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10 alluring beach bars

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 5, 2015, 11:49 a.m.
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Dune Preserve, Anguilla

This bar, on Anguilla’s Rendezvous Bay, is owned by a musician called Bankie Banx. After a successful career as a reggae artist, he opened the bar as a live music venue. The bar is purposely decorated to create a kind of ramshackle feel. Guests drink amongst driftwood and non-seaworthy boats.

Banx hosts reggae acts and will sometimes takes the stage himself. Occasionally, famous friends like Jimmy Buffett and Gregory Isaacs will join him. Even without the tunes, Dune has all the hallmarks of a great beach bar: an open-air design, easy access to the sand and wonderful views. Despite his past fame, Banx is very hands-on. He can often be seen tending the bar.