Hi Michigan Joe,
as you already know the split is the number one spot in the entire island to have a drink and enjoy interact with people,i agree with you ,if you stand next to the bar the music is loud,but not too much,i am now 51 and still love to hear that kind of music i have been there more then 20 time over the last 4 years,and always enjoy to go there,this is exactly what i am looking for when i go there,loud music,interact with so many people,enjoy a Beliken or Rhum & coke,dive in the water,this place is running like this for so many here and still very succesfull,by the way YES the bar OWN the swiming aera in front of the split this is the only private waterfront of the island,
the situation of entire island is complletly different now you have acces to the new reclamation beach ,this will provide you the best spot to sit in chair,read a book,enjoy tranquility and the sun,ALONE!!!!
and do not forget the LAZY LIZARD is the soul of * the Split *
AND BELIEVE ME I WOULD RATHER TO BE THERE RIGHT NOW WITH THE LOUD MUSIC AND ONE BAREL & COKE IN MY HAND