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Super Bowl in the sand
The Super Bowl is a great excuse to get out of the winter chill and head somewhere warm.

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Football Feast

Iggy’s Beach Bar at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas hosts an annual tailgate party which includes buckets of beer and an all-you-can-eat buffet.

(Bolongo Bay Beach Resort)

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Screen Play 

The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas has been broadcasting the Super Bowl on an outdoor beach-side screen for more than a decade.

(Bolongo Bay Beach Resort)

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Best Seat in the House

“It’s literally like a big tailgate party right on the sand,” said Colleen Doumeng, the advertising manager at Bolongo Bay. “The big screen is on the beach and people pull up lounge chairs and lots of picnic tables.

(Bolongo Bay Beach Resort)

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Game Day in Paradise

With the temperatures hovering in the low 80’s in St. Thomas right now and no passport required, maybe this is the year to watch the game with your toes in the sand.

(Bolongo Bay Beach Resort)

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Beach Ball

“We came up with the idea because the timing was perfect because it’s so cold and snowy on the East Coast," said Colleen Doumeng, the advertising manager at Bolongo Bay in St. Thomas, which offers a “Kick Back in the Caribbean with Super Bowl Savings” package.

"It just seemed like a good way to entice people to come on down and enjoy the nice warm weather and watch the Super Bowl on the beach.”

(Bolongo Bay Beach Resort)

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Have an Away Game

The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas is currently offering the “Kick Back in the Caribbean with Super Bowl Savings” package. 

“It’s been almost about 10 years we have been doing this package,” Colleen Doumeng, the advertising manager at Bolongo Bay, told FoxNews.

(Bolongo Bay Beach Resort)

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Group Huddle 

Refet Kaplan, the managing director of FoxNews.com, has been watching the Super Bowl in warmer climates for the past 16 years.

Here they are in 2002 at the Atlantis Bahamas Resort. 

(Refet Kaplan)

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As the Players Do

“There were a couple of tough year’s weather wise, and in particular, there was one in Maine where it was absolutely frigid and nasty,” said Refet Kaplan, managing director of FoxNews.com. 

“And we just got to talking and some of us said, ‘Well they do the Super Bowl itself in a warm place every year and they make a big weekend out of it, why don’t we do the same?’”

(Bolongo Bay Beach Resort)

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Warming up with the Locals

The female contingent of one of Kaplan's Bahamas Bowl party pose in a local bar the group rented for the party. 

 

(Refet Kaplan)

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Betting Pool

The Kaplan Bahama Bowl crew kicks back poolside in Cancun in 2002, the New England Patriots earned their first Super Bowl win against the St. Louis Rams.

 

(Refet Kaplan)

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Shuffle Plays

The Beach Bowl team scores their own touchdowns on the shuffleboard court at the Atlantis Bahamas Resort. 

(Refet Kaplan)

Super Bowl in the sand

The Super Bowl is a great excuse to get out of the winter chill and head somewhere warm.

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