Refreshing Fridays: Catch some Caribbean Sun with a Rum Punch

- Melanie Zieba,

For most of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we are all too aware that summer has ended and that the autumn’s sweater weather is upon us. That’s why it’s time to heat things up with a tall glass of rum punch and start planning your next vacation to the Caribbean!

Caribbean-rum-punchMade form sugar cane, sugar cane syrup or sugar cane molasses, rum is the most popular drink in the Caribbean and when you throw in a little fruit juice magic happens.
Gather your friends, a big bowl and an even bigger bottle of rum and start dreaming of a tropical paradise (like the best luxury Caribbean hotels below!)

Your Caribbean Rum Punch Recipe: (Serves everyone)

1 cup fresh lime
2 cups simple syrup
3 cups light rum
4 cups orange juice
4 dashes of bitters
Freshly grated nutmeg

Combine in a punch bowl and served chilled over ice.

Luxury Resorts in the Caribbean that serve up a delicious Rum Punch:

one-only-ocean-clubOne & Only Ocean Club :
With a legendary reputation for entertaining the world’s elite for more than 45 years, the One & Only Ocean club is beautifully settled between miles of pristine beach and exquisite gardens in the Bahamas. Come here and enjoy the elixir of Bahamian life.

peter-island-resortPeter Island Resort:
If seclusion, privacy and incredible snorkeling opportunities are up your alley, Peter Island Resort on the very private Peter Island (in the British Virgin Islands) is exactly where you should be planning your winter escape.

carlisle-bayCarlisle Bay:
Situated on the magnificent undeveloped south coast of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is a contemporary luxury to the Caribbean. With a back drop of rolling hills and lush tropical rainforest, it’s the perfect spot for outdoor water actives or just relaxing on the beach with your rum punch.

jade-mountainJade Mountain at Anse Chastanet:
Grand sweeping spaces, amazing views and lovely infinity pools off of every room make Jade Mountain in St. Lucia a Caribbean paradise.

westin-st-john-resort-villasThe Westin St. John Resort and Villas:
Perfect for active vacations filled with fishing, diving, parasailing, boating, snorkeling and – you guessed it – enjoying some fine rum punch, The Westin St. John Resort and Villas is a perfect resort in the US Virgin Islands.

carl-gustafCarl Gustaf Hotel:
Steps from the sea nestled on a hillside overlooking the picturesque city of Gustavia on St. Barthelemy; the Carl Gustaf Hotel is the epitome of luxury. This resort is the only of its kind in the Caribbean compiled exclusively of suites with private swimming pools, perfect to get away from it all.

the-palmsThe Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos:
Found on the world-famous Grace Bay Beach, The Regent Palms in the Turks and Caicos is one one of the nicest white sand beaches in the Caribbean. Kick back and relax with a rum punch here while you work on your winter tan.

lone-star-restaurant-hotelLone Star Hotel & Restaurant:
On a deck just above the waves with a view over the calm Caribbean is the Lone Star Hotel & Restaurant. Famously known for being the best spot to eat out in Barbados, it is sure to cure anyone’s winter blues.

  1. Rachel says:

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  3. RumShopRyan says:

    Amazing photos! I haven’t been to Jade Mountain on St. Lucia yet…every time I see photos of it I get weak in the knees. Thanks for sharing!