Cool Libations

The bars of the British Virgin Islands are as unique in character as the islands themselves. They range from relaxed to festive, quirky and those with jaw-dropping views. Be prepared to drink like a pirate in this unspoiled volcanic archipelago.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | Photos courtesy of BVI Tourism | September 30, 2019 | Lifestyle

Bar-hopping takes on new meaning in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). No trip to Tortola is complete without stopping at the Paradise Club Lounge located in Cane Garden Bay, one of the more popular beaches. You’ll enjoy not only the wide selection of tropical drinks, but also the best sunsets on the island. Over on Anegada, the Cow Wreck Bar sits in the trade winds on the beach. Be sure to order their world-famous Cow Killer. Another popular destination is The Baths on Virgin Gorda. Happily, the Mad Dog is in close proximity to enjoy even more fabulous drinks. White Bay on Jost Van Dyke is one of the Top Ten beaches in the Caribbean, an eco-conscious setting where you can enjoy sand, volleyball and delicious cocktails at Hendo’s Hideout. We don’t have room to mention all the cool bars in the BVI, but no list would be complete without the floating bar Willy T near Norman Island. A staple for over 35 years, the original vessel was damaged and is now an artificial reef and dive site — patrons are invited to jump right in!;