Your yacht charter through the British Virgin Islands is a journey of discovery, not only for the landscapes but also for your taste buds. The restaurant recommendations here are just a glimpse into the vibrant culinary scene that awaits you. Each bite, every sip, and the memories you create will be a testament to the magic of BVI!
BVI Restaurant Recommendations
Hendo’s Hideout – Jost Van Dyke. After grabbing a drink at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar, continue the fun and head next door to Hendo’s for a casual lunch and famous frozen pain killer!
Anegada Beach Club – Anegada Beach Club is one of those “must” stop lunch spots during your day exploring Anegada. There is a pool you can cool off in while you wait for your food to come out! The bar will happily serve you frozen cocktails here (pro tip: order their frozen BBC! They are the best around!). Also, this is one of the few islands you can enjoy freshly prepared Conch. ABC’s Coconut Cracked Conch is one you’ll be dreaming about until your next visit, trust us.
Pirates Bight – Kick back on their comfy chaise lounges and enjoy the sunshine with a cocktail and a delicious lunch. They have an easy access dinghy dock and the anchorage of Norman Island is a calm bay even in windy conditions. There is also a beautiful hike up behind the restaurant if you are looking to get a pre/post lunch workout in!
Cocomaya – Fusing delightful flavors of South East Asia & Latin America with a touch of Caribbean. Designed to be served family-style, they combine favorite ‘street-food’ dishes with exotic flavors alongside contemporary creations that are sure to tantalize and delight. Beautiful setting on Virgin Gorda close to The Baths. The menu spans cuisines, featuring everything from sushi to Mediterranean delights. With your feet in the sand and a cocktail in hand, this is indulgence personified.
Anegada Reef Hotel – Anegada Lobster Dinner – The best place to have beach-side, fresh Caribbean Lobster! Although lobster is the specialty, they have a full menu for those non-lobster eaters. With your toes in the sand and views of your yacht’s silhouette in front of the sunset, this is sure to be a peak memory.
Bitter End Yacht Club – The BEYC is the place to enjoy a great meal and even better company. The open-air dining room blends tropical with nautical and attracts visitors from all over the Sound. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the menu changes daily.
Saba Rock Resort – Dine-in at our open-air restaurant amid the ocean breeze, sounds of nature and a killer Caribbean view. Serving daily specials, signature cocktails, bar bites, small plates and fresh sushi, making our little oasis a must-stop for any appetite. One of our favorite spots to grab a cocktail and watch the sunset!
FAQs About Dining in the British Virgin Islands
1. How will we get to the restaurants from the yacht?
Your yacht has a tender (smaller boat) that is meant for taking guests from the Yacht to Shore with ease! Your captain and crew will ensure you get to land in the most comfortable and dry way possible.
2. Can I find vegetarian options at these restaurants?
Absolutely! BVI’s restaurants understand the importance of catering to various dietary preferences, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
3. Are reservations recommended?
Reservations are a good idea, especially at popular dining spots, to ensure you secure a table during peak times.
4. Is it customary to tip in BVI?
Yes, tipping is customary. Most restaurants will already include a service charge, if not, a tip of 20-25% is appreciated for exceptional service.
5. What’s the best time to enjoy sunset views?
Arriving at the restaurant around an hour before the sun sets will give you ample time to settle in and relish the breathtaking views.
Dining ashore in the BVI is a wonderful way to meet the locals, get a taste of its local gastronomy, and embark on a culinary adventure around these magical islands.
Caitie Rosko, Contributing Writer and Co-Founder of Uncharted