Beach Bar Pic of the Week – The Right Side of Driftwood Boat Bar, St. Maarten

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If it wasn’t for all the car traffic zooming by, Driftwood Boat Bar, a beach bar located on Maho Beach in St. Maarten, might be the clear cut winner in my declaration of the best beach bar on the Dutch side of the island. Located opposite the beach from its more well-known counterpart, Sunset Bar, Driftwood is where you can find six beers for $15 and pizza that some will claim is the best on the island.

The beach bar’s location on Maho is prime but that’s also a drawback – it gets darn busy at times on the road that takes you to this beach bar so finding an escape from the hustle and bustle is essential. The key is getting there early and laying claim to one of the loungers that line the outside of the main structure. Normally, this section of beach is a little elevated from the rest of Maho, offering unobstructed views of the Caribbean. It’s also a great spot to get away from the noise emanating from the road, almost enough that you can imagine yourself on a deserted beach with nary a soul in sight.

Image Info
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Photographer – Tom Westerhof
Date Taken – April 6, 2019
Source – N/A
License – All rights reserved.
Settings – F1.7 / 4.20 mm / ISO 40 / 1/1980 seconds
Camera – Samsung Galaxy S7

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Author: Tom W.

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  1. Tom is spot on as usual. The best beach bar on the island. Guy has a gold mine there. Anna and the entire staff always make you feel at home, and your drinks are always full. The food is also outstanding. One of my ” go to’s” while I am on Island. Can’t wait to return.

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    • Appreciate the nice comment, P.J., and glad to hear you enjoyed it as well! Can’t wait to be back there!

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  2. I live on St Maarten and while each beach has its own uniqueness about it Maho is a favorite. Not only are the colors of the Caribbean Sea breathtaking, the view of a KLM or Air France approaching to land over the beach is epic. I don’t think there is any other place in the world you can be this close to an aircraft landing or taking off. I agree 100 percent about the Driftwood Bar. The pizza is simply delicious and huge!!! But my favorite is that the make my drink choice, a BBC with fresh bananas. And if they don’t have a banana for my drink, no problem, I will run over to the market across the street and get some. Now where can you find that kind of service? The Driftwood gives you the local beach bar experience, nothing fancy about it, just downright fun! The Driftwood is also my choice for favorite beach bar.

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    • I think we ordered quite a few BBCs as well, Deb! It is definitely in a unique spot with the views of the planes coming in. We have a young son who enjoyed that part more than any other. We made some great memories on that beach. Safe travels!

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