Double Deuce

Shipwrecked on the southern end of Pinney’s beach, Double Deuce gets its name from the phone number (469-2222), but the design is straight from Davey’s Locker.

Drive north out of Charlestown, don’t miss the sign on the sea side of the road.  Step onto a swinging rope bridge (a bit like walking the plank, but with handrails), cross a mangrove inlet, and find yourself in a mishmash of wooden decks and a large bar with nautical trimmings.

Known to yachtsmen passing through the Caribbean, Double Deuce welcomes sailors to anchor off the beach, use the free wi-fi, and catch a ride into town for any supplies needed.

Mark Roberts and Lyndeta Martin opened Double Deuce in 2004 with a camping stove, an Igloo cooler, and one refrigerator. Soon known for the coldest Carib beer on the beach, as well as great food, Double Deuce enjoyed increased business, and the restaurant expanded.

Award-winning chef, Mark, left England in 1998 for Nevis to become executive chef of Montpelier Plantation Inn. After making the Conde Nast 2006 ‘Top New Tables in the World’ list, Mark left the rigid culinary world to create by his own rules. And the food here is special.

Fresh seafood is delivered daily via boat. Rice and peas accompany grilled wahoo or lobster with grated ginger and butter. Or try goat cheese salad with Bloody Mary dressing.  But the biggest draw is the burger.

Organic Nevisian beef burgers are made fresh daily and served on fresh baked buns.  Mark’s rule here is ‘only make what you sell,’ so when they finish one day, there won’t be more until the next.  Topped with cheese and pineapple-wild honey sauce and served with perfectly fried potato wedges, it’s a meal made for sailors’ dreams.

  • Great location for swimming, lounging, eating and drinking. Guests are encouraged to spend the day, with or without their laptops.
  • Always a great crowd of sailors, locals, and the island’s medical students trading tales.
  • Kid-friendly beach and menu.
  • Thursdays are Karaoke Nights, with Lyndeta belting out her faves.
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