Caribbean vacations
Cruise and Beach Destinations
in the Caribbean, Mexico & Beyond

Scott S. Bateman

The editor and publisher of Caribeez is Scott S. Bateman, a professional journalist with extensive experience as a reporter, editor and online general manager.

He spent 21 years of his career at Cox Enterprises and Media General, two of the largest media companies in the U.S.

Bateman has visited the Caribbean more than a dozen times with more trips planned soon. He has visited nearly every major Caribbean destination, which has resulted in the articles on this Web site.

Bateman launched the first public Web site for Cox Enterprises in 1995 and led the company’s Internet operations at a Seattle TV station, Dayton newspaper and TV station, and Virginia Beach cable operation.

He left Cox for Media General in 2002 and was responsible for all of that company’s 30 Web sites in Virginia.

He left Media General in 2007 to fulfill a longtime goal of launching his own Internet publishing and consulting business.

Recent articles by Scott S. Bateman

Falmouth Cruise Port Tips

Historic Falmouth Cruise Port is a 32-acre cruise terminal and park packed with historic attractions. - 05/24/19

Havana Cuba Cruise Port

Havana Cuba has jumped into popularity among cruise destinations in the Caribbean for U.S. visitors. - 10/17/18

Alaska Shore Excursion Tips

We have learned the importance of setting a budget for excursions before we go. - 08/21/18

Mexican Riviera Attractions

The Mexican Riviera has a wide variety of tourist attractions for cruise and long-term visitors alike. - 12/14/15

Amber Cove Cruise Port

Amber Cove, location of the first Jurassic Park movie, has become a major cruise port. - 06/06/19

Best Times to Visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica has distinct dry and rainy seasons depending on the location. See the best times to go. - 10/28/17

Best Times to Visit St. Lucia

St. Lucia is warm every month of the year, but the rain varies quite a bit more. - 10/31/17

Limón Costa Rica Cruise Port

The Limón Costa Rica cruise port is an island of humanity surrounded by vast rain forests. - 10/26/18

Puntarenas Cruise Tips

Puntarenas aerial viewPuntarenas is a common stop on Panama Canal cruises and an ideal eco tourism destination. - 01/14/15

Best Time to Visit Curaçao

The best time to go to Curaçao is almost any month of the year -- except for the final three. - 11/13/17

Colón Panama Cruise Port

The Colón cruise port is popular on western Caribbean cruises thanks to the Panama Canal. - 05/22/19

Best Time to Visit Cancun

Choosing the best time to visit Cancun is a matter of weather, prices and activities. - 11/21/17

Best Time to Go to Bermuda

The best time to visit Bermuda is July through September for beaches and warm weather. - 11/27/17

Trinidad Cruise Port Tips

Trinidad steelpan performersTrinidad is not a popular Caribbean cruise stop, but the island’s culture is hugely popular. - 08/03/19

Martinique Cruise Port Tips

Martinique may be the most French of the four French islands in the Caribbean. - 06/12/19

La Romana Cruise Port

La Romana is Dominican Republic’s third largest city and the most popular cruise port in the country. - 08/13/18

Best Anguilla Beaches

The beauty and remoteness of Anguilla beaches rank them among the Caribbean's best. - 01/22/16

St. Vincent Cruise Ports

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has 32 fertile islands, but one island matters the most. - 07/02/19

Coxen Hole Cruise Port Tips

Roatan is small in size but growing mightily in popularity with western Caribbean cruises. - 05/22/19

Anguilla Cruise Port Tips

Few cruise ships visit Anguilla. But St. Maarten cruise visitors can easily visit this nearby island. - 11/19/18

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