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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pelican Bar

Pelican Bar

Pelican Bar, St. Elizabeth  

Pelican Bar, St. Elizabeth Pelican Bar - St. Elizabeth
Tel: 1 876 354-4218

If you are looking for the perfect "get away from it all" experience then look no further than the Pelican Bar, a rustic wooden bar built on a sand bank a quarter of a mile out to sea, half way between Black River and Treasure Beach. The Pelican Bar is the perfect place to spend the day being busy doing nothing, sunbath, drink beer, swim in the shallow waters, eat fresh fried fish or even bring along your fishing gear to catch your own dinner!
The Pelican Bar quite literally began life as a dream, local fisherman Floyd Forbes dreamt one night of a bar built out to sea, resting on stilts. The clarity of the dream inspired Forbes to set about building this bar, which he did by transporting large planks of wood on his fishing boat. In 2001 the bar was completed and it was named "The Pelican Bar" after the large flocks of Pelicans who rested on the sand bank. It was originally used by Floyd and his friends to sit and take a break from a hard day's fishing. However, it didn't take very long for the local hotels to recognise the enormous potential of this picture perfect serenity.
All was going well for Floyd until 2004 when Hurricane Ivan hit Jamaica. The Pelican Bar was totally destroyed by the storm and Floyd had no insurance to cover the cost of the damage. However, the bar had become such an established attraction that local business owners knew that Treasure Beach could not afford to loose it. The owner of Jake's hotel in Treasure Beach donated new wood and many others chipped in to help with the reconstruction. Within a month the Pelican Bar was back up and running.
Many local fishermen are able to ferry you over to the bar from Treasure Beach or Black River - just ask in your hotel. The 20 minute journey may not suit those with delicate stomachs but the destination is definitely worth the trip. If you're lucky you may even see dolphins swimming by your boat!

Caribbean Fly Fishing in the British Virgin Islands

Caribbean Fly Fishing in the British Virgin Islands
The Best Salt Water Fly Fishing in the Caribbean!


map of the CaribbeanThe British Virgin Islands (BVI) are a collection of 60 islands, cays and rocks forming the northern extremity of the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean.  Mostly uninhabited, these islands set the stage for an adventure in salt water fly fishing.
Located 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Puerto Rico these islands have a balmy, subtropical climate. The islands of the BVI form almost an oval around Tortola, the largest island. They are volcanic in origin, with the exception of Anegada which is formed of coral and limestone and is the lowest lying.   On land, the BVI is endowed with fine mountain ranges, small valleys and little flat fertile agriculture land.
map of the British Virgin IslandsThe BVI offers pristine water, abundant game fish and idyllic weather.  Our base is located at Nanny Cay on  the island of Tortola.
Slow Paced, friendly and easily accessible, the BVI is "one of nature's little secrets".  Currency is the US dollar and English is the common language.
There are many routes available to get to the BVI. The usual ways are either to fly via San Juan to Beef Island Airport, Tortola or to fly to St Thomas, USVI and get the ferry across to West End, Tortola. It is also advisable to check out one of the many charter flights to St Martin or St Kitts and then get one of the island hopper airlines to Beef Island. European visitors can reach us from Antigua via island hopper. Please feel free to contact us for any further information as to how to get here.
Should you wish you can hire a small private plane or helicopter from San Juan or USVI at a reasonable rate.

The "After You" at dock in Tortola, BVI.

Caribbean Fly Fishing Outfitters
Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
Telephone/Fax (284) 494-4797
Cellular: (284) 499-1590

Friday, May 4, 2012

Rocalta Resort & Spa

The ancient Arawak Indians of Jamaica called the water "Aqualta" 
So, we call this wonderful  place between the rocks and the water  - Rocalta

Rocalta Resort & Spa

        . . .  your clothing optional alternative in Jamaica!

Rocalta is situated peacefully on two spacious acres of beautifully manicured grounds leading down ten steps to the sparkling Caribbean Sea in Negril Jamaica.

There are new "Vibes" at this intimate 30 room complex.  Re-invented this year as Rocalta Resort and Spa, we offer the best in All-inclusive and Bed & Breakfast vacation packages - and we are now clothing optional.

Invigorate yourself with some volleyball on our sand court, shoot a few hoops, snorkel or dive in spectacular coral right at our shore.  Take our free shuttle service to the famous seven-mile white sand beach of Negril, only two miles from Rocalta.  And, we are at the center of pulsating night-life along the "West End."  Recover with a massage at our Spa!  Our Concierge can arrange great local tours and attractions.
Do it all . . . or do nothing at all.  This is recreation meant for the soul.  Great food, open bars (restaurant and sea side), friendly staff, and gorgeous sunsets! 

Hotel Antigua

Hotel Antigua | Antigua Hotels by rex resorts

Find Yourself in Paradise at this Secluded Hotel Antigua


If you’re looking at hotels Antigua searching for a special Caribbean hideaway then the Hawksbill by rex resorts is the hotel Antigua for you. Set in 37 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, Hawksbill by rex resorts is one of those Antigua hotels that you’ll never want to leave.
This resort Antigua has four secluded beaches to offer its guests, including, for budding naturists, the only ‘clothing optional’ beach in the whole of Antigua. If you’re a beach lover and you can’t wait to get soaking up the Caribbean sun, then you’ll be a big fan of this hotel Antigua.
This hotel Antigua offers a wide range of accommodation options, including detached cottages nestled amongst the palms which look out to the sea. Larger parties travelling out to this resort Antigua will appreciate the colonial-style ‘Great House’. Located at the tip of the Hawksbill Peninsula, the ‘Great House’ is a private suite with a kitchen-bar of its own, in addition to three bedrooms and panoramic views of the sea.
Plenty of Activities to Enjoy at this Hotel Antigua
This hotel Antigua offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy for those who like to keep busy during the day, whether by the pool or on the beaches. There’s also plenty to keep you occupied once the sun goes down, such as local and international buffet-style dining at the Tamarind Tree outdoor restaurant, which is one of the most elegant places to eat at this resort Antigua. Those who prefer a la carte, meanwhile, will want to head to Il Vigneto Sul Mare, which provides pasta specialities and superb lobster (advance reservations required) for the ultimate taste of Italy.
Once dinner has finished, all that is left to do is sit back and relax whilst enjoying the evening entertainment at this hotel Antigua. Scheduled for certain nights of the week, evening entertainment here is authentically Antiguan, being located in the friendly and informal Tamarind Bar, with its panoramic views of the sea.
Hawksbill by rex resorts is a non smoking hotel.