5 hottest bars in the BVI's
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Foxy’s Tamarind Bar
Let Foxy himself entertain you with legendary parties and tall stories from his extended tiki shack at Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke. A sixth-generation BVI native, Foxy has indeed named the bar after himself – but to be fair he is the main draw! With his impulsive calypso and plentiful jokes to complement live music, great grills and creative cocktails, Foxy is the BVI’s best-known party-starter. Visit on New Year’s Eve or during the May regatta for guaranteed fun.
Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke
Tel: 284 495 9258 www.foxysbar.com
Named after the days when the bar could only be reached by swimming and visitors hung up their wet notes to dry, Soggy Dollar is a BVI institution. Set on one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of sand, it is still a tradition to jump off your passing boat and swim or wade your way up to the bar to order a punchy Painkiller cocktail (dark rum, coconut, pineapple and orange juice finished with grated nutmeg). The effort is worth it for the vibe and views.
Sandcastle Hotel, White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
Tel: 284 495 9888 www.soggydollar.com/default2.aspx
Tel: 284 495 4837 www.quitorymer.com or www.bvitourism.com/
The magic of music
Another beach bar with an unforgettable owner, Quito’s is named after the man himself – a talented performer who plays solo or with his reggae band most weeknights. Rock up on Wednesdays for the incredible Fish Fry and feast on fantastic Caribbean food while sipping some of Tortola’s trendiest cocktails. A rustic stop for a rum- and reggae-fuelled lunch or dinner, Quito’s could just become your favourite find in the BVI.
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, VG1130
Tel: 284 340 8603 www.williamthornton.com
The William Thornton (Willy T’s)
Only accessible by water (but without the swim this time), the affectionately known Willy T’s is a permanently anchored party boat floating in the clear blue waters off Norman Island. Serving tempting lunches, chilled cocktails and spicy snacks as the sun sets, it’s the perfect reward after a day of sailing or diving in the deep. Be prepared to for the party to start at a moment’s notice, with scantily clad revellers known to jump from the top deck.
The Bight at Norman Island
Tel: 284 495 4148
For full moons and sunsets
Take a sneak peek back to the psychedelic sixties with a full-moon party at Bomba’s Shack, where the eclectic bar is built from discarded tin, license plates, driftwood and… women's undies. It’s no surprise that this booming beach bar, set on the white sand of Cappoons Bay in Tortola, is famous for its endless entertainment – but legendary landlord Bomba’s cocktail concoctions land a punch too. Ramshackle and raucous, Bomba’s is a must for party people.
Cappoons Bay, Tortola