The BVI’s are a hidden treasure in the Caribbean. Here you can find the perfect mix of Caribbean style bars, including the legendary Willy T’s (which is by far the coolest bar you will go to), amazing beaches and great company. The Yacht Week events in the BVI’s consist of around 20 yachts.
Sail to the southwest of Virgin Gorda to visit the Baths – the unusual rock formations that have created a famous snorkeling area and beach. This stop is a must, especially if you make it all the way into Devil’s Bay. In the afternoon the group set sail towards Peter Island which is a charming place. Take the time to enjoy a walk around the island or perhaps indulge yourself in the luxury spa! In the evening the tables are set for dinner and drinks comprising of the best of the Caribbean surrounded by palm trees listening to the waves breaking over the beach.
JOST VAN DYKE
Enjoy a day of beautiful sailing towards Jost van Dyke and White Bay. This is the home of three excellent bars:
Grab a beer in the bar and sit down right on the beach.
In the afternoon everyone moves to Great Harbour, home to Foxy’s Bar, and moor for the night. Foxy’s offer live Caribbean music and wild parties. For New Year’s festivities people travel from all over the world to celebrate “Old Year’s Night” – as the local people call it. This night is amazing and ranked among the top party destinations in the world. Imagine celebrating New Year’s in your flip flops under starry skies with live reggae music all night long.
In the morning we head on to Sandy Spit on the east end of Jost van Dyke for a swim. During the day we will sail along the north side of Tortola towards Marina Cay which is a tiny little island with a nice restaurant and bar. Pusser’s Restaurant and shop offers great rum! The coral behind the island has terrific snorkeling. Marina Cay has a spectacular view from the hilltop where we will organise dinner and drinks. If the weather allows we will do a traditional raft with all the boats for the night.
After a few hours of sailing north Anegada will appear as a mirage on the ocean. At it’s highest point this island measures 8.5m above sea level and is the second largest island in the whole of the BVI. The New York Times recently announced Anegada as one of the top beaches in the whole Caribbean – that’s where we are heading! The yachts will be moored at buoys on the south side of the island, which is the only way to enter given the massive coral reef surrounding the whole island. At Cow Wreck Beach we will organise the best sunset beach party of your life! A lobster BBQ combined with live Caribbean music just by the most amazing beach ever. Watch the waves break at the coral reef while sipping on a Carib beer with your feet in the water.
Sail south to the north part of Virgin Gorda. On the way there you might want to stop outside Necker Island – Sir Richard Branson’s private island. Around the corner in North Sound we will stay at anchor outside Bitter End Yacht Club. This is an exclusive resort where a room is around $1000 per night at this time of the year. We will organise a dinner at the resort followed by late night drinks and music in the Bitter End Bar. The North Sound is an ideal place to relax, snorkel, hike ashore and enjoy other water sports.
In the morning we will sail away along Sir Francis Drake Channel and head for Norman Island or “Treasure Island” as it was an old hangout for pirates. “The Caves” offer spectacular snorkeling, with stunning coral and fish. After dinner and rum drinks at Pirate’s Bight restaurant on the beach, we will spend the rest of the night at the Willie T’s – a 30m schooner that is now a legendary bar and hosts amazing parties all night!
The above information provided from theyachtweek.com and the video represents my own personal take on the yacht week and not that of the yacht week company.