Beach bars in Saint Martin evoke images of salt-rimmed glasses filled with craft margaritas, mugs of rum punch, and relaxation on stretches of soft sand and clear surf. The Caribbean is a tropical paradise, and beach bars in Sint Maarten and Saint Martin take the idea of relaxing in the tropical sun to the next level.

    Whether you're in it for iconic rum drinks, unique speciality cocktails, fantastic food, or dancing the night away, these clubs offer the chance for outstanding memories. Check out some of the best beach bars in Saint Martin to check out in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

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    Dany’s Beach Bar

    Relax in a laid-back spot right on the shore

    Dany's Beach Bar is a friendly, laid-back establishment with loungers with umbrellas down by the water for spectacular sunsets and sea views. You can grab iconic speciality cocktails, or you can choose from a solid craft beer selection. The bar also offers basic bar eats that are quality stuff. It's a bare-bones outfit that offers a no-frills paradise experience. Here you can grab a drink and kick back with your toes in the sand.

    It's located on Cupecoy Beach on the St. Maarten side of the island. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner here with daily specials.

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 7.30 pm

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    Indigo Beach Bar and Restaurant

    Hit up a posh restaurant with a chill vibe

    Indigo Beach Bar and Restaurant is in a protected cove and offers a chill vibe and stunning views of calm turquoise waters. You'll enjoy surroundings of weathered wood and white canopies along with a full wine list and the usual beach cocktails as well as unique craft creations. The menu offers Caribbean fusion cuisine that has something to appeal to everyone and plenty of fresh seafood catches followed by delectable desserts.

    The beach bar is on the Sint Maarten (Dutch) side of the island along the scenic Indigo Bay. They're open for lunch daily and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday.

    Location: Lakeside Dr, Sint Maarten

    Phone: +1 721-553-7815

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    Driftwood Boat Bar

    Grab a pizza and a 6-pack oceanside

    Driftwood Boat Bar is a casual place offering high-quality food and drinks like pizza and 6-packs and is the place to go for a straightforward bar experience. The experience here is basic and no-frills by design. You can grab a brew and a slice, lie back on the loungers along the clear sky-blue waters, and just be.

    This bar is located on Maho Beach in the Dutch Sint Maarten area not far from a number of popular, posh clubs. It's a place you can go to chill out while the crowds flock to the clubs all around. The staff is friendly and the vibe is no-nonsense, relaxed, and fun.

    Location: Beacon Hill Road, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 721-524-6799

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    Karakter Beach Bar

    Have a meal and a drink in a repurposed bus

    Karakter is a bar in an old repurposed bus with a lounge-like setting at the beach with a modern, quirky, kitschy feel and an inventive menu. You can grab fish cakes, tuna bruschetta, Indonesian chicken skewers, and other dishes influenced by cuisine from all over the world. The patrons have as much character as the bar, as you'll find people wearing basic bikinis and swim shorts as well as those who are dressed to the nines.

    The bar is located on Simpson Bay Beach in Sint Maarten and offers up strong rum punch and glorious views of the Caribbean waters. The eclectic party vibe here never stops.

    Location: 121 Simpson Bay Rd, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 721-523-9983

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    Roxxy Beach Bar & Restaurant

    Check out regular live music events

    Roxxy Bar & Restaurant in Simpson Bay offers up specially crafted cocktails, unique meals of fusion cuisine, and great sounds from regular music events. The bar hosts themed nights and live entertainment regularly with signature cocktails like Kimsha Beach, Mango Madness, and the Stingray Spritzer. The food menu offers such diverse choices as edamame, burgers, Peking duck, ribeye steak, and a broad sushi and sashimi selection.

    When you're done with your meal and drinks, you can rent equipment to play water sports, or you can book a tour of the island on the water. It's a full-featured, vibrant place where you can spend whole days of adventure.

    Location: 127 Welfare Rd, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

    Open: Monday from 11 am to 9.30 pm, Tuesday–Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 721-520-2001

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    Buccaneer Beach Bar

    Dance on the beach amongst the Greek gods

    Buccaneer Beach Bar offers parasol-shaded picnic tables in brilliant colours with fiery parties held every Friday and Sunday with a mythical vibe, great food, and fantastic drinks. The huge metal balls that are set on fire every weekend feature detailed carvings of Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon, but this is also a family-friendly beach bar where you don't have to worry about the kids.

    This bar on Kim Sha Beach in Sint Maarten hosts crab races, Friday night films on the beach, and pig roasts along with stellar views of the Caribbean waters. Grab a craft cocktail and kick back with the kids for a family-friendly party experience.

    Location: Billy Folly Road, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

    Open: Daily from 10 am to midnight

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    Pelican Beach Grill

    Relax on the beach with tunes from local DJs

    Pelican Beach Grill at the Flamingo Beach Resort offers up great dance music from local DJs in an upscale atmosphere that nevertheless keeps a casual and fun vibe. They serve up American comfort food and are just a few steps away from a casino where you can game the night away. This is the place to come for a mix of relaxed, upscale dining and a vibrant nightlife feel.

    Though it's part of a resort, the restaurant and bar are open to the public, so you can stop in anytime you like. Some of the menu highlights include an all-you-can-eat taco bar every Tuesday and regular events like the annual November Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival.

    Location: Flamingo Beach Resort, 8 Billy Folly Road, Koolbaai, Sint Maarten

    Phone: +1 721-527-6165

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    Lay Back Bar & Grill

    Try some speciality house johnnycakes

    Lay Back Bar & Grill serves up local Caribbean cuisine with plenty of seafood and vegetarian options along with craft cocktails and beer for relaxed fun and great dining. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and have a full wine list for pairing. Some of the menu highlights include craft burgers and Caribbean shrimp as well as Caribbean barbecue. Their johnnycakes are a house speciality.

    Lay Back Bar & Grill offers spectacular views of the ocean with ice-cold speciality cocktails crafted by artisan bartenders. It's located in Walter Plantz Square in Philipsburg on the Sint Maarten side of the island, and there's plenty of parking available.

    Location: 155 Front St, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm

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    Sint Rose Beach Bar

    Start your Caribbean day off right

    Sint Rose Beach Bar is an ideal spot to start your day with coffee and breakfast or enjoy bistro-style lunches next to unbelievable ocean views. Though it's open into the night, it's famed for its breakfast and lunch offerings. Whether you're into a full breakfast plate or are just looking for coffee or a smoothie, they have great offerings punctuated by the warm ocean breeze. At lunchtime, the bar offers up sandwiches like BLTs and paninis with friendly, welcoming staff.

    The bar is located right on the boardwalk, so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll amongst the shops and entertainment venues after your meal. It's in Philipsburg on the St. Maarten Dutch side.

    Location: 35 Front St, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

    Open: Saturday–Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm, Friday from 9 am to 11 pm

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    The Boon Beach Bar

    Discover a hidden gem amongst St. Maarten bars

    The Boon Beach Bar is an incredibly relaxing spot with cocktails, food, music, and a fantastic view tucked away from the usual crowds. It's something of a hidden gem amongst St. Maarten beach bars, with beach chairs and signature fruit cocktails paired with locally caught seafood and delicacies. You can put your toes in the sand while overlooking a 3-mile stretch of beach and turquoise waters while enjoying some of their daily specials like grilled mahi-mahi, tuna tartar, and Italian soft ice cream.

    A few days a week they feature live entertainment from a diverse team that is dedicated to personalised, friendly service. It's located on Simpson Bay Beach inside of the historic Mary's Boon Beach Resort & Spa.

    Location: Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 721-527-8060

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