Explore the bars and lounges of Saint Martin
Saint Martin is an island in the northeast of Caribbean, roughly divided 60/40 between France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. However, the population of the Dutch side is greater. Board any of the flights to Saint Martin to experience the amazing nightlife of the place.
Cash your cheap tickets to Saint Martin in Lady C Floating Bar. Although the rickety 20th century craft hardly seems seaworthy, Lady C cruises Simpson Bay lagoon a couple of afternoons a week. The deceptively decorous-sounding bar remains berthed otherwise. The cool venue holds a variety of theme nights you can choose from, including Two for Tuesdays, Wacky Wednesdays with DJ Don Marco, Thirsty Thursdays and Rock the Rock Fridays and Saturdays. If you enjoy the kind of spots which post Wall of Shame photos of inebriated customers and host Playboy bunny dress-up and body painting parties, this is the place for you. You will even find a Pizza Galley here which serves surprising excellent pies.
Another place worth hanging out in is Axum Art Café. Axum was known to be the coronation place of Christian Ethiopian kings in the 4th century AD, and also the alleged home of the Ark of the Covenant. The place has minimalist décor-sponge-painted apricot walls, artfully rust-colored furnishings, which reinforce the vaguely revolutionist air, as nihilist neo-Goths, dashiki-ed ethnographers and disaffected European philosophy majors articulately deconstruct their contempt between puffs and riffs. The place is quite fun with its provocative art exhibits, reggae and jazz parties, poetry recitals, storytelling, open-mic nights and much more. There is even limited e-mail, scanning and printing. Start looking for cheap flight deals and have a night-out at this stylish place.
Any of the cheap flights to Saint Martin will take you to Bali Bar. It attracts an enormous bohemian crowd that bellies up to the bar for glorious global tapas including grilled chorizo, stuffed mussels, shrimp tempura; tuna curry samosa, fajitas and fried calamari. The plush décor of the space-mauve drapes, mango walls, Indian embroidered silk wall hangings, Warhol-inspired Pop Art prints and carved teak chairs-accentuates the lounge’s sensuous ambiance. The proceedings are frequently animated by smoky soca and jazz chanteuses.
A number of flights will take you to Bamboo Bernie’s, an updated homage to the Trader Vic’s tiki bar: a United Nations riot of Buddha’s, African masks, Chinese paper lanterns, totem poles, Indian tapestries, torches, painted wood barrels and transparent glowing tiki gods. The menu and clientele are equally eclectic. You can try the island’s best sushi or the house-smoked hickory barbecue. It is the ultimate place in Saint Martin where you can chill out, relax and actually have a meaningful conversation. The foods and drinks can be enjoyed until the wee hours of the morning.