Beach Bar Pic of the Week – Kali’s Bar, St. Martin
Jan29

Beach Bar Pic of the Week – Kali’s Bar, St. Martin

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Kali’s Bar, a St. Martin beach bar located about three quarters of a mile southwest of Grand Case, is often overlooked by visitors to the island. Situated on the picturesque Friar’s Bay, tourists and cruisers often drive right by the beach without notice, opting for the more popular and well known Grand Case. Those familiar with Friar’s Bay are just fine with that as the small beach (well under 1000 feet in length) can remain their...

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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 – 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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