Pelican Bar was #1 on my top 5 things to do in St.Elizabeth, Jamaica and believe me, it earned it! Pelican bar is perhaps the most unique bar you’ll visit in your lifetime as it located in the Caribbean Sea. How many bars have you visited at sea? Yea, I thought so. This is a trip everyone should make at least once, so be sure to put it on your bucketlist!
Let’s tackle the obvious questions shall we?
Where does the boat leave from?
Based on the research I did prior to my trip, I thought Treasure Beach was the ideal location to hop on a boat and head to Pelican Bar. However after speaking to a few locals (always ask the locals), I realized not only was $4800 JMD out of my budget, but the duration of the boat ride wasn’t ideal for me. Considering I am very afraid of water, I wouldn’t want to be in a small boat for 45 minutes. So I opted to tackle the long drive to from Treasure Beach to Parottee and catch the boat there. From Parottee the boat ride is $1000 and the duration is about 10 minutes or less. If you need help with directions or anymore information, give Basil, the Parottee tour director a call.
Basil : 876-369-2565/369-7500
What should I take?
Please, ladies and gentlemen, pack light! These are small boats with about 8 passengers at a time, do not pack a carry on bag. Pack the basics and a souvenir you’d like to leave. At Pelican Bar you can add your personal touch to the decor, guests usually leave their country flags and license plate as you’ll see in photos.
Keep it simple!
- Portable Charger
Is there food?
Yes! You can order seafood and drinks to your heart’s content. I advise you order as soon as you arrive, as it can be a long wait. You won’t even notice the time passing (unless you’re super hungry) as it is a very nice place to relax and forget about your worries. The price of the food is average, the cost you’d generally see at a beach side restaurant. The service was very good, everyone working there was extremely friendly!
Can we Swim?
My avid swimmers that I live through, of course you can take a dip. Please bare in mind the water surrounding the bar is very shallow so you shouldn’t attempt to jump in. There is a rope ladder you can use to take your time and ease into the water if you need extra support like I did.
If you have any more questions that I didn’t quite answer feel free to hit me up on the ‘gram @yourtravellingpen! Stay tuned for my Pelican Bar vlog on my YouTube channel!