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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One … or Three, For the Team – Visiting St. Maarten Post-Hurricanes
Feb27

One … or Three, For the Team – Visiting St. Maarten Post-Hurricanes

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Beach Bar Bums contributor Jim Greer recently visited St. Martin/Maarten and beyond his search for an “authentic local owned beach bar,” he offers us insight on the island post-hurricanes in his latest article. While damage to the island from the hurricanes was still evident, the spirit of the locals remained unbowed in this Caribbean paradise. “Good times never seemed so good. I’ve been inclined, to believe they never would.” Sweet...

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Video of St. Martin’s Karibuni Rebuild Released
Jan17

Video of St. Martin’s Karibuni Rebuild Released

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Karibuni, a beach bar and restaurant located on the small island of Pinel in St. Martin, was heavily destroyed in the 2017 hurricane season. One of a few beach bars located on the touristy island just off the island’s northeast coast, the beach bar had to be rebuilt from the ground up after being devastated by Hurricane Irma. In the video posted by SXM Strong, the owner of Karibuni, Erick Clement, is shown boating one of their staff...

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Latest Videos of St. Maarten’s Sunset Beach Bar and Maho Beach
Nov30

Latest Videos of St. Maarten’s Sunset Beach Bar and Maho Beach

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St. Maarten’s Maho Beach and its famed Sunset Beach Bar seem to be recovering pretty quickly from Hurricanes Irma and Maria as these videos appear to attest to. The first video, which is featured above, opens with a shot of the eroded beach, devoid of tourists. It then pans and zooms in to show a battered and bruised Sunset Beach Bar that appears to be in good shape structurally. While the beach bar looks to recover quickly, the...

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St. Maarten’s Sunset Beach Bar Announces Reopening
Nov03

St. Maarten’s Sunset Beach Bar Announces Reopening

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Sunset Beach Bar, overlooking Maho Beach in St. Maarten, announced on Facebook its reopening party scheduled for this Sunday, November 5th starting at 11 am. The party will feature DJ Mr. Perfect at 3 pm and includes a special performance by Percy Rankin and the Bonfire Band from 5-7 pm. The BBQ grill will fire up at noon with BBQ & beer specials running all day long. The St. Maarten beach bar has long been a favorite of tourists...

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