Beach Bars in Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Barbados; please help us drink it all in!
There's six of us in our 60"s (yes, we're cruise ship passengers) and we're not so interested anymore in all the standard sights. We like the beach life and we like to drink and sample local bar chow.
Here's our criteria for each stop:
1. A beachy bar on the sand or with a great view of the water, which is such a locals hangout that
2. We might well be the only cruise tourists there that day and which is
3. Within about a 30 minute cab ride from where our ship docks.
Come on, 'hounds, help out some senior citizens looking to sample some Caribbean flavor while we're still able!
Tony's Beach Bar on Dickenson Bay in Antigua or Bumpkins on Pidgeon Beach in English Harbour area come to mind.
For Barbados I recommend 'Weisers on the Bay' which is walking distance (though it is easier to jump in a cab especially on an exceptionally hot day) from the Port or Taboo (formerly known as the Boatyard) which is also fairly close to the Port.
Have a great trip:)
We're in our 60's as well and have been going to St. Kitts for 5 years. We love the island and find its beaches and beach bars to be most relaxing and entertaining as well. You cannot miss having a great time.
Lion Rock Beach Bar @ Cockleshell Bay
Shipwreck Bar @ South Friars Beach
Reggae Beach Bar @ Cockleshell Bay ( a little touristy)
For something very special and more "high-end", Spice Mill @ Cockleshell Bay
Jam Rock on South Friar's Bay Beach!! (aka Shipwreck Beach). Close to town (20 min ride or less?), great food, drinks and lovely Jamaican proprietor and vet student bartender. Way more mellow atmosphere than Carambola down the beach, where the cabbies try and steer you and a lot less $$. Carambola does have them some nice seating outside though.....PS we are in our 50's.
In Antigua W.I.
BUMPKINS ocean front beach bar and restaurant at Pigeon Point Beach in Falmouth Harbour
CARLISLE BAY'S RESTAURANTS
CECILIA'S French with a bad service and high prices
COCONUT GROVE is located next to Siboney Beach Club Hotel
DARKWOOD BEACH BAR -- expect sand
DENNIS COCKTAIL BAR & RESTAURANT -- Between two beachs on a hill awsome view
MILLERS BY THE SEA - Great Beach rent a chair spend the day
RUSSELL'S BAR & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT - Overlooks the beach from a historic fort with great food and great Jazz
And don't forget OJ's the beach washed out years ago but the water licks up to the place and the food licks up to your mouth.
Nothing like a divey beach bar in the Carib..
When in St. Lucia, we like to snorkel and drink at Bayside bar at Jalousie Plantation with the Pitons..not divey but gorgeous setting...do a snorkeling boat trip that will get you there faster via boat.
Love Antigua and there are tons of great beach bars but to name them with dark rum rumbling around me head... ; )
re: Beach Chick
Stepped off the cruise ship, spoke with a guy who was selling boat rides, struck a deal for 6 people to go to Jalousie. Nearly rented a car, which would have been a big mistake. The boat trip was envigorating and fun. Stopped off at a bay on the way back and boat capt pointed out homes next to one another owned, respectively, by Mick Jagger, Oprah and george Foreman. Thought I heard Charlie Watts practicing at Mick's. (Kidding, B.C.)
Wife and I stayed at Jalousie for lunch as I dearly needed a cheeseburger in paradise, which I got. She got fish. Both great. Others hopped the boat at capt's suggestion to next little inlet up the way for "local cuisine" which they got and liked, buffet style.
Snorkeling was really good. As you know, this is a quiet, peaceful, civilized spot. Would love to go back. I think wife has some pics. Easier to send to you direct if you don't mind; I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org
I loved the food in Barbados. I didn't eat at the beach when I was there, but I would think you'll be able to find some decent roti on/near the beach. In addition to the roti, I liked the fried flying fish and the pina coladas made with Bajan rum.