Celebrating the undiscovered charms of Caribbean travel & culture.
Steve and Patrick Bennett of Uncommon Caribbean

The Real Caribbean Less Traveled

Never been to the Caribbean? Been on a quick cruise? Maybe you’ve been traveling in the region for years? Whatever your level of experience with the West Indies, there’s a good chance many of the cultural idiosyncrasies and unique experiences to be had in the region have gone under your radar.

Why?

For years, the Caribbean has been marketed by those not native to these immaculate shores as nothing but sand, sun and cheap rum. All good things (well, except the bad rum part), but that barely scratches the surface!

Welcome to Uncommon Caribbean, a celebration of the undiscovered charms of the Antilles! From the unexpected (surfing a la Martinique?) to the downright bizarre (St. Croix’s beer-drinking pigs), Uncommon Caribbean 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.

Who We Are

Steve Bennett Co-Founder, Uncommon CaribbeanSteve Bennett
Editorial Director
PR guy by trade, West Indian by birth, Steve has been helping journalists tell stories about the Caribbean for the past 20+ years. As co-founder, editorial director and principal voice of Uncommon Caribbean, Steve shares a personal and uniquely-informed view of the authentic side of Caribbean travel and culture every day. Steve’s travels have taken him to 39 Caribbean destinations (and counting), many of which he’s visited while leading media tours as the head of his travel-focused public relations agency, SBPR Corp. This depth of experience has taught him that the uncommon is not relegated to the region’s most far flung and little-known destinations.

“Every corner of the Caribbean has something special to offer adventurous, culturally curious travelers. The uncommon is everywhere, even in the most touristy destinations. We help you find and enjoy the best, most rewarding travel experiences that our region has to offer no matter where you may roam.”

Steve resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL, though his heart remains in his beloved home island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Patrick Bennett Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
Patrick Bennett
Creative Director
With 15+ years of experience producing winning creative at top New York-based ad agencies, Patrick has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. This, of course, fits hand in glove with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. It’s an ambitious task, but this born and bred Crucian has already managed similar feats for the likes of Samsung, Kraft, Six Flags, Verizon, and others; so we’re feeling pretty good about having him in charge. Did we mention he’s also got a passion for photography? Patrick may call Brooklyn home, but you’re just as likely to find him traipsing across some distant, exotic land experiencing local cultures… Camera in hand.

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