When you’re toes-deep in sand on a Caribbean beach, even a subpar frozen Daiquiri hits the spot like no craft cocktail served in an urban setting ever could. But if that Daiquiri is expertly made with actually good ingredients and quality spirits? Well, that’s just a little taste of heaven. So we were ecstatic to discover St. John, the smallest, most well-preserved and gosh darn beautiful of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where the cocktails are as delightful as the beaches.
From Cruz Bay to Coral Bay, more than half of the island is occupied by Virgin Islands National Park, and the rest is dotted with charming beach bars featuring rum-laden tropical concoctions. And with no rules against open containers anywhere on the island, you never have to go without a drink in hand. Consider St. John the drinker's paradise; and the next time you find yourself in need of a boozy tropical vacation, make sure you hit these six stellar cocktail bars along the way.