Virgin Holidays search for a bartender in paradise

14 May, 2019

Holiday operator Virgin Holidays will send one British bartender to the Caribbean to swap grey skies for Jamaican sun.

Partnering with Floyd’s Pelican bar, a unique location floating on stilts in the Caribbean Sea, Virgin Holidays aims to give Floyd Forbes the chance to take his first holiday in 18 years and let a bartender take over his job for a week.

Floyd’s Pelican Bar, built by Forbes in 2001, is located approximately one mile from Jamaica in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. The floating structure is only accessible by boat, requiring locals to ferry tourists across. 

Supermodel turned publican, Jodie Kidd, who will be helping to judge the applications, said : “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?”

The winner will take their position behind the bar, serving Piña Coladas and rum punches, this summer, letting Forbes enjoy his break. 

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

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

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