Top 10 BVI Memories of 2019

Let's take a look back at 2019 and some of our favorite memories. Relive these unforgettable experiences and get ready for another great year in the British Virgin Islands!
  • A wide shot of a group of Aquila power catamarans in clear blue-green water off the coast of the British Virgin Islands

    1. Announcing Our First-Timer Flotilla

    If you've been wanting to experience the British Virgin Islands but are hesitant to do it on your own, we've got the event for you! MarineMax Vacations is proud to begin hosting group charter trips in 2020 - we hope to see you at a First-Timer Flotilla soon!
  • lineup of painkiller cocktails

    2. Painkiller Contest

    Bottoms up! This spring we challenged our social media followers to provide their favorite painkiller cocktail recipe. Check out our taste test and recipe videos below!

Fuzzy Rummer

A painkiller with a grape twist. With only a few ingredients this is the perfect version to make at home, in the backyard, or on a boat. 

Painkiller Revenge

Spice up your life! You better not be afraid of the heat when you sip on this cocktail. Turn it up with fresh Jalapeno and a dash of cayenne! 

JvD Cocktail

A tropical twist with a bitter undertone to even it out. This beverage will have you feeling the vacation vibes in no time!

Killer Mosa

The perfect addition to any brunch. With a touch of champagne, you'll have your pinky out and be feeling fine! 
  • A couple at an outdoor restaurant with drinks and food

    3. BVI Madness

    Time to settle once and for all which BVI restaurant is best! We opened up a vote to decide your favorite - find out who won below.
  • A woman on a beach in front of a Christmas tree

    4. Christmas in July

    Once a year, boaters travel from Puerto Rico to the British Virgin Islands to celebrate "Christmas in July", a week of music, delicious food, and lifelong memories.
  • A group of people dancing for BVI Wreck Week

    5. BVI Wreck Week

    Each year, one week is devoted to celebrating the maritime traditions found throughout the British Virgin Islands. With an array of events and special offers, attendees routinely depart with a new understanding an appreciation for the archipelago nation.
  • Lobsters in a row in the BVI

    6. Anegada Lobster Festival

    The island of Anegada is home to the Annual Anegada Lobster Festival, an internationally-acclaimed culinary event. With art, live music, tasty food, and beautiful scenery, this festival has something for everyone.
  • The Willy T floating bar, a black vessel anchored near the coast of the British Virgin Islands

    7. The Willy T Returns Home

    The legendary Willy T floating bar and restaurant has returned to its original location off Norman Island. If you visit, don't forget to jump off the vessel and into the clear blue water!
  • A collection of tables and chairs on a wooden patio next to clear blue-green water

    8. Nova Restaurant Grand Opening

    Located in Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda, the new Nova Restaurant is certainly worth a trip. Explore the restaurant and bar, coffee shop, market, and more.
  • Colorful buildings at Soper's Hole, Tortola

    9. Soper's Hole Marina

    If you find yourself at West End, Tortola, be sure to stop by Soper's Hole and check out the new restaurants, shopping, and boating amenities.
  • Abe's by the Sea restaurant and shop in the BVI

    10. Re-Opening of Abe's by the Sea

    A beloved spot for lunch or dinner, Abe's by the Sea has re-opened in Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke. Owner Abe Coakley is back and better than ever!
  • The Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands on a sunny day, with boats docked outside

    What to Look Forward to in 2020

    There's more on the way! Be on the lookout for the re-opening of Bitter End Yacht Club and Saba Rock in 2020, with more fun to come.
Boats docked in Scrub Island

Preparing for Departure

Your vacation begins when we welcome you to our base on beautiful Tortola.
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Imagine your Trip of a Lifetime

With more than 60 islands, the British Virgin Islands offers something for everyone. Review our sample itinerary to get a peek of what it's like.
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Video Tours of the BVI

With more than 60 islands to explore, there's always something new in the British Virgin Islands.
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