[Bookmark This] Uncommon Caribbean: A visually stunning guide to ‘The Real Caribbean Less Traveled’


I’ll hold my hands up and admit that when it comes to travelling to the Caribbean I’ve limited myself… unless we’re counting layovers of under 3 hours then Grenada is the only island I’ve stayed in for an extended period of time.

The brainchild of brothers Steve and Patrick Bennett, Ucommon Caribbean seeks to demistyfy what you may have thought about the islands that make up the West Indies. With stunning visuals and a slick website to match you’ll feel as though you have a front row seat (or hammock) into island life.

For years, the Caribbean has been marketed by those not native to these immaculate shores as nothing but sand, sun and cheap rum. All good things (well, except the bad rum part), but that barely scratches the surface!

Welcome to Uncommon Caribbean, a celebration of the undiscovered charms of the Antilles! From the unexpected (surfing a la Martinique?) to the downright bizarre (St. Croix’s beer-drinking pigs), Uncommon Caribbean offers an engaging journey beyond the region’s well-trod sun, sand and sea attractions to reveal a unique side of the Caribbean seldom featured in traditional travel guides.

As my passion for travel and discovery grows I’ll be venturing to more of the Caribbean’s sandy shores in the near future (A meetup on a beach sounds like my cuppa cocoa tea…who wants to come?!).