The tiny, tri-level Smuggler’s Cove, which Tiki guru Martin Cate opened in 2009, is about as essential as it gets: the rum collection (with more than 500 rums, making it one of the biggest collections in the world), the Tiki vibe (with original Don the Beachcomber and other Tiki artifacts set to an all-exotica soundtrack), the legendary cocktails (historic, balanced Tiki drinks). Winning countless awards, it continues to draw rum, Tiki and cocktail fans from around the globe.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: It’s hard to go wrong. All the drinks are top-of-class. Take a creamy but not-too-sweet vacation with a Jamaican Milk Punch or one of the best Batidas (a Brazilian cachaca, passion fruit and coconut milk favorite) you’ll ever have.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Expect a wait to get in the cozy space during peak times, like weekends. Get educated on rum flights grouped by styles or various islands and countries.