Ahhhhh, sitting in the RumShop office feels a little odd after five days in the USVI and BVI. The Castaway Beach Bash was an amazing time once again and I’m not sure if I’ve gotten all the sand out of my clothes yet…not sure I really want to.

Want to give a big thank you to all the Castaways that traveled to the islands to share their island love with me and the others. It was so much fun meeting the new faces and raising a glass together. I also want to give a big thanks to Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas for hosting the event for the 3rd year in a row now. It’s a special place and I can’t say enough about the people there.

There’s much more on the Beach Bash to come, so for now let’s talk about the some great stories that came out of the Caribbean this week!

This week’s Caribbean Wrap Up offers up a couple great stories with Antigua plot lines, a story about snorkeling etiquette, and a fun story from our friend JetSetSarah about island quirks. Cheers everyone!

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

My Blue Heaven: Antigua & Barbuda: Antigua, often called the heart of the Caribbean due to its location at the halfway-point of the Caribbean archipelago, is one of the region’s leading tourist destinations. A small, hilly island set slightly back from the Eastern Caribbean chain, it is washed on its western coast by the Caribbean Sea, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. –Story by Caribbean Beat

Beach Collector: Finding the Perfect Beach in St Barth: GOUVERNEUR BEACH, one of 14 beaches on St Barth, is defined more by what it lacks than its attributes. There’s no “beautiful people” scene like you’d find on St Jean or Shell Beach; no shady palms; no food; no water sports concessions; not even changing facilities. –Story by Caribbean Journal

Nine Ways You Know You’re In The Caribbean: f you’re from the Caribbean (like me), have lived there or ever visited, you know there are some behavioral quirks that only seem to take place south of the Gulf of Mexico. Check out my list of quintessential, only-in-the-islands idiosyncrasies, and then tell me: What would you add? –Story by JetSetSarah

Taste Of The Caribbean – Magical Mango Pork Recipe from Sugar Ridge, Antigua: During a recent extended weekend stay at Sugar Ridge Antigua, though, I felt compelled to change my usual eating habits. The reason: The Magical Mango Pork dish. –Story by Uncommon Caribbean

Snorkeling Etiquette: Each year millions of people travel to the US Virgin Islands on vacation. And one of the top vacation activities is snorkeling our world-class shallow reefs. But all of that human traffic can have a negative impact on coral, fish and marine eco systems. So, here are few snorkeling tips to help you enjoy these wonderful experiences; while minimizing your effect on sensitive marine life, coral reefs and sea grass beds. –Story by St. John On-Island Times

If you would like to include any Caribbean stories please leave a comment below or email me your story. Thank you!


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