Rum & Reggae's Caribbean

Rum & Reggae's Caribbean

Fifth Edition
by Jonathan Runge
paperback, 864 pages

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First published in 1988, this expansive guide to the Caribbean has developed an avid following. Under the watchful eye of 20-year travel writing veteran Jonathan Runge, and now in its fifth incarnation, this flagship production of Rum & Reggae Guidebooks is bigger and better than ever. This edition has undergone a complete revision, with improved maps and a new format that makes it easier for readers to find all the information they need to plan the perfect Caribbean vacation. Meanwhile, the creative flair found in features such as Rum & Reggae's Touristo Scale, Island Friendliness Climate, and Superlatives section, still remains.

While Rum & Reggae’s Caribbean includes all of the nuts and bolts found in other guidebooks, it goes above and beyond the ordinary travel guides. It’s opinionated, irreverent, informative, funny, and entertaining. Geared toward the more sophisticated and savvy traveler who generally avoids the tourist swarms, it is indispensable for those in search of the real island experience. For vacationers who want to go beyond the T-shirt stalls of Ochos Rios, the casinos in St. Maarten, the all-inclusive resorts of Jamaica, and the cruise ship traffic jams of St. Thomas, Rum & Reggae’s Caribbean is the ultimate travel companion.

"An irreverent and highly personal guide with and emphasis on places to stay and places to party..." - Travel & Leisure

"As guidebooks proliferate, those with a sharp point of view, whether or not one agrees with it, can seem as refreshing as a cold drink of water at midnight after a supper of salami....Rum & Reggae is perhaps an extreme example of the opinionated guidebook.... Clearly, this book is not for the porch crowd." - The New York Times


About the Author
JONATHAN RUNGE is the author of 18 travel books: Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico (2007), Rum & Reggae's Caribbean (2006), Rum & Reggae's Costa Rica (2006); Rum & Reggae's Brazil (2005); Rum & Reggae's French Caribbean (2005); Rum & Reggae's Grenadines, Including St. Vincent and Grenada (2003); Rum & Reggae's Virgin Islands (2003); Rum & Reggae's Caribbean (2002); Rum & Reggae's Jamaica (2002); Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico (2002); Rum & Reggae's Dominican Republic (2002); Rum & Reggae's Cuba (2002); Rum & Reggae's Hawai'i (2001); Rum & Reggae's Caribbean 2000 (2000); Rum & Reggae: The Insider's Guide to the Caribbean (Villard Books, 1993); Hot on Hawai'i: The Definitive Guide to the Aloha State (St. Martin's Press, 1989); Rum & Reggae: What's Hot and What's Not in the Caribbean (St. Martin's Press, 1988); and Ski Party!: The Skier's Guide to the Good Life, co-authored with Steve Deschenes (St. Martin's Press, 1985). Jonathan has also written for Men's Journal, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Out, Skiing, Boston, and other magazines.