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10 alluring beach bars

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 5, 2015, 11:49 a.m.
Sunset Beach Bar in St. Martin

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Sunset Beach Bar, Saint Martin

The Sunset Beach Bar enjoys an almost perfect location. It is right on Saint Martin's Maho Beach. Patrons can sit on the deck to watch the water or the action on the sand. The Sunset is also a favorite of plane spotters and spectacle seekers. Planes pass within yards of the nearby beach before landing at Saint Martin's main airport, Princess Juliana International.

The Sunset has entertainment day and night. Patrons bet on the speediest crustacean during the popular crab race competitions. The weekends bring live musical performances featuring local and international acts. Saint Martin, a joint French-Dutch island, is known for its liberal attitudes. Topless beachgoers often wander into the bar, where they are usually invited to drink for free.