10 Ways to do the Caribbean like a Yacht Weeker

April 4, 2017

Swaying palms, white sand beaches and crystal clear water is only the beginning of your British Virgin Islands adventure. Add friendly locals, flavoured rum, reggae tunes and a whole fleet of new friends and you’re set for the best week of your life! 

Here are 10 things you shouldn't miss on our Caribbean itinerary:

1. Soggy Dollar Beach Bar

White Bay on Jost Van Dyke is a tropical paradise and home to Soggy Dollar Beach Bar. Back in the days, the only way to get to the bar was by swimming onto shore from your boat and so your dollar would get soggy! Hence the name 😉 Here we laze on the sand, socialise in the shallows adorned with yachts on anchor and sip the famous Painkiller cocktails. 

Painkiller Cocktail Recipe:

Ingredients 🍹

2-4 oz. of Pusser's Rum
4 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. cream of coconut
1 oz. orange juice
Grated fresh nutmeg

Method

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add first four ingredients and stir. Pour into cocktail glasses and top with grated nutmeg.

2. Foxy’s Beach Bar 

A legendary British Virgin Islands treat, Foxy’s is the epitome of Caribbean beach bars. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the namesake, Sir Foxy himself. No shoes needed here, just a thirst for rum punch to sip your worries away. 

 

3. Seaside Yoga in Little Harbour 🙏

Rise and shine! Take a few steps off your yacht and you’ll be on a quiet beach ready for a relaxed yoga session led by the talented Charlie Morgan. Listen to the waves gently lapping onto the sand, and the palms sway in the wind... ultimate zen studio. 

 

4. The Baths

Virgin Gorda is what we like to call a grownups playground. A must-see is The Baths, an abundance of granite boulders formed from the slow cooling of magma. The result, natural tidal pools, tunnels and arches to clamber through and stumble upon beautiful grottoes that open up to white sand beaches!

 

5. Hog Heaven Lookout 

Perched atop Gorda Peak National Park, Hog Heaven not only serves delicious Bushwacker cocktails, but also showcases the beauty of North Sound. Get those binoculars out... we’ve recently spotted the Obamas, Orlando Bloom & Leonardo Dicaprio! Spot Richard Branson’s Necker and Mosquito Islands in the distance; our rafting location off Prickly Pear and the gorgeous Bitter End Yacht Club, the ideal brunch club. 

 

6. Coco Maya White Party

We love exploring during the day, we may even love partying more! Kick off the evening with a mouthwatering Latin-Asian fusion dinner, combined with the perfect chilled rosé and company. As the stars rise high above, we get down on an au naturale, sandy dance floor, kick off those shoes and let those dance moves loose.

 

7. Cow Wreck Beach Sunset

The journey to Anegada is arguably the best of the week! After a few hours of peaceful sailing , Anegada will appear as a mirage on the ocean. Here we jump in a transfer and head across the island to Cow Wreck Beach, a breathtaking location, whose sunsets often steal the show! 

 

8. Little Necker Island 🌴

Does the name Sir Richard Branson ring a bell? Yep, that’s his private island. Dinghy ashore to the beautiful sandbank, adorned with a few suspiciously imperfect palms. Take an Insta-worthy shot with your crew and inflict serious fomo on your friends back home. This truly is an island paradise, enjoyed not only by the rich and famous, but by legendary Yacht Weekers far and wide!

 

9. The Indians 🐠

It’s time to go sub-aqua to enjoy the underwater world of the British Virgin Islands. There are various options depending on your preference to spot rays, turtles, fish or colourful coral. The latter two are best seen by The Indians, a small rock formation off Norman Island. Grab a snorkel and fins and take the leap! 

 

10. Willy T's

A trip to the British Virgin Islands isn’t complete without experiencing the famous Willy T, 100ft schooner boat. Anchor nearby and dinghy over for drinks at sunset and to partake in the boat party in true Yacht Week style. 

Keen to tick a few of these off your bucket list? Join us for a week of Caribbean dreaming this New Year! We have bigger and better catamarans available and 3 different weeks to choose from. Just sayin 😉