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Celebrate Easter in the Caribbean

Your chocolate Easter bunny may get a little melty, but the Caribbean is still a great place to spend the holiday...

Rent a Caribbean Villa This Spring
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The Best Villas on Barbados

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Moon-Reach-Villa.jpgEven just saying, "I rented a villa in Barbados" sounds kind of hoity-toity. But the truth is that renting a villa can be one of the most affordable ways to experience the charms of Barbados. On the other hand, if hoity-toity is actually what you're looking for, Bajan villas have you covered, too ...

The Best Villas on Barbados

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Aruba Connects Cruise Port to Downtown with Trolley Service

Friday April 11, 2014

Trolley car in downtown Oranjestad, ArubaA pair of adorable trolley cars are now cruising the streets of Oranjestad, Aruba, trundling along 3/4 of a mile of track starting at the cruise pier and transiting the length of the city's Main Street. The single- and double-decker trolleys -- the latter with a sunny, open-air top deck -- are intended to encourage cruise passengers to venture deeper into town when visiting.

The trolley tracks pass right in front of the Aruba Archaeological Museum and offer easy access to the palm-lined shops downtown. Get off on Main Street and you'll be a short walk away from Aruba's most important historic site, Fort Zoutman, as well as the high-end mall at the Aruba Renaissance resort and the shops and restaurants at the Renaissance Marketplace.


The trolley ride is free; departures from the cruise port take place at roughly 25 minute intervals and passengers can get on and off at about a half-dozen stops along the way.


St. Croix Food and Wine Fest Starts This Weekend

Friday April 4, 2014

The annual St. Croix Food & Wine Experience is nearly upon us -- it's a must-do if you're heading down to STX next weekend and while some events are sold out, there are still some tickets available at the event website, including for the main course -- the Taste of St. Croix at the Divi Carina Bay Resort. Other events include a "food fight" between top chefs, beach BBQs, wine tastings, and a kids' cooking class. You can buy tickets here.

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Readers' Discount for Miami Rum Festival

Friday April 4, 2014

One of our favorite annual events, the Miami Rum Festival is coming up soon -- April 25-27, and as a loyal reader of About Caribbean Travel you can get in on the best celebration of the Caribbean's favorite spirits at a big discount. Purchase a single-day or three-day VIP pass to the festival and you'll get a second VIP pass free when you use the promo code FFD14MRF.

Both passes include access to special VIP events, early admission to the Grand Tasting on Saturday and Sunday, and a rum guide and show program. That means you get in three hours earlier than the regular crowd, which will give you plenty of time to sample dozens of unique rums in a relaxed and fun atmosphere!

Single-day passes for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday are $75; the three-day pass is $150.

More details on the festival can be found here.

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