Daylight come and me wan' go home
Stack banana 'till de mornin' come
Daylight come and me wan' go home
- The commercials for Malibu rum seem to invoke this trope, despite the fact that Malibu is located in California. The rum itself, however, was invented in Curacao.
- There have been two one-shot comics with the Fantastic Four visiting Puerto Rico. They even fought a Chupacabra.
- The Comics Nix "masterpiece" Scooby-Doo and the Trip of Lust is set in "Jamaca Island, the earth of Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder." (the latter of whom isn't actually from Jamaica).
- Pirates of the Caribbean, obviously.
- The movie Captain Ron, at one point, has the protagonist's children partying in a festival on an unnamed Caribbean island while their parents are arrested for smuggling revolutionaries onto the island. Later, they run afoul of the "Pirates of the Caribbean", as Captain Ron calls them, and get their boat stolen at gunpoint. (This movie was made before the Disney movie trilogy, so viewers will awkwardly hear the children's dad saying Captain Ron "went to Disneyland too many times").
- Pirates of the Caribbean existed before the movie trilogy, as a ride in Disneyland. Just to clarify.
- The movie was filmed in Puerto Rico.
- Captain Blood is set in the Caribbean; Jamaica and Tortuga are particularized.
- Cool Runnings
- James Bond
- At the end of The Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Lecter has escaped to an unnamed island and saunters off into the crowd of locals as the credits roll.
- Spoofed in the comedy Water (1985). The island of Cascara is poor as there are no beaches for tourists and it's too windy to play bridge.
- Club Paradise, a Robin Williams vehicle, includes pretty much every Caribbean trope except the pirates.
- Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys, played straight. (Yes. Neil Gaiman played something straight.) Well, kind of. Apparently people in the Caribbean are mad about country music, and hand out limes to passersby. Although Fat Charlie was only given the lime because he expressed disbelief that limes grew there, so he was given one. Other than that no limes were handed about, except by Fat Charlie himself who became unusually attached to the lime, and proposed to Daisy with it. It Makes Sense in Context.
- Harry Maybourne escapes to such a place in one epsiode of Stargate SG-1.
- Part one of the Criminal Minds two-parter, "The Fisher King", takes place with Derek Morgan and Elle Greenaway vacationing in Jamaica, with scenes invoking this trope.
- The song "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys.
- The Andrews Sisters' classic "Rum and Coca-Cola" is about American tourists in Trinidad.
Since the Yankee come to TrinidadThey got the young girls all goin' madYoung girls say they treat 'em niceMake Trinidad like paradiseDrinkin' rum and Coca-ColaGo down Point KoomahnahBoth mother and daughterWorkin' for the Yankee dollar
- Steel drum music is another bit of Trinidad & Tobago culture that is commonly used as a generic "island" music cue in popular culture. Notice that "Kokomo" uses steel drums and mentions a dozen tropical locales but not Trinidad or Tobago.
- Parts of the album Waiting For Cousteau by Jean Michel Jarre which was recorded on the island of Trinidad include a big local steel drum band. "Calypso" even comes with a somehow Caribbean groove.
- Great Big Sea sang "Penelope," about a Jamaican bazaar worker who moves to Chicago to become a domestic and to search for her lost uncle. She goes back, secure in the knowledge that the slow-paced life in the tropics is far better than the frantic concrete mess that is The Big City. Can be seen as an analogy for Newfoundlanders moving to big-city Canada and longing for home.
- The Goal Of The World Wrestling League is to increase global awareness of Caribbean Wrestling.
- This was basically the video hyping RazorRamon's WWF debut, showing him strolling through an open air Cuban Market. repeated almost verbatim for Carlito's WWE debut video, just in Puerto Rico.
- The original radio version of Bold Venture was set in pre-revolution Cuba (and made heavy use of calypso music). The television version (made in 1959) moved the action to Trinidad.
- Sky and Sarah's trip to Havana in Guys and Dolls (pre-Castro, of course).
- The Monkey Island series uses this, since it owes a lot to the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride, or vice versa. Escape from Monkey Island actually features Guybrush trying to save the Caribbean from being converted into a tourist's paradise by a conniving Australian businessman.
- Sid Meiers Pirates
- The trolls of World of Warcraft seem to blend both this trope and Mayincatec. The Darkspear have Jamaican accents and practice a fantasy equivalent of voodoo, while other tribes practice blood sorcery similar to human sacrifice and convene around ziggurats.
- Tropico takes place in a more modern Caribbean, with you as a dictator of a Banana Republic.
- The Journey Down is set in St. Armando, a metropolis with a distinctly Western Atlantic flavor.
- Rayne of Least I Could Do goes to Jamaica in one story arc.
- This role playing thread on AlternateHistory.com features an entire Played for Laughs Punk Punk setting based on this trope...
- TaleSpin spans the world, but the main locations of Cape Suzette and Louie's are definitely in a very Caribbean or South Pacific setting.
- Probably the South Pacific, since the show is apparently based on Tales of the Gold Monkey.
- And in one episode they visit Panda La.
- The Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers episode "Battle of the Bulge" features three fruit-devouring, evil-doing Jamaican fruit bats complete with the matching accent.
- In a Codename: Kids Next Door episode, the hamsters go on a vacation at Jamaica's KND sector. The operatives are very laid-back to the point of not knowing what an emergency is, and persistently offer mango smoothies to everyone. One of the operatives there is your stereotypical Jamaican who hilariously seems to be the only one who can stomach Lizzie's horrible cooking.
"It's PIE time, mon! ...o.o That be some GOOD pie, mon!"