Instagram Best Nine of 2017

  Enjoy our “Best Nine” of 2017 based upon “Likes” on Instagram! Top Row Left: The beautiful jewelry of Dune Jewelry, created from the sand of your favorite beaches! This piece is filled with sand from Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas. These pieces make beautiful gifts. For more information on Dune: http://bit.ly/2B9oRbt Center: Our free iBook, Taking Better Travel Photos…Read More

Top 9 Instagram Photos of 2016

Time for our Top 9 Instagram photos of 2016!  Your favorite Instagram photos based upon likes and comments include: #9  Film Prints by Richard Photo Lab We printed our favorite film shots from our trip to Kamalame Cay, Andros, Bahamas.  Our film processing and printing was done by the wonderful and very talented people at Richard Photo Lab! More from…Read More

Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2015

It’s been a great year here at My Irie Time. 2015 saw our Instagram account getting going, and here are our top 10 Instagram photos of the year!  Happy New Year to all! #10 Fins up!  A view of Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla. For more on our trips to Anguilla, read our reports here, including our most recent visit in November of 2014. #9…Read More

Happy National Rum Punch Day! Top 10 Caribbean Rum Punches

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  What better way to celebrate National Rum Punch Day than a countdown of the best rum punches that the islands have to offer!  From the “sting” of the “Killer Bee” at Sunshine’s on Nevis, to the Sip Sip Rum Punch on Harbour Island Bahamas, to the “Special” Rum Punch at Smokey’s on Anguilla, see which one was our #1.…Read More

The Spirit of Jumby Bay, Antigua

The folks at Jumby Bay tell us that the resort is named after the Antiguan “jumbee,” a “playful spirit.”  Some reading on the origins of the “jumbee” or “jumbie” tells us that in some of the islands, the jumbee is a vindictive, mischievous spirit, and that you should take precautions, such as placing piles of sands or knotted ropes outside your…Read More

Dining and Cocktails at Jumby Bay, Antigua

It seems too simple to call it “food and drink” at Rosewood’s Jumby Bay, Antigua.  It was like fine dining at every meal, and a wide variety of cocktails at each of the resort bars. Let’s start with breakfast.  Served daily at the Estate House restaurant, you have a variety of choices at the buffet, a menu of breakfast favorites,…Read More

Welcome to Jumby Bay, Antigua!

Welcome to Jumby Bay, Antigua! “Welcome” seems far too common a word to express the greeting you get at Rosewood’s Jumby Bay.  It’s not just a custom upon arrival of guests.  It even goes farther than an expression that they are happy to see you.  At Jumby Bay, it’s like a big hug from your favorite aunt or grandmother, who…Read More

An Afternoon in Codrington, Barbuda

“Look for the propane tanks.”  Those were the directions to Codrington, Barbuda’s only grocery store.  Barbuda was not known for having a lot of signs, probably because everyone already knows where to go.  Codrington is the only settlement on the island, and home to the vast majority of islanders.  It is not “designed for tourists,” and some people may be…Read More