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They Tolerate Buffoons

Somewhere amidst a day trip to Marigot that included a stopover at Karakter, we somehow decided... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
One of the coolest bars I've been to

A beautiful sail boat converted into a floating bar with a free ferry....What's not to like... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Keith D
Hackensack, New Jersey
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JabJabs is a one of a kind boat bar located 100 yards off Kim Sha beach in Simpson bay. Come join us for super cold beers and tasty cocktails. We also have the best spot for sunsets and turtle watching!!
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Somewhere amidst a day trip to Marigot that included a stopover at Karakter, we somehow decided this was the day for JabJabs, the new boat bar in the bay off Kim Sha beach. Rumors flew: I’d heard accordian. I’d heard snacks. I’d heard karaoke. What...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful sail boat converted into a floating bar with a free ferry....What's not to like?!? Atmosphere is awesome and low key. The owner is super nice and personable and chatted us up and made us feel welcomed. His gf also helped with pouring drinks...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Keith D
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We looked out our resort window on the first night and saw this lit up boat which we thought was a rented excursion. On our second night, we saw it again and had to find out what it was! We found JabJabs via Facebook and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kirstin T
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Steph the owner was always around, Chelsea the bartender was fantastic, and karaoke on Thurday nights packed the place. They have two pickup locations on the beach and the two nights we went there we just flashed our phone flashlights and waited five minutes.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank benjamine1999
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My husband and I went to JabJabs twice during our recent trip to St. Maarten. We had so much fun. The owners and bartenders and fun and friendly. They all made us feel welcome. It is such a unique place to hang out, watch the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time on this boat bar drinking with friends. Call them from the beach and they send over their small boat to pick you up. Was great to just sit and relax in the middle of the bay drinking. Recommended.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jonzarych
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We went with a group of friends from the island who had not been out to the boat before. Knowing there was no food on the boat we brought our own pizzas and were met warmly when we got off the little skiff that takes...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Geonannie
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were very excited when we saw this had opened outside our Villas at Simpson Bay balcony. Always like to go to a new place in the area so we gave it a try. Walked right up to the beach and boarded the little boat...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Stefan V, Owner at JabJabs Boat Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Sorry to hear that your drinks weren't up to par. What night did you come? We have never had a complaint about our drinks, actually just the opposite. I hope you come back to give us another try. If you don't like what you have...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Starts with free ride to the boat in Simpson bay. Friendly staff and the owner was aboard. Had a great talk about the boat opening and how it got started. The gentle rocking of the boat while you're talking and having a beer or a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank williamni2014
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our friends heard about this place so we decided to try it out. This is really a fun concept. They pick u up on the beach and take you out about 100 yards to a boat. It's a fun environment and great craftsmanship. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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I have a really hard time nailing down any music on the island. I can't seem to get it right