Joe’s Rum Hut Announces Reopening
Jan22

Joe’s Rum Hut Announces Reopening

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Joe’s Rum Hut, a beach bar and restaurant located on Cruz Bay in St. John in the US Virgin Islands, announced on their Facebook page that they have reopened. In a post from January 9th, the Facebook post declared that the bar and restaurant was set to reopen that weekend, putting the opening date in the range of January 10-12. Joe’s Rum Hut appears to have undergone a complete renovation which, according to News of St. John, includes...

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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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USA Today’s 10Best Launches Contest to Name Top Ten Caribbean Beach Bars of 2020
Jan09

USA Today’s 10Best Launches Contest to Name Top Ten Caribbean Beach Bars of 2020

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A new year means one thing in the Caribbean beach bar world – it’s time for the annual 10Best contest to name the region’s best beach bars. This year’s finalists were chosen by a two person panel (a job I’m still waiting to be called about) – Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, known popularly as Jet Set Sarah, and Melanie Reffes. While the panel is certainly a knowledgeable one, maybe some representation from the opposite sex might be helpful?...

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Beach Bar on the Water? In Search of Bequia’s Bar One
Jan02

Beach Bar on the Water? In Search of Bequia’s Bar One

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Looking for a good beach bar to visit while in Bequia in St. Vincent and the Grenadines? According to Ian Corks, head to the water (and on/over it) to find one of the most unique bars on the island. Solid ground is a boat ride away and the water is underfoot but somehow it all works to create a memorable experience. We first heard about this place at one of Bequia’s cool new boutique hotels. We had been discussing beach bars and the...

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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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