3 Dives Jerk Centre is an open-air cliff-top shack with spectacular Caribbean views. Be prepared to shift to island time as you wait for grilled lobster in garlic butter and jerk chicken smothered in spicy “granny sauce.” Help yourself from a cooler loaded with Red Stripe. maherconsulting.com/3dives
The Blue Parros it an iconic and enduring hangout that hosts nightly fire shows on the sand. A tip: If you want to enjoy your margarita in peace, go early in the day. blueparrotplaya.com
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You wouldn’t expect to find a bar like The Beach Shack at a luxury resort like the Banyan Tree Mayakoba. But there it is, right on the sand: a thatched desert-island fantasy that serves the most perfect margaritas. banyantree.com.