Eight Minutes on the Beach at White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
Oct30

Eight Minutes on the Beach at White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

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Since it’s impossible for me to visit all of the beach bars in the Caribbean, videos like the one above become an important resource. They’ve become especially important post-Irma and Maria as readers of this blog look for updates on their favorite destinations. This video, taken just 10 days ago, is a drone video of White Bay and its beach on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. A beach bar utopia, this area was...

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Soggy Dollar Bar Announces Release of Its Own Line of Rums
Sep25

Soggy Dollar Bar Announces Release of Its Own Line of Rums

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Subscribers to the Soggy Dollar Bar newsletter were recently treated to quite the surprise. The beach bar located on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands announced that it was releasing its own line of rums. Officially called the Soggy Dollar Dark and Soggy Dollar Island Spiced, the limited edition first batch is set to be released in October. The website for the Soggy Dollar Rum describes the Dark as “Handcrafted, aged...

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Three Minutes at the New Willy T
Jun22

Three Minutes at the New Willy T

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As most of you know by now, the Willy T, a boat-turned-floating-beach-bar located in the British Virgin Islands, was destroyed in Hurricane Irma. A new boat was commissioned and the latest version of this tourist favorite, upon its return to the BVI, was told it was no longer welcome to set up show at its previous location. Luckily, a new home in Great Harbour off Peter Island was quickly located just around the nautical mile. The new...

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BVI’s Willy T Possibly Forced To Relocate
May14

BVI’s Willy T Possibly Forced To Relocate

The Willy T, a boat-turned-floating-bar typically found off The Bight on Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands, has been told it needs to find a new home. Beached in Hurricane Irma, the new and improved replacement version of this bar arrived at its previous home expecting to be able to set up shop in the same spot again, according to an article that appeared in BVI News. According to the article, when the current owner, Ewan...

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Jost Van Dyke Beach Bar Sidney’s Peace and Love Reopens
Apr02

Jost Van Dyke Beach Bar Sidney’s Peace and Love Reopens

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Sidney’s Peace and Love, a beach bar and restaurant located on Little Harbour on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, has reopened its doors. Destroyed by Hurricane Irma (which included having a ferry boat land on it), Sidneys’ recently announced that it was back open for business, sans ferry boat but with plenty of peace and love for all its loyal customers. Sidney’s, popular for its “unique honor bar system and...

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The BVI’s William Thornton (Willy T) Sets Target Date For Return
Feb20

The BVI’s William Thornton (Willy T) Sets Target Date For Return

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One of the bars in the British Virgin Islands I get asked the most about since the hurricanes is the William Thornton, otherwise known as the Willy T. A floating bar (basically a boat with a bar on it) normally found moored in The Bight at Norman Island, the last sighting of the Willy T. was of it beached on a nearby shore with most everything above deck swept away during Hurricane Irma. Information about it has been hard to find...

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