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Beach Bars w/ Team Cocktail

Rum, beaches and bars go so well together.  Here’s where our friends at Team Cocktail hang out when they’re in the islands.  Enjoy!


The Caribbean is full of beautiful islands with white sand beaches, tranquil blue waters, lush tropical landscapes and lots of amazing beach bars!  We are Team Cocktail.  And as our name suggests, we like to drink on our travels and seek out the best beach bars!  Our motto is “Travel Global, Drink Local” so here are just a few of our favorite Caribbean beach bars and our favorite local drinks.

Gertrude’s Beach Bar, Jost VanDyke

Jost Van Dyke in the BVI is host to some of the best beach bars in all of the Caribbean.  One we love in particular is Gertrude’s.  It’s nothing fancy, just a shack on the beach with a few picnic tables and lots of fun t-shirts hanging from the rafters.  Team Cocktail has three shirts hanging there!  The best part of Gertrude’s is her “mix your own drink” policy!  Head up to the bar, tell her want you want and she’ll put the ingredients out for you to mix yourself.  Make that drink as strong, Team Cocktail recommended, or as weak as you’d like.

We also highly suggest after enjoying a few cocktails at Gertrude’s that you take the short walk down the beach to the Soggy Dollar Bar for their famous Painkiller.  The recipe portions are top secret, but be prepared…they don’t call it a painkiller for nothing! This sweet concoction packs a punch!

Bikini Beach Bar, St. Maarten

This half Dutch, half French island has no shortage of beautiful beaches.  But we have such a great time at the Bikini Beach Bar on Orient Beach we can’t help but go back every time. We love everything about Bikini Beach, especially the fact that they actually serve drinks right on the beach!  So you can sit back, enjoy the sand and surf, and they will bring you your cocktail of choice!  Bikini Beach Bar has a large selection of house-infused liquors and liqueurs.  While their infusions have changed each time we have been there, we suggest you try at least one of their infused vodkas & rums…ridiculous!

Rhythm’s at Rainbow Beach, St. Croix

Rhythm’s is the epitome of the perfect beach bar experience!  It is partially open to the elements, with a super friendly staff, great food, live music in the afternoons and all the beach necessities that you could need.  Plus they have a great drink line up, we highly suggest the Lime in the the Coconut!  It is a potent mix of the local Cruzan rums and it tastes like Key Lime pie with a buzz!  Tell Rob, Sarah and the rest of the staff hello from Team Cocktail! 

Team Cocktail is a cocktail & beach inspired t-shirt, clothing & accessory company.  We blog about our travels around the world, specifically to tropical destinations and our favorite beach bars. You can find out more about Team Cocktail at  “Travel Global, Drink Local”

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