While there really is no bad place in Jamaica to grab a Red Stripe, your favourite rum punch, or even a Bob Marley (the drink, not the reggae icon), there are a few “secret” locations that clearly stand apart from well-known spots like Rick’s in Negril or anything on Mo’ Bay’s Hip Strip.
From treetops to hidden caves, visitors can ramp up the romance or discover a unique island location certain to enliven one’s Instagram account and, more importantly, provide indelible memories along the way.
Here are three that are worthy of any bucket list:
Nestled in the treetops on a secluded hillside just outside of Port Antonio, the eco-chic Kanopi House resort is a tip-top location for a scenic drink. The unique treehouse bar, built among 100-year-old Banyan trees, overlooks Jamaica’s famed Blue Lagoon and boasts breathtaking views and a creative menu of rum-based cocktails, wine, beer, and fresh-squeezed fruit juices.
Blackwell Rum Bar
This secret cliffside lounge built inside the rugged rockface at The Caves boutique hotel in Negril is an intimate setting for a romantic drink. Guests traverse down a coral staircase and across a wooden footbridge to access the secret grotto bar tucked within the cliff’s volcanic limestone walls. Flickering candles, lapping ocean waves, and elegant handcrafted libations set the scene for an unforgettable evening for guests.
Floyd’s Pelican Bar
Accessible only by boat, this offshore watering hole on Jamaica’s South Coast is a true off-the-beaten-path experience. Built on stilts with a thatch roof in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, the rustic driftwood bar serves up a no-frills menu of ice-cold beer, rum punch, and fresh fish.
With glass purposefully in hand, we at Travel Industry Today continue our series on some of the planet’s best bars, patios and rooftop venues.
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