Pelican Bar at Jake’s Treasure Beach, Jamaica
A hodgepodge of thatched palm and driftwood that looks poised to be blown to smithereens in the next hurricane, the Pelican Bar – accessed by a 20 minute ride on a fisherman’s skiff from Treasure Beach – is a genuine Jamaican experience. Dreadlocked locals play dominoes while tourists down Red Stripes between stints of snorkeling along the shallow sandbar surrounding the actual bar. Call ahead and they’ll have a feast of king fish and Caribbean spiny lobster grilling for you when you arrive.
Feet from the water: 0
The regulars: American tourists on the lam from their all-inclusives
What to order: Doesn’t matter. You’re getting a Red Stripe.