Sandy Toes A blog from under the Divi tree

Caribbean Islands You Should Visit Right Now

Whether you’re looking for an indulgent getaway or a taste of authentic Caribbean culture, there’s no time like the present to visit the islands. The Caribbean Journal has compiled a list of nine islands that are ideal for spring travel—some well-established tourist destinations, some on the rise.

Barbados, Bonaire and St. Croix all receive shout-outs. Barbados makes the cut for its luxury reputation as “the English-speaking St. Barth;” Bonaire, for its friendly yet trendy culture; St. Croix, for its rising foodie scene. You can see the full list here.

Barbados Rum Is the Best Rum: How to Taste It While You’re Here

Barbados is perhaps best known for its rum. It’s been produced here for more than 350 years, most famously by Mount Gay Distillery, established in 1703. Barbados rum is still some of the world’s finest, and visitors have a range of great opportunities to taste, appreciate and discover the ins and outs of “Barbados Water.” If you’re interested in […]

New Inter-Island Flights to Extend Your 2017 Vacation

InselAir, a small airline focused on short local flights among the Caribbean islands, has just rolled out a new schedule of inter-island arrivals and departures for Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Maarten. In 2017, InselAir now offers four flights per day between Bonaire and Curacao, five flights per day between Curacao and Aruba and two flights per day between […]

Sun Protection for Babies

The Caribbean is an incredibly popular destination for families. The calm waves and shallow waters of our beaches present the perfect opportunity to introduce young children to the ocean. Our breezy, sunny weather doesn’t hurt, either. But it’s important to remember that the sun rays can be much stronger here than other places! You can help protect the littlest members of your family by giving them hats, applying lots of sunscreen with a high SPF, making sure they wear T-shirts and keeping them out of direct sunlight for long periods of time.

A family of globe-trotting bloggers has several more sun shelter tips for beach vacations with the kids—you can take a look here.

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Kicks Off Today

Get ready for an action-packed weekend of world-class sailboat racing at the 37th Annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, taking place March 2-5, 2017. Last year, participants from 37 countries traveled to St. Maarten to compete. It’s a great time to be on the island—not only do you get to see impressive vessels and meet experienced pros in the sport of sailing, you get a chance to join in the fabulous parties that always accompany the event.

To all those on-island, have a great regatta! Don’t forget to block next year’s regatta into your schedule: it will take place March 1-4, 2018.