Beach Bar Pic of the Week – The Right Side of Driftwood Boat Bar, St. Maarten
Jul30

Beach Bar Pic of the Week – The Right Side of Driftwood Boat Bar, St. Maarten

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If it wasn’t for all the car traffic zooming by, Driftwood Boat Bar, a beach bar located on Maho Beach in St. Maarten, might be the clear cut winner in my declaration of the best beach bar on the Dutch side of the island. Located opposite the beach from its more well-known counterpart, Sunset Bar, Driftwood is where you can find six beers for $15 and pizza that some will claim is the best on the island. The beach bar’s location...

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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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Instagram Monday Weekly Worldwide Beach Bar Tour – Looking Back at St. Maarten/Martin and Anguilla
Apr08

Instagram Monday Weekly Worldwide Beach Bar Tour – Looking Back at St. Maarten/Martin and Anguilla

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With our recent trip to St. Maarten/Martin and day trip to Anguilla wrapped up, the time to look back begins. There were highlights, along with a few lowlights, but there will be plenty of time to discuss those in the future. For now, we’ll take a look back through our Instagram posts where beach bars, as always, took center stage. Mullett Bay Beach was not a complete surprise. What was surprising was how beautiful it was in person....

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Beach Pic of the Week – The Underbelly of Maho Beach, St. Maarten
Mar28

Beach Pic of the Week – The Underbelly of Maho Beach, St. Maarten

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There are innumerable images of planes landing at SXM as they cross over Maho Beach in St. Maarten. From faraway panos and zooms taken from nearby vantage points to up close and personal ones taken from Maho itself, you’re bound to find some point of view that suits your fancy. When it comes to illustrating just how close these planes get to the beach, however, it’s hard to top this point of view. To say you get up and close and...

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