If there’s a more quintessentially Caribbean experience than having a rum at a Caribbean beach bar, we haven’t found it. Indeed, it’s the dream of toes-in-the-sand, rum-in-hand afternoons that bring so many travelers to the Caribbean year after year. And while Caribbean beach bars come in all shapes and sizes, what the best all have in common are a combination of great cocktails, great views and great personality.
While our 50 Best Beach Bars remains the global standard for Caribbean beach bar excellence, we’ve put together a new review of 11 particularly lovely beach bars you should think about visiting right now.
Sand Box Bar & Grill, Prickly Pear, British Virgin Islands
If an island called Prickly Pear doesn’t already have your attention, then its beach bar will soon enough. This tiny islet in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda is one of the ultimate beach bar experiences, accessible only by boat, utterly calm and blessed with simply remarkable views.