Virgin Holidays are looking for one lucky British bartender to send to the Caribbean

Virgin Holidays has commenced the search for a bartender to take on the job opportunity of a lifetime; manning Floyd’s Pelican Bar – Jamaica’s iconic floating haven.

British bartenders not content with serving pints in rain-soaked beer gardens this summer will relish the opportunity to swap their day job for chilled beers in the sun surrounded by the tranquillity of the stunning Caribbean Sea.

Floyd’s Pelican Bar is regularly crowned one of the best bars in the world. Located approximately one mile from Jamaica in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, the unique floating structure is only accessible by boat, of which there are plenty of locals willing to ferry tourists across.

Floyd Forbes spent plenty of time sinking a few beers in the area whilst fishing and was so impressed with the scenic beauty he wanted to share it with more people, and built his bar in 2001.  Since then it has become a mecca for locals and tourists alike – keeping Floyd busy, and preventing him from taking a break for nearly 18 years.

The lucky applicant will take their position behind the bar this summer, letting Floyd put his feet up to enjoy time off for the first time in eight years. Serving piña coladas and rum punches at a bar only accessible by boat will be the order of the day for the selected bartender – a far cry from Britain’s summer drinking joints.

The job description posted by Virgin Holidays’ for the job at Floyd’s Pelican Bar job states the perfect candidate must be:

  • Willing to commute by boat or paddle board, even when the weather is a little too beautiful to go to work

  • Eager to chat to locals and tourists alike and get to know them over a cool bottle of local beer

  • Manage the music playlist to ensure chilled beats are playing at all times

  • Throw the occasional fish to the resident pelicans, who gave the bar its name

  • Welcome passing boats looking for a refreshment with a smile

  • Able to multitask – it can be tricky to hand out beer and appreciate the glistening turquoise water at the same time

Supermodel turned publican, Jodie Kidd, who will be helping to judge the applications, commented: “I love being a pub landlady here in the UK, but if I had the opportunity to take the best of the job and do it all from an island paradise in the Caribbean, I wouldn’t say no. This is an incredible chance for anyone looking to combine the best job in the world with one of the best overseas destinations – and giving a local legend a well-deserved holiday – so what are you waiting for?”

For your chance to apply and snap up the best job in the world, visit virginholidays.co.uk/pullpintsinparadise where you can also find full terms and conditions.

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