BVI Bay Picked As One Of 10 "Bluest In World"

Departures, the magazine for American Express card holders, has picked Devil's Bay in the BVIs as one of the 10 "Bluest Waters" around the world.  If you don't recognize Devil's Bay, it's on Virgin Gorda and it's the cove you find after you climb through The Baths.  It's nearly surrounded by rocks, so it's calm even on breezy days and it's perfect for kids to enjoy as well as snorkelers.  Departures said it was difficult to get to, but they don't realize that part of the fun is climbing through the eerie caverns and pools of The Baths, and Devil's Bay is just the gem at the end of the trail.



Bitter End Is On The Rebound!!

After 20 months of demolition and cleanup from Hurricane Irma, the rebuilding of Bitter End YC is well underway.  The first element being developed is the marina village, long the heart and soul of Bitter End. 

During the 2019-2020 season, all new world- class facilities including a two-story marina complex (shown) will feature an open-air lounge with spectacular views of North Sound and the setting sun, plus full bathing facilities and marina-wide WiFi.  

Just north of the marina is the enhanced beach as well as the watersports center if Hobie Waves, Lasers, 420s, Sunfish, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and a new fleet of cutting edge water toys.

Over the coming months will come a casual beachfront bar and restaurant, an epicurean market, and the Bitter End retail shop.

Following the waterfront will come the resort redevelopment with unique accommodations and hospitality amenities.    


Bareboaters Rejoice! Quito's Re-opens on Cane Garden Bay

Rebuilt (and improved) after the hurricanes, Quito's Gazebo on Cane Garden Bay in the BVIs re-opened on December 14th.  If you're lucky enough to be in the BVIs for New Year's, don't miss their Grand Re-opening on Old Years Night (New Year's Eve) where they will have a prix fixe menu (by reservation) inside and a casual beach barbecue, plus an array of music.

Quito's is famous for its daily performances of rock and reggae by local bands as well as owner and world-renown musician, Quito Rymer.  Quito's has always been known for being a place in the sun, with good food, sun sand, and great music.  

Quito's Inn will also re-open in March, 2019, so if you want to get off the boat for a night or two, you can't go wrong with one of his 21 ocean front suites with kitchenettes, all named after Quito's songs.  

Contact them at 284-495-4837.


Bareboater Heaven: Foxy's Reopens New Years!

Bareboaters have embraced the annual New Year's Day craziness at Foxy's Tamarind Bar for years, until Foxy's waterfront pub was trashed by the hurricanes of last year.

The good news is that Foxy is combining his New Year's Day festivities with a Grand Re-Opening for Foxy's Taboo, which is located at Diamond Cay on the East End of Jost Van Dyke.  

Apparently one night (New Year's Eve) isn't enough, so Foxy has billed the next day as a Float-illa, encouraging everyone to bring their beach floats.  Food and drink specials will run all day and, of course, there has to be a bikini contest.

Not only has Foxy's Taboo been renovated, but there is a new improved version, complete with an all-new dinghy dock.  Don't miss it!


Bareboating Icon Departs...Again!!

Not long ago, we wrote the good news that the Willy T, famed floating restaurant and pub, had been replaced after the original was driven ashore in last year’s hurricanes and wrecked.

Then we had to amend that story, when the Willy T was kicked off from Norman Island when it was offending a development being built on shore.  But the good news was that it was welcomed at Peter Island, just a bit away.

But now the tide has changed and Peter Island has given the Willy T just three months to depart and find another place to drop its hook. Peter Island apparently filed a complaint with the BVI Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs.

At this point, no one knows where the Willy T will end up.  Co-owner Ewan Anderson says they are “in limbo” and frustrated because they’ve been a tourist attraction and bareboat icon for 35 years.  There are rumors that Willy T may leave the BVIs for good.  We’ll keep you posted!

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