Author: Manasi Sohoni- Jesson + Company | Date: 05 January 2021
St. Martin boasts some of the best beach bars found anywhere and they are waiting for you on your next vacation. This is the perfect way to relax with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand. Whether you are looking for a laidback beachside bar, a more upscale bistro or just somewhere to quench your thirst, we have you covered. Here are a few of the top bars in St. Martin.
This is a great laid-back beach bar that you cannot miss while in St. Martin. It has a casual atmosphere with sunbeds on the beach and offers a great view of the ocean. This Grand Case beachside bar is open for lunch, dinner and evenings and serves up great cocktails and tapas. There are daily specials and there are often DJs on weekends, offering up a great beachside bash! Captain Frenchy runs on the saying ‘You come into our house, you’re a customer! When you get out of it, you’re a friend!”
Salsa, sports, and burgers, need we say more? Yellow Sub, in Orient Bay, is a great place to watch your favourite team on an array of high-end Sony flat-screen TVs. Complement your burger with one of their delicious rum punches as live music plays in the background. With salsa every Thursday night and hard rock night on Friday, we know you’ll fall in love with this perfect beach bar.
Rainbow Beach Bar
The Rainbow Cafe Beach Bar, with its panoramic views and postcard-worthy sunsets, is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the gorgeous Grand Case Beach coastline. The cafe is ideal for visitors looking for a laid-back island vibe with an added level of sophistication and elegance. Whether it’s grabbing drinks at the cocktail bar or a romantic sit-down dinner, there is bound to be something for everyone.
Sun Beach Clubber
No need to leave your kids at home when it comes to visiting this bar. Located in Orient Bay, the Sun Beach Clubber, offers fun for the whole family. On Sundays, the beach club brings in a bouncing castle for kids and for parents, a masseuse is at your disposal. Come grab a drink on the terrace overlooking the bay in what is promised to be a relaxing atmosphere.
KKO is where island dreams begin. This beach bar believes in blending in with the beautiful landscape of the beach. It takes a minimalist approach to the design and emphasizes the location, atmosphere, food and drinks. Forget all your worries here as you dig your feet in the sand, enjoy a drink and listen to DJ’s. Try to get here early to snag one of the prime lounge spots in the sand. This is one bar you don’t want to miss!
Anse Marcel Beach
Located in a peaceful, quiet bay, this beach bar is a must visit to enjoy a relaxing lunch with spectacular views all around. Truly a world away from the rest of the island. Voted the “2019 - Best Beach Bar” by the French restaurant guide ‘Gault & Millau’, the pastry Chef is reputed to be ‘the best’ on the island.
While you patiently await your next trip down south here’s a classic St. Martin drink recipe enjoyed by the locals. Make this at home to quench your thirst before you visit!
St. Martin Planter’s Punch
Serves 4 people
150 ml white or aged rum
300 ml orange juice
300 ml pineapple juice
300 ml guava juice
Sugar cane syrup
Drop of angostura bitters (optional)