Beach Bars for Your BVI Yacht Charter


If you’re chartering a yacht through the British Virgin Islands, then making the rounds of the islands’ famous beach bars is a must. This chain of over 50 islands is known for its laidback vibes, and its many bars play a vital role in maintaining that go slow charm. Intrigued? Read on for our top 5 beach bars for your British Virgin Islands yacht charter.

The Soggy Dollar

Soggy Dollar Bar. Photo by @kayseesit. Used with permission.

After swimming up to this bar on Jost Van Dyke’s White Bay, visitors hang their soggy dollars on clotheslines to dry and try out the Soggy Dollar’s famous cocktail, the painkiller: a blend of rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, orange juice, and fresh ground nutmeg.


Cooper Island Rum Bar

Rum Bar at Cooper Island. Photo by @pachurolon. Used with permission.

The Rum Bar at Cooper Island is the place to go for cocktails made with raw, aged Caribbean rums. With a selection of over 100 rums, a knowledgeable bar staff, and an attractive design, this eco-resort’s Rum Bar boasts a hard-to-beat spot for trying out refreshing rum cocktails. And if you want to branch out, they also offer a restaurant, coffee shop, and solar-powered brewery. Come casual and ready to enjoy yourself-- but do consider making a reservation first, especially if you’re visiting between December and April.


Foxy’s Taboo

Foxy's Taboo. Photo by @altonbertie. Used with permission.

Over on Diamond Cay, Foxy’s Taboo is the smaller, more secluded alternative to the original Foxy’s in Great Harbor. This family-run outpost offers lunch and dinner, a small boutique, and a perfect place to stopover on your way to the famous Bubbly Pool.


Willy T’s

Willy T's. Photo by @morganyewest. Used with permission.

More formally known as William Thornton’s, this floating bar relocated at Peter Island is accessible only by water, making it a preferred stop for those chartering yachts out to the nearby caves. Stop by for happy hour, but be warned—the later you go, the more adults-only the vibe.


Pirate’s Bight

Pirate's Bight. Photo by @pachurolon. Used with permission.

Another stop on Norman Island, Pirate’s Bight combines a menu of beach bar staples-- surf and turf, salads, and tacos included-- with an impressive bar menu. Here, you can go all out with a satisfying seafood entree or nosh on an array of appetizers and top it all of with a caipirinha, tropical martini, or the classic painkiller. Even better, its beachfront location in the Bight, the island’s most popular anchorage point, makes it a convenient stop for guests looking to swim, sun, or dive at the many nearby dive sites.


Looking for Restaurants?

Not to worry—we’ve got you covered. While there are plenty of beach bars to choose from in the British Virgin Islands, there’s no shortage of quality restaurants, either. Here are two of our top picks:

CocoMaya. Photo by @cocomaya_virgingorda. Used with permission.

For a luxurious setup and a killer menu, there’s no better spot than CocoMaya, located on Virgin Gorda. Situated on a white sand beach with views of the water and the Virgin Gorda boulders, this spot is sure to impress with its blend of Latin- and Asian-inspired tapas. Bring your appetite—you won’t want to leave!

For an equally luxurious option with a gorgeous view, consider visiting the newly opened-to-the-public restaurant at Oil Nut Bay, another Virgin Gorda resort. This plush restaurant’s menu features unfamiliar spins on familiar classics-- think jerk chicken with goat cheese and Spanish almonds, or the beef burgers with truffle cheese and red onion jam. Those feeling a little more adventurous can order a “Picnic in Paradise” and take their menu selections out to the beach. If this sounds like the spot for you, be sure to call ahead, as it’s reservations only.


Planning a trip to the British Virgin Islands? Ritzy Charters offers a wide variety of charter yachts in the British Virgin Islands, and we’re always able to customize itineraries for your trip. Browse our fleet to learn more!