Friday, November 9, 2012

My favorite Caribbean beach bars!

We just had our first snow fall in Boston which made me yearn for warm island sun.  With my January trip to Virgin Gorda booked, I am consumed with researching the island in search of cool spots to grab a cold drink and enjoy a fabulous view.

Here are a couple spots I have enjoyed over the years.  What's your favorite beach bar?

Kali's Beach Bar, Friar's Bay Beach, St. Martin
Grab a palm-covered "booth" on the sand and a cold drink and enjoy!
Sunset Bar & Grill, St. Maarten
Watch planes taking off and landing from the airport while enjoying an ice-cold beer.  Great vibe!
Mr. Busby's Beach Bar, Dawn Beach, St. Maarten
Ice-cold Caribs are delivered to you on the beach, for cheap! Great food too.
Yellow Beach Restaurant, Pinel Island, St. Martin
Pinel Island, a 10-minute boat ride from Cul-de-Sac.  Click here to learn more.  Pina coladas, mmhmm!
Pirate's Bight, Norman Island, British Virgin Islands
Also known as Treasure Island and famous for its Bushwackers!
Soggy Dollar Bar, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
Home of the Painkiller, on a most amazing beach!  No dock here, so you must swim to shore, hence the soggy dollar.
Mr. Delicious Snack Bar, Miami Beach, Barbados
 Not exactly a "bar", but good food & cold drinks while you're lounging.  Try a roti and a Banks beer!
A Collection of Tiny Beach Bars on Accra Beach, Barbados
Colorful beach bars, located on Accra Beach, at the end of the Hastings boardwalk.  Delicious rum punches served!
Sun Beach, Negril, Jamaica
How can you not love these swinging plastic chairs, accompanied by a cold Red Stripe???
Rick's Cafe, Negril, Jamaica
Watch folks diving off the cliffs while enjoying drinks, food and live music.  A perfect spot to watch the sunset!
Bar at White Sands Hotel, Negril, Jamaica
Amazing drink specials every day, friendly people!  Grab a bar stool or a lounge chair and try the Dirty Banana!
Tony's Hut Bar at Gatehouse Villa, Negril, Jamaica
Swings, hammocks, Connect Four at the bar and friendly service! 
La Playa at Xpu-Ha Beach, Mexico
Located between Akumal and Puerto Aventuras.  Guacamole, salsa, hammocks...need I say more??
The Beach Bar, Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI
(Photo courtesy of Amazing villa, check it out!)
Live music, tasty drinks, great food, much fun!
Thanks for reading!  And don't forget to tell me your favorite beach bar in the comments section below!  And any tips on great spots on Virgin Gorda will be appreciated too!


  1. Ahhh, yes. This is exactly the kind of post I love to read when I'm not either writing one or doing the hands-on "research" myself.

    While I've been to some of the same islands as you, there's only one beach bar that I have in common with yours: Soggy Dollar on Jost. It's a definite classic!

    I also enjoy Elvis's, Elodia's, and Gwen's on Anguilla, but the most striking and memorable to me for pure atmosphere just might be the Pelican Bar, which is about 1/4 mile offshore in Jamaica:

  2. Hi Emily, Thanks for that amazing pic, somehow we missed the Pelican Bar when we were in Negril. Not sure how that happened...guess I didn't do my research! I read somewhere that Anguilla has great beach bars...yet another reason for me to visit! All this beach bar talk has made me thirsty...I think I might need some rum tonight! :)

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