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5 Best BVI Beach Bars by Boat from St. John

Updated on May 21, 2014
Foxy's Tamarind Bar and Grill
Foxy's Tamarind Bar and Grill | Source

Nothing can make your Virgin Islands vacation more complete than a trip to a beach bar! A brief (or preferably long) engagement with the fruity cocktails and exotic food while your bare feet are sunk into the some of the softest white sand in the planet, is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. To top all off -- a beach bar crawl among the best BVI beach bars conveniently accessible by boat from St. John USVI.

Foxy's Tamarind Bar and Grill

Great Harbour's Foxy's Tamarind Bar and Grill is arguably the most famous bar in the BVIs, and enjoys a strong following of yachties, other boat people and tourists. Perhaps the bar's greatest draw, aside from its great food, live music and refreshing libations is the owner himself, Sir Knight Philicianno "Foxy" Callwood. Foxy is a sixth-generation native and the island's master performer. He makes your visit extra-special by creating an impromptu calypso, telling stories and jokes. Foxy's is also famous for hosting the "Old Year's Eve" party that fills the bay with party goers and sailboats from around the world.

Foxy's Bar, Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, BVI
Foxy's Bar, Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, BVI | Source

The Soggy Dollar Bar

White Bay in Jost Van Dyke harbors one of the finest stretches of sand in the world. It is also here that you'll find another famous BVI resident, the Soggy Dollar Bar. Not so long ago, before the island had electricity and paved roads, visitors looking for some merriment on the waterfront had to swim for it as White Bay has no dock or marina. Soaked from the swim, the bills from the pockets are hung on the infamous clothesline to dry, thus the name Soggy Dollar. The same line is still there -- even though the bar now takes credit cards -- reserved for those who want to keep the Soggy Dollar tradition alive.

Their signature drink, the Painkiller, is Caribbean's premiere drink, which is also the unofficial drink of the British Virgin Islands.

Soggy Dollar Bar @ White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, BVI courtesy of
Soggy Dollar Bar @ White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, BVI courtesy of | Source
One Love Bar, Jost Van Dyke
One Love Bar, Jost Van Dyke | Source

One Love Bar and Grill

Owned and operated by Foxy Callwood's oldest son, Seddy, One Love Bar and Grill has a loyal following of its own; yacht club crowd, powerboat charter tourists and day trippers from Tortola and St. John, USVI. One of the most popular flotsam-and-jetsam bar and grill on Jost Van Dyke, One Love promotes the peaceful and fun vibe through live music and Seddy's impromptu magic shows. An entertainer like his father, Seddy can whip a mind-blowing trick or two for your group.

They serve awesome Bushwackers and their menu is a killer, which lists kabobs, chicken casadillas, shrimp alfredo pasta, wraps, tangy ribs and more!

Foxy's Taboo

Foxy's Taboo in Diamond Cay offers more the fine-dining restaurant touch than it's predecessor (Foxy's Tamarind Bay and Grill) in Great Harbour. The Taboo sits quietly on an idyllic sport on the Cay with lovely views of Tortola and White Bay. The location and the accommodation creates a funky and laid back dining experience enhanced by the sophisticated menu and the extensive selection of wine. A great stop over if you're on your way to the nearby Bubbly Pool.

Offering more of the restaurant deal than the world-renowned Foxy's in Great Harbour, Foxy's Taboo is known for its sophisticated menu and a welcoming atmosphere.

Foxy's Taboo @ Diamond Cay, Jost Van Dyke courtesy of:
Foxy's Taboo @ Diamond Cay, Jost Van Dyke courtesy of: | Source

Willy T

Willy T in the Bight, Norman Island (Virgin Gorda), is 100 feet of pure maritime party. This converted and anchored steel Schooner attracts hungry divers, powerboat charter excursionists, and merrymakers alike because of its good food and unusual setting. But what it's most famous for is its no-holds-barred parties that can start at the slightest hint of the sun's ebbing. Although the tradition of patrons jumping into the water from the top deck in varying stages of undress has been discouraged due to an accident in 2006, there are still brave or just heavily inebriated souls that want to keep this tradition alive.

Beach Bars in the BVI are nothing like the bars at home!

Imbibing the best tasting cocktails, wolfing-down delicious Caribbean delicacies, and wading through the wide smiles and warm hellos from both locals and tourists while you’re basking in the sun and sinking your feet in the confectioner soft sand, pretty much sums up a beach bar crawl experience. Make your bar-in-the-sand memories, starting with the best BVI beach bars.

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