Finding updates on beach bars in the Caribbean, especially countries such as the British Virgin Islands, is getting easier the further we move away from the 2017 hurricane season. While updates in the immediate aftermath of Irma and Maria were pretty consistent, they started to die off as the focus became rebuilding. Now that many of the beach bars devastated by that hurricane season have reopened, videos such as the above one are a welcome sight, continued evidence that the island are well on their way, if not all the way back to the paradises we remember.
This video of the Soggy Dollar Bar, a beach bar located on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, isn’t long but there are a couple things that I found significant. First off, not only does the Soggy Dollar look packed but beach bars down the way seem to be as well. People are coming back to the islands in droves, an influx only bound to increase in next year’s high season. Second, you’d have to look pretty hard to find telltale signs of what this place looked like just after Irma. While the rest of the island may not have recovered as quickly, it’s good to know that tourists and islanders alike have somewhere to go to let everything else just fade away. After all, that’s what beach bars are for. If they can’t accomplish that, then what good are they?
Welcome back, Soggy Dollar Bar! Can’t wait to see the recovery for the rest of the islands!