Getting B!tch Slapped In St. Maarten
Oct17

Getting B!tch Slapped In St. Maarten

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Every beach bar has its signature drink and at St. Maarten’s Blue Bitch Bar, overlooking the beach and boardwalk in Phillipsburg, it’s the appropriately named Bitch Slap. I’m pretty sure the shot, which Marlene confirms in the video, includes Blue Curacao, Triple Sec and some kind of rum (background noise from the peanut gallery drowned out most of her description). I’ve conducted an exhaustive search online for about two minutes...

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St. Martin’s Pinel Island Reopens
May02

St. Martin’s Pinel Island Reopens

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Pinel Island, a small island off the northwest coast of St. Martin, has reopened for business (along with its beach bars), according to Caribbean Journal. Home to the Karibuni and Yellow Beach beach bars, the article states that the island has reopened and that “both the Karibuni and Yellow Beach beach bars have relaunched operations.” Pinel, a must visit for anyone to the island, whether the French or Dutch side, was devastated by...

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Beach Bar Spotlight – Driftwood Boat Bar, St. Maarten
Apr25

Beach Bar Spotlight – Driftwood Boat Bar, St. Maarten

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The Driftwood Boat Bar is a beach bar located on the north end of Maho Beach in St. Maarten. Smaller in stature and size to the more well-known Sunset Beach Bar located at the opposite end of the beach, Driftwood has gained in popularity. With some of the changes occurring at Sunset not sitting well with it patrons, many consumers have started drifting down the beach to Driftwood. With a bar as its centerpiece, Driftwood is perched...

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45 Seconds at the Boon Beach Bar and Restaurant in St. Maarten
Mar27

45 Seconds at the Boon Beach Bar and Restaurant in St. Maarten

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Mary’s Boon, a small resort located on Simpson Bay in St. Maarten, has always appealed to me as a possible place to stay when visiting the island. Discovering they have a beach bar (or at least a named one – The Boon Beach Bar), a fact somehow unbeknownst to me before last week, adds to the appeal. Besides being affordable, close to the airport and located on the more secluded north central part of the bay, the resort is...

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One … or Three, For the Team – Visiting St. Maarten Post-Hurricanes
Feb27

One … or Three, For the Team – Visiting St. Maarten Post-Hurricanes

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Beach Bar Bums contributor Jim Greer recently visited St. Martin/Maarten and beyond his search for an “authentic local owned beach bar,” he offers us insight on the island post-hurricanes in his latest article. While damage to the island from the hurricanes was still evident, the spirit of the locals remained unbowed in this Caribbean paradise. “Good times never seemed so good. I’ve been inclined, to believe they never would.” Sweet...

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Video of St. Martin’s Karibuni Rebuild Released
Jan17

Video of St. Martin’s Karibuni Rebuild Released

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Karibuni, a beach bar and restaurant located on the small island of Pinel in St. Martin, was heavily destroyed in the 2017 hurricane season. One of a few beach bars located on the touristy island just off the island’s northeast coast, the beach bar had to be rebuilt from the ground up after being devastated by Hurricane Irma. In the video posted by SXM Strong, the owner of Karibuni, Erick Clement, is shown boating one of their staff...

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