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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Another Beach Bar Gets Demolished
Feb26

Another Beach Bar Gets Demolished

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After confirming earlier this week that the iconic Rum Runners, a beachfront bar located at the Postcard Inn in Islamorada, was torn down, word comes out of St. Maarten via Today SXM that La Bamba Beach Bar, located on Kim-Sha Beach, will be be replaced by a concrete parking lot. “The ministry wants a parking lot built of concrete, with boulders surrounding the property,” states the article and confirmation from La...

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Taking to the Skies over Simpson Bay, St. Maarten
Feb03

Taking to the Skies over Simpson Bay, St. Maarten

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Back in 2014, we went to Anguilla and St. Maarten for our annual Thanksgiving vacation. After much deliberation and research which included finding out how many beach bars were within walking distance of any potential accommodations, we chose the Royal Palm, located on Kim Sha Beach on Simpson Bay in St. Maarten. Seeing videos like this one, while they’re nice and lovely and all, only serve as a reminder of what I miss about...

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Karakter Beach Bar – All the Character You Need in St. Maarten
Apr03

Karakter Beach Bar – All the Character You Need in St. Maarten

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Naming Karakter Beach Bar as my favorite St. Martin/St. Maarten beach bar wasn’t a hard choice to make. While the decision regarding my favorite beachfront watering hole in Anguilla required a little more back and forth in that head of mine, determining my favorite St. Martin/St. Maarten beach bar was a rather painless decision to make. In fact, I pretty much had made up my mind as soon as we visited it one evening for dinner....

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30 Seconds of Sunset Bliss, Karakter Beach Bar. St. Maarten
Dec22

30 Seconds of Sunset Bliss, Karakter Beach Bar. St. Maarten

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Karakter Beach Bar, located on Simpson Bay in St. Maarten, is most well known for the bus that makes up its bar and kitchen. When we first visited Karakter, it was at night, so we couldn’t enjoy the scenery as much as we would have liked. To rectify the situation, we came back the next day, grabbed a table by the beach, worked our way through a couple ‘ti punches and decided to set the GoPro down and let it do its thing....

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