A cool, new open-air bar has opened on the porch in front of Low Key Watersports called Motu.
“Motu is a Polynesian word referring to small islands that broke off from their mother islands in the South Pacific eons ago, usually separated by a turquoise lagoon,” says co-owner Dawn Bergess. “I feel like I broke off and became my own little island, so this is my Motu.”
You may remember seeing Dawn pulling management duties at Woody’s. She says she never thought she’d have a chance to open her own St. John business, but the timing and location was too good to pass up.
“The couches and ambiance give it a different feel and we’re sticking with a little jazz and old school beach music.”
Dawn hopes Motu will also host private events like wedding parties.
Motu is open from Noon to 10 p.m. most nights.
Dawn, and business partner Jimmy Neighbors, below.