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  1. Friday Happy Hour: Agua de Chaya – http://ow.ly/17AVh

  2. Taste of the Caribbean: Kilibibi – http://ow.ly/17AVS

  3. Uncommon Caribbean says:

    New blog post: Taste of the Caribbean: Kilibibi http://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/2010/02/15/taste-of-the-caribbean-kilibibi/

  4. Uncommon Caribbean says:

    New blog posting, Friday Happy Hour: Agua de Chaya – http://ow.ly/17AU6

  5. Tuesday 2 Cents: Brian Green – http://ow.ly/17WVw

  6. Deal of the Week: Aruba 60% Off – http://ow.ly/18loS

  7. Uncommon Photo: San Juan Cemetery – http://ow.ly/18MKd

  8. Friday Happy Hour: Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum – http://ow.ly/19f0j

  9. Patrick says:

    Funny, but this is what that bottle looked like after Friday Happy Hour

  10. Taste of the Caribbean: Tortuga Rum Coconut Rice – http://ow.ly/1a1yB

  11. Tuesday 2 Cents: Damion Rose – http://ow.ly/1arvb

  12. Deal of the Week: Martinique Romantique 5-Star Honeymoon – http://ow.ly/1aSzs

  13. Uncommon Beauty: Trinidad Carnival 2010 – http://ow.ly/1bibu

  14. Friday Happy Hour: Biere Lorraine – http://ow.ly/1bKJD

  15. Marcia says:

    Hey Stephen, since you enjoyed that costume, I hope you’ll be here next year to see hundreds like that

  16. Wow, I really do wish I was there.

  17. Taste of the Caribbean: Callaloo – http://ow.ly/1cT2Z

  18. Gerald Cozier says:

    I would not have expected less. Trust that all is going according to plan with your company. Keep on going.

  19. Waves Lapping Against Maho Bay – http://ow.ly/1dg4A

  20. #Snow outside the UC offices in #NewYork reminds us there are over 7000 islands in the #Caribbean to explore. http://ow.ly/1dEfU

  21. Deal of the Week: St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. for a Song – http://ow.ly/1dLul

  22. Puerto Rico's African Heritage – http://ow.ly/1dRst

  23. Uncommon Beauty: Cuban Beach Bum at Cayo Largo – http://ow.ly/1ebah

  24. Friday Happy Hour: Diet Piña Colada – http://ow.ly/1eH58

  25. @CaribTravelLife, happy Friday to you too; let's get the #happyhour started with http://ow.ly/1eH58

  26. Oscar's Caribbean Connection – http://ow.ly/1fCH9

  27. Jo Spalburg says:

    Excellent initiative. In preparation of launching a new Caribbean TV Channel, we would be interested to broadcast these production and kindly invite all producers and distributors to let you know about their new productions!

  28. Taste of the Caribbean: Plein Soleil – http://ow.ly/1fJ7R

  29. Uncommon Photo-Op: Underwater Photography – http://ow.ly/1gydC

  30. Uncommon Photo-Op: Underwater Photography « Uncommon Caribbean: Uncommon Photo-Op: Underwater Photography. Patric… http://bit.ly/ceeN2O

  31. erica0523 says:

    Photos like this make me happy I am married to a Caribbean man…

  32. Friday Happy Hour: Grilled Pineapple Curacao Daiquiri – http://ow.ly/1ieyW

  33. freehawk says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: Friday Happy Hour: Grilled Pineapple Curacao Daiquiri – http://ow.ly/1ieyW

  34. Le M – Best McDonald's Burger Ever – http://ow.ly/1lbKt

  35. Tuesday 2 Cents: Jenny Mullen's Five-Star Family Vacation – http://ow.ly/1mRgc

  36. Doug Clanton says:

    Tuesday 2 Cents: Jenny Mullen's Five-Star Family Vacation … http://bit.ly/bdF1qG

  37. New post: Taking Ecotourism to New Heights http://bit.ly/au7ZjI

  38. Martinique #eco-hotel welcomes new #treehouse accommodations http://bit.ly/au7ZjI.

  39. Lux travel without the lux price. #Deal of the Week: Jetsetter.com Invite-Only Savings on #Gansevoort Providenciale http://bit.ly/auq96y

  40. P&E Bennett says:

    #TRAVEL DEAL OF THE WEEK: "50% Off Gorgeous *Gansevoort Providenciales Hotel*, #TurksandCaicos Islands" @ http://bit.ly/9LhUYn

  41. UC uncovers #Venezuela 's #sexy & secluded Cepe Beach http://bit.ly/d278vX #beach #secluded #sexy

  42. Spending this #FridayHappyHour enjoying a few ice-cold Banks Beers, the unquestioned #beer of #Barbados. http://bit.ly/aDBKGy

  43. @LibationSociety Don't sell yourself short on the blogging.. Or the drinking http://ow.ly/1oAFg

  44. Wish you were here. Walking along the #beach in St. Lucia. http://bit.ly/9dCADg

  45. SPFqueen says:

    Wish I were there too! Woke up to 5.5 inches of snow and 20 degree freezing cold wind on the 2nd full day of spring in of all places…. TEXAS!!!!

  46. Banks Beer says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: Spending this #FridayHappyHour enjoying a few ice-cold Banks Beers, the unquestioned #beer of #Barbados. http://bit.ly/aDBKGy

  47. New blogpost: exotic #Guyana #recipe for tasty #greenlizards; #iguana, not #heineken http://bit.ly/aVHIqB

  48. RT @UncommonCarib: New blogpost: exotic #Guyana #recipe for tasty #greenlizards; #iguana, not #heineken http://bit.ly/aVHIqB

  49. What better way to spend a morning than a trip to northern #Barbados? Animal Flower Cave and Archer Bay anyone? http://bit.ly/9lShNf

  50. freehawk says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: New blog post: When #Cuba opens up, we're heading to Matanzas. Here's why http://bit.ly/d9Zno3

  51. On-site in #Barbados: enjoying a lil' #rum w/ some culture at St. Nicholas Abbey http://ow.ly/1qSl8

  52. Field Trip to Barbados, anyone? @uncommoncaribbean http://tinyurl.com/yjlcjc7

  53. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by STX Libation Society, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: On-site in #Barbados: enjoying a lil' #rum w/ some culture at St. Nicholas Abbey http://ow.ly/1qSl8 […]

  54. Everyone keeps telling me about Daphne’s but I haven’t made it there yet. Sounds like a great start to the evening.

  55. New blogpost: #St.Croix 's @libationsociety gets creative w/new White Empress #rum concoction http://bit.ly/bT1xrF

  56. David LaHuta says:

    Cruzan rum, St. Germain and grapefruit? Brilliant. RT @UncommonCarib
    @libationsociety gets creative w/new cocktail http://bit.ly/bT1xrF

  57. New blogpost: #StCroix 's @libationsociety gets creative w/new White Empress #rum concoction http://bit.ly/bT1xrF RT: @UncommonCarib

  58. New post: On-Site in Barbados: Continental Fare with Local Flair http://bit.ly/a4M5s7

  59. Best Hotels in Martinique says:

    […] Deal of the Week: Martinique Romantique 5-Star Honeymoon « Uncommon Caribbean […]

  60. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by STX Libation Society and David LaHuta, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New blogpost: #St.Croix 's @libationsociety gets creative w/new White Empress #rum concoction http://bit.ly/bT1xrF […]

  61. New blogpost: save on spring air hotel #travel to #Hotel Bakoua, #Martinique http://bit.ly/bakgPU

  62. New post: Uncommon Beauty: Fashion Photo Shoots in Jamaica http://bit.ly/8Y5BHY

  63. Got #stress? Forget Calgon. Let our new Moment of Zen videopost take u away to #Barbados http://bit.ly/cpVMRZ

  64. New post: McDonald's Failure in Barbados Hides in Plain Sight http://bit.ly/b8p0xO

  65. Get your wkend lime started right with the new STX @libationsociety Lemon-Rosemary Spritzer http://bit.ly/ctrTXt

  66. Wish You Were Here – racing goats for #Easter back in the day on #Tobago. http://bit.ly/a7XGpd

  67. Elainemonkey says:

    It is a magical animal.

  68. Elainemonkey says:

    Sounds great!

  69. […] especially The House, were well run, quality establishments. The rums were delicious. Many of the beaches were exceptional. The nightlife seemed thriving for locals and tourists […]

  70. I have spent a great amount of time in Tobago and rank it at the very top of Caribbean destinations. I’ve found the people to be warm, friendly and helpful. The island is beautiful, natural attractions are abundant and the diving, particularly off the Speyside area on the north/east end is superb. From the rich reefs to the mantas to the occasional whale shark, it lives up to the hype, ‘Expect the Unexpected”.

  71. New blogpost: Let's dispel a stereotype about the people of #Tobago http://bit.ly/coqnFQ

  72. Ready for #happyhour? We are now that we got this recipe for #Cruzan Single Barrel Sour from #stcroix @libationsociety http://bit.ly/9xBmgy

  73. Long live de Lovebird! Today's video post is dedicated to the legacy of #AirJamaica http://bit.ly/9j8u0u

  74. New blogpost: Help us feed the #UncommonCaribbean #flickr #photo pool http://ow.ly/1xXAK

  75. Exclusive #deal: 1-week #villa rental in #stcroix for only $455 http://ow.ly/1yB6x

  76. ElaineMonkey says:

    That’s beyond reasonable!

  77. New post: Uncommon Beauty: Vincy Mas 2010 http://bit.ly/8YBzns

  78. Vexed by this past week at work? Then the new Vexed Valencia #rum cocktail from #stcroix's @libationsociety is for you http://bit.ly/aehvED

  79. RT @UncommonCarib Vexed by this past week at work? Then the new VexedValencia cocktail from @libationsociety is for you http://bit.ly/aehvED

  80. Here's a funny #Heineken #Jamaica ad to start your #Saturday off with a good laugh http://bit.ly/bAOR8x

  81. UC is wishing we were back in #Tobago grabbing a few doubles an LLb on the way to Pigeon Point http://bit.ly/ahS3IR

  82. Looking for a true taste of the #Caribbean in #losangeles? We suggest Kassava #restaurant http://ow.ly/1Ame9

  83. Great place! not to be missed!

  84. New post: Feed the Uncommon Caribbean Flickr Pool http://bit.ly/bOoxZR

  85. Skittish on #Europe? Try these 4 Euro-style #Caribbean destinations http://ow.ly/1AI1s

  86. Happy #TravelTuesday! Got any Euro-style #caribbean options for our list of ash-free dests for #Europe lovers http://ow.ly/1AR5d

  87. RT @UncommonCarib: Happy #TravelTuesday! Euro-style #caribbean ash-free destinations for #Europe lovers http://ow.ly/1AR5d

  88. RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Feed the Uncommon Caribbean Flickr Pool http://bit.ly/bOoxZR

  89. New post: Guess Where Giveaway: Win a Free Tortuga Rum Cake! http://bit.ly/b7nhul

  90. RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Guess Where Giveaway: Win a Free Tortuga Rum Cake! http://bit.ly/b7nhul

  91. heaventrees says:

    Point Udall Millenium Monument in St .Croix Virgin Islands.
    Love the original Tortuga Rum Cake!

  92. pat4645 says:

    Pt. Udall Millenium Monument, St. Croix, VI Nothing is better than Tortuga Rum Cake with Walnuts!

  93. What's the perfect #hotel room for #earthday? How about a treehouse – http://ow.ly/1BGVn

  94. New post: Deal of the Week: Sultry Summer Offer from Nisbet Plantation http://bit.ly/cnDNO6

  95. RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Deal of the Week: Sultry Summer Offer from Nisbet Plantation http://bit.ly/cnDNO6 #travel #Caribbean #Nevis

  96. Our latest blogpost focuses on the beauty of the beaches in #Portland, #Jamaica http://bit.ly/cePGvV

  97. Here's a nice #caribbean snack for #earthday that's actually of the earth, literally – http://ow.ly/1C1xz

  98. Pradeep says:

    Chilli Bibi T&T RT @UncommonCarib: Here's a nice #caribbean snack for #earthday that's actually of the earth, literally – http://ow.ly/1C1xz

  99. Ynot drink for a good cause for #Friday #HappyHour – Support #Haiti, drink rhum #Barbancourt http://ow.ly/1CkOC

  100. RT @UncommonCarib Ynot drink for a good cause for #Friday #HappyHour – Support #Haiti, drink rhum #Barbancourt http://ow.ly/1CkOC

  101. New post: Saturday Video: Sexy Legs Create a Thirst for Piton Beer in St. Lucia http://bit.ly/9f9aXY

  102. Em grande fase, Roberto Carlos quer encerrar a carreira somente em 2014 http://migre.me/12ri2 #ge3

  103. There's nothing like starting #Sunday w/ an early morning bike ride, especially when it's along the beach in #Tulum http://bit.ly/9CPr8x

  104. Sabrina says:

    Point Udal. The East end of St. Croix

  105. New post: Taste of the Caribbean: Saltfish Buljol http://bit.ly/bKrKSE

  106. freehawk says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Taste of the Caribbean: Saltfish Buljol http://bit.ly/bKrKSE

  107. New post: Tuesday 2 Cents: My Dad Talks Retirement in Tobago http://bit.ly/9ddu0t

  108. Marie says:

    I second the recommendation for Kariwak, my family and I also love the food and service!

  109. Michael says:

    This is making me hungry!!

  110. On this #traveltuesday I'd rather be where I'm gonna' be in 2 weeks, right here – http://ht.ly/1DLY6.

  111. New post: Music We Love: Steel Pulse – Earth Crisis http://bit.ly/arCMzo

  112. Inspired by our post http://ht.ly/1DP0l to see #steelpulse in concert? Well, here are the 2010 tour dates – http://ht.ly/1DP9B

  113. New post: Deal of the Week: 4-for-1 Savings at Long Bay Beach Resort, Tortola http://bit.ly/amP46w

  114. New post: Friday Happy Hour: Smooth Criminal http://bit.ly/dlNy4G

  115. RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Friday Happy Hour: Smooth Criminal http://bit.ly/dlNy4G

  116. RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Friday Happy Hour: Smooth Criminal http://bit.ly/dlNy4G

  117. So tonite, leave that 9-5 up on the shelf & just enjoy this #caribbean cocktail inspired by #MichaelJackson – http://ht.ly/1Fif2

  118. New post: Saturday Video: Classic Jamaican Ska Dance Lesson http://bit.ly/9wSNBq

  119. @chic_travel thought you might be interested in this fab Fr. Carib rest for your 24-hrs in LA story – http://ht.ly/1FXQ7

  120. Experience your Monthly Moment of Zen at The Crane #Beach, #Barbados: http://bit.ly/dylNAu #Caribbean #travel

  121. Introducing Oraniz, model/actor from #Martinique. Is he the next big thing in 1-name celebs? http://ht.ly/1GR6f #caribbean #travel

  122. On this #traveltuesday, I'd rather be #surfing in #Barbados – http://ht.ly/1GRGQ #caribbean #travel

  123. How serious is goat racing in #Tobago? Check out their new $100mil racetrack http://ht.ly/1HkGb #travel #caribbean

  124. How serious is goat racing in #Tobago? Check out their new $100mil racetrack http://ht.ly/1HkGb #travel #caribbean

  125. The perfect Cinco de Mayo hangover cure? How about 20% savings on a trip to #Tulum – http://ht.ly/1HNAE #mexico #travel

  126. RT @UncommonCarib – The perfect Cinco de Mayo hangover cure? How about 20% savings on a trip to #Tulum – http://ht.ly/1HNAE #me… #mexico

  127. Where r all the sexy pro surfer girls (& guys) headed this fall? Here's the answer – http://ht.ly/1HTIC

  128. For today's Friday #HappyHour, we're jonesing for some #PitonBeer – http://ht.ly/1IllD #stLucia #travel #caribbean

  129. New post: Saturday Video: The Mighty Sparrow Stumps for Stag Beer http://bit.ly/b5g4cd

  130. Aha, we're at #StLucia Jazz on Pigeon Island. Of couse Steel Pulse doesn't go on til 10. Reliving memories: http://bit.ly/c2Dn2A

  131. It's a great day for floating in the crystal-clear waters off #CinnamonBay in #StJohn, #USVI http://bit.ly/axwVys

  132. freehawk says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: It's a great day for floating in the crystal-clear waters off #CinnamonBay in #StJohn, #USVI http://bit.ly/axwVys

  133. BahamasDread says:

    The mighty sparrow is really a true legend. Many a baby was conceived in the Bahamas from dancing to his lyrics back in the dayz!!

  134. Can't join us in #Martinique this wk? Bring a taste of the Fr #Caribbean home w/ this recipe for codfish acras: http://ht.ly/1J7e0

  135. freehawk says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: Can't join us in #Martinique this wk? Bring a taste of the Fr #Caribbean home w/ this recipe for codfish acras: http://ht.ly/1J7e0

  136. New post: Feed the Uncommon Caribbean Flickr Pool http://bit.ly/a06W22

  137. How about a change from the typical day spa? Try jumping in a boiling volcano! http://bit.ly/awzvfU #StLucia #Caribbean #travel

  138. RT @UncommonCarib: How about a change from the typical day spa? Try jumping in a boiling volcano! http://bit.ly/awzvfU #Caribbean #travel

  139. Today's #Martinique agenda includes lunch here http://ht.ly/1KydK http://fb.me/yDNwAoBd

  140. Lula Carter says:

    RT @uncommoncarib: Taste of the Caribbean: Plein Soleil http://ow.ly/1fJ7R

  141. lulacarter says:

    Love it, can not wait to try it when I get to the island!

  142. Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch? Learn how to enjoy a free lunch and breakfast in the #Caribbean. http://bit.ly/bysRtx

  143. katharinenisbet says:

    im still waiting for my prize of the rum cake

  144. My room @CapEst looks just like the 1 pictured in this post: http://ht.ly/1KRBZ. Just awesome! http://fb.me/xO0zI50W

  145. New post: Friday Happy Hour: Solomons Key http://bit.ly/bsjqq6

  146. Used to love drinking Malta India & playing soccer growing up in #StCroix. This video takes me back: http://ht.ly/1LtLI

  147. Oh, to be back on Pigeon Point Beach in #Tobago w/out a care in the world http://bit.ly/c4oj0C

  148. New post: Taste of the Caribbean – Breakfast with Lucian Cocoa Tea http://bit.ly/bYX23V

  149. RT @uncommoncarib: Taste of the Caribbean – Breakfast with Lucian Cocoa Tea http://bit.ly/cc9K5F

  150. Perhaps the only U.S. flag in fab #French #Martinique flies over a tiny cottage on a #rum plantation. Why? http://ht.ly/1Mzj9

  151. uncommoncarib says:

    It should be there any moment if it’s not already!

  152. New blogpost: @BahamasDread shares his tips on the Nassau nightlife scene http://ht.ly/1MJ6n

  153. appreciate the luv!! RT @UncommonCarib: New blogpost: @BahamasDread shares his tips on the Nassau nightlife scene http://bit.ly/9XzDNw

  154. Want to experience a #private rustic rainforest #paradise? This one worked for me: http://ht.ly/1Nd26 #hotel #review #stlucia

  155. Uncommon Caribbean says:

    Just launched a new Guess Where Giveaway w/ a prize of Tortuga #rumcake & #coffee http://ht.ly/1Nk9q #contest #cayman

  156. Just launched a new Guess Where Giveaway w/ a prize of Tortuga #rumcake & #coffee http://ht.ly/1Nk9q #contest #cayman

  157. RT @uncommoncarib: Guess Where Giveaway: Win a Cake & Coffee Treat from Tortuga Rum Co. http://bit.ly/9kAE84

  158. MacKenzie Rasile says:

    The sculpture in called Vicissitudes and it’s in Grenada.

  159. MacKenzie Rasile says:

    That is Point Udall in Saint Croix.

  160. katharine Nisbet says:

    i am still waiting for my rum cake to arrive. Katharine Nisbet

  161. uncommoncarib says:

    Hey there Katharine, as Stephen and I have mentioned, you’re free rum cake is on its way. I know it’s hard to wait for such a delicious treat, but it should be in your hands soon.

  162. New blogpost: Imagine There's no #Cuban #Embargo… http://ht.ly/1NFNv

  163. Think u know the #Caribbean? Prove it! http://ht.ly/1NIsm

  164. RT @UncommonCarib: Think u know the #Caribbean? Prove it! http://ht.ly/1NIsm

  165. UC takes u off the beaten path in #StLucia to Anse La Raye http://bit.ly/a281Pz #caribbean #travel

  166. Marrying Food says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: UC takes u off the beaten path in #StLucia to Anse La Raye http://bit.ly/a281Pz #caribbean #travel

  167. RumShopRyan says:

    Grilled Lobster sounds great. Most islands have Friday Fish Fry’s don’t they? Cheers.

  168. uncommoncarib says:

    Yeah, a lot of islands do have weekly fish frys, though not always on Friday. A couple that immediately come to mind are Fridays at Oistins in Barbados and Sunday School in Buccoo, Tobago.

  169. Black Tot Day is coming up July 31. Celebrate your right to daily #rum intake with today's Friday #HappyHour! http://bit.ly/cvWpCc

  170. Marc Seyon says:

    "One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak…" #HappyHour! #Friday! #Rum! #Celebrate! 🙂 http://bit.ly/9aNwnh v/ @uncommoncarib

  171. heaventrees says:

    These sculptures are called Vicissitudes and they are in Grenada, West Indies.

  172. Judy Calliste says:

    It represents slavery and is located in the waters of Grenada.

  173. New post: Saturday Video: One Place You Can't Play Mas' http://bit.ly/asFthr

  174. Band Wagon says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Wish You Were Here http://bit.ly/cOquM5

  175. RT @UncommonCarib New post: Wish You Were Here http://bit.ly/cOquM5

  176. MoBay may be touristy, but u can still get a taste of the real #Jamaica at Scotchie's http://ht.ly/1P6mH #caribbean #travel

  177. Hal Peat says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: MoBay may be touristy, but u can still get a taste of the real #Jamaica at Scotchie's http://ht.ly/1P6mH #caribbean # …

  178. And now for something a little different: a #DIY resort experience in #Barbados. See how: http://bit.ly/cQvZzq

  179. Pat K. says:

    Sculptures are called Vicissitudes, in Grenada, West Indies. 🙂

  180. Joanne says:

    Vicissitudes ~Grenada, West Indies
    Like characters that step off the page of a good book, Jason de Caires Taylor’s underwater sculptures literally come to life. In Grenada, West Indies, 26 life-sized figures await divers to view them in their underwater playground. The Vicissitudes were cast from children with diverse ethnic backgrounds. These underwater kids stand united in a circle, holding hands. The Vicissitudes are both art and an enhancement the environment, inviting marine life to rebuild the reef. http://weburbanist.com/2009/09/09/79-unique-and-awesome-underwater-sculptures/

  181. RumShopRyan says:

    Thanks for the tip on the St. Lawrence. The big resorts are nice but I also like the small places. At the large all inclusives you feel like you need to take advantage of all the amenities on the property, so you stay there. If you stay at a nice small place you will get out and enjoy the island and it’s culture. That’s what I love.

    Great photos as well.

  182. JEWEL says:

    Vicissitudes, in Grenada, West Indies and i have never heard of it until. Went and read about it. Thanks !! So cool

  183. Rocky Cowart says:

    Vicissitudes in Grenada, West Indies Would take my wife and snorkel there in a minute!

  184. Jillyrh says:

    Sculptures are called Vicissitudes, in Grenada, West Indies. Fascinating!

  185. claudia M says:

    Vicissitudes – Grenada, West Indies
    WOW !

  186. victoria lester says:

    The sculptures are located at the Underwater Sculpture Park Grenada’s west coast, in Molinere Bay.

    I’m victoria lester email flophasit at yahoo dot com

  187. We discovered a very cool art gallery on a former rum plantation in #Martinique a couple wks ago: http://bit.ly/9Gt6TE

  188. kellyjobennett says:

    Now this is uncommon, indeed. Who would have thought there would be a statue of a Beatle in Havana?!

  189. kellyjobennett says:

    This is so interesting! This Habitation Clement place seems very cool!

  190. kellyjobennett says:

    When are you going to take me to this place?

  191. Susan says:

    Vicissitudes ~ Grenada, West Indies! Would love to dive there!

  192. New post: Uncommon Beauty: Wedded Bliss, Island Style http://bit.ly/9ywOiu

  193. Congrats to Kayte Cook Watts, winner of the #TortugaRum Cake & Coffee prize in our latest GuessWhereGiveaway http://bit.ly/aNuJel

  194. We're raising a glass to #Jamaica for today's #happyhour http://bit.ly/dhobdd #travel #caribbean #rum

  195. Saturday Video: Wishing we were at the 2010 BVI Music Festival http://bit.ly/9zzOjY

  196. the people says:

    Saturday Video: Wishing we were at the 2010 BVI Music Festival … http://bit.ly/bFrUH5

  197. Genips have 20 aliases + provide at least as many reasons to #travel to the #Caribbean this #summer http://bit.ly/bJjp9O

  198. Gigi de Lugo says:

    isn’t it always fun to introduce people to ________(whatever you want to call them) and teach them how to eat them!!! Oh the times I’ve done this while home in the islands and watching my visiting friends spitting out the seeds (I also eat the seeds raw rather than roasting them – will have to try roasting!) — thanks for another great blog to make me EVEN MORE homesick mesohn! * – going to St Croix in a couple of weeks!! Mango time!

  199. Band Wagon says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: Genips have 20 aliases + provide at least as many reasons to #travel to the #Caribbean this #summer http://bit.ly/bJjp9O

  200. Experience your UC Monthly Moment of #Zen. This month—a sunny afternoon high in the #rainforest of #StLucia. http://bit.ly/bDY2GT

  201. UC takes u back to when #ThePolice ruled the rock charts & made beautiful music in #Montserrat http://bit.ly/caFQec

  202. Kelly says:

    I love The Police (despite the fact that they dance like dorks in that old video)! 🙂
    It’s cool to find out where they recorded. Interesting!

  203. Kelly says:

    I have always loved genips ever since the first time I went to St. Croix. I wish we could grow them here in Florida!

  204. DDD says:

    First cassette tape I ever purchased with my own money and first concert I ever saw live. Thanks for the memory UC!

  205. Nicole says:

    JA is always in the prayers… a drink to big dem up sounds real good to help calm the nerves.

  206. New dates announced for #Caribbean #Fashion Week (#CFW) in #Kingston, #Jamaica http://bit.ly/ba30Np

  207. @djheavyness I'm building the hype for our springbreak party http://bit.ly/90ZBVq

  208. Fabian says:

    Great advice for solo travelers Melanie. I don’t know what makes tourists want to up the ante on risky, when they get to the islands.

  209. Dj HeaVyNeSS says:

    RT @BahamasDread: @djheavyness I'm building the hype for our springbreak party http://bit.ly/90ZBVq

  210. What does the #NewYork #speakeasy trend and #Trinidad have in common? Get the tasty answer! http://bit.ly/9eXUNM #Caribbean

  211. Marc Seyon says:

    Scarlet Ibis Rum http://bit.ly/cO1VdM First I've ever heard of it. @izatrini? #Trinidad #rum v/ @uncommoncarib

  212. We're celebrating #Christiansted's 275th B'day w/ #rap's biggest-ever group, #TheFatBoys http://bit.ly/dbAoEA #USVI

  213. How about a beach hike in #Culebra to start your #Sunday? http://bit.ly/9W1Qiw #caribbean

  214. Guns & violence give way to #fashion in #Kingston, #Jamaica later this month for Caribbean Fashion Week. http://bit.ly/ba30Np

  215. Kelly says:

    You know I don’t really like rum, but I’m intrigued. Maybe I’ll let you mix up one of those drinks for me next time I’m in Brooklyn!

  216. #Gourmet #French-Creole #cuisine meets the beach at Le Petibonum, my new fav #restaurant in #Martinique http://bit.ly/9CsmNt

  217. Kelly says:

    I can’t wait to try this place!

  218. Is this #Tobago's answer to #Hollywood's #WalkofFame? http://bit.ly/aZKfOr

  219. Bozo #Beach in the #dominicanrepublic is no joke when it comes to #kitesurfing http://bit.ly/bwZhqm

  220. Jordan says:

    Given the rave reviews, I definitely need to pick up a bottle one of these days. It’s not too hard to find here in Portland and is reasonably available online as well.

  221. New post: Feed the Uncommon Caribbean Flickr Pool http://bit.ly/aHzh6K

  222. Kelly says:

    Surprised you didn’t picture Ms. Kajiya. 🙂

  223. #Trinidad's Royal Extra Stout #beer may taste like crap to some, but I like it http://bit.ly/bcHjiG #caribbean #tobago

  224. New post: Taste of the Caribbean: Mauby http://bit.ly/8WY7Fh

  225. Ran into #Trinidad & Tobago tourism officials in NYC last week who also had no clue what this #Tobago landmark is http://ht.ly/1YMNQ

  226. Marc Seyon says:

    They're generally clueless RT @UncommonCarib: #Trinidad & Tobago tourism officials had no clue about #Tobago landmark http://ht.ly/1YMNQ

  227. Marc Seyon says:

    #Caribbean #travel: "Things do not happen at a fast pace in #Tobago – that’s why we like it!" @uncommoncarib http://bit.ly/bfmBnb #cosign!

  228. New blogpost: my close encounter w/ #Tobago's elusive Naked Boy. Seriously, it's an innocent #travel story. Really. http://bit.ly/b87Jkj

  229. @BahamasDread just posted #Tobago's elusive Naked Boy http://ht.ly/1YX3a. Enjoy!

  230. BahamasDread says:

    Nice post, this article has me scrambling to find a local roti eatery.

    I may definitely have to look a little harder into Tobago for the september trip.

  231. I am so happy to see this post… for 1. You’re supporting and acknowleding my country even during our hardest hour and 2. You’re shedding light on some of the best rum ever. Trust me if you have not tried it — you should. Preferably on the rocks..its so smooth and brings me back to my country.

    I am officially a fan of your blog! Kudos to you all…

    A votre sante!
    Farah

  232. Our uncommon #travels call for tough+waterproof gear like these #iPhone armbands from H2O Audio http://bit.ly/cNqwZs

  233. Dana says:

    Thanks for the great write up! Just wanted to add a note that we just released our Surge Contact Headset that has an in-line mic and answer/end button, so now you can take and make calls from the water! Fun stuff!!

    ~Dana
    H2O Audio

  234. I still remember my dad brewing his own batch of Mauby, which we enjoyed on those hot days back on the islands after a serious Sunday lunch.

  235. Fantastic, Chris. Mauby is certainly exceptional after a Sunday lunch of macaroni pie, callaloo, red beans, rice and some stew beef!

    It’s funny, as I mentioned, I have a terrible memory, so I don’t remember where we would get fresh mauby from, but we often had it. I’m not sure if my mom made it from scratch… Maybe Stephen remembers.

  236. When your Friday's so bad u get no #HappyHour, skip right to bedtime & a few sips of this http://bit.ly/9Pydd2 #rum #caribbean

  237. Joan Wilson says:

    Maybe you should check for an expiry date….before saving it for a rainy day!

  238. It's #mango season in the #Caribbean! Time for a lesson in making #Cruzan #rum mango mojitos http://bit.ly/cgEHpT

  239. RumShopRyan says:

    I’m not a huge mojito fan but I love cruzan rum. Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers!

  240. Easing into a lazy Sunday along the waterfront in Frederiksted, #StCroix, Wish U Were Here! http://bit.ly/dhJ3aB

  241. Ivette says:

    Just looking at the picture gives me a sense of tranquility, calmness. I miss my St. Croix.

  242. New post: Taste of the Caribbean: Try a Ting… Then Add Some Sting http://bit.ly/9rh9XC

  243. RumShopRyan says:

    Limin’ away in the USVI…thanks for sharing.

  244. New post: Tuesday 2 Cents: RumShopRyan Offers a Little Help With the Ladies http://bit.ly/bboHK3

  245. RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Tuesday 2 Cents: RumShopRyan Offers a Little Help With the Ladies http://bit.ly/bboHK3

  246. RT @UncommonCarib New post: Tuesday 2 Cents: @RumShopRyan Offers a Little Help With the Ladies http://bit.ly/bboHK3

  247. Beach Writer says:

    Thanks! RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Tuesday 2 Cents: RumShopRyan Offers a Little Help With the Ladies http://bit.ly/bboHK3

  248. RumShopRyan says:

    Thanks for the post. It was a lot of fun to think about women and rum in the same way.

    Cheers!

  249. Steve says:

    BTW, I (Stephen) do like Ting as well, though not as much as another West Indian soft drink that I’ll write about in the near future…

  250. @LibationSociety thanks for the RT! Care to chime-in on the "ideal rum vs ideal woman" question? http://ht.ly/22jLQ

  251. Jesse says:

    I think the most important part of woo-ing a lady with your Rum choice is not to try and out-drink the rest of the bar. Shots and big gulp sized Rum & Cokes are only going make make it harder to, um, close the deal.

    Go for something with style, a playful cocktail with a hint of imaginative maturity.
    Here’s what I’ve been sipping on lately.

    Single Barrel Shipwreck
    2oz Cruzan Single Barrel
    1oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
    1 barspoon Hibiscus bitters
    Cruzan Blackstrap Flotsam

    Combine Single Barrel, Carpano & Hibiscus bitters over ice. Stir for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Float Blackstrap on top.

    A nice play on a Manhattan for us Island lovers. Respectable, elegant and easy to sip on over conversation during a Caribbean sunset, plus if consumed in moderation it won’t get you so hammered you wake up on the beach…. alone.

  252. A car race seems like a perfectly "uncommon" reason to visit #Jamaica this December; we're so there! http://bit.ly/bIz4Tc

  253. New Post: Friday Happy Hour: Rhum Neisson http://bit.ly/cLkNDA

  254. Please don't ask me for any painted bottles! RT @UncommonCarib: New Post: Friday Happy Hour: Rhum Neisson http://bit.ly/cLkNDA

  255. What better person could there be to give us a tour of #Barbados than #Rihanna? http://bit.ly/axttPA

  256. Check out #Culebra's Melones Beach, 1 of the best off-the-beaten-path #beaches in the #Caribbean http://bit.ly/ahprt4 #PuertoRico

  257. RT @UncommonCarib: Check out #Culebra's Melones Beach, 1 of the best off-the-beaten-path #beaches in the #Caribbean http://bit.ly/ahprt4 #PuertoRico

  258. Uncommon Beauty: What's Old (as in Club Orient) is Still Nude in #StMartin http://bit.ly/c3nT5J #caribbean #travel

  259. Taste of the Caribbean: Peardrax Sparkling Pear Drink, Trini to the Bone? http://bit.ly/atqKKk

  260. Hold your #wedding at #Nisbet Plantation in #Nevis & your love is sure to grow, literally! http://bit.ly/akKNns

  261. Nisbet Plantation recently welcomed @UncommonCarib to experience an "uncommon" beach resort. Read about their stay: http://ow.ly/25eyr

  262. Travel to #StLucia is always a tasty treat, but #CapMaison's New Spice Necklace Culinary Package makes it even better! http://bit.ly/bYnwGX

  263. Sign up for Jetsetter yet? No? You're missing a great #deal on The Landings in #StLucia! Sign up now: http://bit.ly/aAw3vZ

  264. #Trinidad & #Tobago r 2 more great options for #autoracing action in the #Caribbean http://bit.ly/adl5ub

  265. Shirley Major says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: What better person could there be to give us a tour of #Barbados than #Rihanna? http://bit.ly/axttPA

  266. Got stress? Let our latest Monthly Moment of Zen video from #Jamaica cool your tension http://bit.ly/998Bbj

  267. For today's Friday #HappyHour, I'm wishing I was back in #Nevis enjoying an ice-cold #Skol #Beer http://bit.ly/aGJ4ER

  268. New post: Saturday Video: For a Unique July 4th Celebration, Try St. John Carnival http://bit.ly/bouR6d

  269. RumShopRyan says:

    St. John is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  270. RT @uncommoncarib: Uncommon Beauty: Wedded Bliss, Island Style http://bit.ly/dk5ef7 http://www.MarryCaribbean.com

  271. Kelly says:

    Good beer! Can’t believe it was so hard to find.

  272. Looking for great #vegan eats in the #Caribbean? Check out De'Ital Shack in #StMaarten http://bit.ly/dx2pO0

  273. New post: Martinique's Yawl Boat Race Takes Carnival to the High Seas http://bit.ly/9BRSb6

  274. Kelly says:

    I enjoyed a Ving while in Nevis…luckily I carry vodka in my purse (lol) because I’m not a fan of rum (I know, it’s shocking). I also like Ting all by itself.

  275. Patrick says:

    Knowing that you carry vodka in your purse may well save my life one day. Thanks for the inside info!

  276. RumShopRyan says:

    Thanks for the mention Steve. You should definitely attend next year. A good time was had by all. We tasted some out of this world rums from around the world, not just the Caribbean.

    Here is a link to some photos and RumShop’s story.
    http://rumshopryan.com/2010/05/11/miami-rum-renaissance-festival-2/

    Cheers!

  277. Is the #Miami #Rum Renaissance Festival the world's sexiest rum party? It's got my vote! http://bit.ly/drACoz

  278. @Tropitica Love the Swedish treehouse hotel! Here's another 1 that opened just last yr in #Martinique: http://ht.ly/28RzX

  279. @CaribTravelLife those piña coladas will kill u! Here's hoping it was a 'diet' one like this – http://ht.ly/28RPs

  280. Frosty Bottoms Smell Nicer & We Can Prove it! http://bit.ly/aeKtGU

  281. Love is always in the air in #Nevis, even in the #rainforest! Read how I rekindled romance on The Source hiking trail http://bit.ly/b3eCnW

  282. Jennifer Stec says:

    My husband will love this article. Last Christmas, he purposely brought a new pair of jeans down to St.Croix so he could rub sand on them(like the jean maker instructed, oddly enough). So, on our blustery last day on island, I drove him down to Columbus Landing, and watched him walk into the water in his jeans to run sand all over them. He has not washed them since.

  283. Friday Happy Hour: Flirting with Rhum Clement Tres Vieux 1952 http://bit.ly/bp6pVX

  284. Saturday Video: Drink More Ting! http://bit.ly/aEDGlY #jamaica

  285. Wish You Were Here photo: floating the day away in #Exuma, #Bahamas http://bit.ly/bLCmEx

  286. New post: Travel Back in Time (or at least to Trinidad) with the Best Roti in Brooklyn http://bit.ly/cnEsCY

  287. Anselm says:

    Wow, that photo really brought back some memories. The only time I can remember seeing Marlene in person was probably when I was around 5 years old. It is so good seeing her in this photo.

  288. RT @UncommonCarib: Wish You Were Here photo: floating the day away in #Exuma, #Bahamas http://bit.ly/bLCmEx

  289. RT @uncommoncarib: Travel Back in Time (or at least to Trinidad) with the Best Roti in Brooklyn http://bit.ly/cnEsCY

  290. Tiny #Nevis w/ only 1 main road is a cycling paradise, so says pro cyclist Kathryn Bertine http://bit.ly/9jjPcB #caribbean #travel

  291. The tiny island of #Nevis w/only 1 main road, is a cycling paradise says pro cyclist Kathryn Bertine – http://bit.ly/9jjPcB (@UncommonCarib)

  292. Deal of the Week: Free Flights to Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort http://bit.ly/cMzjtY

  293. RT @UncommonCarib: Deal of the Week: Free Flights to Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort http://bit.ly/cMzjtY #travel #deal

  294. For me a “bought” roti is not complete without a solo apple j. Only yesterday I had one and (could also be greediness) I’d love to have another today. But then, the roti was from my sister’s restaurant where my mom makes then. Moms makes the best roti!

  295. James Bullock says:

    Tuesday 2 Cents: Kathryn Bertine Tells us Why Nevis is a Cyclist’s Paradise | Uncommon Caribbean: http://bit.ly/a4jCVB via @addthis

  296. Yes, u can #scuba under a #Caribbean island. Well, this one anyway http://bit.ly/aXLhCm

  297. RT @UncommonCarib: Yes, u can #scuba under a #Caribbean island. Well, this one anyway http://bit.ly/aXLhCm

  298. reiley says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: Yes, u can #scuba under a #Caribbean island. Well, this one anyway http://bit.ly/aXLhCm http://ow.ly/189yOG

  299. Where can u find the strongest #rum punch in the #Caribbean? Sunshine's in #Nevis is a good place to start http://bit.ly/c1ncYJ

  300. Spice-up your Friday #happyhour w/ #Cruzan9, the newest legendary #rum from our home island, #StCroix http://bit.ly/cAobPo

  301. RumShopRyan says:

    I’ll have to give this a try next month or so. Thanks for the info!

  302. #Barbados' best #party of the year is just a few wks away! Here's a video preview http://bit.ly/934atS #Kadooment

  303. Marc Seyon says:

    RT @UncommonCarib Looking for the strongest #rum punch in the #Caribbean? Sunshine's in #Nevis is a good place to start http://bit.ly/c1ncYJ

  304. One of my favorite models featured: RT @uncommoncarib: Wish You Were Here http://bit.ly/9S23BP

  305. Taste of the Caribbean: The Sweetness of Soursop http://bit.ly/aoArYo

  306. Love this @UncommonCarib post on hiking & romance rekind-lage in Nevis: http://bit.ly/cxs4bz

  307. Delightful post! Heard about a lot of hikes on Nevis (took one and then weathered a bout of heatstroke), but not this Source hike. We love the island…and hope to return someday. Maybe we’ll look up Reggie. 🙂

  308. RT @travelswithtwo: Love this @UncommonCarib post on hiking & romance rekind-lage in Nevis: http://bit.ly/cxs4bz <<Mmmm, me too!>>

  309. Wanna' move to paradise? @DavidLaHuta did. Here are his tips on moving to #Bermuda – http://bit.ly/9zVJ32

  310. Fabian says:

    Awe man thanks for reminding about how good soursop tastes. I haven’t had one a little while, time to go hunting this weekend. Great post!

  311. David LaHuta says:

    RT @UncommonCarib Wanna' move to paradise? @DavidLaHuta did. Here are his tips on moving to #Bermuda – http://bit.ly/9zVJ32 #travel

  312. Glenn Jones says:

    RT @DavidLaHuta: RT @UncommonCarib Wanna' move to paradise? @DavidLaHuta did. C his tips on moving 2 #Bermuda – http://bit.ly/9zVJ32 #travel

  313. Deal of the Week: Explore #Montserrat #Scuba Diving Adventure http://bit.ly/d1dYPq #caribbean

  314. We told you about #RallyTobago a few wks ago (http://ht.ly/2eDhb ), now check out cool video highlights from the… http://fb.me/DjMWWGgQ

  315. divinguk says:

    Deal of the Week: Explore Montserrat Scuba Diving Adventure … http://bit.ly/bWhUIi

  316. Help us showcase #photography from the #Caribbean. Read about our upcoming trip and feed the UC Flickr Pool http://ow.ly/2faM0

  317. Uncommon Caribbean says:

    New post: Friday Happy Hour: Boo Dragon Stout http://bit.ly/9eq9iv

  318. New post: Friday Happy Hour: Boo Dragon Stout http://bit.ly/9eq9iv

  319. Love #dogs? Then you'll want to see our new video post on the #Jamaica Dogsled Team http://bit.ly/b9HZKn

  320. RT @UncommonCarib: Love #dogs? Then you'll want to see our new video post on the #Jamaica Dogsled Team http://bit.ly/b9HZKn

  321. Gery Valerian says:

    RT @uncommoncarib: Taste of the Caribbean: Le Petibonum, Gourmet French-Creole on the Beach http://bit.ly/9CsmNt #martinique #bonnepresse

  322. Zoni #Beach in #Culebra, #PuertoRico is near the top of my list of best #Caribbean beaches. This photo shows why http://bit.ly/bvTDTL

  323. Zoni #Beach in #Culebra, #PuertoRico should be near the top of the best #Caribbean beaches list – http://bit.ly/bvTDTL (RT @UncommonCarib)

  324. ahaynes122 says:

    RT @uncommoncarib: Deal of the Week: Explore Montserrat Scuba Diving Adventure http://bit.ly/d1dYPq

  325. Discover 'Oil Down', the nat'l dish of #Grenada + a great party! http://ht.ly/2gNEf

  326. Uncommon Attraction: Puerto Rico's Amazing Rio Camuy Caves http://bit.ly/b7mi9V

  327. Puerto Rico says:

    Puerto Rico's Amazing Rio Camuy Caves http://bit.ly/b7mi9V #Nature #Wonder #lp

  328. Veronica Taveira says:

    RT @PuertoRicoPUR: Puerto Rico's Amazing Rio Camuy Caves http://bit.ly/b7mi9V #Nature #Wonder #lp

  329. xavier perez says:

    RT @PuertoRicoPUR: Puerto Rico's Amazing Rio Camuy Caves http://bit.ly/b7mi9V #Nature #Wonder #lp

  330. FreeBrain says:

    RT @PuertoRicoPUR: Puerto Rico's Amazing Rio Camuy Caves http://bit.ly/b7mi9V #Nature #Wonder #lp

  331. Gustav says:

    RT @PuertoRicoPUR: Puerto Rico's Amazing Rio Camuy Caves http://bit.ly/b7mi9V #Nature #Wonder #lp

  332. Martin Colon says:

    RT @PuertoRicoPUR: Puerto Rico's Amazing Rio Camuy Caves http://bit.ly/b7mi9V #Nature #Wonder #lp

  333. Puerto Rico says:

    RT @PuertoRicoPUR: Puerto Rico's Amazing Rio Camuy Caves http://bit.ly/b7mi9V #Nature #Wonder #lp

  334. Elsie Geigel says:

    RT @PuertoRicoPUR: Puerto Rico's Amazing Rio Camuy Caves http://bit.ly/b7mi9V #Nature #Wonder #lp

  335. Deal of the Week: Experience off the beaten path #StCroix, #USVI with Hotel Caravelle's Off-Road Package http://bit.ly/dpu5Cg

  336. Jane Watkins says:

    Deal of the week at Uncommom Caribbean http://bit.ly/9Rwqy6

  337. Deal of the week at Uncommom Caribbean http://bit.ly/9Rwqy6

  338. Todd says:

    Deal of the Week: Hotel Caravelle's Off-Road Package | Uncommon …: If you're a fan of Uncommon Caribbean on Face… http://bit.ly/9FMHCd

  339. Joy Stanley says:

    I've Stayed here http://tiny.cc/72f03 Location: Right Downtown Christiansted. Beautiful Harbor Views

  340. Uncommon Caribbean says:

    New post: On-Site St. Kitts: Reggae Beach Bar, a Watering Hole Fit for Man & Beasts http://bit.ly/cYYIAz

  341. A guy (me) walks into a beach bar in #StKitts & sees a pig, a goat & a monkey… No joke! http://bit.ly/cAcIAC #caribbean #travel

  342. New post: On-Site St. Kitts: Reggae Beach Bar, a Watering Hole Fit for Man & Beasts http://bit.ly/cYYIAz

  343. The Reggae Beach Bar in St. Kitts: A Watering Hole Fit for Man & Beasts – http://bit.ly/cYYIAz (@UncommonCarib)

  344. What #rum is #1 w/ young StLucians? Here's the answer – http://bit.ly/9uh2Ue #StLucia #caribbean

  345. RumShopRyan says:

    Thanks for the rum info.
    Cheers my island friend.

  346. RT @uncommoncarib: Friday Happy Hour: Chairman's, The #1 Rum Among Young St. Lucians http://bit.ly/9uh2Ue

  347. Saturday Video: Having a Laugh with Paul Keens-Douglas http://bit.ly/cjYmq9

  348. Beth Hammar says:

    Where would you find this in the states, particularly Michigan.
    I just returned from a missions trip to St. Croix and some of my team members tried homemade soursop, I never had the opportunity to try it but would like to.
    Any suggestions?

  349. SKBFAN says:

    Great article. You should post it on our friendly forum at http://www.sknmyislands.com

  350. Most energy drinks taste as bad as u feel at 2:30pm. Here's a tastier option from my youth in the #caribbean http://bit.ly/a7QOmH

  351. There's nothing like spending your b'day in your b'day suit at #ClubOrient in #StMartin http://bit.ly/9NpaPv #caribbean #travel

  352. MVineyarder says:

    RT @UncommonCarib: There's nothing like spending your b'day in your b'day suit at #ClubOrient in #StMartin http://bit.ly/9NpaPv #caribbean #travel

  353. ahaynes122 says:

    RT @uncommoncarib: Taste of the Caribbean: Lucozade, the Energy Drink that Tastes Great http://bit.ly/a7QOmH

  354. Deal of the Week: Learn to Speak #French in #Martinique for Less Than $200 a Day http://bit.ly/a52PkP #caribbean #travel

  355. Enjoy your Monthly Moment of Zen: Sunset Over Grand Case from Our Room at L'Esplanade http://bit.ly/aoH9sD #caribbean #travel

  356. Our mixologist serves up a recipe for the perfect drink to impress the ladies, Single Barrel Shipwreck http://bit.ly/d4kIj2

  357. RumShopRyan says:

    Sounds like a stiff refined rum drink that I need to try.

    And remember guy, smile and let the ladies talk. No one wants to hear about you all night.

    Cheers!

  358. Rhum Barbancourt — Read more about this rum here: http://bit.ly/b9Fokb http://fb.me/AG8nCqq6

  359. Saturday Video post: Getting Closer to Cuba http://bit.ly/94WMdO

  360. Tiare says:

    Lesson no 2 is true..;-)

    So how do i make the Hibiscus bitters?

    Tiare

  361. RumShopRyan says:

    She looks lonely. I think I’ll join her and make sure she is safely covered in sun screen. Cheers!

  362. New post: Taste of the Caribbean: The Bite-Size Glory That is Pholourie http://bit.ly/9e43Hk

  363. On-Site St. Maarten: Watching People Watching Planes Photo Essay http://bit.ly/b0qIlJ

  364. simply j says:

    What are BBCs?

  365. RumShopRyan says:

    Thanks for the info UC. Cheers!

  366. Thanks for the link-love. Only recently a friend in Ft Lauderdale was telling me about “Joy’s”.

  367. Here's the UC guide to making out (& more) at Cupecoy #beach in #stmaarten http://ht.ly/2oRCz

  368. New post: Friday Happy Hour: Dark n' Stormy® – The Tempest in a Glass http://bit.ly/91xJ6Y

  369. Joe Riley says:

    Barritt’s ginger beer is wonderful, but it is best when it is purchased in bottles, as those are made with cane sugar, whereas their canned ginger beer uses high fructose corn syrup.

    How come there’s no love for the other great Bermuda ginger beer, Regatta? Regatta in cans (and, soon, the bottled version as well) uses cane sugar.

    It should be noted that the Gosling’s brand of ginger beer uses high fructose corn syrup, and even Bermudan embassy workers don’t like it; they prefer Barritt’s.

  370. Club Orient at Orient Bay: Spend Your Birthday in Your Birthday Suit | Uncommon Caribbean http://t.co/4Wx4Qw6 via @UncommonCarib

  371. Uncommon Caribbean says:

    New post: Saturday Video: Memories of Bob Marley & the Beach http://bit.ly/cWvbzj

  372. Saturday Video: Memories of Bob Marley & the Beach | Uncommon Caribbean http://t.co/BAEPwqA via @UncommonCarib

  373. Kbennett says:

    Ooh la la.

  374. Photo Post: wishing I was back at #OurLucaya sitting right here doing exactly this… http://t.co/9yDwVF7 #Bahamas

  375. Dude the waters look so blue!!RT @UncommonCarib: Photo Post: wishing I was back at #OurLucaya … http://t.co/9yDwVF7 #Bahamas

  376. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Quintessential, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: With summer #BBQ season in high gear, here's the easiest way to add a taste of #Jamaica to your next cookout – http://ht.ly/2qObt […]

  377. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Citrus Concepts LLC, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: Drumroll: the 3 best #scuba sites in #Tobago are… http://ht.ly/2qTIV […]

  378. […] roti. You have to understand — making the world’s best roti is not an easy task. Like many other traditional Caribbean foods, it takes a lot of time and effort to make something this comfortingly […]

  379. Love to you too Stephen, all this Caribbean travel is keeping you from Australia! We will see you all next year.

  380. cazinou online says:

    I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!

  381. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Beach Writer, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: UC stayed at the Hotel L'Esplanade in Grand Case #stmartin last month. Here's our review… http://t.co/JUrIjvZ #caribbean #travel […]

  382. JezzyBelle says:

    I’ve been enjoying your blog and I wonder if you can help me. I’m planning our first trip for the Caribbean–we’ve found a nice window in mid-September to burn a little vacation time, but my husband and I both have expired passports so we’re trying to stick to Puerto Rico or the USVI and save ourselves a lot of anxiety.

    I’m a food writer/reviewer for a daily newspaper and I’ll want to eat well and write about it, but above all, we want beautiful, crystal-clear water. Staying on a beach would be best, but if possible, we wish to avoid resorts and big crowds. Local people or like-minded travelers would be welcome–we’re not looking to be isolated, either.

    And here’s a big deal: The only reasonable flight I’ve found so far is to San Juan. Flights to the other islands make three or four stops and pretty much take all day. So I wonder this: If I fly to San Juan, will I be able to find the sort of place I’m seeking on Puerto Rico? Even better, will I be able to get to one of the USVI by ferry? The most important question is: Where do I find the hotels on the islands that aren’t advertised on Cheap Caribbean, TravelZoo and so on?

    I’m going to keep noodling around here, and I hope I’m not imposing by asking too many questions. I’ll check back for your reply soon, and thanks in advance.

  383. Michele says:

    LOVE L’Esplanade! Peaceful, stunning, great people, walking distance to amazing restaurants on the beach.. what more is there to say. Recommend it any day!

  384. […] view over Grand Case from the balcony really is that gorgeous – as you may have noticed from this month’s Moment of Zen video.Hotel L'Esplanade sign in Grand CaseOf course, our stay was during the off-season, so for the […]

  385. ONE OF THESE DAYS……. 🙂

  386. EnergyShot1 says:

    An energy drink that sweet and tasty, yet giving an great energy boost. I’d like to try it out….

  387. […] stick to the local cuisine on my travels – e.g.: hole in the wall roadside eateries like Scotchie’s, just a stone’s throw from the resort – but as I kept hearing other guests praising the […]

  388. cazinou online says:

    Do you guys have an RSS feed?

  389. […] CommunicationsWe hinted at it in May after I first got wind of its imminent arrival during the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, and now it’s here! Cruzan 9, the newest addition to the legendary lineup of rums from our […]

  390. […] A Romantic Hilltop Escape in MartiniqueTweetA Suite at Plein Soleil/Patrick BennettMaybe it’s the rhum. Maybe it’s the food. Maybe it’s the amazing natural beauty. Maybe it’s all of […]

  391. […] MartiniqueTweetA Suite at Plein Soleil/Patrick BennettMaybe it’s the rhum. Maybe it’s the food. Maybe it’s the amazing natural beauty. Maybe it’s all of the above… Whatever the […]

  392. This sounds great and all but then you remember you have to run 13 miles in the Caribbean heat. I’m not a distance runner at all. This run would make me cry.

    Good luck Patrick.

  393. […] Happy Hour: Sailor Jerry Blood Orange DaiquiriTweetRemember a few weeks back when I dubbed the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival the world’s sexiest rum party? Well, the extensive collection of fine rums and the equally […]

  394. Anonymous says:

    Twitter Trackbacks…

  395. […] birth to Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum using the long-lost personal recipe.While it doesn’t match the new Cruzan 9 in my book (nothing does), I’ve always liked Sailor Jerry. It’s pretty strong at […]

  396. […] Soleil/Patrick BennettMaybe it’s the rhum. Maybe it’s the food. Maybe it’s the amazing natural beauty. Maybe it’s all of the above… Whatever the reason, Martinique is undeniably among the […]

  397. […] ochroes2 sprigs of thyme1 onion, 4 chives1 cup boiling waterUncommon Caribbean is unabashedly Crucian, though we’re also very proud of our Trinidad & Tobago heritage. This pride is most […]

  398. Em says:

    Good luck Patrick and Dave, you could devise a pole mechanism with a bottle of Carib dangeling in front of you as another incentive should you need one, however as you say, pretty sure Soufriere Hills Volcano will definately get you running.

  399. Debrolex says:

    Incredible. Talk about combining forces to succeed. What’s that they say? …the sum is greater than its individual parts? Kudos for such a great “Uncommon” find!

  400. […] agenda when I traveled to Tobago earlier this year. I was there with my wife and kids to surprise my Dad over the Easter Holiday, which incidentally is an exceptional time to be in Tobago, what with the […]

  401. […] St. Croix SteveFriday Happy Hour: My 1st Taste of Cruzan 9TweetCruzan9/SBPRThough we told you about the new Cruzan 9 a few weeks ago, I hadn’t had a chance to try it at that time. Few people had as it wasn’t on store […]

  402. […] than anything that typically passes for the stuff.I never thought I’d find a rum to replace Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum as my top choice, but Cruzan 9 does it.Yeah, it’s the best in my book, […]

  403. […] little Stonefield Estate Villa Resort nestled deep in the rainforest just below the picturesque Pitons. They show you to your secluded villa and take you through the amenities which include an outdoor […]

  404. […] their population is manageable.”Now, thanks to an innovative new package from our friends at Hotel Caravelle, the “we” Molly refers to can also include you! Dig this: the new Caribbean Lionfish […]

  405. […] yourself at the Reggae Beach Bar in St. Kitts.My love of beach bars and shacks (Sunshine’s, Le Petibonum, etc.) has been well-documented on Uncommon Caribbean, so I’m sure that none of you faithful […]

  406. […] and abortion. Among men in the Philippines, papaya is also alleged to limit libido, though my Dad (age 70) eats ‘em every chance he gets with no ill effects.Either way, papayas are a tasty, […]

  407. Debrolex says:

    Now THAT’s a great article! Sounds like a fun time was had by all…even if your attempts did not render stellar results…it’s all in the experience of trying something new. Thanks for the window into the TnT surfing culture Steve!

  408. Kellyjobennett says:

    Pretty funny stuff. That little girl couldn’t be cuter!

  409. Mr. Stick says:

    Great article, always good to hear about Tobago and my favorite beaches. Although I don’t surf, I do love limin’ at Mt. Irvine.

    Mr. Stick

  410. Great story.

    When I finally decided I was going to move from land locked Kansas to southwest Florida, I told myself I was going to learn how to surf in the Gulf.

    Then I went to the beach.

    The waves here in SWFL knee high and my surfing dreams died right there on the sand. Guess I’ll have some Caribs to dull the lingering pain.

    Cheers!

  411. Steve says:

    Thanks for the great comments and kudos! I’m hitting the gym and hoping to give Jason and his daughter a better show next time… 🙂

  412. […] to stop us from staying at a hotel a little off the beaten path. (We loved L’Esplanade! Read more about it.) It wasn’t going to stop us from walking all over Grand Case to find the best lolo bar. It […]

  413. Debrolex says:

    Congratulations to you both!

  414. Erica Bennett says:

    Makes me want to get pregnant! The wife looks gorgeous!

  415. uncommoncarib says:

    Thanks for the congrats and KB does look pretty nice!

  416. […] the island’s 37 square miles. It’s under four hours away from my home base in New York. JetBlue flies there from the pleasant Terminal 5 hub at JFK. And as a bonus, there are several built up […]

  417. […] that Mr. Cox helped establish, relations strained between the neighboring countries, resulting in the lasting U.S. embargo. Anything Cuban was painted with a broad red swath of communistic ideals and the Daiquiri quickly […]

  418. […] it might be hard to tell from the photo on that post.)  It wasn’t going to stop us from exploring secluded caves perfect for an afternoon make-out session. In fact, I think we may have set foot on all 37 of those […]

  419. gary says:

    Quote: Cupecoy is found in the southeast, just across the Dutch border.

    Cupecoy is SouthWest. You should be more careful about details.

    gary

  420. gary says:

    FYI, the Club Orient sign that you include was replaced well over a year ago, perhaps two. Feel free to replace it with a more current one http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gVzZQyv0eSsYPQKWrQwS-w?feat=directlink

    gary

  421. […] wife and I were determined to find our favorites and bring them to all you good readers. So, after Orient Bay, that brought us to Cupecoy Beach.Cupecoy is found in the southwest, just across the Dutch border. […]

  422. […] Pink Ting is very delicious and very refreshing. A close cousin to Jamaica’s #1 soft drink, Ting, which faithful readers will also remember is Patrick’s all-time favorite soda, Pink Ting […]

  423. Randy says:

    It’s been a while since I visited, but I remember really enjoying Piton 2000! I guess it’s been 10 years, huh?

  424. Good story and a tip of the hat to the ending. Cheers!

  425. […] on my way to missing the event again this year when I saw the following twitpic from our buddy RumShopRyan:Rum party with Dennis Rodman in attendance. http://twitpic.com/1m5c4hNow I’m no celebrity […]

  426. […] a camera to. I took over 400 shots and have put some of the best online on my Flickr account and an article about the carnival at UncommonCaribbean.com. This was my first time back since 2008, so it was a ton of fun. Hundreds more photos are available […]

  427. […] romantic place. Lush and exotic tropical surroundings, charming plantation inns, warm smiles and a Killer Bee or two can have a profound effect on even the most boorish of blessed unions. I know from experience, of […]

  428. […] purpose of our trip was for me to make up for missing our 10th wedding anniversary the year before.Hiking The Source trail went a long way toward mending the marital fences, but I knew that if I was to get all the way back […]

  429. Kelly Bennett says:

    Yes, this was a special dinner. I also found it impressive that the servers (in fact most of the employees at Nisbet Plantation) have worked there for 20+ years, a true testament to just how special this place really is!

  430. RumShopRyan says:

    Haha! I bet seeing that sign was nirvana! I’m sure you would of paid triple for that foot massage and the drink is just gravy.

    Old San Juan sounds enchanting. Can’t wait to check it out one of these days.

    Cheers!

  431. RumShopRyan says:

    I yearn to visit Jade Mountain. This looks like a great trip for photographers.

    Cheers!

  432. uncommoncarib says:

    Yeah, I (Patrick) missed Jade Mountain when we were in St. Lucia a few months ago, and I would really just love to do this workshop. Hope they do it again next year!

  433. Pete says:

    Sounds great! What did that lady say about your cocktail? 🙂

  434. Ibstarved says:

    my son was concieved in that cave
    it really is a shame what theyve done to the best body surfing beach on the island

  435. RumShopRyan says:

    I also bought my first 6 pack at Total Wine and More here in Naples. I bought some Caybrew and Cerveza La Tropical at the same time and preferred the Cuban brew.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers!

  436. […] SteveTaste of the Caribbean: Lemon Lime & Bitters, the Taste that Tops TingTweetLLB/SBPRTing may be tops in Patrick’s book when it comes to Caribbean sodas, but for me nothing’s better than an LLB!A product of […]

  437. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Anguilla Chamber and SheilaGallantHallora, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: Wishing we were in #Anguilla today hitting the links at #Temenos http://t.co/e9jv9rg #golf #caribbean […]

  438. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Discover Dominica, Discover Dominica, Jungle Bay, kaylanni michaels, Uncommon Caribbean and others. Uncommon Caribbean said: Don't get fat this Thanksgiving, get fit in #Dominica; #JungleBay Island #Fitness Boot Camp http://t.co/C2Qh0aB #ecotourism #wellness […]

  439. Kelly Bennett says:

    Sign me up!

  440. […] over the Easter Holiday, which incidentally is an exceptional time to be in Tobago, what with the Goat Races and hilarious bobolee beatings.Sure, I was looking for an uncommon adventure, but surfing? I had […]

  441. […] AleTweetVirgin Islands Tropical Mango Pale Ale/SBPRI have a confession to make: I don’t eat mangoes.There, I said it.I’m not proud of it, being perhaps the only West Indian on the planet who […]

  442. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Uncommon Caribbean, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Friday Happy Hour: Virgin Islands Tropical Mango Pale Ale http://bit.ly/cZbnjZ […]

  443. […] bartenders, drink firewater,Dance bossanova, he topples over.The lyrics to the classic Steel Pulse jam Man No Sober apply all too often to those of us who have, on occasion, “overdone […]

  444. Oh those St. Kitts monkeys! I saw them hovering in the bushes while I was on Reggae Beach but I never saw one get close to my drink, even when I was lounging on the bed in front of the Spice Mill restaurant. Good Times.

  445. I love cooking with this cookbook. lots of great recipes.

  446. Barbados says:

    Yes this is a great cookbook – fantastic recipe for baked fish in tomato sauce… yummy!

  447. […] a lot about food here at Uncommon Caribbean. We love posting recipes for our favorite dishes like callaloo, pholourie, codfish acra, saltfish buljol, and more. Of course, sometimes we just like to talk […]

  448. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Beach Writer, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: On-Site Grand Bahama: Billy Joe's Beach Bar http://bit.ly/c80M6f […]

  449. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Uncommon Caribbean, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Deal of the Week: Antigua & Barbuda Literary Festival http://bit.ly/c956aH […]

  450. […] quirkiness and shacktastic appeal of some of my other favorite seaside watering holes – Billy Joe’s, Le Petibonum, Sunshine’s, Reggae Beach – but Moomba more than makes up for it with […]

  451. […] http://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/2010/05/28/friday-happy-hour-ra&#8230; This entry was posted in Honeymoon Cruise Packages and tagged Chef, Executive, Gordon, Jamaican, Omar. Bookmark the permalink. ← A Fantastic All Inclusive Honeymoon in Cayo Belize Top 10 Caribbean Honeymoon Destinations, Pt. 1 → […]

  452. RumShopRyan says:

    Distracted by a beach bar…hard to imagine! Thanks for giving us a glimpse inside Aruba and a new drink recipe. Looking forward to hearing about the non “Disney Land” side of the island.

    cheers!

  453. Delicious! I love it!

  454. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Beach Writer and Uncommon Caribbean, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: On-Site Aruba: Wasting the Day Away at Moomba Beach Bar http://bit.ly/d4EbUS […]

  455. […] Happy Hour: Ron Barcelo & Black Tea Mystery CocktailTweetRon Barcelo/SBPRDuring the Miami International Rum Festival held back in the spring, I had the chance to sample a great many wonderfully inventive mixed drinks […]

  456. […] Caribbean destination. Tours by bus or car generally offer just a passing glimpse at attractions. On a bike, you really get to see and experience all that a destination has to offer. Plus, the attendant […]

  457. Easy Caribbean says:

    This looks really nice. Where can I get Ron Barceló Añejo in London, UK?

    Ian
    EasyCaribbeanShop.com

  458. Hayleyshantelle says:

    Hi, can i ask for permission to use this picture of cacao tea to use on a website with your name attached.
    thanks.

    Hayley Moses
    [email protected]

  459. Debrolex says:

    I wanna sleep in that bed! Gosh, LOOK at that VIEW! I feel relaxed and refreshed just looking at it!

  460. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by MeganSterritt, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Cotton Tree, Grand Cayman Offers Guests Art & Advice Before Bed http://bit.ly/cRRAer […]

  461. […] easy, but all this Uncommon Caribbean travel is not all wine and roses (or in our case, rum and roti) all the time. Sometimes, as outlined in this hilarious post on Vagabondish, the travel experience […]

  462. Kishouh says:

    I love Soursop. I grew up in Haiti and it is a favorite of ours! But it is so hard to find it here in the US. I just found out that it is 10,000 more powerful than chemotherapy [as researched by Purdue University] So besides all the great things you mentioned, it is a natural cancer-killer! I love it 🙂

  463. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Uncommon Caribbean, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: discover the soul of Old San Juan by playing dominoes with the locals. I did! http://ht.ly/2PAwC #puertorico #viejosanjuan […]

  464. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Citrus Concepts LLC, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: Wanna' see your #photos featured on Uncommon Caribbean? Here's how… http://ht.ly/2PZXN #travel #photography […]

  465. […] Grand Bahama Island SteveFriday Happy Hour: Gully Wash Does a Body GoodTweetGully Wash/SBPRRemember last week’s featured rum drink made with British Black Tea? If you thought that was unusual, then how about this combo: gin, coconut water and… […]

  466. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by STX Libation Society, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Friday Happy Hour: Gully Wash Does a Body Good http://bit.ly/anhfo5 […]

  467. Kelly Bennett says:

    Florida schools are open. Perhaps they share your sentiments? Hmmm.

  468. dave flynn says:

    Wow this place looks great, I bet its better than the stuff you get at the supermarkets!

  469. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Melanie Alexander, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: Read our Top 5 Reasons NOT to Celebrate Columbus Day (And 1 Reason To) http://bit.ly/92VHUs […]

  470. Sounds a lot like Swedish Punche, but probably less funky without the Batavia Arrack.

  471. […] sand beach.Visiting the city is a very moving experience, especially if you take the time to grab a Biere and sit in the little dungeon that once saved the Caribbean’s luckiest and most famous […]

  472. Dg Blackburn says:

    there were actually two (2) survivors, also a little girl

  473. […] of them, I’m told, are even pretty good. But unlike my brother Patrick, whose photo essays of New York Carnival, Fort-de-France and people watching planes in St. Maarten are some of my favorite posts we’ve […]

  474. Rebecca says:

    Awesome pictures, especially the Paso. What kind of camera did you use? Just kidding 🙂

  475. Gray says:

    Great shots! I’ve never heard of a pinhole setting, but I can see why you like it. I wonder if that’s something that can be edited in with a photo editing program after the picture has been taken, too?

  476. […] SteveSaturday Video: Vat 19 Shows Kraken Rum How it’s DoneTweetPicking up where we left off yesterday, here’s a classic 1987 TV commercial for Fernandes Vat 19 Rum from Trinidad that shows how a […]

  477. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Holiday Inn Aruba, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Wish You Were Here http://bit.ly/9m9i5c […]

  478. […] From Fit to Fat in 30 Days – Journey to the Montserrat HalfTweetMy knee MRIA month and a half ago I announced that I would be representing Uncommon Caribbean in the 2nd annual Montserrat Volcano Half Marathon […]

  479. Kelly Bennett says:

    I agree. Surprises me actually. Most rums are very vocal about where they are made. Interesting.

  480. […] of my friend Dave Keener. I promised training updates sprinkled with a little rum and possibly a roti or two.So, what happened?Well, a funny thing happened on the way to winning marathon gold at the […]

  481. aldo says:

    Hey, I work with the CheapOair travel blog (cheapoairtravelblog.com) and we’re interested in having you guest blog for us. Please contact me if you’re interested. Thanks! Aldo.

  482. hey bro sorry for taking so long to get back to you, been travelling and working alot. For all of what i gathered from my grandmother, she said the drink originated on the smaller islands, when they didnt have much access to anything to drink. But all the fisherman loved a good cocktail. so she said they started out mixing the coconut water with some very cheap gin, so they could get an island cocktail going. But with the harsh taste they didn’t enjoy it that much, but most households always had a can of sweet milk on hand because this was another staple enjoyed with a peice of homemade bread. so a few drops of sweetened condensed milk was added to this libation. now she swears she didn’t make the drink, but she has been enjoying it for over 60 years.

  483. […] about creating the world’s finest cream liqueurs. From his base high in Jamaica’s famed Blue Mountains he proceeded to develop his masterpiece, according to Foodresource.com, as follows:First, he […]

  484. Thats sounds delicious. Wish I could find a bottle of that here in the bahamas.

  485. […] few days, and you’re off. A short, winding drive later and you’re at the quaint little Stonefield Estate Villa Resort nestled deep in the rainforest just below the picturesque Pitons. They show you to your secluded […]

  486. […] Summer Offer from Nisbet PlantationTweetCourtesy Nisbet PlantationThere’s a lot to love about Nisbet Plantation in Nevis, especially for lovers. Don’t get me wrong – families can enjoy magical […]

  487. […] any intention of hiking when I traveled to Nevis last month. After all, I was staying at the posh Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, the #1 Caribbean property on Travel + Leisure’s prestigious World’s Best List for […]

  488. […] 2010 BVI Music FestivalTweetAs our faithful readers already know, Uncommon Caribbean loves a great concert, so it’s little surprise that on this Saturday we’d rather be in Tortola for the annual […]

  489. […] because many of the island’s young chefs, like 25 year-old Chef Nathanael Ducteil at Plein Soleil, apprenticed in Paris under such notable culinary masters as Alain Ducasse.Even traditional French […]

  490. wizzythestick says:

    Oh yum! This is on my Christmas list if I can find it.

  491. wizzythestick says:

    Ewww I am Trinidadian but I don’t like iguana at all. The popular way to prepare it is in a curry.

  492. Debbybabb1 says:

    Sounds deliciously fresh!

  493. Mr. Stick says:

    As much as I enjoy a good curried iguana I worry about this disappearing and endangered (in Tobago) beauty.

  494. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Hal Peat, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: Here's a #Caribbean ghost story to get u set for #Halloween http://ht.ly/2YjCM #jamaica […]

  495. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Citrus Concepts LLC, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: Contrary to myth, it does rain in #Aruba. When it does, head to Savantea for the island's freshest seafood http://ht.ly/2XQE4 #travel […]

  496. Lemon Arbor has become the place to go on Saturdays for an extended lunch of souse.

  497. Chennette says:

    i’ve always wondered about the completely different concept the rest of the world has about chutney – as if it was just stewed fruit – compared to Trinis, where the first thing you ask about a chutney “it hot?” 🙂

    my favourite way to savour kuchela – in a cheese sandwich. seriously good.

  498. […] your unmentionables drawer since 1985; you can’t argue with the ongoing importance of cotton (unless you spend all your time here).For many in the Caribbean there’s another Indian export that rates about as highly as the […]

  499. […] Martinique’s Route de la TraceTweetBalata Gardens/Patrick BennettMartinique may not have a haunted cemetery, a Chupacabra, or a White Witch, but it certainly has its fair share of spooky spots worth […]

  500. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Uncommon Caribbean, Sandy Allen. Sandy Allen said: Haunted Caribbean: Spooky Spots Along Martinique's Route de la Trace http://t.co/nQFELIW via @uncommoncarib […]

  501. Kelly Bennett says:

    I love Kuchela! So glad there’s a jar of it in my house again. Try it on rice and beans…mmm

  502. […] can’t be beat either. El Convento is located directly across from the San Juan Cathedral on Cristo Street, offering all that great luxury right in the heart of Old San Juan.I didn’t stay at El […]

  503. […] learned about the various ghosts, spirits and things that go bump in the Caribbean night from my Mom and Dad, with a hefty assist provided by storyteller Paul Keens-Douglas. Mom passed away years ago […]

  504. […] (no relation). Check out a piece of the response she posted to our Facebook page after reading Wednesday’s story on the ghosts at El Convento:‎*faints* Hotel El Convento is…..haunted?? Thank goodness I didn’t know that before […]

  505. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Lula Carter and Beach Writer, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: In case of werewolves, use silver bullets. In case of duppies, use the right #rum! http://ht.ly/31DPQ #Jamaica #Halloween […]

  506. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Pablo Donte's, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Taste of the Caribbean: Make Your Own Home Made Guava Cheese http://bit.ly/bVrAPd […]

  507. […] Celebrating the undiscovered charms of Caribbean travel & culture.HomeAboutNewsMapAdvertiseContact News SteveUncommonCaribbean.com Offers Affordable New Advertising OptionsTweetBlogsite […]

  508. […] of some of my other favorite seaside watering holes – Billy Joe’s, Le Petibonum, Sunshine’s, Reggae Beach – but Moomba more than makes up for it with friendly service, ice-cold beer, […]

  509. […] like to sip tea while wearing silk boxers and a cotton T-shirt?Okay, so maybe you prefer coffee and your silk boxers have been lining the bottom of your unmentionables drawer since 1985; you […]

  510. […] to its pillow-soft finish, a sip of R.L. Seale’s is as cool and easy as a sunny afternoon in Archer Bay. The company’s own propaganda states:The Nose is distinctively nutty with a full, smooth and […]

  511. Joanchar1 says:

    Yes it doesn’t rain much in Aruba. It seems the two times you have chosen was during their short rainy season.

  512. Thats a moving story. Being in the Caribbean I’m reminded often of the plights my ancestors had to face and the amout of hard work and toil they had to do as slaves and indentured laborers, it gives me a greater appreciation of my freedom. Great article and beautiful memorial.

  513. […] America, the U.S. and elsewhere. Patrick and I know this Caribbean oil sub-culture all too well as our Dad put us through school and supported our family while working as a Shift Superintendent at the […]

  514. RumShopRyan says:

    Wow, Charlie’s sounds like a grand experience. One of those places that leaves a mark on you and apparently you can leave your mark on it as well. I had not heard about Charlie’s before, so if if I’m ever in Aruba it will be on my must do list.

    Cheers!

  515. […] this year. Hanging out at Billy Joe’s was definitely a treat, and I’ll never forget the Wednesday Night Fish Fry at Smith’s Point (the best midweek party in the Caribbean, IMHO), but probably the biggest surprise to me was this […]

  516. […] culture as any reggae song you’ve heard, any jerk chicken you’ve tasted, or any ska steps you’ve danced. I’ve read that Jamaicans prefer the white overproof over dark rums because there’s a […]

  517. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Aruba , theurbanblogger, Al Brewer, theurbanblogger, Uncommon Caribbean and others. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: On-Site Aruba: One Man's Trash is Always a Treasure at Charlie's Bar http://bit.ly/a5gYRt […]

  518. RumShopRyan says:

    I didn’t get a chance to try one of these when I was in the Bahamas. I did indulge in plenty of SANDS though. Next time I will have to try this macho man’s drink because that’s who I am. I eat nails for breakfast. 🙂 Cheers!

  519. […] beers. Regular readers of Uncommon Caribbean might also remember that I even like Trinidad’s Royal Extra Stout, despite its“curious” flavor. The way some people talk about Royal Stout you’d […]

  520. […] Video: The Mighty Sparrow, the Original Smooth CriminalTweetWe had so much fun sharing a classic Lord Kitchener performance last week that we decided to keep the Soca flowing today with a fantastic video of the Mighty […]

  521. […] night; I proceeded to get myself a drink. Just as I was about to quench my thirst with my first Gullywash (gin and coconut water); the room began to pulsate, with the ebb and flow of a captivating drum […]

  522. […] to stick and stay on Palm Beach to take advantage of the endless watersports and good vibes at Moomba Beach Bar. Instead, I hopped a rental car and headed southeast toward the unknown.Rain on the Road to […]

  523. […] Happy Hour: Gosling’s Family Reserve Old RumTweetGosling's Family Reserve Old RumWith my knee injury weighing heavily on my mind, I can’t help but feel like the unthinkable may be […]

  524. hollylantain says:

    Moomba Beach Bar is a great time; especially if you are staying in a hotel close by! It’s open to Palm and Eagle Beaches and not hard to find. Just look for a beach bar with Tiki torches everywhere, colorful lights, loud music and lots of vacationers and locals enjoying themselves… To make it easier; it’s located directly outside of the Marriott Surf Club and Marriott Ocean Clubs. =) Great late-night beach walk!

  525. […] desired as Gosling’s Family Reserve Old Rum.If you remember from my post a few months ago on Dark n’ Stormy’s, the Gosling family got their start making rum on the island of Bermuda way back around 1808. […]

  526. Mamodavis says:

    We are about 6 weeks back from holiday in Montserrat,& all i can say to you is good luck on your half marathon run,I actually asked some one when i was there how the hell do they run round the Island? & the reply i got was they are encouraged by the people all along the way.Well fare play to Patrick & Dave for doing it,keep us posted & you will love Montserrat & the rum.

  527. […] Jersey. My friend Patrick and I will be on our way to the island of Montserrat to take part in the 2nd annual Volcano Half-Marathon.I love telling people here in New York that I’m running a half-marathon in Montserrat. First, […]

  528. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Reesa T, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Uncommon Buy: Naturally & Philosophically Sweet Honey from Martinique http://bit.ly/aeXZxw […]

  529. […] can see by reading this.Or better yet, head down to Montserrat and see for yourself!As we’ve previously noted, The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean is home to the Caribbean’s most active volcano, Soufrière […]

  530. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by theurbanblogger, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Friday Happy Hour: Three Reasons to Love Aruba's Balashi Beer http://bit.ly/aBnFFw […]

  531. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Abigail Krauss, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Saturday Video: Dominica's Amazing Natural Beauty http://bit.ly/b3QJAM […]

  532. […] this photo reminds me of the afternoon I spent at Charlie’s in San Nicholas, my lunch at Zeerover in Savantea and happy hour at Moomba on Palm Beach. I took this photo at my hotel just prior to heading to the […]

  533. […] this photo reminds m&#1077 &#959f the afternoon I spent &#1072t Charlie’s &#1110n San Nicholas, my lunch &#1072t Zeerover &#1110n Savantea and […]

  534. […] Kinda’ m&#1072k&#1077&#1109 you r&#1077&#1089k&#959n th&#1077r&#1077’s &#1109&#959m&#1077 amazing untreated spring hiding somewhere &#1110n a remote &#1088&#1072rt &#959f the island wh&#1077r&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 g&#1077t this ultra-pure water that gives Balashi a special, uniquely Aruban falvor. you know, something l&#1110k&#1077 Th&#1077 Source &#1110n Nevis. […]

  535. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by islandstylee.com, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Taste of the Caribbean: HouseBoat Grill in Montego Bay, Jamaica http://bit.ly/9oFI0c […]

  536. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Beach Writer, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Getting Down Underground at Cuba's Disco Ayala http://bit.ly/aOim10 […]

  537. […] place called Disney World. Somewhere around four or five o’clock that morning, Mom and Dad made sure us kids got up to watch TV. Must-see TV events were few and far between in those days, […]

  538. uncommoncarib says:

    I was in Disney World for my birthday in ’81? Thanks for the reminder… oh, and I gotta get to Nevis sooner rather than later.

  539. RumShopRyan says:

    Very good option for them. I heard Peter Island in the British Virgins will let them have the entire resort and put a no fly zone above the island to give them privacy in order to lure the new couple there.

  540. […] them from running.But not me! Oh no! I would never do that! I love challenges!The thing is… As I mentioned before… I’ve been placed on the disabled list due to a torn meniscus and since I mentioned the […]

  541. […] one out by my doctor. I swear!Anyway, this puts all our hopes on the able legs of our good friend Dave Keener. We have all the faith in the world in him! Not only will he receive one of the decidedly authentic […]

  542. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Lisa Charlebois, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: "Don’t get scared" – Countdown to 2nd Annual Volcano Half-Marathon http://bit.ly/9b5LzY […]

  543. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by STX Libation Society and islandstylee.com, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Friday Happy Hour: 'Life at the Kids Table' Tanqueray Thanksgiving Treat http://bit.ly/bG8wk8 […]

  544. […] in part, by taking my wife to Nevis in June and hiking The Source Trail (if you missed the story, click here to read all about it). It was an amazing and inspiring experience that has me excited about tackling new hiking […]

  545. […] food here at Uncommon Caribbean. We love posting recipes for our favorite dishes like callaloo, pholourie, codfish acra, saltfish buljol, and more. Of course, sometimes we just like to talk about the […]

  546. […] From this spot just turn around, take a few paces up the beach and you’ll find yourself at Moomba, one of my favorite new bar finds in 2010.As noted previously, I don’t usually see too many […]

  547. […] the Caribbean, every sip providing vivid reminders of sunny, carefree days, endless relaxation, and uniquely exotic adventures.The bottles pictured here, of course, offer a little bit more.I found these at the Rhum Neisson […]

  548. Dreaming of Martinique…I still want to come with you sometime next year! And even though I was just in the Bahamas last month, I’m still jealous you’re headed back that way! Within a matter of days, we’ve gone from Indian summer to full-on winter in California. Blah!

  549. […] place is special.The Rolling stones enjoyed many a beverage on this small, unassuming verandah. Sting and the Police spent their evenings here, too. And now, here are Dave and I, preparing to dig into a special meal […]

  550. […] dates are Feb. 18-24, March 4-10 and April 19-23, so you can even be sure to be in Aruba for the big 70th anniversary party at Charlie’s Bar in San Nicholas! For reservations, click here to visit the resort’s website, or call 1-800-HOLIDAY.BOGO (Buy […]

  551. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Holiday Inn Aruba and Holiday Inn Resort , Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Deal of the Week: Uncommonly Good Black Friday-Cyber Monday Savings http://bit.ly/fnZUDi […]

  552. […] take twice as long.Along the way you’ll pass off-shoots that lead to such natural wonders as Boiling Lake and the Trafalgar Waterfalls. The sweeping mountain views, natural swimming pools and unique […]

  553. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Andre Blumberg, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Saturday Video: Hiking the Waitukubuli Trail in Dominica http://bit.ly/dRF25c […]

  554. The Nature Isle of the Caribbean! I love my island. Filled with wonderful, exotic and beautiful sites. Nature here is fun with all the trails with its waterfalls, rivers and any other beautiful thing you may come across. For the love of this gem, My Country, DOMINICA!

  555. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by The St. Croix Lime, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Taste of the Caribbean: Eat @ Cane Bay's Gourmet Reggae Brunch http://bit.ly/emjZwq […]

  556. RumShopRyan says:

    Great first post Stephanie! I just ate lunch 2 hours ago (small meal…trying to lose Turkey Day weight) and now you’ve got my stomach rumbling. Thanks for the St. Croix low down on some good eats.

    Cheers!

  557. Jean says:

    Nice article with a touch of ‘come on down’ attitude! The food looks delicious and who would expect to hear anything other than Reggae music with such an atmosphere?!
    Makes me want to check it out!

  558. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by L Thompkins, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: On-Site Montserrat: Bush Rum – A Cautionary Tale http://bit.ly/hDrxMO […]

  559. RumShopRyan says:

    Great story Patrick. I’ve read tales about “bush rum” before but never heard of anyone trying it. I will definitely ask for a shot of the “uncommon” homemade brew next time I’m in the islands. Cheers!

  560. Nikonjunkie90 says:

    I can’t wait!!! I was there this past may and saw them working on it, I could’nt contain myself then! I want to do this hike so bad im going to plan a trip all the way from South Carolina,usa just for this hike!!!! seperate trips to Dominica this year already in the works!!! I LOVE Dominica!!!!

  561. veryfuzzyem says:

    Oh my, i’m in my adopted home (uk) reading this with a terribly british cold and i have to say reading this i nearly cried with laughter. Thanks for warming me up with your story & accompanying photos.

  562. kara says:

    I have been to this cemetary many times. It is beautiful against the ocean and the fortresses.

  563. Hilde Blake says:

    Dear Patrick,
    you really had a” Montserrat Only” experience,and I’m happy, you enjoyed it. Mizer is a very good, long time friend of mine and he almost always has a stern face, but he is a darling. You should be on Montserrat for the x-mas. Then Mizer’s place in Salem is packed on Fridays, there might even be String Band Music. The Montserrat Festival is a “must” for uncommon caribbean.
    Respect
    Hilde Blake

  564. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Brett Circe, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: On-Site Old San Juan: Brickhaus Bar Serves Sports with a Side of Samba http://bit.ly/hL66Ri […]

  565. I’ll back again for sure, thanks for great article 😀

  566. […] of Truly Bahamian BeersTweetEnjoying a Sands Beer at Our Lucaya/SBPRContinuing our profiles of the surprising home-grown beers of Grand Bahama, today we focus our attention on the island’s #1 brew, the aptly named Sands Beer.First […]

  567. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Uncommon Caribbean, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Friday Happy Hour: Sands, The Most Truly of Truly Bahamian Beers http://bit.ly/gEGerJ […]

  568. Weiwei107 says:

    I went and tried. It was good but like you pointed out, they “buy” their fish now…. Which was a bit disappointing ……but overall a fun journey.

  569. When this beer originally launched in grand bahama, the rivalry was intense. So intense where we had islands pitted against island. For weeks nobody in nassau would even touch the beer from Grand Bahama, as nassuvians tried to hold on to their pride and support Kalik. As time went on, nassuvians sampled the competitor and amazingly some people liked it, and the rivalry was put to bed.
    Because it was no longer a freeport beer, but a Bahamian beer. We have to be very careful when branding is employed not to alienate the same people, we are trying to attract.
    Overall the beer is a pretty good light bodied beer, and i have been occasionally caught sneaking a few sips. As for which brew do i prefer, Kalik or Sands? I’ll leave that one up to the imagination.
    Next time i’m in grand bahama offer me a brew Steve and we’ll see which beer i ask for!!!
    Great article buddy!!

  570. Sharon says:

    Love your website! If I’d seen this earlier, it wouldn’t have taken me so long to finally get to the Caribbean…

  571. […] Montserrat Volcano Half-Marathon.Unfortunately, my dreams of volcano gold ended several weeks ago with a torn meniscus in my right knee, but my teammate Dave Keener wouldn’t be deterred. Not by the active volcano on the south side of […]

  572. […] of volcano gold ended several weeks ago with a torn meniscus in my right knee, but my teammate Dave Keener wouldn’t be deterred. Not by the active volcano on the south side of the island. And certainly not by the promise of an […]

  573. Sharon says:

    Will do. I also love the YouTube clip called Dave’s Story, but I can’t figure out how to comment on it on there. I’m thinking already how I really want to go back next year. I imagine you’ll be there with a healed knee and ready to run? It really was the most amazing course…not that I have that many to compare it to!

  574. […] on the south side of the island. And certainly not by the promise of an epically mountainous hilly course that would take him a total of 3,120 ft up and a total of another 3,415 ft down!In fact, we heard […]

  575. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by PlanetMarathon, PlanetMarathon and Uncommon Caribbean, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: Q: What's it like to run a half #marathon around an active #volcano in the #Caribbean? A: http://ht.ly/3kPdB […]

  576. Hilde Blake says:

    Congratulations to have finishedthe MNI Half Marathon, but if that Finish Line was on the football field, you sure didn’t have the view of the volcano in the back. Anyhow, keep spreading the word, that Montserrat is worth every visit, be it for the Marathon or the Festival in December or any other occasion. Thank you in advance. A true Montserrat lover for always and forever.

  577. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Uncommon Caribbean, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: On-Site Old San Juan: My Night in the 'Museum' Called The Gallery Inn http://bit.ly/fXWXnu […]

  578. […] and the beautiful blue waters that separate them, make for incredible captures.I was too busy hiking, enjoying fancy dinners and hopping from beach bar to beach bar to get any landscape photos during […]

  579. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Citrus Concepts LLC, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Uncommon Photo-Op: Nine Things to Love About St. Kitts http://bit.ly/eJHaZA […]

  580. […] in Martinique Extra MerryTweetRhum Clement Creole Shrubb/SBPREarlier this week, we shared some of the unique Chanté-Noël traditions that make Christmas in Martinique so special. The food, the flowers, the singing – it’s […]

  581. I’ll have to try making that sometime soon. I threw up a shrubb-based cocktail of my own a little while ago: http://cocktailchem.blogspot.com/2010/10/chocolate-spiced-rum.html

  582. wizzythestick says:

    Oh I can’t wait to try this:-)

  583. Scott says:

    Love TP…we just returned from another wonder week there.

  584. […] island spice and flavor. It’s called green seasoning, and like the fabulous condiment that is kuchela, it’s a staple of many, many Caribbean kitchens.Green seasoning is used many different ways […]

  585. RumShopRyan says:

    They say getting to a destination is the best part. It sounds like this hike might have been brutal for some, but in looking back it was highlight of the quest to find that “white” sand beach. Great story Patrick.

    Cheers!

  586. David Johnson says:

    Great beach in the spring and summer. We came in on a big cat and stayed overnight. Yeah, we cheated. The water was clear and calm, the broad beach a light sandy color.

  587. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Uncommon Caribbean, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: On-Site Curacao: Zwarte Piet Adds Controversy to Christmas http://bit.ly/hedy7A […]

  588. uncommoncarib says:

    Reggae & jerk over calypso & roti?

    Maybe on the world stage, but not in my house! I’m sure some people would back me up here.

    Mmmm… roti….

  589. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Reesa T. Reesa T said: Friday Happy Hour: It's Just not Christmas Without Ponche de Creme http://t.co/sACqPw9 via @uncommoncarib […]

  590. Bob says:

    I was trying to repair a dining room chair, but all I could think about was the “Boat Yard” in Barbados. I really miss working on ships :-(((

  591. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jamie Everitt. Jamie Everitt said: Taste of the Caribbean: It's Also Just Not Christmas Without Black …: So, as we alluded to on Friday, it's jus… http://bit.ly/guzZTO […]

  592. […] but as you can see in the photo, the Holiday Season in St. Croix is about a lot more than just baking Black Cake and sipping Ponche de Creme.Christmas and Carnival go hand-in-hand in St. Croix like no where else […]

  593. […] Not that there’s anything wrong with that, especially since the hotel in this case is the MGallery Bakoua, one of the swankiest hotels in the resort town of Trois-Ilets.Most of the days start with a […]

  594. Choclytcandy says:

    I omitted the ginger, added some sugar, reduced the water and increased the coconut milk by a 1/2 cup and used coconut rum. This was delish.

  595. wizzythestick says:

    I can attest to the fact that this is one of the best ways to explore the island. Your experience is better when you can interact even a little in the same language

  596. […] around Christmas. So, although Steve already said the holidays just aren’t right without ponche de creme or black cake, they also aren’t the same without sorrel.In fact, sorrel is one of my favorite […]

  597. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by theurbanblogger. theurbanblogger said: ummm 1Barrell..RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Friday Happy Hour: Sorrel and Rum is a Recipe for Holiday Cheer http://bit.ly/h23948 […]

  598. Sinterklaas says:

    “the black-face minstrel look is about as offensive an image as there is in America.”

    This kind of sums up everything that is wrong in your article. You’re making comments on a cultural phenomenon from the viewpoint of an American. The Zwarte Piet is not a ‘slave helper’. And even though you ‘guess it was acceptable in the 19th century to have slave helpers’, it never was in the Netherlands. That’s your country and your issue.
    The Dutch never had slaves, so the automatically assume the origins of Zwarte Piet are in slavery is preposterous.

    The only issue with the Zwarte Piet is the “shock and outrage”, coming from the interpretation of unknowledgeable outsiders who think they should have a say in a centuries-old tradition of a culture they’ve only seen from the outside in.

  599. […] So, although Steve already said the holidays just aren’t right without ponche de creme or black cake, they also aren’t the same without sorrel.In fact, sorrel is one of my favorite flavors […]

  600. Lanigrunow says:

    We just visited Dominica and fell in love with all the outdoor, natural activity! We saw a sign for this trail and definitely want to go back to hike some of the sections. (probably can’t take 2 weeks off work to do the whole thing!). Can you tell me more about camping/accommodations along the trail? Thanks for the info.
    Lani

  601. What rock have I been living under? Pusser? I haven’t even heard of it.

    But I do agree with the “testers,” I like more Rum flavor, and the Cruzan 151 is a great choice!

  602. RumShopRyan says:

    Amphibian…never heard of Pussers Rum? We need to get you out from under that rock!

    I haven’t tried the Tortuga Rum Cake, but was really happy with the Pusser’s Cake. You mom’s does sound good though…load that puppy up with the strong stuff!

    Cheers.

  603. […] BarTweetSunshine's Beach Bar/SBPRRemember the fire in my wife’s eyes when she heard about The Source hike during our recent trip to Nevis? Well, I’m guessing that was nothing compared to the look of […]

  604. […] enough to find yourself at the Reggae Beach Bar in St. Kitts.My love of beach bars and shacks (Sunshine’s, Le Petibonum, etc.) has been well-documented on Uncommon Caribbean, so I’m sure that none of […]

  605. Bonnie Deahl says:

    Wow, what a cool hike to The Source. We were in Nevis yesterday for just a few short hours. I had read about the Source ruins and the trail going up there. I am a geocacher and had learned about this trail while researching caches around Nevis (there are 4 along that trail). Thanks for sharing your story and pix!

  606. RumShopRyan says:

    Sounds like a place in need to visit. Bonfire on the beach sounds out of this world. My must visit beach bar list is growing by leaps and bounds. Not sure how I can visit them all in one life time, but I’m sure going to try.

    Cheers!

  607. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Deal of the Week: Intro Savings on New Frenchmans Paradise Villa http://bit.ly/fRIHrI #Tortola #BVI […]

  608. isachick says:

    this was a wonderful deal… too bad that I saw it on Uncommon Caribbean months after it ended : (

  609. Lovin the Rum Cake! You really need to add Auntie’s Rum Cake to the challenge. Auntie is from St. Thomas. Her cakes are available online and if you happen to be on island, you can order a slice at Cuzzin’s, Blue Moon, Windward Passage or Hook, Line & Sinker. Trust me, you will not only smell the rum, but taste it too! Ask Dexter from Anything, Everything Virgin Island (facebook).

  610. […] times with good reason. The first miss occurred in early-November, when I was busy in NYC meeting our newest correspondent for the first time. The other time was exactly one week ago when I was working with the guy […]

  611. […] Celebrating the undiscovered charms of Caribbean travel & culture.HomeAboutNewsMapAdvertiseContactStore St. Croix SteveBringing a Taste of Noche Buena in St. Croix to My House in FloridaTweetUncle […]

  612. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Citrus Concepts LLC. Citrus Concepts LLC said: RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Bringing a Taste of Noche Buena in St. Croix to My House in Florida http://bit.ly/ieJ6Rf […]

  613. […] still are the winter occasions when Patrick and I are lucky enough to be in the same company as our Dad, who beats us both by making his home in Tobago.So, it was a fairly momentous occurrence when the […]

  614. […] Caribbean: It’s Also Just Not Christmas Without Black CakeTweetMmmmm… Black Cake!/SBPRSo, as we alluded to on Friday, it’s just not Christmas for many West Indians without Ponche de Creme and Black Cake. The […]

  615. […] St. Martin SteveFriday Happy Hour: If You Want to Be Merry, Drink GuavaberryTweetGuavaberry/SBPRPonche de Creme is very nice. Sorrel and Shrub are great too. But for us Crucians, it’s hard to top […]

  616. […] Day means hangovers all over the world. In the Caribbean, one of the most popular cures is Souse. We covered the recipe a few months ago, but here’s a video version with great substitutes […]

  617. Grenada is beautiful. There is no doubt about that. And I wish I were there too! (or that I had $100MM to just whip out and buy that Caribbean island – or even enough to buy the boat!).

    Ben (@carib_amphib)

  618. RumShopRyan says:

    Man, I could have used this Saturday. I was hurtin’ bad!

    Happy New Year UC.

    Cheers.

  619. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Chris De La Rosa. Chris De La Rosa said: Saturday Video: Souse, the Caribbean Hangover Cure http://t.co/PqwHztP via @uncommoncarib […]

  620. destinytraveler says:

    It sreally a sensus wedding dress and the lady looks so hot in this outfits
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  621. rajnibarbosa says:

    Best of all, the resorts take care of all the paperwork and legal issues, making this the easiest, most stress-free option.

    Motorcycle parts

  622. Erin says:

    My family and I have been traveling to St Croix for many years and we decided to go to Point Udall for New Years in Y2K (2000). It was so cool, they released doves into the air as soon as it struck midnight! Everyone celebrated being the first ones in the United States to bring in the new millenium!! Just wanted to share this fun memory with others, Point Udall is a really special place. For more stories, check out http://www.st-croix-gems.com/index.html

  623. BCirce says:

    Next time ask for Emilio, owner of OOF! (Toro Salao, Aquaviva, Dragonfly, and one other I cannot remember). Tell him Brett from Starmark sent you 🙂

  624. Thanks for the tip, Brett. I’m pretty sure they also own the Parrot Club. I ate at Toro Salao and the Parrot Club on my last trip, and both were awesome, as usual. I’ve been to Dragonfly too, though it was about a year ago. All great places for drinks, dining and people-watching…

  625. […] safe to listen to the radio again.For many of us the Holiday Season ended just about the time our New Year’s hangovers wore off. But, as we’ve pointed out previously, the jolly times continue back home in St. […]

  626. allubarbosa says:

    If I had to do much themselves, if I choose this recipe very easy …

    Motorcycle Parts

  627. […] Celebrating the undiscovered charms of Caribbean travel & culture.HomeAboutNewsMapAdvertiseContactStore Caribbean PatrickAsk Uncommon Caribbean: Preparing Macaroni PieTweetWelcome to a new feature […]

  628. […] Mmmmm.And that’s it! If you really want the perfect accompaniment to your macaroni pie, try this simple recipe for callaloo, another traditional West Indian side dish.Caribbean Macaroni PieThanks for your question Kajmere. […]

  629. allubarbosa says:

    You not only the smell of rum, but the taste too! Dexter ask anything, the Virgin Islands

    Car Parts

  630. Kajmere says:

    Oh Wow!

    I love it! I like the twist you put on it by adding the hot dogs as well. I really need to get : The Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook,

    Thanks for your quick response to my question.

    I will surly be following your posts from now on.

    Kajmere

  631. […] of competitive swimming as members of the St. Croix Dolphins many years ago, combined with our knee ailments (I’ve got a similar knee problem to the one Patrick outlined here) better position us for […]

  632. […] to the one Patrick outlined here) better position us for success in this athletic test than the Montserrat Volcano Half Marathon. Still, this won’t be a walk in the park…Piece of Cake, right?The race starts at Oualie […]

  633. […] it was always in the firm, delicious form of macaroni pie.Caribbean Macaroni PieSimilarly to guava cheese, the name “macaroni pie” is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, there is macaroni involved and […]

  634. RumShopRyan says:

    Now this sounds like fun! How awesome would it be tell people you swam that. Thanks for the info UC.

    Cheers!

  635. All the best,……………..
    You will do this ………
    Thanks for sharing this informative stuff.
    hard practice and strong determination helps you for achieving your goal.

  636. denimesasx says:

    Today, we are thinking about 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search, the first time the story of Patrick. At that time, the place of the event was a mystery. We all knew he was going to be somewhere in the Caribbean.

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  637. Great info! Thanks for sharing.

  638. JOHN DOE says:

    Had a soursop tree in our backyard as a kid, and everytime it would bear we all knew what that meant, JUICE!!! It was good. Since I moved to NY in ’01, I hadn’t tasted soursop UNTIL a few months ago I went for lunch and saw this drink. I was skeptical since it was mass produced, but it was damn good. My only regret is that I only got one.

  639. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jennifer Campbell. Jennifer Campbell said: Deal of the Week: Vacation in Trinidad for $15 a Night – No …: One of the great benefits to being a West India… http://bit.ly/hhYjMx […]

  640. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jennifer Campbell. Jennifer Campbell said: Celebrate Caribbean Culture with Third World at Love City Live …: “Love City Live is about coming together and… http://bit.ly/gq4Hmd […]

  641. Shaquell says:

    Mauby is definately my favorite drink, I also enjoy drinking a glass without sugar.

  642. Johnisbetter1024 says:

    This is Rincon in Santa Barbara (southern california). Not Rincon in Puerto Rico. Look at the scenery. It’s clearly not PR. Plus all the surfers are wearing wetsuits.

  643. Hey, John, thanks for pointing out my error. I questioned the scenery when I first saw the video, but clearly it’s been too long (15+ years) since my last visit to Rincon, Puerto Rico.

  644. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Linda Thompkins. Linda Thompkins said: RT @UncommonCarib: New post: Remembering Dr. King's Travels in the Caribbean http://bit.ly/iaOCac […]

  645. ~Melissa says:

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  646. Flash says:

    Most bacteria don’t die in the cold. They are only delayed in growth, which is why food will STILL go bad in a refrigerator after extended periods of time. Unlike humans, bacteria can be re-animated after being frozen. This article is NOT science. You are just delaying the growth..

  647. Kelly Bennett says:

    I like how you always find information related to the holidays.

  648. Kelly Bennett says:

    Mmmm, sounds good.

  649. […] & the Grenadines SteveUncommon Beauty: Vincy Mas 2010TweetFion Lu via FlickrDid you miss out on Trinidad Carnival earlier this year? Not to worry; the line-up of annual Caribbean carnival celebrations still has a […]

  650. […] main cities to seek out this type of vacation experience are Old San Juan, Santo Domingo, Kingston, Havana (someday), Port-of-Spain, and Fort-de-France, where last May I visited the Hotel […]

  651. […] Among the main cities to seek out this type of vacation experience are Old San Juan, Santo Domingo, Kingston, Havana (someday), Port-of-Spain, and Fort-de-France, where last May I visited the Hotel […]

  652. […] capital city, Hotel L’Impératrice was originally built in the 1950’s and named in honor of Empress Josephine, Napoleon’s wife and one of Martinique’s most famous figures. For the traveling French elite of […]

  653. ~Melissa says:

    Fabulous! Sign me up!

  654. […] Jose Francisco Salgado, PHDLast summer, we told you about the amazing natural wonder that is the Rio Camuy Caves in Puerto Rico. Today, we’re revisiting this most uncommon, awe-inspiring attraction through the lens of […]

  655. RumShopRyan says:

    I’m looking forward to this years Rum Renaissance. Cheers!

  656. […] Carnival 2011TweetThere’s just a few weeks left til the World’s Greatest Street Party, Trinidad Carnival, bursts forth with its usual pageantry, excitement and unmitigated revelry unmatched anywhere. You […]

  657. At least they have Inner Circle and Bundaberg produced locally.

  658. My countdown started since last year when we couldn’t make it. Can’t wait for March to arrive! Absolutely the BEST time you’ll ever have. Tribe, here we come.

  659. Izay Cabrera says:

    I have list of world sexiest women. One of them is Miami south beach

    The list:
    -Caprera Island
    -Salvador
    -Cousine Island
    -Playa de los Lances
    -Pink Sands Beach
    -Kuta Beach
    -South Beach
    -Pigeon Point Beach
    -Bodrum
    -Santa Maria Beach
    -Laguna Beach
    -Ihuru Island
    -Playa Tamarindo
    -Paradise Beach
    -Grande Plaage
    -Kaanapali Beach
    -Cabo San Lucas
    -The Similan Islands
    -Motu Tane

    Warm Regards,
    Izay Cabrera
    Miami South Beach Hotels

  660. […] the Caribbean’s premier culinary destinations. How premier? Well, we already showed you that even the beach shacks in Martinique serve up gourmet cuisine. We also told you about the unusually exceptional quality of the island’s McDonald’s […]

  661. […] the entire circumference of Puerto Rico. Longtime readers of Uncommon Caribbean may remember the Saturday Video post we published on the event back in October, but with the race kicking off this week, let’s […]

  662. […] our own pace. More of a cycling tour of the island than an actual race, the one-day event starts in Fort-de-France, winds its way through the mountainous northern section of the island, before returning to the […]

  663. Marjo Aho says:

    Here Im browsing your blog and suddenly I find… My video slideshow of the Crucian Christmas Parade! Hope you enjoyed it, but now be nice and tell all your readers that the fabulous commercial photographer who made the images has more fabulous images of the Caribbean at http://photo.marjoaho.com and that the music in the video is by the fabulous Stroka Band whom you can find at http://www.strokaville.com!

  664. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Amanda Sharples, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Deal of the Week: Own a Piece of Paradise at Bacolet Bay, Grenada http://bit.ly/h1VpJW […]

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  666. Elainemonkeydoodle says:

    Great story!

  667. They failed in Trinidad as well

  668. […] the Cricket in Anse Le Raye St LuciaCatching an early morning Cricket match from the street in Anse Le Raye, St. Lucia.TweetJan. 30th, 2011 | Tags: cricket, limin, photographyYou might also likeOn-Site St. […]

  669. This is making me home sick. Friar’s Bay is one of my favorite beaches on the island.

    We love going to Kali’s.

  670. ~Melissa says:

    Love the engaging, sharing tone of the post.
    I think I want me some Tasty Balls. 🙂 Lovely as always.

  671. […] Terres BasseOn my last two visits to St. Martin, I spent a lot of time on the beach. Whether it was whiling away my birthday in my birthday suit, taking in the sheer scale of Long Bay, or drinking rum infusions at Friar’s Bay, it just […]

  672. Rendingo2 says:

    I went to High School and was very close with Sam, the founder of Grass Roots. I am so extremely proud of him. He has always had that spirit. I remember him being absent from school during our Senior year because he was in Honduras building houses!

  673. RumShopRyan says:

    A BIG thank you for sharing those photos. She’s an accountant and a sexy model…truly an uncommon thing. I love meeting new people as well when traveling, you instantly have a bond of the experience you’re…experiencing.

    Cheers.

  674. Great post and lovely photos. It’s amazing how many uncommon things, seems to bring smiles to my face. Keep discovering beauties like this and we’re gonna trade jobs.
    Love it!!

  675. jessica says:

    you’ll forget about poor Jessica in the pictures 🙁

  676. […] friends you’ve only just met. Whether it’s taking up surfing with Boosy on Barbados, going spelunking for bats with Mark on St. Martin, or running a torturous half-marathon with a collection of new friends on Montserrat; […]

  677. jessica says:

    🙂 a mojito is my drink of preference hahaha *just a heads up for next time you visit… lol

  678. […] it was whiling away my birthday in my birthday suit, taking in the sheer scale of Long Bay, or drinking rum infusions at Friar’s Bay, it just seemed like the right thing to do. I mean the island is world renowned for it’s 37 […]

  679. […] Nationale d’Haiti (BRANA), Prestige was first introduced right about the time I made my first, and so far only, trip to Haiti in the mid-1970′s. Pre-Prestige, most beer drinkers in Haiti opted for European brews. Today, […]

  680. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by PubliGestion, Prestige Beer and Prestige Beer, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Friday Happy Hour: Prestige is Perfect Caribbean Beer for the Super Bowl http://bit.ly/hFkI53 […]

  681. […] a bit of a milestone this past weekend as Uncommon Caribbean celebrated birthday #1! Yes, I know the official launch date is March 1, but we actually published our very first post back on February 5, 2010, so I should say that a […]

  682. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by MyIslandArt.com, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Happy Birthday… To Us! http://bit.ly/dSJ57r […]

  683. ~Melissa says:

    Congrats! Keep being uncommon!

    ~Melissa

  684. Gigisxm says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  685. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Caribbean Travel, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Saturday Video: Channel Your Inner Tony Hawk at Black Pearl Skatepark, Grand Cayman http://bit.ly/fd8rso […]

  686. RumShopRyan says:

    This is one non-rum drink that I’d like to “research” and let people know if it works.

    Cheers guys!

  687. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by L Thompkins and Smokey Joe Sauce Co., Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Taste of the Caribbean: Sea Moss, the Caribbean's Most Potent Sex Potion http://bit.ly/fbPER8 […]

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  690. This drink sounds amazing! Will definitely be adding it the list of must tries. We visited St. Croix for the first time a few weeks ago and spent the day at Rainbow Beach. Absolutely loved the island, the people, the beach and the drinks. We also found our favorite bartender at Rhythm’s beach bar. If you’re interested in seeing or hearing about our day at Rainbow beach you can check it out here: http://blog.teamcocktail.com/2011/02/the-day-of-the-lime-in-the-coconut/

    We love the island and can’t wait to go back. Thanks for the great drink recipe! We are Team Cocktail – Where Happy Hour Never Ends! Cheers!

  691. MeLimin' says:

    That was shot at the old Turtle Beach Bar & Grill before it was sold. They were equally demanding for their share of the bar fruit as well. They would climb up, stand on the bar & eyeball the barkeep until fed.

  692. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Caribbean Travel, MadiganPratt&Assoc. MadiganPratt&Assoc said: This would have helped me feel better last wk RT @UncommonCarib: Incredible Conch & Dumpling Soup, Nisbet Plantation http://bit.ly/foTAAa […]

  693. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Beach Writer, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: On-Site Barbados: Where to Go to Enjoy Fine Rum http://bit.ly/e1ny7B […]

  694. The Royal Ambre is a bit on the rough side for my taste, but Clément VSOP or J.M. Elevé Sous Bois definitely hit the spot. Especially in a Donga Punch. Yum.

  695. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bjorn Stromsness, Uncommon Caribbean. Uncommon Caribbean said: New post: Deal of the Week: Live the Dream at Highclere House, Great Exuma http://bit.ly/fsI0EJ […]

  696. Debbimcb says:

    I just watched a movie which took place at Smith’s Point..”Eye of the Dolphin”, how I would love to believe there is such a beautiful place left on earth. Unscathed by tourist and so beautiful. If there really is such a place left where you can stay in an open bungalow and enjoy the beauty of the clear waters and beach’s I would love to know about it. I am a 50 yr old woman retired and looking for such a place if one does exist. Please e-mail me…photo’s……and help me find my dream. Thank You….. Debbie [email protected]

  697. RumShopRyan says:

    I’m a sucker for pretty bottles as well. That’s how I got hooked on Kraken. Very well written story. Cheers!

  698. Saturday Video: Countdown to Trinidad Carnival 2011 « Bajan Sun Entertainment says:

    […] just a few weeks left til the World’s Greatest Street Party, Trinidad Carnival, bursts forth with its usual pageantry, excitement and unmitigated revelry unmatched anywhere. You […]

  699. Derek Went says:

    There is a new kid on the block coming out of Barbados…WentWorx.
    Check out Went Caribbean on Facebook…authentic first hand Caribbean flavour blends.

  700. Thats really cool deal

  701. […] You don't have to be a pro to capture great pics in Old San Juan. Check out more of my shots here: http://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/2010/10/13/my-for-dummies-guide... Tagged as: Beach, Condado, Juan, Puerto, Rico Leave a comment Comments (0) Trackbacks (0) ( […]

  702. Great article. Thats zany how that parade and holiday got started. I’m thinking right now, what festival i can get started in the Bahamas over a few drinks!
    Cheers to St. Patty’s day!!

  703. Electric Fishing Reel - is a tica good fishing surf rod to match? says:

    […] Saturday Video: St. Patrick's Day Parade, St. Croix | Uncommon … […]

  704. This is gorgeous! Hope to make it to Martinique soon so we can see it in person!

  705. Jesse Card says:

    Hey there, I forgot to mention the awesome Don’s Mix that Trader Tiki is making! Head on over to his website at http://www.tradertiki.com and see his wide selection of Exotic syrups & Tiki-centric swag.

    Also, he just became a first time dad as well (Pregnancy is contagious around here, it seems). Send him a Big Congrats along with your order!

    Jesse

  706. wizzythestick says:

    Wow I am amazed to find a country that actually beats T’dad for the number of public holidays

  707. Lainiebird says:

    mmm, I’ve always wanted to try turtle meat having heard that is delicious. But I certainly don’t want to eat a beautiful, endangered animal just for kicks. Sounds like this is the right place.

  708. Debrolex says:

    Looks like they are balancing the situation nicely. Thanks for the post!

  709. Brad Beach says:

    Awesome photos!

  710. TL says:

    One of the funniest articles I’ve ever read- I can’t wait to get down to the islands and get “wrecked” on bush rum!

  711. Guest says:

    Ok, so there’s your dad in Tobago. He may very well want to protect his pre-40 baby from experiencing God’s greatest gift to the warm-blooded world! But how long have we known each other….close to 15 years? Most of that on a “PR/newsworthy stuff” level? Clearly it’s an indictment on me – and the other friends that you and I share who work/worked for T&T – that youve yet to get your Carnival groove on! Anyway, until you get here, rest assured that the show WILL go on!!!!!

    WS

  712. […] You don't have to be a pro to capture great pics in Old San Juan. Check out more of my shots here: http://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/2010/10/13/my-for-dummies-guide... Tagged as: Isla, Juan, Puerto, Rico, Verde Leave a comment Comments (0) Trackbacks (0) ( […]

  713. Lainiebird says:

    The poor babies. I’m so glad that you were able to share a morning with Boo, and I hope that future travelers reading this will take the chance to brighten a poor homeless dog’s day, and their own, too!

  714. […] Little Cay and Sandy Cay, 2 private islands off of Utila, Honduras have been seeing a lot of press this year.  Here is a nice write up from our friends at Uncommon Caribbean (click) […]

  715. Deborah says:

    That’s so AWESOME! What a fabulous idea as an “Uncommon Adventure”…and it provided benefits to all involved! Kudos for thinking outside the box…and for seriously brightening the day for a lonely dog.

  716. Frida says:

    Hey Steve – great read! Was great meeting you in Cayman. This is a pretty neat website! We made it back stateside Sunday night and back to the daily grind :(. We made it to Mrs. Vivienne’s Kitchen and you WERE not playing!! The food was DELICIOUS. I got the oxtail and Brian tried the BBQ porkchops. Superb. We also tried the Grape Seed spot (next to the Texaco station). OMG – Another great recommendation you made!!! The Conch fritters and friend Snapper were finger licking good. Sonya shared a Cayman Airways write-up on Bodden-Town which suggested Chesters – another local spot not far from the Retreat. Did you get to try it? They served the best jerk chicken and pork ever. Clearly Brian and I are going to starve for the next two months to work off the pounds – all we did was eat and it shows, LOL.
    We’ll be sure to check out your site before planning our next caribbean destination. Take good care!

    Frida & Brian

  717. Twobeauts says:

    “Each Cay has one small house …” I can’t speak for Sandy Cay but the house on Little Cay is anything but small. My wife and I just spent 4 nights there and it was fantastic. Best snorkeling in all of Utila is right around Little Cay. The house has essentially 3 master bedrooms each with its own bath, huge living room, dining area and full kitchen. We rented and brought along kayaks which definitely added to the enjoyment as everyday we kayaked to different islands, explored, snorkeled and went for lunch on Pigeon Cay. Cannot recommend Little Cay enough…you will love it!

  718. ~Melissa says:

    Photo Fabulous as always! (Wish I were there for real!)

  719. […] built on the exact spot where a real, live miracle occurred. Follow the link for the full story… http://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/2010/09/21/uncommon-attraction-... Tagged as: apartment, Juan, Puerto, Rico, Sale Leave a comment Comments (0) Trackbacks (0) ( […]

  720. Deborah says:

    Sweet! I was watching Iron Chef America (battle goat) the other night…and was pleasantly surprised to see several shots of a chef wearing a Sonya’s St. Croix hook bracelet. Nice to see STX being represented in such a way.

    It is also exciting to see St. Croix’s culinary side being celebrated in such a fabulous cook book. Can’t wait to see what you two concocted….knowing the two of you, it promises to be packed with great recipes and interesting facts. Kudos!

  721. RumShopRyan says:

    Great story, great photos Steve. I haven’t yet been to Seven Mile Beach but pretty much think the way you thought…how amazing can it be. I mean, doesn’t every Caribbean Island boast a world famous beach? I’ll take your word for it though, I’m pretty sure you know your beaches.

    Cheers!

  722. Jorie says:

    Great story – and I 100% agree with you… Have been to Cayman several times and we enjoy grabbing a rental car and heading around the island. The driving is easy and the sights are always pleasing. (Your pics look lke they came right off my memory card!). And I can tell you, even having been to 7MB several times… that awe hits you the same time at first sight every time! Gorgeous!

  723. It’s not quite the same without Lemon Hart 151, but unfortunately that’s a little bit tricky to find these days and I have yet to hear of a really solid substitute.

  724. Bacardi 8 Años is actually pretty solid stuff, especially at the price point. Though Ron Abuelo 7 Años is pretty comparable, both in terms of price and taste. Wouldn’t touch any other Bacardi rums with a ten foot pole.

  725. wizzy the stick says:

    Looking forward to getting this cookbook and sampling some of the recipes

  726. Deborah says:

    Got my book in the mail today! It’s beautiful! The photos and your cultural literary input made it quite enjoyable to read. Loved reading about the background on the chefs too. I was just looking for a recipe including leeks the other day…I think I’ll try the Tomato, Leek & White Bean rustic soup this weekend. Everything sounds and looks so yummy! Highly recommended.

  727. Did you leave the UC mark? Very cool addition to the common wooden bench or picnic table craved with initials.

  728. I wish I was there also the water look nice love the photo! How long are going to be at that island.

  729. Kelly Bennett says:

    These festivals were yummy…a nice hint of sweetness.

  730. RumShopRyan says:

    Looking forward to a little rum sampling in the south beach sun. See you there UC. Cheers!

  731. great article, its amazing how these little everyday parts of our caribbean culture are formed.

  732. Deborah says:

    I remember the signs on the side of the roadways on STX that said “Don’t Trash Your Living Room” and featured a photo of one of our pristine beaches. That one always stuck with me.

    Enjoy our island(s)….but please leave only your footprints………….

  733. RumShopRyan says:

    One of my favorite rums to drink straight with one ice cube. You’re right on the flavors. I’m not rum tasting expert, but the smooth flavors of Pyrat certainly come pop. Had some just two nights ago.

    Cheers!

  734. horse143 says:

    wow it must be really fun seeing goats race 🙂 this is the first ive seen pigs race, horse race of course ,dogs as well but this is the first time that ive heard a goat race hehe 🙂

  735. Is that the VSOP or something else? If so, that’s a seriously good deal, because that stuff retails for ~$45/750 mL around here.

  736. I actually like Westerhall a lot. It makes for a really solid daiquiri, with just enough cane flavor to add another dimension compared to basic white rums. It’s also great in drinks that call for amber rhum agricole, if you don’t want something as aggressive or strong as St. James or Clément. Mai-tais and Three Dots and a Dash are both drinks where this rum works well. I agree that it’s not the boldest rum around, but at a mid-$20 price-point, I’m pretty O.K. with that.

  737. Oh gosh, I HATE that song! Great photo, though.

  738. uncommoncarib says:

    Hey, Jordan! Not sure if it’s VSOP or not, though I doubt it as well. The price is just too low. Either way, I hope to be back down there in June and will look into it. Cheers!

  739. uncommoncarib says:

    I agree that the price is definitely right, but when you can get something as wonderful as Cruzan 9 for around $12, it just doesn’t leave much room for me to mess around with this stuff. Still, I like your drink suggestions and will give ’em a try. Thanks for the great input!

  740. RumShopRyan says:

    Ummm, hottest photo ever. Great information, I look forward to following their journey. Cheers!

  741. Brad Beach says:

    Great story, bro! I wonder what some of those “indistinguishable” twigs and leaves are in the secret recipe. Could be pretty much… anything… May have to give some a shot (or three), sometime!

  742. Brad Beach says:

    Wish we were there, too! That hammock looks so inviting…

  743. Man im loving that grapetree view, its almost as if someone painted the background and then plumped the little food shack in the middle. Sound delicous,im convinced im thinking the cayman are my next getaway when i plan my next uncommon trip!!

  744. Topstokes says:

    This is an amazing article!! Thank You … Mom

  745. Maedalynn says:

    This woman is one of the most sincere, wonderful, and stubborn person I have ever met. We served together in Fallujah and from the moment we met we have been sisters. She has always challenged herself to be the best person she can be and to take it to the next level. Her life has been a constant uphill battle but she has and probably will always stand strong through diversity. ~~~~signed Lil Bit.

  746. Hhshshsssj says:

    Hahaha this my sista crystaaallllll…haha she was my sgt in the marines…haha ill still take my chances with rollin around on the mat with her tho…lol

    This is matt…lol

  747. Scott says:

    Way to go Crystal.!!! Maybe one of these days I’ll get to see you fight in person. I would love it
    Keep on keepin’ on girl–love ya

  748. Really nice blog, and point of view on Saint Martin! thanks.

  749. Barbara says:

    Beautiful picture!
    Greetings from St. Maarten

    Barbara
    http://barcann.livejournal.com

  750. Frida says:

    Grape Tree is just what you described! Finger-licking GOOD!! We were pleasantly stuffed with the amzing food here – particularly the fried snapper and conch fritters. I absolutely loved the home-made tangy hot pepper sauce. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

  751. Merc says:

    4.8 million? how many acres does that buy you?

  752. Curleybob says:

    Story says 13 acres

  753. Timothy O'Brien says:

    Thanks guys for the great article! Anyone that knows her will never EVER forget her as long as they live! Stokes is bigger than life and someone you definitely want on your side in good times or bad. I hadn’t seen her since ’05 when we were back in Cali after coming back from Fallujah, Iraq. But we’ve always kept in touch. So when I got stationed out in Barbados I offered her a little vacation. It was great to finally see her again and catch up on old times.
    That day at the rum shop was our little “island tour” and I don’t think we could have picked a better spot! Thanks again for taking the time to interview her and find out about her crazy life! Keep doing what ur doing.
    TKO

  754. There is a video of the property on this you tube link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwGCDsYOnp4

  755. JohnFotheringham says:

    Wish I was there!

  756. BrianBoquist says:

    I love LLB! pronouncing “Angostura” can be a problem though: http://youtu.be/bBA7Ashxfig

  757. Jon Miner says:

    They don’t send them back any more? Last time I renewed, they punched the old one and sent it back…

  758. elisabeth says:

    I was born and grew up in Martinique. The village of St. Pierre was the closest city from where I lived. St Pierre used to be the capital of Martinique before it was destroyed by the volcano and now Fort De France is the capital. I miss it so very much. My father’s business was located in St Pierre and I will never forget how mty sister and i would sneak into his car after his afternoon nap just so we could go back to work with him and enjoy the beautiful walks of stone paved streets and stopping by my aunt’s grocery store and buy tons of candy and put it on our dad’s account. oh those were the days. I have not gone back to Martinique since 2002 so I think its time now.

  759. Steve says:

    What a great article! I flew the Montserrat Volcano helicopter for several years (even flew George Martin there), and hovered longingly over Air Studios wishing I would get to walk through it, but it never happened.
    One of my neighbours in Antigua was an engineer at Air Studios back in the day, and I heard many great stories.
    Thanks again.
    Steve

  760. Yve Robinson says:

    At last an article about Air Studios Montserrat that is well researched and accurate. Like others who lived and worked in Montserrat and worked at the studio I usually find myself correcting the inaccuracies and not enjoying what has been written.
    I was luck enough to be part of most of the the recording sessions mentioned.
    Thank you for putting together this well written piece about “The best studio in the world”
    Kindest regards
    Yvonne Kelly
    Formerly MD of Air Studios Montserrat

  761. uncommoncarib says:

    Thanks for the added insight, t.westerhof. It is very interesting how the world’s traditions originated and the stories change over the centuries. As I stated earlier, my intent was not to judge the tradition, but rather to present it as I experienced it first-hand several years ago, and open up a discussion with our readers. I’ll update the text based on your comments. Thanks!

  762. Ahh, now this song I LIKE! Hahahaha!

  763. Damn u HBO…I was jones for some musical accompaniment while I read. Oh well…have a blast!

  764. […] Patrick pointed out recently, one of the many great things about traveling the Uncommon Caribbean way is all the cool and […]

  765. […] about St. Martin‘s master of rum infusions, Kali? And who could forget our surf instructors, Boosy in Barbados and Jason Apparicio in Tobago? They’re just a few of the many new friends […]

  766. […] the Uncommon Caribbean way is all the cool and interesting new people you get to meet. Remember Chef Hot Pants in Martinique? Or how about St. Martin‘s master of rum infusions, Kali? And who could forget […]

  767. […] Remember Chef Hot Pants in Martinique? Or how about St. Martin‘s master of rum infusions, Kali? And who could forget our surf instructors, Boosy in Barbados and Jason Apparicio in Tobago? […]

  768. […] stopped in at the very special Seaside Bar rumshop in Bathsheba after taking in the action at the Barbados Surfing Association Junior Championship Series. The bar was loud and lively with a group of eight locals (obvious regulars) carrying on an […]

  769. […] sun with one of my favorite mom’s, Gail Amesbury, on a sandbar near her home, the incredible Highclere House, which remains for sale in the […]

  770. […] perfect for hanging out and relaxing at various scenic spots, like the seaside cliffs at the Blue Tulum Resort pictured above. They also sub nicely for traditional bar stools at many of the area’s […]

  771. […] This is a Trini place through and through, with soca music blaring, TnT flags draped everywhere, Kutchela on every table and ice-cold Carib beers stocked in the […]

  772. […] Suffice it to say, there’s a ton of flavorful stuff in Kilo Kai besides rum, which as longtime UC readers know, is not such a good thing for me. […]

  773. […] Uncommon Caribbean readers know, Cruzan 9 is hands-down my favorite rum right now. If you, like me, think that it’s great on its own, wait til you try it with this recipe. […]

  774. […] I don’t like it. The spicy flavor is a little too much for my normal taste (it’s no Cruzan 9), but it’s not as overwhelming as some other peg-legged pour I might mention. For me, […]

  775. […] know cake or rum, of course (You have been following along, right?)… It’s just that my Mom was an excellent baker. Breads, muffins, cookies – all of this and more she made from scratch […]

  776. […] can’t wait to try it. For today’s Friday Happy Hour, though, I guess a nice Single Barrel on the rocks will […]

  777. Well, its a crazy deal….i mean i loved the deal ….fantastic one…..Cheers!!!
    Riviera Maya

  778. […] avoided taking the plunge his whole life. As regular readers and Facebook fans know, though, he’s literally out to sea at present and blissfully unavailable to confirm or deny much of […]

  779. […] my good friend and unabashed scuba diving addict, Warren Solomon. You may remember Warren from this informative 2010 post listing his top choice dive spots in Tobago, where he serves as Director of Tourism and unofficial […]

  780. […] may have been the whole point for my Mom making them that day. I can’t say for sure, and sadly I can’t ask her, but it was certainly an apt day to lean upon our uniquely Caribbean […]

  781. Wow..The waves of the sea are looking awesome…the blue water forcing me to go for a beach life in my holidays..

  782. Africa is such a heritage…..Beautiful sites, Beautiful locals, Amazing People….Good Culture!!

    African safari holidays

  783. […] Carnival is about to kick off, so don’t miss out. And if you’re a novice, here are some great tips for first time divers.Sin City: A vision of the futureWhile Las Vegas never ceases to surprise with ever more crazy […]

  784. […] I had the privilege of being among the first people in the U.S. to get a taste of Centuria at the 2011 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, where it was introduced to the stateside market for the first time. Next to the endless parade of […]

  785. […] to the stateside market for the first time. Next to the endless parade of alluring sights at this sexiest of all rum parties, the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is also renowned as one of the top annual showcases for new rum […]

  786. randy says:

    1 minute & 18 seconds! I’m hooked 😉 Love it! Cannot wait to sail in.

    Randy @ The Happy Manic
    http://thehappymanic.com

  787. RumShopRyan says:

    Great post. Love the references to “island time” and Dominica has been calling my exploring heart for quite some time.

    Cheers!

  788. Carl Grooms says:

     I made a big error and missed the opportunity to try this at the Rum Festival.  Abuelo sure had the finest booth/models!

  789. Emmi Bances says:

    I really loved the way you have connected it to the taste of summer vacation!!!

    Caribbean vacations

  790. Carl Grooms says:

    Steve, I wonder if the baths are that good on your wife’s ankle it could help with my rum induced hangover?  Maybe she should have used some overproof rum for the bites, haha.  Great article and nice descriptives, felt as if I were with you.  Thank you.

  791. I love Charlie’s!!  Friends of mine stumbled upon it when exploring the island, they took us back and I was in awe.  The atmosphere is incredible, I found myself just staring around the bar the wholetime.  It was great to see a random business card of someone local to you, an expired drivers license, wall of police patches from all over the world, bras, etc.  A must see if you are ever in Aruba.  Best time to go is during the day, just my opinion.

  792. Carl Grooms says:

    Patrick, having your camera out and ready at all times always yields the finest travel images.  By definition, we as travelers are new to a place.  We cannot begin to understand what amazing things we are about to experience around every corner.  

    When I traveled the world for one year photographing for my book,  “Portraits of Our World” I was normally good at this.  But there are countless images I have in my head that I never captured because the camera was in the bag.  A little boy in Zimbabwe running down a dirt road with a home made kite.  A live pig strapped to the back of a motorcycle on the way to market in Cambodia.  You can never get those back.  

    I suspect that is why your and Steve’s images on this blog are so good.  Keep it up.Also, what wrong with a rum junkie on a lazy susan?  LOL 🙂

  793. […] noted here, my one and so far only stop in Anguilla left a very positive impression, though it was far too […]

  794. RumShopRyan says:

    I love these “Sexy” UC posts. The photos draw you right in! Cheers!

  795. […] Understandably, he could only pick and choose a few of my many suggestions to put in the blog post he was writing, but I don’t think that new visitors selecting from among them would be at all disappointed.  So, take yourself over to UC and check out a few of my must-dos when visiting Anguilla at UncommonCaribbean.com! […]

  796. […] whole world knows about reggae. Half the planet is certainly familiar with ska. But, how many folks know that both of Jamaica’s most popular musical forms stem from […]

  797. […] boarding off Pigeon Point, near my Dad’s house in […]

  798. […] boarding off Pigeon Point, near my Dad’s house in […]

  799. […] in the sand, directly on Carlisle Bay just south of Bridgetown, Lobster Alive espouses a humble beach shack motif  that flies in the […]

  800. […] The smell of Festivals frying, the first taste of the warm dough hitting my mouth; it all takes me back to past good times traveling through this very special island where so much of what’s great about the Caribbean was born (more on that here). […]

  801. […] from my trip to Nevis last summer may remember that I enjoyed the soup as part of an incredible dinner at the Great House at Nisbet Plantation. I loved it so much, in fact, that I begged the folks at Nisbet to share the recipe with me so that […]

  802. […] Bois Bande/Naked Boy that we’ve covered previously, Sea Moss (aka: Irish Moss) is said to be “good for yuh […]

  803. […] not so much. From the first bite of my brother’s, though, I knew these were special. They met my prerequisite for rum cake, with the rum smell and flavor coming through nicely. The rum didn’t overwhelm the treats, […]

  804. […] wall hangings, including a photo of Prince Charles strolling down the property’s famed Avenue of the Palms, give credence to the restaurant’s special […]

  805. […] you don’t live near Joy’s or Nio’s, Patrick’s favorite roti shop near his home in Brooklyn where I’ sure they serve ‘em as well, you can easily make […]

  806. […] Fried and fluffy, acras are an excellent appetizer for virtually any meal. They’re also a wonderful snack, especially when paired with an ice-cold Biere Lorraine. […]

  807. […] Biere Lorraine, or any other type of wine or spirit, was no where to be found, but a good selection of […]

  808. RumShopRyan says:

    Great story Patrick. I’ve seen some photos and some small stories about this place a while back but haven’t seen anyone actually climb in there and take photos! Excellent job and making exploration happen. Have you posted all the other photos of  Moonhole?

    Cheers.

  809. Smdmartin says:

    I was there in 2005 and had many Notas at Maria’s! Love that bar. Reading this certainly brought back memories.. Cheers.

  810. […] tongue of us with English as our only first language, but that doesn’t make the chance to win a trip for 2 to gorgeous Martinique any less […]

  811. […] found Grape Tree while on my photo tour of Grand Cayman’s scenic seaside vistas. If you’re driving east from Seven Mile Beach toward the island’s more remote areas, […]

  812. […] position a good 100 miles further east into the Atlantic than the rest of its Caribbean neighbors. World-class surfing conditions and amazing seaside natural wonders artfully carved by the ever-pounding Atlantic are […]

  813. […] enjoying a taste of Caribbean lobster anywhere on the island. Just like the fish available at Zeerover in Aruba, though, the freshest lobster in Barbados can only be eaten right […]

  814. […] some big movie coming out that has to do with lovable pirates sailing all over the Caribbean with beautiful women looking for […]

  815. […] don’t sell beer at Grape Tree, but the Texaco carries all the Caybrew brands, plus a few others. There’s also a liquor store on-site with a good selection of rum and […]

  816. […] to the decidedly off-the-beaten-path island of Montserrat. When he wasn’t participating in a grueling half-marathon on an active volcano, he was taking considerable risk in exploring the off-limits ruins of the legendary Air Studios. […]

  817. […] to try something new? Well, I’ve never been sailing for longer than an hour at a time, usually to Buck Island near our home island of St. Croix. So, the idea of a 6-8 hour crossing from St. Lucia to St. […]

  818. Brad Beach says:

    Way to go! Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! Heaven knows, I could sure use a few days on a boat with Lorena. Been far too long and our 10 year anniversary is a few years away.

  819. […] to relate tales of our special brand of Caribbean travel. Sometimes it’s a singular shot like this one by Daniel Farrell that helps to illustrate an attraction like the Bath Hotel & Spring House in […]

  820. […] like the one above by Mangrove Mike. It was snapped in Haiti, a place we haven’t been since I was a kid and Patrick was still in diapers. I love this photo for the other side of Haiti it displays. Yes, this star-crossed country suffers […]

  821. […] participating in a grueling half-marathon on an active volcano, he was taking considerable risk in exploring the off-limits ruins of the legendary Air Studios. Sure, there was also time spent “doing nothing on the beach,” but there was A LOT more […]

  822. […] never done before? This could be anything from eating a new food to trying a new activity like surfing (or kite […]

  823. that drink sound delicious, is the sailor jerry available in florida?

  824. […] on stopping in at The Cliff during our brief trip until we ran into Jessica Williams at the Barbados Surfing Association Junior Championships. Jessica told us she was working at The Cliff that night as a hostess and invited us to come check […]

  825. Cherriannechin says:

    These guys were super cool !!  give us a shout at The Cliff when you are in town again !!
    Cheers .. cherrianne

  826. […] primary U.S. Virgin Islands. It’s also a must for cooling off after trampin’ during Carnival. As you can see, though, the fun here extends well below the […]

  827. Deborah says:

    Thanks for the post!  Of course the last time I dove it, my camera battery died, so I didn’t get any *awesome* shots…just okay ones.  The F’sted pier is known for finding sea horses, but you have to look closely for them.  Also (as you can tell from this video) you have to watch out for fishing lines/hooks.  It is a very relaxing dive with much to see on every piling.  That clump at the very end of the video is my favourite place to hang out as it is extremely populated with much to observe.  If you are a “sit and watch” diver like me, you’ll love this dive.  This is a dive where if you stay in one relatively small locale, you will see abundant sea life…you just have to be calm and wait for it to come to you.  Thanks for the post UC! 

  828. Elaine says:

    Gorgeous video. Loved diving wrecks in the BVI’s and hope to try the pier one day.

  829. Hey guys congrats on your milestone.

  830. Le Welch says:

    Point Udall is the eastern most point in the U.S. A sundial known as the Millennium Monument was built above Point Udall for the New Year’s celebration in 2000 — it marks the azimuth of the first U.S. sunrise of that year. There is no admission charge to for the monument.

  831. Hannah Gray says:

    Craig and Sally’s in Frenchtown is a must do, for lunch or dinner.

  832. See about Cuzzin’s on Back Street… apparently good callaloo and conch fritters in an 18th-century stable…

  833. uncommoncarib says:

    Thanks for the tips! Looks like my plans may be changing a bit and taking me to St. John today, but hopefully I can hit both of these spots along the way. Cheers!

  834. […] FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – (June 1, 2011) – Uncommon Caribbean, a daily travel blog offering insider information on off-the-beaten-path travel to the Caribbean, has launched a new Martinique Magnifique Sweepstakes with a grand prize of two (2) round-trip tickets to Martinique via American Airlines/American Eagle.  The Martinique Magnifique Sweepstakes runs through June 27, 2011 and is open to residents of the United States and Canada, except where prohibited by law.  One (1) winner will be selected at random and announced on June 28, 2011.  To enter, visit http://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/magnifique. […]

  835. […] on my recent sailing adventure through the Grenadines, I visited heaven on […]

  836. Island Guy says: