuvah great time! I can’t wait to see the rest of the picks that make “The Cut!”
    ~Cheers….. and Thanks!

  2. Michael Jones February 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    You get two thumbs up for the Iguana photo. Bravo!

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    RumShopRyan February 8, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Thanks Michael! Cheers!

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