Isla Mujeres, Buho’s Beach Bar and the Spot/Swing Seat That Started It All
Feb26

Isla Mujeres, Buho’s Beach Bar and the Spot/Swing Seat That Started It All

I’ve been writing articles about beach bars all over the world for over eight years on this blog. Even though I’ve visited countless beach bars during that time and before and imbibed in more rum punches, tings with a sting and margaritas that I care to recall, I can still remember it like it was yesterday when I realized I was going to be spending a lot of time bellied up to beach bars. I don’t recall the exact year (2010 maybe?) but...

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St. John, USVI’s Lime Out Floating Bar Announces Closing and Online Petition
Jan17

St. John, USVI’s Lime Out Floating Bar Announces Closing and Online Petition

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In a post to their Facebook page this morning, the owners of Lime Out, a floating bar located in St. John in the US Virgin Islands, announced that they were closing. The reasons presumably are related to issues with the local government. From their Facebook post: “≪ C L O S E D ≫ Thank you so much for all the love + support! 💚 ∕∕∕ We will be closed for now. We are working closely with the government to come up with a...

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St. Martin Currently in Turmoil as General Strike, Lockdown and Protests Erupt
Dec16

St. Martin Currently in Turmoil as General Strike, Lockdown and Protests Erupt

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About a year ago, our family was vacationing on the beautiful Caribbean island paradise of St. Maarten, the Dutch side of the two-nation island. Today, unrest is taking over the French side of the island (St. Martin). The troubles appear to have started in the early morning hours of Thursday, December 12th and reportedly are related to lingering issues from Hurricane Irma. The St. Maarten News Facebook page, which has French editors...

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Beach Bar Pic of the Week – Hank’s, Anguilla
Nov20

Beach Bar Pic of the Week – Hank’s, Anguilla

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Head down to Shoal Bay East in Anguilla and its myriad beach bars and you wouldn’t be to blame if you missed Hank’s. Formerly Mac and Hank’s and currently referred to online as Hank’s, Hank’s Island Carousel, Hank’s Beach Bar, Hank’s Bar and Restaurant and various other iterations, Hank’s sits back a tad bit from the beach, tucked among various foliage that is creeping onto the beach. Maybe that adds to its appeal. It won’t be nearly...

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Massive Repository Created of Bahamas Images Post Hurricane Dorian
Sep12

Massive Repository Created of Bahamas Images Post Hurricane Dorian

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After Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas, Jim Abernethy and Dack Patriaca took aerial images of the affected areas and uploaded about 1800 of them to a Google drive. Sharing them with everyone who had access to the internet, they’ve been a great resource for people looking for updates from the Bahamas. The majority of the images are high resolution, something not readily available with the way social media images are...

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Five More Videos That Will Make You Wish You Owned A Beach Bar
Jul26

Five More Videos That Will Make You Wish You Owned A Beach Bar

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A few years ago, I wrote an article that featured five videos of beach bar life. Featuring beach bars from around the world, the article was meant to showcase what owning a beach bar could be like. Of course, the videos didn’t show the whole picture. Beach bars have to open and beach bars have to close. For those two things to happen, someone has to complete them. There’s no glory in those every day duties and really, at the end of...

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