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5 Great Caribbean Beach Bars

Nevis sunset
Beach bar patrons can enjoy the Nevis sunset; © Nevis Tourism Authority
When most people think of the Caribbean, they consider lounging by the beachside under the tropical sun in the warmth and beauty that is truly Caribbean.

Indeed, going to the beaches is a popular leisure activity in the Caribbean. While common beach activities include swimming, snorkeling or surfing, others prefer to relax and enjoy the view as well as the atmosphere.

For this exact reason, beach bars were introduced decades ago and have remained a popular staple for Caribbean beaches ever since.

Here, we present some of the most exotic beach bars in the region, where visitors can rest, relax, rejuvenate and completely escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Sunshine Beach Bar/Grill and Lounge


Found on the small eastern Caribbean island of Nevis (of St.Kitts and Nevis), Sunshine Beach Lounge is a haven for persons searching for relaxing luxury, including celebrities from all over the world.

Sunshine Beach Lounge is particularly well known for its rum punch, the “Killer Bee”. The Killer Bee is a potent drink made from a combination of tropical ingredients including fruit juices and rum.

Apart from rum, the bar is known for serving the best food on the entire island including barbeque dishes, tasty seafood, and delicious salads. Sunshine Beach Lounge is open seven days of the week, beginning each day at 11 am.

Basil’s Bar -- Mustique


Basil’s Bar is located on the beautiful island of Mustique, part of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and is a small thatched roof bar made with bamboo stilts out on the water. The bar became quite popular having hosted celebrities including the likes of Morgan Freeman, Mick Jagger, and Johnny Depp.

Apart from the wonderful food, including their barbeque dishes and wide selection cocktails, Basil’s open air dance floor on its wooden deck provides many attractive activities for its guests including musical bands and live performances by various artists.

Many will tell you the best time to visit is during the famous Mustique Blues Festival, which often runs from Jan. 23 to Feb. 6 each year.

Dune Preserve


Owned by reggae musician Bankie Banx, Dune Preserve can be found on Anguilla’s Rendezvous Bay.

With a relaxing and laid back atmosphere, Dune Preserve is essentially a hangout spot catering to physically and mentally exhausted people who desire a short getaway from the pressures of life.

While Dune Preserve is not a grand structure made of cobblestone walls, the simple dune deck structure offers the refreshing advantage of an open space.

As the bar is owned by a musician, Dune Preserve offers a rich selection of Caribbean music, mostly reggae but inducing Soca and calypso from time to time.

The bar also offers a number of popular and signature dishes and drinks including the Dune Rum Punch as well as a variety of cocktails, exotic mixes and punches.

Da Conch Shank and Rum Bar


As its name suggests, Da Conch bar offers a wide variety of tasty dishes including the popular Turks and Caicos Conch as well as pure, unaltered and exclusive Turks and Caicos rum mixes, cocktails and punches.

The best part is most of their offerings can be afforded by the average person on a low budget.

Normally, tables are set on the open beach or under a large patio. Otherwise, visitors can relax in a hammock and enjoy the scenery and cool atmosphere.

Soggy Dollar Bar


The captivating setting of the stunning White Bay Beach at Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, is almost enough to set Soggy Dollar Bar apart as one of the finest in the Caribbean.

Beyond the allure of the beach, Soggy Dollar also offers its famous and aptly named Painkiller rum as well as immediate relaxation for the visitors who are looking for a getaway from the day to day stresses of life.

The Painkiller is a smooth, full-flavored premium dark Rum complete with Cream of Coconut, Pineapple and Orange Juice, topped with fresh grated Grenadian Nutmeg. The proportions are held secretly and the drink is found nowhere else in the British Virgin Islands.

Beyond that, the Sopggy Dollar is well known for offering great food. Visitors can also overnight at the nearby Sandcastle Hotel.

It can be quite astonishing whenever one realizes the varied offerings of these small beach establishments not only in terms of food and drink, but in terms of the general relaxing and tropically luxurious setting.

With the aid of the cool ocean beach, enchanting music and the beautiful sunset, Caribbean beach bars provides the right combination of relaxation, fun, food and rum to calm the spirit and wash away the cares of tomorrow.

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