In a post shared on medium.com, the people behind Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, provided an update on the status of their popular beach bar, Iggies, after Hurricanes Irma and Maria barreled through the region.
The article’s images show a battered Iggies, with sand encroaching every corner and the towering palms still standing but now with bowed fronds still hanging on, a living testimony not just to the strength of the storm but the strength of the island and the people itself.
Explaining that “it’s hard to cry over a destroyed beach bar,” the authors also recognized the role beach bars play on islands like St. Thomas. “Iggies is where our guests come to feel like locals, and locals always feel like our guests,” they stated in the article, a description that perfectly sums up the appeal of our favorite beach bars in the Caribbean and the rest of the world.
The article goes on to confirm that they will be bringing Iggies back, closing with a determined proclamation – “We are injured – but very much alive. Iggies will be back.”
You can go here to read the update in its entirety.
To help the staff of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort and Iggies Beach Bar, you can find the resort’s fundraising site here.