Best Way to Relax and Unwind after Hectic Family Festivities

Ella Thorogood

By Ella Thorogood

Posted on 12th July 2019

We can all admit that sometimes, a Christmas with the whole family is not quite as stress free as it sounds. After a few days of hectic family festivities, all you want to do is unwind and get away from it all and don't worry we are here to bring you the perfect post-celebration relaxation plan. New Years in the Caribbean! It is everything you never knew you wanted to do after spending a few days wrapped around your nearest and dearest and here's a few reasons why...  

Escape the real world:

Everyone has heard of 'Caribbean time' but until you have experienced it you will never understand the beauty of it. The BVI are some of the most exclusive islands meaning everywhere you go you will find untouched areas to explore and immerse yourself into BVI culture. Whilst sailing around the islands, phone signal can of course be patchy but being cut off from the outside world, so to say, adds even more value to this unique experience. Leaving your phone screen for a while allows you to escape the real world and the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the serene nature of the Caribbean for a once in a lifetime new years adventure.

Caribbean Cuisine:

For an authentic Caribbean experience, the local food and drink is a must! Wonder the streets of Tortola and you’ll find all kinds of deliciousness in the street shacks, and trust me you won’t be disappointed. Or head over to Anegada and feast on the freshest Lobster you will ever come across. Whilst you’re there, you’ve heard of a conch - but have you ever tried eating one? Cause on Anegada it’s one of the most iconic foods. All this eating making you thirsty? Try the famous cocktails of the BVI and you’ll never want to pick up a gin and tonic ever again. The painkiller: a rum-based cocktail blended with pineapple and coconut, served with gratings of nutmeg...there certainly is no better painkiller. Or the bushwacker: a creamy mix of rum, coconut and’s basically the best pudding you’ve ever had, in a cup. Sounds delish, right?

World famous bars:

So where can we enjoy these delicious Caribbean cocktails I hear you ask? There is certainly no shortage of stunning beach bars where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a rum punch with your toes in the sand. Swim ashore at Soggy Dollar and see if any of your mates have left you a drink behind the bar and don’t forget to keep stacking up those cups! Or try out the famous beach BBQ at Foxy’s Tamarind, you might even be lucky enough to meet Mr.Foxy himself! And of course, no trip to the BVI is complete without partying on board a floating pirate ship at Willy T’s - if that doesn’t sound like the perfect way to spend New Year, I don’t know what does.

Something for everyone:

One of the best things about visiting the BVI’s is the enormous variety of activities - there is literally something for everyone! Love lying in the sun on a gorgeous beach all day? Picture those serene white sand beaches you see in the movies - that’s what the BVI’s has. Or maybe you’re looking to stay active and work off that Christmas dinner? Fear not, grab yourself a snorkel and experience the world that lies beneath those turquoise waters. Or even get your adrenaline fix doing some windsurfing or hire a scooter and explore the farthest corners of the islands. The BVI's really do have it all!


Now you've been convinced that the British Virgin Islands is the best place to find your zen after the festive-madness (which I'm sure you have) then head over to our website and get booking before it's too late!

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