Caribbean Calendar

Winter Travel Guide 1996


Caribbean Calendar
By Stephanie Gregory


October 23-27:
Meet "Q" of 007 fame at the world's first and only James Bond Festival in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Also screen rare film footage, tour creator Ian Fleming's Goldeneye estate, and sip martinis with the writers and directors who brought Bond's world to the big screen. For information call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 800-233-4582 or Sunburst Holidays at 800-786-2877.

October 25-November 3:
Rum punch and turtle stew are a few of the many seafaring traditions to sample at the Cayman Islands's 20th annual Pirates Week celebration. Find gold the pirates missed in the underwater treasure hunt or, for the serious competitor, race in the Pirates Week 5K run, three-mile swim, triathlon, or sailboard race. Call 345-949-0623 for more information, or hook up to the Web site at http://www.cushmanpr.com/cayman-islands/index.html.

November 8-17:
With an ash-spewing volcano as a backdrop, test your speed and technical skills at the Montserrat Mountain Bike Challenge, November 9-10. Part of the Montserrat Fat Tire Festival, the course is more challenging and a lot more fun than your average NORBA race--after all, mon, you're in the Caribbean! For information about the festival call 809-491-5552.

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