It’s not often that you find a beach bar attached to one of the world’s greatest restaurants.
But that’s precisely the case at Club Tropicana, the hottest beach bar in Bonaire and one of the region’s top toes-in-the-sand hotspots.
It’s called Club Tropicana, and it’s set at Bonaire’s ultra-cool Delfins Beach Resort, adjacent to (and sharing the kitchen of) the Brass Boer, the renowned eatery that’s the first-ever Caribbean outpost for Johnnie and Therese Boer, the team behind Holland’s De Librije, which has held three Michelin stars since 2004.
And yes, it’s the Brass Boer kitchen that sends out signatures like steak tartare, the “spicy egg,” Surinamese style noodle soup and what is almost certainly the best ceviche anywhere in the Caribbean — a marvelous for-two dish with wahoo, marlin and tuna in almost mind-blowingly impressive marinades.
But the food is just the beginning at Club Tropicana, where the cocktails flow all day, joined by an ever-growing rum list that includes impressive expressions from distilleries like Colombia’s Dictador and Bacardi’s super-premium Reserva Limitada, among others.
The aesthetic is beach chic, with a deck and on-the-sand seating and a wraparound bar, with an even better soundtrack.
Even better? It also boasts a swim-up bar, connected to Delfins’ popular, winding pool.
And it’s set at what has become one of the Dutch Caribbean’s most dazzling new hotels, a mix of rooms and villas with a prime beachfront location and a modern, barefoot-chic vibe.
It’s a wonderful anomaly: a full-fledged Caribbean beach bar with an almost impossible gourmet bent.
For more, visit Club Tropicana.
Delfins Beach Resort is part of Bonaire Rum Week 2022, the region’s most exciting new rum festival. Club Tropicana and the Delfins beach will play host to the final cigar-and-rum pairing evening on June 17. For more, visit Bonaire Rum Week.