Caribbean Blog

During our recent Barbados visit, Cole wanted to check out a tour offered through Action Charters. A friend of his spent a day on one of their cats earlier in the summer and could not stop raving about all that the tour offered. So of course the three of us…

Learning to surf is practically a rite of passage for island frequenters and water fanatics everywhere, and for lessons in Barbados, I recommend checking out Barry’s Surf School - surf-barbados.com. Barry Banfield, a champion surfer and native Barbadian, and his wife, Christie, operate out of their surf shack on Dover…

When we have a chance to go diving Thom and I almost always jump on it. And for diving trips in Anguilla, Doug “Dougie” Carty is the "go to" guy. Thom and I were recently on the island, and we both knew that at some point between villa visits, spear…

Anguilla is an amazing vacation destination known for its beautiful beaches, luxury accommodations, and amazing food but did you know that it’s also a popular spot for kitesurfing enthusiasts?
Shawna and I usually like to relax when we getaway to the islands, but this time we brought our teenage son…

Bonaire, holds a few surprises

Bonaire, holds a few surprises

Think you know the Caribbean? There’s a pretty good chance that despite being able to list off all of the most popular destinations one after another, you’re missing out on a few hidden gems.

Carriacou
This island, located northeast of Grenada and west of Barbados, has an amazing cultural heritage.…

Carnival Dancer

Carnival Dancer

The Caribbean is beaches, sun, sand, exotic locales and...carnivals?
Most definitely. Carnivals aren’t just crazy, costumed parties. They are a great way for you and your family to soak up a bit of local Caribbean culture, religion, history and food while having a lot of fun doing it. And yes,…

Baraka Point

Baraka Point

Few things are more needed and emotionally recharging than an occasional girlfriend getaway. What better place to relax and let loose than on the beautiful island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands? Being the avid Caribbean fan I am, I jumped at the chance to grab five of…

Beach Palm Villa, Anguilla

Beach Palm Villa, Anguilla

You’ve booked and paid a substantial down payment for that dream vacation, only to realize an anonymous stranger has your money, and the villa you booked doesn’t actually exist. Sadly, this nightmare scenario happens more often than you think. Here are some vital tips to help avoid being a victim…

Perhaps it’s the historic nuance of the 1930s-built cottages with their retro furnishings that lures us to the private island paradise of Little Whale Cay. Or maybe it’s because my crowd aversion will never be tested here. This 93-acre property accommodates up to only 12 guests.

Whatever…

Photo credit: BringFido.com

Photo credit: BringFido.com

If the thought of frolicking on a Caribbean beach without Fido keeps you from booking your dream vacation, fear not! Many islands are pet-friendly, and there are plenty of resorts and hotels that cater to their pet-loving guests.

Some islands only require health certificates and proof of rabies vaccinations. Anguilla,…

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