Beach Bar, Beach Shop and Destination Wedding Studio on Stocking Island ~ Exuma, Bahamas

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Over the years, we have been privleged to work with some wonderful people. Don’t take our word for it–see what our clients, the media and others are saying about their experience with Chat ‘N’ Chill®. For more information on Chat ‘N’ Chill®, please see the following pages. For media inquiries or to book Chat ‘N’ Chill® for your ultimate Exuma, Bahamas, Caribbean event venue , please feel free to contact us and we will gladly respond. Thank you for your interest in Chat ‘N’ Chill®.

What the Media is Saying About Chat N Chill®

Featured as one of the “Ultimate Beach Bars” in February 2009: “Combine an Exuma-born Bahamian with a University of Chicago MBA, and what do you get? One successful-from-the-start beach bar that still manages not to feel contrived. Ken “KB” Bowe chose an ideal spot on Stocking Island – a beach-encrusted jewel just off Great Exuma – and built a bar/restaurant that excels at all the essentials. You can only get there by boat (which only helps the away-from-it-all ambience); the kitchen nails its fish burgers and peas ‘n’ rice; the beer is icy; and the beach and water are warm.

Caribbean Travel & Life

“No Shoes, No Problem Grab a seat on a seaplane, boat or ferry for the short jump over Elizabeth Harbour to Stocking Island where you can catch a lime at the Chat ‘n’ Chill. Sunday nights feature local music and a pig roast .”

Islands.com

Must Love Conch: Food in the Bahamas From beachside shacks to gastronomic temples, these are our favorite places to dig in THE BEACH BAR Snorkels and swim trunks are perfectly acceptable at Chat ‘n’ Chill, a beach party/restaurant on Exuma’s Stocking Island. People float in by motorboat, kayak, and sailboat to settle into pastel-colored lounge chairs scattered across the sand. The grill turns out nicely charred chicken sandwiches and conch burgers, and on Sunday there’s a rowdy pig roast complete with live music and dancing (no phone; sandwiches, $4-$7).

Conde Nast Traveler September 2009

Five People to Know in The Bahamas “Kenneth “KB” Bowe: Kenneth’s Chat ‘n’ Chill is Stocking Island’s main attraction. The open-air beachfront restaurant has picnic tables, volleyball courts, and a popular Sunday pig roast. People come on kayaks, inflatable dinghies, and Sunfishes for Kenneth’s rum punches.”

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GREAT EXUMA, BahamasOn Sunday afternoons they arrive by the boatload, locals and yachters and a handful of guests from the tony Four Seasons. Kalik beers in hand, they nibble on conch salad — ”Bahamian Viagra,” says Pedro the conch man — while waiting for the ribs and chicken to finish barbecuing on the massive grill. Guests cool their feet in a sea so blue you think somebody spilled the Tidy Bowl and indulge in the directive demanded by this breezy bar’s name: Chat & Chill.

Miami Herald

“Chat N Chill, the epitome of an island-style eatery

“Located a stone’s throw from one of the prettiest harbors on earth, the low key but very hip establishmentserves fresh fish, hamburgers and conch burgers cooked over an open charcoal grill.”

Orlando Sentinel

“The conch burgers are worth swimming ashore for, and the Sunday pig roast is Stocking Island’s biggest social event.”

“Chat ‘N’ Chill is a worthy beach bar, notable for its beautiful Exumas setting, good food and drink, and its salt-encrusted clientele.”

“LIVELY UP! Grab your dinghies and go ashore: Stocking Island‘s Chat & Chill is a thirsty boater’s best friend.”

Caribbean Travel & Life

”…very hip and upscale-yet still casual…”

“To enjoy the setting sun from Stocking Island, head for the Chat & Chill, a lively open-air restaurant and bar right on the point.”

Fodor’s

“…a rustic bar and grill on nearby Stocking Island.  KB will serve up a traditional suckling pig roast with all the fixings for up to 250.”

Meetings & Conventions Magazine

“A final boating trip took me aboard an elegantly appointed 63- foot catamaran to tiny Stocking Island, home to Chat ’n’ Chill, a casual dining spot popular with the international set of “yachties.” Owner Ken Bowe serves up outrageous conch burgers, roast pig and an intoxicating, rum-infused Goombay Smash. Above the chatter of swapping sea stories, the infectious beat of “rake-n-scrape” music resonated.”

San Diego Magazine

“On the left is world famous financier and pig roaster K.B. Bowe who puts on a great feast on Sundays at Volleyball Beach on Stocking Island.”

Cape Cod Today

 

“My bar stool at the Chat ‘N’ Chill is exactly 30 steps to the edge of the water…the channel water is salty and warm…nine full months of overachieving, workaholic madness slip effortlessly out of my body.”

Golf For Women

“The place is famous for its Sunday pig roasts, which draw hundreds…. when not chatting and chilling with fellow vacationers, I read some of the messages scrawled on T-shirts hanging from the ceiling that previous patrons had left behind. The bar itself is also covered in graffiti – perhaps a few drinks in this easy-going spot brings out the writer in all of us.”

National Post, Canada

“Sundays, boaters and tourists alike line up for the pig roast at Stocking Island’s Chat ‘n’ Chill just across from Exuma’s main harbor. With its open-air bar, outdoor grill, volleyball beach and waterside conch-salad shack, the place feels destined to become a Jimmy Buffett song.”

Washington Times

“And the height of Great Exuma’s social life continues to be a cruise across Exuma Sound to Stocking Island for a barefoot beach day and drinks at KB’s Chat ‘N’ Chill.”

—Caribbean Travel & Life

“At the Chat ‘n Chill beach bar just across the bay from George Town, K.B. Bowe — local guy turned Chicago banker turned beach bar owner — explains that his bathrooms are always clean because ”it’s women who make the decisions” — and dirty bathrooms translate into a quick exit. The Chat ‘n Chill is the daytime fave of everybody from the megabucks yachters who come in winter to Sunday morning worshipers who pray under the trees and the Sunday afternoon beer-and-pig crowd. On a hot afternoon, the shallow water is filled with families, couples, anglers hoisting a brew. And though you’ve just arrived, everybody knows your name.”

—Miami Herald

“Head down to the water’s edge and watch the Conch Man create the island’s freshest conch salad, right before your eyes.”

—destination weddings & honeymoons magazine