Occasionally, nature throws the islands a challenge with which to reckon. The Caribbean is a resilient region with revelers who give as good as they get. Be sure to check-in with your island’s favorite events – so far, it’s a go, unless they say no – – for in the Caribbean, there’s a saying, for those who know – ”soon come.” So, in the event that events have to be adjusted, then try again next year or head down and lend a helping hand as we face Fall in our piece of paradise that will always persevere.
At the top of the month, Bermuda hosts family fun with its cultural and colorful gombey troupes performing just a vibrantly with music, dance and merriment. It’s photo-worthy fun for the whole family at Bermuda Gombey Festival, October 7 http://www.gotobermuda.com/event/bermuda-gombey-festival/205
It’s a “battle with the sexes” in Saint Croix, where it’s all about who can make the best catch, during the U.S. Virgin Islands: 16th Annual Golden Hook Guy/Gal Reel Challenge, October 14 – 15 www.fishstx.com .
Bodies will glide through the clear. Seawater, demonstrating fitness and agility during the exhilarating open water race, followed by a grand celebration on shore for the St. Croix Coral Reef Swim, November 5 www.swimrace.com.
Living up to its reputation as the “culinary capital of the Caribbean”, Barbados presents a feast of epicurean cuisine and it’s a gastronomical, gourmet galivant for the palate at the Food, Wine and Rum Festival, November 16 – 19 www.foodwinerum.com
Races are scheduled to be underway, as sails unfurl for the regatta around Antigua & Barbuda, Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Regatta, November 18 – 19 www.jhycantigua.com
A course to be reckoned with – amateur and professional golfers tee off at Cinnamon Hill Golf course in Montego Bay, Jamaica for the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am Annie’s Revenge, November 15 – 19 www.jamaicaproam.com
Curaçao is on the run and it’s a scenic one for the Marathon and half Marathon courses. Crossing elevations of 185 feet above sea level – one of the highest bridges in the world – offers a breathtaking, panoramic view from the Juliana Bridge and the excitement continues as athletes pass over the the “swinging old lady” Queen Emma Bridge. One thing’s for sure, the views will be a delightful distraction as runners take to the half marathon or full, at the KLM Curaçao Marathon, November 26 klmcuracaomarathon.com/