Pinel Island, St. Martin Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

I’ve browsed through a lot of images of Pinel Island, located just off St. Martin, as we narrow down the list of locations we want to visit during our Anguilla/St. Martin vacation this winter. A lot of them jump out at you for their shear beauty and the photographer’s ability to capture that so splendidly. Then there are the images by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, a photographer who uses equirectangular and stereographic projection methods in her photography. What does that mean? I’m not really sure but I think it’s basically the same affect as taking the globe and flattening it out to display in print. Or not. Either way, the images are pretty cool.

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Janti’s Happy Island Gets Some Goat Love

Janti’s Happy Island, located just off the coast of Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, gets some cool love from the Goats on the Road blog. Nick and Dariece, the goats on the road, had this to say about Janti’s Happy Island: “We had originally planned to just go for a beer, but the vibe of the island got to us and soon we were partying with Janti and starting to understand why he called this place “Happy Island”.” Isn’t that the coolest thing about beach bars? You only plan on going for one drink but then you end up staying around for more and making new friends in the process. You can find out more (and see some cool pics and video) about this unique beach bar Nick and Dariece call “the coolest beach bar on an island made of seashells” here. Hard to argue with that.

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St. Kitts Beach Bars: Mongoose Bar and Grill, South Friars Bay

Mongoose Bar and Grill, a beach bar located in St. Kitts on South Friars Bay, often gets overlooked when people visit the southeast side of the island. Visitors are typically taken to Shipwreck Beach Bar (right next door) or Caramabola at the other end of the beach and get comfortable in their environs. The next time you find that air of comfort settling down around you, get up before you doze off in the warmth of a St. Kitts sunset and stroll on down to Mongoose’s beach bar. It’ll be worth it.

A little history (Because we all love history, right?) – this isn’t the original location of Mongoose’s beach bar. When my search for the green flash began in 2005 on this beach, he was further down toward the northwest end. According to the person who provided us with these photos, the government made him move his beach bar to its current location in the shadow of Shipwreck in 2010. The beach on this section isn’t as good as the other end. It is sandy and shallow only for a few feet before your toes start tickling the reef. However, when you’re hanging out with Mongoose at his beach bar, something tells me you won’t mind after a few drinks. Andy hey, if you like snorkeling, then it’s actually the better end of the beach!

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Thanks to Joe Stauber for providing the images.

Information on Mongoose Bar and Grill is limited online. You can find the trip advisor review here. If you’re interested in finding out more about Mongoose Bar and Grill, leave a comment on this article or send me a message through my Facebook page.

Share the love (or “strong dislike”): Have you been here? If so, let me know what you think in the comments. Since it’s impossible for me to visit every single beach bar I post about on the site, the comments from readers like you allow others who are interested in checking out these beach bars hear from people who have actually been there and let them read unbiased reviews. Kind of like the Trip Advisor for beach bars!


St. Vincent and the Grenadines Beach Bars: Sparrow’s Beach Club, Union Island

The brand new Sparrow’s Beach Club, located on Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is not named after Captain Jack Sparrow, although I’m assuming a pirate would feel right at home lounging on one of the cushion-covered day beds that dot its property. Its name is, however, inspired by the name of its sponsor, Sparrow Rum, and would thus perk the interest of any rum swilling pirate and his/her mates. Not a pirate? No worries. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the white sandy beach and turquoise water which makes it the perfect place to relax and have a drink. Food is also available with different menus for lunch and dinner.

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A special thanks to Jeremie Tronet at JT Pro Center for providing the images. Kitesurfing at Jeremie’s school and want to check out Sparrow’s? Jeremie and the staff offer day trips to the beach club and you can find the details here.

You can find out more about JT Pro Center at http://www.kitesurfgrenadines.com.

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About Sparrow’s Beach Club: “Sparrow’s Beach Club is the name inspired by our sponsor, Sparrow’s Rum. Sparrow’s Beach Club is a Seafood Restaurant and Bar on the beach, with private gazebos, beach chairs, fresh water showers, water sports and a massage and beauty center. All you need to spend a perfect day

After 15 years in the Grenadines on Union Island, operating in the tourism industry and five years in the real estate business, Having been in contact with a lot of tourists and potential investors, Bertrand Sailly realized the need to create a comfortable attractive place for visitors on the island to be entertained.

Bertrand eventually decided to develop the Big Sand beach in such a way that anyone going to visit the beach, or the Beach Club, will feel like they are at a home away from home.”

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Does Sparrow’s Beach Club sound like a place you’d enjoy sinking your toes into the sand? If so, you can contact me via Beach Life Travel, the travel arm of Beach Bar Bums. For more information, email beachlifetravel@yahoo.com. Because a beach life is the best life.

Share the love (or “strong dislike”): Have you been here? If so, let me know what you think in the comments. Since it’s impossible for me to visit every single beach bar I post about on the site, the comments from readers like you allow others who are interested in checking out these beach bars hear from people who have actually been there and let them read unbiased reviews. Kind of like the Trip Advisor for beach bars!


New Maldives Beach Bar Wallpaper

A new image of the view from a Maldives beach bar has been added to our “Wallpapers” page and you can download the high resolution image here.

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Thanks to Neville Wootton for taking the image and granting use of it via the Creative Commons license. You can view the rest of his photography here.


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