What’s better than enjoying a rum cocktail after a long day? How about enjoying a rum cocktail while your feet are nestled in soft white sand and the gentle roar of the Caribbean Sea serves as your background music. Somehow the drinks taste better in the islands. Here, it’s not about flashy style, fancy decor or pricey drinks. Caribbean beach bars have a welcoming laid-back vibe that beckon you kick back, chill and stay a while. We’ve uncovered the most distinctive beach bars in the region to compile this top 10 list, and there’s not a pretentious one in the bunch. Next time you’re in the islands, these are the spots to enjoy the sun, sand, surf and sips.
10. The Sunset Bar & Grill, St. Maarten
The Sunset Bar & Grill is located on Maho, on one of St. Maarten’s most popular beaches. What makes this beach bar so special? It’s situated at the end of the runway of the Princess Juliana International Airport. Not only can you enjoy an ice cold beer, you can also feel the exhilaration of a jumbo jet soaring just meters above your head! Now that’s a rush. Like the name sounds, the bar is also an excellent spot to take in a spectacular St. Maarten sunset. Daily hermit crab races add to the quirky fun.