Where to go after dark in the British Virgin Islands
Relaxing in the British Virgin Islands is never difficult, but at night you will also find a variety of options, whether you’re in the mood to make new friends over a few drinks, or spend a special date night around a gourmet meal.
With each of the country’s islands boasting at least one great beach bar and plenty of steel pan music, visitors are pretty much guaranteed to always find the laid back, cocktail-filled nightlife that makes the Caribbean’s great party reputation. When it comes to dining, you will find plenty of cuisines to satisfy your cravings with, ranging from Asian, American, Caribbean, Italian, and authentic local flavours, in casual or sophisticated settings.
The country being a prime sailing destination, the islands’ main hotspots tend to be found close to marinas or places where sailors drop anchor. While there are no casinos to entertain you on your British Virgin Island holiday, the parties featuring live music, endless tropical drinks, and open air settings can get wild enough! The local magazine “Limin Times” lists what is going on where, and thus the best place for insider party knowledge.
The quickest way to the heart of a culture is through its food, and the BVI are no exception! Here is a selection of places for you to get acquainted with the authentic local fare, or where you'll be able to satisfy any other food cravings.
Local Flavours: Bananakeet Cafe, C&F Bar and Restaurant, Calypso Cafe, Clem's By the Sea, Crandall's Pastry Plus, Fish'N'Lime Inn, Elm Beach Bar & Restaurant, Garden Restaurant, Maria's By The Sea, Midtown Restaurant, Mariner Inn Restaurant, Myett's Garden & Grill, Naomi's Little Secret, Palm's Delight, Rhymer's, Quito's Gazebo, Sugar Mill Restaurant, Thelma's Place, Turtle Restaurant.
International Favourites: Brandywine Estate Restaurant, Calamaya, Capriccio di Mare, Charlie's Restaurant, Drakes Point, Genaker Cafe, Le Grand Cafe, Marche, Mountain View Restaurant, Origin Kitchen & Bar, Pusser's Road Town, Red Rock Restaurant, Roti Palace, Sebastian's Seaside Grill, Sharky's Mexitalian Grill, Simply Delicious, Tamarind Club, The Pub, The Soup Shop, The Watering Hole, Tony's, Verandah, Village Cay Restaurant, Virgin Queen Restaurant & Pub.
Local Flavours: Andy's Chauteau de Pirate, Coconut Junction, Fischer's Cover, Friendly Andy's / Grandma's Kitchen, Island Pot, Mad Dog, Sugarcane Restaurant, The Flying Iguana, The Pavilion, Thelma's Hideout, The Village Cafe.
International Favourites: Bath & Turtle, Anything Goes Bar & Restaurant, Beach Grill, Chez Bamboo, Cocomaya, Dixie's Bar & Restauranr, Fat Virgin Cafe, Giorgio's Table, The Bitter En Pub, The Club House Steak & Seafood Grille, The Mine Shaft Cafe, The Rock Cafe, The Sugar Mill.
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Local Flavours: Abe's by the Sea, A&B Bar & Restaurant, Foxy's, Harris Place, Rudy's Bar & Restaurant, Sugar & Spice Snack Bar, Sydney's Peace & Love.
International Favourites: Coco Locos Beach & Sports Bar, Corsair's Beach Bar, Foxy's Taboo, Soggy Dollar Bar, Wendell's World.
Local Flavours: Anegada Reef, Cow Wreck Beach Bar & Grill, Big Bamboo Restaurant, Flash of Beauty Restaurant, Lobster Trap, Lil Bit Restaurant, Pomato Point Restaurant, Neptune's Treasure, Potter's by the Sea.
International Favourites: Anegada Beach Club.
Local Flavours: Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill, Pirates (The Bight), Pisces Restaurant & Bar, Pusser's Marina Cay, Tierra! Tierra! (Scrub Island), Tradewinds Restaurant (Peter Island), Trellis Kitchen.
International Favourites: Caravela Restaurant, Pusser's Landing (Soper's Hole), Sand Box (North Sound), William Thornton (The Bight).