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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

“Must See”, “Brilliant”, “Stunning” - are all adjectives I would NOT use for this venue.

Yes, probably worth going out to for an hour or so - but that’s it.

The boat journey out there takes 5 minutes and the water is not that deep when you’re there - certainly suitable for swimming with about chest height depth for most average adults.

** Be careful about the boat service you chose to get out there; there are many all angling to transport you out into the ocean - not all looked fully sea-worthy and not all had life preservers available either. The Catamaran Service we used (TUI Organised Tour) was the best option by a mile.

The wooden structured platform is an overflowing mix of flags, badges, shirts, and all kinds of memorabilia and momentos from around the World. It seems everyone wants to leave their mark, including a plethora of carved and pen-written names all over the place. For a fee you can have a staff member carve your handwriting into a permanent feature.

Drinks are cheap, food looked (we didn’t eat) well prepared and cooked despite there being a very basic kitchen and the distinct aroma of ‘ganja’ is ever present with this being a Rastafarian haven.

Most of the open and covered decking was taken up by tourists, all vying for space to sit as punters left and were replaced in a constant stream. Queues at the bar weren’t too problematic with frequent periods of inactivity.

There is an opportunity to buy goods (T-shirt’s, carved wooden momentos etc.) on the venue if you want.

You can access the water to swim if you want to; a sandy bottom is easily visible through clear water. But spoilt by rubbish in the sand (a cheese grater - seriously!?)

We went out expecting more - but after an hour we were happy to leave. Perhaps it better suits the younger generation who may wish to spend all day out there but generally there isn’t enough room to enjoy it, the decking is ‘Jerry-built’ with many uneven surfaces (Trip hazards) and I doubt there is any ‘Fire Certificate’ or ‘Health and Safety Certificate’

It’s probably a case of ‘Been there, experienced it, won’t log it as an overwhelming memory’.

And just another quick couple of pointers; if you’re going to travel significant mileage to get there be aware that the roads leading to the venue are not that well maintained. And this venue ( I would suggest) is not suitable for anyone with significant handicap.

OK, this is my opinion and I didn’t go out to get ‘hammered’ but I felt very underwhelmed at the whole thing. The history of the venue is fine (it was developed by a local fisherman for the local fishermen whom it would best suit) - but as a standout tourist venue?

Don’t get too excited.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank N4764XGandyt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now remember this is my subjective review, some people found this to be a magical, wonderful and enchanting experience. Sorry to disappoint, this was not my experience. It’s a victim of its own success packed with tour groups all vying for space or somewhere to sit, or to try & get in the sea between the multitude of boats loading people on & off.
I actually couldn’t wait to get off. The interesting bit is all the flags & t shirts from people around the world the carved names are bit meh!
If you really want to do this then don’t let my review stop you, but you have been warned!

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Sjc462
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw this somewhere a few years ago, and last week I got to see it. It's just a cool place to visit, sitting in the water having a Red Strip. Got my dad's last License plate on the wall, and our last name carved into the wood. Nice to have taken off my bucket list.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coolest Bar in the world. It worth the 80US from treasure beach. It is a special place that should be visited once in life.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Viajarpelomund
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

A fun a little bar in water. Make sure you wear your swimsuit and take a little cash. The water is absolutely beautiful❤

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Discover69638
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