Homesick travelers will soon find a little bit of Montauk in St. Thomas and St. Maarten.
Navy Beach, the decade-old, water-adjacent Montauk stalwart, has partnered with Island Global Yachting. One of the largest international marina companies in the world, Island Global Yachting operates marinas in 10 countries, and hosts 10,000 boats and 100,000 guests each year.
Navy Beach St. Thomas is slated to open its waterfront restaurant in December. Located at the Yacht Haven Grande, the restaurant will feature outdoor and covered seating for over 100, an outdoor lounge, a 20-seat bar, and views of Charlotte Amalie Harbor. The space will also be equipped to host live music performances, private events, and weddings.
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In early 2020, St. Maarten’s Yacht Club at Isle de Sol will welcome its own Navy Beach concept. The sprawling restaurant will provide seating for up to 250 people, in a two-story restaurant that incorporates a dining room with water views, a 20-seat bar, and daybeds surrounding a swimming pool and tropically landscaped patio. A Sky Deck, with room for 75 and its own bar, will overlook the marina and provide guests with access to one of St. Maarten’s best sunsets.
The menu at both restaurants will focus on Caribbean-centric dishes, like a red snapper ceviche, grilled Caribbean lobster, and blackened mahi mahi. Favorites from the Montauk outpost will appear, too. Diners can expect to see Navy Beach’s iconic Yunnan ribs, jumbo lump crab cake, truffled macaroni and cheese, and grilled avocado, among other familiar dishes. It’s Long Island, but transported to the tropics. Is a piña colada the right pairing for Navy Beach’s sticky, salty ribs? Because it feels pretty right to me.
Now you have another destination to add to your travel bucket list—and two more reasons to book a trip to the Caribbean, stat.