What do you think of Bon Voyage Magazine's list of the Top 10 Beach Bars in the Caribbean?


I'd say it's spot-on, and these are all authentic local joints... not a Margaritaville or Senor Frogs on the list. Not that there's anything wrong with the chain bars, but you'll almost always have a better experience -- and find a better value -- at one of the local bars.

A "pro tip" for the #2 choice, the Sunset Bar & Grill on Mahlo Beach (aka AIrport Beach) in St. Maarten: Ask your server for a password for the free wifi. It's one of the most enjoyable beachside bars anywhere, and free internet is the icing on the cake!

Any of your favorite bars missing from the list? Any experiences to share?