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Pelican Bar: How to Get There & The Cost
With numerous choices on a stretch of beach in Parottee, St. Elizabeth, you can climb aboard a small fisherman boat en route to the Pelican Bar. After a roughly 7-minute trip on the water, you’ll approach the unique hangout perched atop a sandbar in the Caribbean Sea, less than a mile offshore.
Seek a fisherman along beaches in the Parrottee area or the more popular Treasure Beach and ask to be transported to Pelican Bar, along with the price. My price was $700JMD / $10USD, but may vary
Leave a Souvenir Behind at Pelican Bar
The Pelican Bar is a charming, rustic wooden structure stilted on tall logs, topped with a canopy of dried leaves. The only other experience I’ve had similar is a floating tiki bar at sea. Its space is decorated with multiple flags, license plates, accessories, signage and other keepsakes left behind by visitors from all over the world! Visitors can also have their name carved into the wood of the structure (if you can find space, that is).
Floyd Forbes and his People
You would think the favourite part of my visit might’ve been having a beer as I cooled off in the waist-deep water, right? As great as that is, I was even more impressed by the hospitality of the owner and his people! Being a fisherman himself, Mr. Forbes along with other fishermen, sell their catches on-location after being cooked on the grill.
There are also a few craftsmen and gift shop vendors ready to show you handmade, store-bought, and even branded souvenirs. Everyone is ready to share a warm smile with you. The good vibes radiate throughout the space, with all patrons sharing laughs with strangers and enjoying the laid-back feeling while drinking, eating, or playing dominoes.
It’s a great place to have a drink, have a meal, have a swim, and have a chill day with friends. Just be sure to watch out for a few submerged logs (before its rebuilding) & sea eggs while in the water.
If you’ve eaten here, leave a seafood meal recommendation for me to try next time please 🙂
Interview with Pelican Bar Owner, Floyd Forbes
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Definitely going there for my bday coming up
I’m sure you’ll enjoy. Let me know how the food is, sounds like you’ll reach before I can return. Happy birthday when it comes!
Thank God the water shallow lol! We really are a creative people. The uniqueness makes it stand out. Will visit someday 🙂
No doubt about that 🙂 You would love it I believe.
I didn’t know the water by there was shallow :O Great post though, this is on my list of places to visit 🙂
Yup, quite shallow, just have to know which area to walk to avoid unwanted obstacles lol. Thank you, I’m hoping to go back soon.