Video Tour of Kontiki Beach Bar & Restaurant, Orient Beach, Saint Martin
Jun12

Video Tour of Kontiki Beach Bar & Restaurant, Orient Beach, Saint Martin

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One of the beaches I get asked the most often about is Orient Beach in St. Martin. Located on the east side of the island and home to a multitude of beach bars, Orient Beach experienced significant damage from Hurricane Irma. The beach continues to make its comeback and as you can see from the above video, the beach bars are a big part of that. Kontiki has been an integral part of the beach bar scene on Orient Beach and its reopening...

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Keeping It Old School at the New Dany’s (Cupecoy) Beach Bar in St. Maarten
May08

Keeping It Old School at the New Dany’s (Cupecoy) Beach Bar in St. Maarten

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Guest author Dennis Kozuch has been a longtime visitor to St. Maarten/Martin and its beach bars and in his latest contribution to this blog and the beach bar bums community, he fills us in on Dany’s Beach Bar, also known as Cupecoy Beach Bar, located on Cupecoy Beach just south of La Samanna on the St. Marteen/Martin border. Sometimes out of devastation comes opportunity and Dany wasted no time in bringing back that old-time...

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Update on St. Martin’s Orient Bay Beach and Bars
Nov27

Update on St. Martin’s Orient Bay Beach and Bars

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In the above video from YouTuber “philphriday,” the latest updates are provided on St. Martin’s Orient Bay and two of its most popular beach bars, Bikini Beach and Kakao Beach. Hurricane Irma devastated the island of St. Martin//Maarten and the beach at Orient Bay is still recovering. For those of you who have seen this stretch of beach, the above video is testament to the damage the beach sustained. Still, the...

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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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