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Jamaica Restaurants

Pelican Bar

  • Seafood
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Updated 03/13/2014

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One of the funkiest places in Jamaica to down a cold Red Stripe, this whimsical structure sits on stilts ½ mi (1 km) offshore between Treasure Beach and Black River, atop a small sandbar, and reachable only by boat. It has become a local legend and a mandatory stop for many visitors to the South Coast. The place serves platters of lobster and other fresh seafood for lunch and dinner. Floyde Forbes (who runs the bar) or one of the hotels of Treasure Beach and Black River

can arrange boat transportation, although these short rides can be pricey.

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St. Elizabeth, Jamaica



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Updated 03/13/2014


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Sep 25, 2013

pelican bar

I have been going to the pelican bar since 2010 . I first heard of the bar when we staying at the sandals whitehouse . people that we meet at the resort told us about this bar that was in the middle of the ocean . so just from hearing that we had to go to this bar . so I arranged a trip for 34 people to go this bar . 32 people from Falmouth and my wife and I from the sandals whitehouse . Fabian tours took on this huge trip and Fabian woodbine and

his drivers did a great job . first to y.s. falls and then to a beachfront lunch and then to the bar . when we arrived at the bar . it was quite a site . this thatched roof bar with holes in the walls and roof .and with 34 of us it quickly filled up . we managed to order food and get drinks quickly . after 2 hours we drank all of the beers and rum too . but a great time was had by all . I hung up my Canadian flag in the bar and we all signed it . I have been back several times and have replaced the flag too . and have now have a page on facebook check it out .

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Feb 22, 2013

I didn't notice if there was food

It's a teeny place - on stilts out in the water. You take a very short boat ride, climb up, get a drink and lay in a hammock. Then look around and be amazed at where you are - the most original experience of Jamaica out of 5 times staying there. The only real money was for our tour guide to take us there from Negril -- he is now a friend. Pictures don't do it justice - it's a feeling/vibe - not a place you rate the decor! Its the scenery!

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