Lets face it, when you dream of a Caribbean holiday one of the images you conger up is sipping a cold beverage on a beautiful beach. Not all the best beach bars are accessible to you – unless – you have a boat. When you charter a crewed yacht in the Caribbean, you can be sure that your crew will know where all the best places are to enjoy a cool cocktail and good eats. The best beach bars to visit by yacht may be nothing more than a tiny shack on the beach while others may be a high end resort type. The key is when you are in the sunshine with your toes in the sand, everything tastes better.
Blue Passion, a 60ft Beneteau that charters between the Virgins and the Grenadines, will always make a point of including one of these options in their itinerary while sailing in the Grenadines. Vanessa, Chef and First mate on the sailing yacht, says that “Basil’s bar on Mustique is a fun restaurant/bar which has an annual Jazz festival certainly worth experiencing. You’re likely to meet celebrities being foot loose.”
“Happy Island by Union Island is a much laid back place. The island was created by a Rasta named Janti who built his own island from discarded Conch shells on a shallow part of the reef. He now lives on it and runs a reggae bar. Petit Saint Vincent Beach Bar is a newly established restaurant/bar associated with the Petit Saint Vincent Resort. This place is for the higher end client. You can expect fancy cocktails excellent service and impressive food. It has an excellent setting facing west on the beach overlooking your anchored yacht.”
Vanessa also says that between September and May, in the Tobago Cays, you can arrange the Best Barbecue Lobster on the beach and if brave enough you can feed stingrays your scraps by hand. You bring your own cutlery, cups and drinks and Kojax “More Fresh” prepares the food in front of you on the beach.” Mmm buttery grilled Lobster, Conch your choice of his fresh catch of the day, with the local staple of rice and fried plantains in a truly stunning setting.
Of course the meals, prepared on Blue Passion, will be as every bit as tasty as any restaurant you would come across.