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Old 06-10-2011, 12:46 PM
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Default So how about USVI beach bars ??

All of the beach bars mentioned so far are in the BVI. Can anyone tell me if there are some good ones in the USVI worth visiting ? How about on St John's. Heard something about Woody's but do not know if accessible by water? Anything in Cruz Bay ? I have been to Tickles in Crown Bay Marina, Charlotte Amalie but that would not make my top 10 list. Maybe that is why all the USVI'ers head across to the BVI ?

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Woodys is in downtown Cruz bay you may be able to dock in the area where customs is located. If you wre coming into the bay you would stay to the left.

Another one on the other side of ST. John is called Skinnyleggs it`s in Coral bay it does have water access just need to know the bay


So many of these places are great, even if you are not able to get out on a boat these islands are pretty safe


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Originally Posted by masi242 View Post
Woodys is in downtown Cruz bay you may be able to dock in the area where customs is located. If you wre coming into the bay you would stay to the left.

Another one on the other side of ST. John is called Skinnyleggs it`s in Coral bay it does have water access just need to know the bay


So many of these places are great, even if you are not able to get out on a boat these islands are pretty safe


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Thanks. I must spend a bit more time in USVI next season. Seems like I launch in Charlotte Amalie and head straight for BVI. I've gotten to know a few people in St Thomas and have heard St John spoken highly of. Been into Cruz Bay customs office a few times on the return. Always well treated there.

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St.john has some good places, just not at boat accessible as the BVI. you can usually park in the "creek" where the car ferries used to dock, in the same area as customs. and along the parking lot there.
Cruz Bay has amazing resturants, and Woody's happy hour is very well known.
STJ is 2/3 national park so it hasnt been comercialized as much and is more of a quieter island. you can moor on the public moorings at all the beaches for swimming and snorkeling.
Skinny legs is an OK stop, on the east side in Coral Bay, but again there isnt much docking, especially for your nortech.
No one really boats TO STJ, unless they are looking for snorkeling spots, going to Woodys, or some large event is happening; and they dont want to catch the ferry. It is common to stop there after soggy dollar tho.
I'm from Coral Bay. we usually just boat to the BVI. sometimes on a boring day i just jump in the boat and head to Pirates for lunch, and swing by willy t for a drink, then head back to STJ.
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Originally Posted by sixmassive View Post
St.john has some good places, just not at boat accessible as the BVI. you can usually park in the "creek" where the car ferries used to dock, in the same area as customs. and along the parking lot there.
Cruz Bay has amazing resturants, and Woody's happy hour is very well known.
STJ is 2/3 national park so it hasnt been comercialized as much and is more of a quieter island. you can moor on the public moorings at all the beaches for swimming and snorkeling.
Skinny legs is an OK stop, on the east side in Coral Bay, but again there isnt much docking, especially for your nortech.
No one really boats TO STJ, unless they are looking for snorkeling spots, going to Woodys, or some large event is happening; and they dont want to catch the ferry. It is common to stop there after soggy dollar tho.
I'm from Coral Bay. we usually just boat to the BVI. sometimes on a boring day i just jump in the boat and head to Pirates for lunch, and swing by willy t for a drink, then head back to STJ.
Thank you. That is great info for anyone visiting St John to have.
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Default Beach Bars that dot the Islands of the BVI ( Part 1 )

Conveniently located...at the beach! Relax in da shade me-son, and enjoy a Ting (popular Caribbean soft drink) or a selection of Caribbean Beers such as Red Stripe, Presidente, Carib or the famous Painkillers of uncertain origin, but made with local rums, orange & pineapple juice plus coconut cream topped off with nutmeg, a drink that goes down really smooth, like a milkshake.

Most all beach bars are owned locally and you won't find any mega franchise names here, just plain originality. Some boast live entertainment and special events.

Many Beach Bars can be contacted by VHF radio on channel 16 as well as by phone.

Trellis Bay Cyber Cafe (Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands) Website
Located on the beach at Beef Island, minutes by foot, from the airport, great Full Moon party each month, close to arts and crafts shops
Anegada Reef Hotel (Anegada, British Virgin Islands) Website
284-495-8002
Located on the beach, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations required by 4pm.
Bomba's Shack (Tortola - Apple / Capoons Bay, British Virgin Islands) Website
This beach side shack is the scene of the infamous "Full Moon Parties" at Apple Bay. Presided over by the legendary Bomba himself, Bomba's Shack has live entertainment a couple of nights a week but it is famous throughout the Caribbean for its wild and occasionally crazy full moon parties. The rum punches are plentiful, but most in-the-know folks will advise you against trying Bomba's mushroom tea, unless you're into seeing the stars.
Rob White Bar on Pusser's Marina Cay (Marina Cay, British Virgin Islands) Website
Pusser's Painkiller-drinking sailors enjoy happy hour sunsets and the pirate songs of guitarist Michael Bean at the top of the small islet of Marina Cay, home to Pusser's Company Store and Pusser's Restaurant.
Rudy's Bar (Jost Van Dyke - Great Harbour, British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9282 Tucked into the western end of Great Harbour, Rudy's is open daily for lunch and dinner and specializes in lobster and local fish.
Soggy Dollar Bar at Sandcastle (Jost Van Dyke - White Bay, British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9888 Birthplace of the infamous Pusser's Painkiller, the Soggy Dollar Bar offers breakfast and lunch on the beachfront at beautiful White Bay on Jost Van Dyke.
Abe's Little Harbour (Jost Van Dyke - Little Harbour, British Virgin Islands)
248-495-9329 Open for lunch and dinner, this native bar and restaurant at Little Harbour serves fresh lobster, fish, conch, spare ribs, and chicken. Wednesday night features a pig roast (in season).
Ali Baba's (Jost Van Dyke - Great Harbour, British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9280 Featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour, Ali Baba's in Great Harbour has a casual West Indian atmosphere and serves tropical drinks. Please make dinner reservations by 6pm.
Anything Goes (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
This West Indian restaurant is on the road to the airport and serves local-style curry dishes and seafood. Open for lunch and dinner.
Bath & Turtle (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5239 This pleasant patio tavern is located in the Yacht Harbour and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu features Caribbean dishes, seafood, pasta, pizza, and burgers. Bath & Turtle also has a liquor store and free lending library.
Big Bamboo (Anegada - North Shore,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-2019 Located at Loblolly Bay on the north shore, this beach bar and restaurant specializes in Anegada style lunches of lobster, conch, fish, chicken, and more. Dinner on request.
Big Banana Paradise Club (Tortola - North Shore,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-4606 This beach side restaurant at Cane Garden Bay serves local seafood and such West Indian dishes as coconut shrimp, BBQ chicken and ribs. Reservations recommended.
Biras Creek (Virgin Gorda - North Sound,British Virgin Islands) Website
284-494-3555
Overlooking North Sound, the elegant Biras Creek's menu emphasizes light cuisine and fresh produce. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. Dress code at dinner and a four-course prix fixe menu is available.
Bitter End Yacht Club (Virgin Gorda - North Sound,British Virgin Islands)
284-494-2746 Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Clubhouse overlooks Gorda Sound and is a very popular with yachtsmen. The menu features fresh fish, lobster, steak, and West Indian specialties.
Chez Bamboo (Virgin Gorda,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5752 This elegant restaurant serves Creole and Caribbean cuisine. Specialties include bouillabaisse, poulet au citron and steak New Orleans. Desserts include pumpkin pecan pie and chocolate bourbon mint cake.
Clem's By The Sea (Tortola - North Shore,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-4350 Across from the park in Carrot Bay, Clem's serves boiled fish & fungi, goat stew, and rice & peas among other delicious West Indian specialties. Enjoy the steel band on Monday nights.
Club Paradise (Jost Van Dyke - Great Harbour,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9267 This colourful beach side restaurant located at Great Harbour serves sandwiches and burgers for lunch, and features a varied menu including fresh fish for dinner.
Cow Wreck Beach Bar (Anegada,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9461 height="10" width="14"> Located at Lower Cow Wreck Beach, the grill is open for lunch and dinner and serves West Indian specialties including lobster, conch, and shell fish, as well as burgers and ribs.
Crab Hole (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5307 This homey restaurant located in the South Valley, specializes in Creole dishes including Callalou, local fish, and conch. Lunch and dinner are served daily.
The Dog and Dolphin Bar & Grill (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands) Website
284-494-8000>
This relaxed swim-up bar and grill is open daily and features a pool, Jacuzzi, and sunset views. The menu features Caribbean and International dishes including fresh seafood and more.
Elm Beach Bar (Tortola - Cane Garden Bay,British Virgin Islands)
284-494-2888 Located on the beach at Cane Garden Bay, The Elm serves lunch (salads, burgers, fruit platters) and dinner.
Fat Virgin's Cafe (Virgin Gorda - North Sound,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-7052 Open from 9am to 9pm, the cafe's menu features burgers, sandwiches, and soups.
Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5252 Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fischer's Cove offers fine dining at the water's edge and features flavorful island cuisine, seafood, homemade bread, soups, and desserts.
Flash of Beauty (Anegada - Loblolly Bay,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-8014 On the beach at Loblolly Bay East, Flash of Beauty offers drinks, sandwiches, fresh seafood, lobster, and shellfish all day.

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Default Beach Bars that dot the Islands of the BVI ( Part 2 )

Flying Iguana (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5277 Located by the airport, with an open-air dining room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Flying Iguana offers fresh fish, lobster, and grilled foods. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily. Take-out and delivery are available.
Foxy's (Jost Van Dyke,British Virgin Islands) Website
284-495-9258
Very popular with yachtsmen, Foxy's is open Monday through Friday for lunch and daily for dinner. The lunch menu includes rotis and burgers, while dinner features filet mignon and lobster, as well as Calypso renditions with Foxy. Please make dinner reservations by 5pm.
Foxy's Taboo (Jost Van Dyke - Diamond Cay,British Virgin Islands) Website
248-495-9258 Located at Diamond Cay on Jost's East End, Foxy's Taboo has a view of Sandy Spit and features Mediterranean fare, specializing in fresh seafood. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Oscars Restaurant, Frenchmans Cay, West End, British Virgin Islands - International 284-495-4844 Clubhouse overlooks beach and Drake's Channel. Open Tues-Sun. lunch, dinner. Exotic International cuisine.
Giorgio's Table (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5684 On the water's edge at Mahoe Bay, this charming restaurant serves a refined selection of Italian dishes including pasta, Mediterranean hors d'ouvres, fish, lobster, veal, and beef filet.
Harris Place (Jost Van Dyke - Little Harbour,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9302 Located at Little Harbour, Harris Place is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu features local lobster, seafood, burgers, and West Indian dishes.
Ivan's Honest Bar (Jost Van Dyke - White Bay,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9358 Located on White Bay Campground, Ivan's features a barbecue and live music on Thursday and Friday nights. The bar operates on an honor system, so be sure to keep your own tab and pay when you leave.
Jewel's Snack Shop (Jost Van Dyke - White Bay,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9286 Located on White Bay, this snack shop sells light snacks all day including burgers, hot dogs, fries, and ice cream.
Leverick Bay Restaurant (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands) Website
284-495-7154 Lunch is available at the beach bar and dinner is served on the upstairs terrace. Leverick Bay's menu includes steak, local seafood, rack of lamb and Saturday features prime rib. The restaurant also has live music and happy hour.
Little Dix Bay Resort (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands) Website
284-495-5555
With a spacious dining terrace beneath a dramatic pavilion roof, Little Dix Bay offers a daily breakfast and luncheon buffet and the beach grill serves a la carte lunch. Dress code for dinner.
Lobster Trap (Anegada,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-8466 Open daily for lunch and dinner, Lobster Trap has a charming garden setting and is located on the main anchorage's waterfront. The house specialty is barbecued lobster.
Mad Dog (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5830 Set amongst the rocks, and close to the Baths, Mad Dog is a cool and breezy bar with a panoramic view. It serves drinks as well as a variety of sandwiches throughout the day.
Mine Shaft Cafe (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5260 Located on Copper mine Road, this cafe is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a casual menu including burgers, chicken breast sandwiches, and salads. Mini-golf on premises.
Myett's Garden and Grill (Tortola - Cane Garden Bay,British Virgin Islands) Website
284-495-9649 Nestled among the trees on Cane Garden Bay beach, Myett's serves lunch and dinner daily. The International menu includes grilled lobster, steak, fish, burgers, and vegetarian dishes.
Neptune's Treasure (Anegada,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9439 Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Neptune's Treasure specializes in conch, swordfish, and other local seafood. Dinner menu available at lunch.
Poor Man's Bar (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
This casual beach bar at The Baths offers drinks, burgers, hot dogs, and a variety of sandwiches.
The Pub Beach Bar (Virgin Gorda - North Sound,British Virgin Islands)
284-494-2746 Located on the beach at the Bitter End Yacht Club, this pub offers light fare.
Quito's Gazebo (Tortola - Cane Garden Bay,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-4837 Open Tuesday through Sunday, Quito's Gazebo serves lunch and dinner and features both International and West Indian dishes including a special Wednesday Night Fish Fry. Live entertainment is provided by singer/songwriter Quito Rhymer.
Rhymer's (Tortola - Cane Garden Bay,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-4639 Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Rhymer's menu includes fish, ribs, conch, and West Indian specialties. Lobster Special on Thursdays.
Rock Cafe (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5482 At the Rock Cafe you can sit amongst dramatic boulders or in the air-conditioned dining room. Open daily, the restaurant serves Italian, Mexican, and Caribbean dishes.
Saba Rock Resort (Saba Rock,British Virgin Islands) Website
284-495-7711
Saba offers pub fare at lunch and an all-you-can-eat buffet of salads and hot entrees. The optional grill menu features steaks, lobsters, fresh fish, and chef specials.
Sand Box (Prickly Pear,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9122 This casual beach bar on Prickly Pear Island features burgers and salads for lunch, and steak, fish, and chicken for dinner. Overnight moorings.
Sebastian's On The Beach (Tortola - Apple / Capoons Bay,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-4212 Located at Little Apple Bay, Sebastian's features beachfront dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner specialties include lobster, seafood, and both West Indian and International cuisine. Reservations suggested.
Sidney's Peace & Love (Jost Van Dyke - Little Harbour,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9271 On the water's edge at Little Harbour, Sidney's serves local seafood, including fresh lobster, conch, and fish. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Stanley's (Tortola - Cane Garden Bay,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9424 Serving lunch and dinner on the beach at Cane Garden Bay, Stanley's features burgers, pasta, salads, fresh fish, steaks, and lobster. Open late.
Sugar Mill Hotel (Tortola - Apple / Capoons Bay,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-4355 This charming restaurant located in Apply Bay was an old sugar mill. The Sugar Mill Hotel features an International menu and serves lunch at The Islands Beach Bar.
Top of the Baths (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5497 Situated at the top of The Baths, this restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining, spectacular views, and a varied menu including filet mignon and fresh lobster.
Wendell's World (Jost Van Dyke - Great Harbour,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-9259 Located on the beach at Great Harbour, Wendell's serves burgers, honey dipped chicken, sandwiches, and other snacks.
Wheelhouse (Virgin Gorda - The Valley,British Virgin Islands)
284-495-5230 Located at the Ocean View Hotel, this informal restaurant offers West Indian cuisine including fresh fish and chicken served curried or with native sauce. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Wow, it's entertaining just reading some of the names of the beach bars in the list above. Looking down the list, I counted only 13 that I have visited and a few more that are not on the list. Guess I will have to go back !!

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Wow, it's entertaining just reading some of the names of the beach bars in the list above. Looking down the list, I counted only 11 that I have visited and a few more that are not on the list. Guess I will have to go back !!
Bob, great list! I haven't been to a lot of those places either...and I live here!! Shameful.
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Bob,

Just got back and had a great time ! But seeing your list now makes me have to go back soon
Hell I missed a ton of places. Went to Woody's and was worth the stop, great hamburgers and fun atmosphere .
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