The Top 5 Best Beach Bars in the Caribbean
After sunbathing on the pristine beaches of the Caribbean, the next item on your itinerary simply must be visiting the region’s one-of-a-kind beach bars. The pina-colada, the daiquiri, and rum are iconic creations of the Caribbean, so it’s not surprising that from Cuba to Barbados, bars here are a must-have cultural experience. We’ve created a list of the top five best Caribbean beach bars to take your tropical yacht vacation to the next level.
#5: Da Waterhole: You’re in for great tunes, delicious food, strong drinks, and a great sunset view at Da Waterhole. While the drink menu is bold, but tasteful (in classic Caribbean fashion), the food menu delivers a surprising taste of home via its pizzas, pastas, burgers, and more. To many, Da Waterhole has earned the title “best bar on St. Marteens.”
#4: Soggy Dollar Bar: The Soggy Dollar Bar is a must-see destination when visiting the Northern Caribbean Archipelago. With a rich and varied history beginning in 1970, the Soggy Dollar Bar has become an iconic spot on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. It’s a tourist hot spot for not only its laid-back atmosphere and serene beach cove location, but for the dangerous house favorite rum drink aptly named “The Painkiller.”
#3: Elvis Beach Bar: When you close your eyes and imagine a tiki bar, Elvis’s Beach Bar is what comes to mind with its palm-frond roof, rustic wood walls, open floor plan, and classic drinks. Simply put, this Anguilla venue is an old-school Caribbean-style bar. At sunset, locals and tourists kick back together next to the bonfire. After a few drinks, find yourself letting loose on the dance floor. Because it’s open until 1:00 am, it’s the perfect place to spend your day or end your night.
#2: Lime Out: Lime Out began life as a barge. Now this barge-turned-bar is a unique sail-up experience. The floating sanctuary calls Hansen Bay near Saint John in the US Virgin Islands home. If the crazy concept of this venue isn’t enough to bring you in by itself, Lime Out is also famous for signature tacos and cocktails. Vodka lemonade, coco-colada, and grapefruit margaritas perfectly complement the fresh locally sourced ingredients in their mouth-watering Caribbean tacos.
#1: Chat and Chill: Pull up by boat or water taxi to Stocking Island just north of the Great Exuma for an awesome experience at Chat and Chill Bar. Be greeted by playful stingrays in the shallow water that surrounds the bar, then join in a round of volleyball before chatting it up with other bar goers over some chilled drinks. On Sundays, stick around for the bar’s iconic pig roast. This event is a favorite with locals and tourists alike! It always draws a crowd and creates a lively atmosphere you’ll want to be a part of.