British Virgin Islands Scoop
We're getting ready for the start of another exciting charter season and we've put together an update for all things BVI - new restaurants, favorite spots, and more. The season begins in October, right as the weather at home starts to turn, making it the perfect time for a tropical getaway! Stay informed with these updates when planning your trip.
Nova RestaurantA buzz-worthy destination accessible by land or sea, the new Marina Village and Nova Restaurant in Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda is certainly worth checking out. The facility opened in April of 2019 and includes a restaurant and bar, coffee shop, market and provisioning store, boutique, library, and an L-shaped pool overlooking the bay.
BVI Art ReefCombining art, conservation, history, marine science, and economic growth, the BVI Art Reef is a groundbreaking project with a lasting impact. A decorated World War II ship destined to be scrapped for metal has instead been transformed into a thriving artificial reef and dive site off Virgin Gorda. From rehabilitating local marine populations to serving as a platform for art sculptures and scientific research, this is one reef you won't want to miss.
Beyond the ReefFollowing the Art Reef project, members of the team focused their efforts on something new: a non-profit organization called "Beyond the Reef". The goal is to convert 3 derelict airplanes into half airplane/half sharks, making for interactive dive sites while generating awareness for the necessity of sharks in aquatic ecosystems. These artificial reefs will also benefit local children through donations from visiting divers.
Willy TPirates rejoice! The legendary Willy T floating bar and restaurant has relocated to its original location at the Bight off Norman Island. Having been in operation for over 35 years, the original Willy T vessel was destroyed in the hurricanes of 2017; however, it will continue to attract tourists as an artificial reef for divers to explore. The new vessel will carry on the tradition of entertaining visitors from all over the world in a picturesque location.
Saba RockThe popular Saba Rock Resort in the North Sound, damaged in the 2017 hurricanes, has made significant rebuilding progress and will soon be welcoming guests again. The resort likely will not be open until the end of 2019 or sometime in 2020, but past visitors will tell you that it's certainly worth keeping an eye on!
Bitter EndKnown for its historical charm and only accessibly by sea, the Bitter End Yacht Club drew travelers from all over the world for almost half a century. As one of many locations that felt the heavy impact of the hurricanes, the outpost in the North Sound is still under reconstruction and hopes to be ready by the end of the upcoming charter season.
AnegadaIf you're looking for an island full of dining options, Anegada is the place for you! Fortunate enough to avoid the full force of the hurricanes, Anegada is welcoming guests to all of its popular restaurants this charter season; many of them even took the opportunity to make upgrades! From Sid's Pomato Point Restaurant to The Lobster Trap to Big Bamboo, you're sure to find a delicious meal on this island.
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