Monday 28 September, 2020

Places we love: Pelican Bar, Jamaica

Just off the coast of Treasure Beach and Black River, Jamaica, Floyd's Pelican Bar is a revelation.

A shack in the middle of the ocean, constructed with branches and wooden boards with a thatched roof, the bar attracts visitors from around the world, including celebrities.

Floyd Forbes dreamt of building a spot where he and his friends could hang out. The sand bar just seven miles off Black River provided the perfect spot and the pelicans hanging out there provided inspiration for the name. 

Floyd's friends still hang out there, catching fish and lobster fresh from the sea and cooking it right there for hungry customers while serving up cold brews and other refreshing drinks. 

Bathing is, of course, a must to work up an appetite and if you don't feel to dip in the blue waters you could get some shopping done by purchasing the various knick knacks on sale. 

Pelican Bar is only accessible via boat. 



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