Archives for April 2016

Somewhere Café & Lounge, Providenciales

We arrived early at our accommodations for the week in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, stored our bags and asked for directions to the closest bar to hang out for a while until we could check in. “That would be Somewhere” was the reply. Thankfully, having done a bit of research before our trip, we knew that wasn’t just a smart a%# remark – there was truly a bar called Somewhere right around the corner!

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Somewhere Café & Lounge is located directly on beautiful Grace Bay Beach.

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It’s perfect location offers an amazing view of the gorgeous beach and it’s a prime place to catch a colorful sunset.

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It wasn’t hard to get a table during the day, but by night the joint is hopping, and we had a substantial wait for a table after 7pm – which wasn’t hard to stomach, while enjoying a glass of wine in an Adirondack chair overlooking the bar and the beach.

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The Rum Punch – very good. A mixture of orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine and rum; the enticing beverage was topped off with a healthy floater of Bambarra Rum.

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The bartenders – entertaining and accommodating and although there wasn’t a huge rum selection – that Rum Punch…

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Looking for a nice, casual place to hang out, enjoy the view and/or the sunset and enjoy a tasty drink while on Grace Bay? Somewhere might be just what your looking for!

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Have you been to Somewhere Café & Lounge on Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos? Tell us about it!

Wanna find out more?
Check out their website and Facebook page!

 

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Festiva Sailing Vacations “Save The Reef” Campaign


Ahhh…sailing in the Caribbean. One of our favorite things to do – especially in what some call the sailing capital of the Caribbean – the British Virgin  Islands.

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We’ve sailed several times in the BVI so far – twice on an all-inclusive crewed charter with Festiva Sailing Vacations. Why do we going back to sail the BVI? We love it’s beauty, the variety of things to see and do, the sailing conditions and its vibrant underwater life.

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But with the increase in popularity, there is  an ongoing need to protect the islands above and under the water so we can all continue to enjoy the  beauty of the area. 

That’s why we were pleased to hear from Festiva Sailing Vacations that they are donating 5% of their profits for the entire month of April, 2016 to the Association of Reef Keepers (ARK) located in the British Virgin Islands to assist in marine restoration and coral nurseries.

According to ARK, the contribution will assist with the on-going maintenance of their coral nurseries. There are two nursery sites with a total of 1,000 corals growing, which will be out planted later this year to enhance some of the BVI reefs. Afterwards, they will continue growing coral and hopefully add a few more nursery sites ensuring healthy reefs for years to come.

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Have  you been wanting to find out more about an all-inclusive sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands? Be sure to check out Festiva Sailing Vacations website and contact them for more info. 

Want to see some of what you can see and do on a sailing vacation in the BVI? Check out our series called Sailing the British Virgin Islands on a Crewed Charter!

This is a sponsored post. Although we were compensated by the company who sponsored it, the views are solely our own and we only recommend products or services we believe our readers will enjoy.

Jimmy’s Dive Bar, Provo, Turks & Caicos


When we heard the name of this bar tucked into a corner of Ports of Call in Providenciales, T&C, we knew we had to make a stop to check it out.

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Oddly enough, as soon as we stepped through the door, we realized we stopped in during our first trip to T&C in 2008. Deja vu…We hadn’t remembered the name, but definitely remembered the bar. We sat in the same booth as we had 8 years before and ordered another Turks Head.

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Jimmy’s Dive Bar is actually owned by Jimmy Ardavany, an easy to talk to guy who came to Providenciales from New York and started his bar about 9 years ago.

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Asked how he landed in T&C, he said he decided to “get the hell” out of New York, get a business for himself in a tropical location and ended up in Providenciales.

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Apparently Jimmy’s bar is doing well with locals and visitors alike to last as many years as it has on this pretty island.

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Located in an area surrounded by glitzy hotels and resorts, Jimmy’s Dive Bar is a comfortable, non-pretentious place to hang out and enjoy some local beers, a rum or rum drink from his decent rum selection and some laid back conversation with other vacationers or his friendly bartenders and other staff, such as Gloribel – who eagerly told us about a rum she recommended from Venezuela.

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We talked to Jimmy about island life and the realities of owning a business on an island and he said, “If you want to make a million bucks owning a bar in the islands, be sure to bring 2 million down with you!”

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All joking aside, we enjoyed his bar with it’s Caribbean beach bar-like funky decor,

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– eclectic musical play list and nice outdoor seating areas.

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We didn’t order any food this time, but we enjoyed the drinks and the atmosphere and will definitely stop by to say hi to Jimmy again next time we’re in the area.

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Have you been to Jimmy’s Dive Bar? Tell us about it!

Check out their Facebook page here

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Homemade Ginger Beer at Cloggy’s, Antigua

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Recently, while in Antigua, we found ourselves exploring the dock, shops, amazing boats and sailing vessels around Falmouth Harbour in the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, and came across this sign.

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Homemade Ginger Beer? Yes, please. We entered the second floor waterside establishment that also had an incredible view of the harbor, mega-yachts, sailing vessels and racing boats. The bar/restaurant’s name was Cloggy’s, and we were determined to sample the homemade ginger beer, even though it was only 10:00 in the morning.

We pulled up a stool at the bar and began chatting with the bartender, who was a bit distracted, trying to set up for the  day, but pleasant and informative. We asked about the Homemade Ginger Beer and she mentioned that it was best sampled in a Dark ‘N Stormy. We agreed and ordered two.

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We asked for a seat on the deck so we could check out the view of the harbour, but without a lunch reservation we were our of luck! So – they sent us to a small lounge on the deck where we could enjoy our beverage while checking out the…yachts.

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How was the homemade ginger beer? Excellent! Such a strong gingery flavor and so different than the canned version we were used to. Reluctantly we paid our tab and moved on, determined to make a reservation to sample a meal at this on-the-water establishment the next time around. If you’re in the area – we recommend you at least sample the homemade ginger beer at Cloggy’s and check out the view of the mega-yachts and imagine racing on a boat like this…

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Have you ever tried Homemade Ginger Beer? Have you ever been to Cloggy’s? Tell us about it!

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