(updated August 2018)
PROVISIONINGWhether or not you arrive on island late, going grocery shopping is not really the first thing you want to do on your holiday! Wouldn't you rather relax by the pool with a cold drink?
We highly recommend taking advantage of the fantastic provisioning services offered by Riteway. Order online and they will deliver your groceries to your villa on the day of your arrival, free of charge for orders over $150 ($25 fee for less than $150). They offer a great selection of fresh goods as well as sodas, alcohol and non-perishables. And if you don't see what you want on their list, just make a request at the end of the order and they can possibly supply it. **Orders must be received 3 days in advance**
*If ordering with Riteway please give my name and number (Sam Pierce, # 542 7872) and delivery time 11am (they know me well!) 72 hour lead time required / And do please let me know to expect them! *
Other grocery stores in Road Town include One Mart (on the dual carriageway, past Riteway) and Bobbys Supermarket (off the main roundabout behind Vanterpool pharmacy, both have a varied selection of organic and specialty packaged foods like gluten free etc. We have a lovely health store also that is located on the main roundabout in Road Town opposite Eureka medical centre.
Located in West End, Big Ben's Superette is a convenience store open 7.30am - 8.30pm 7 days/week offering a pretty wide selection of goods.
For quality wines and liquors try either Tico or Caribbean Cellars, both are conveniently located in Road Town and also offer online provisioning.
If you are interested in eating healthfully then call my lovely friend Sam at Tidal Roots Farm BVI (cell & whatsapp 284-343-2876) or the wonderful Good Moon Farm for locally grown organic food. We're lucky to have access to such awesome fresh produce.
There are many to choose from, here are the best. And the good news is that most of them are well-priced and casual spots! It is a good idea to call ahead to make reservations during the winter. Also check out the Limin Times for special events during the following week.
Carrot Bay, West End:
Bananakeet Cafe tel 284-499-1300
Relaxed setting, GREAT food and AMAZING views, get there before sunset and do make reservations - this is no longer a well-kept secret! This one definitely deserves a visit
Da Coal Pot tel 284-545-6810
*quickly renovated after Irma*
Casual dining on the oceanfront. Varied menu cooked by the fabulous Evelyn. Rotis, conch in butter sauce and coconut shrimp are awesome, good spot for fresh fish also.
Apple Bay, West End:
The Sugar Mill *closed until further notice*
Fine dining, set menu and sittings so do call ahead, a very special evening. Wonderful food and the best breakfast on the island too (try the Plantation Pancakes or the Beach Breakfast).
Islands *closed until further notice*
Fantastic burgers, fish and chips, veggie options, salads, soups and wraps, everything.....lunches only. Generally breezy and on the beach. Serving from 12 - 2 but do get there earlier rather than later as it is very popular and they do not take reservations.
Long Bay, West End:
Tropical Fusion * closed for major rebuild, re-opening late in 2018*
A great beachfront restaurant owned by local chef, serving lunch and dinner. Kenneth is also available for private catering.
Sopers Hole, West End:
*miraculously survived Irma*
Awesome fresh breakfasts and coffee with wifi, located on the dock.
Perfect for relaxed dining, great for kids, right on the dock. Pizzas, burgers, conch fritters, nachos, fresh fish.
Capriccio di Mare (opposite the ferry dock) **open**
Relaxed dining. A genuine Caffe Italiano, superb thin crust pizzas and delicious pastas.
(The Moorings, Road Town)
*open as usual*
This is a great waterfront setting, tastefully decorated and with some of the friendliest staff on island. Great varied menu - there is a sushi chef, brick pizza oven and fine dining menu including lobster, (click on menu to view)
Opened post-Irma by the owners of Brandywine Estate, this fun spot overlooking Road Town serves up a top-class selection of tapas and caters to the champagne crowd among others.
Cane Garden Bay Beach
Elm Beach Bar **closed during renovation**
Relaxed atmosphere, great food, great fun and great music.....on the beach! Friday and Sunday afternoon/evening are especially awesome when they BBQ and whoever is around with an instrument will be playing with manager Steve Davis' band, The Elmtones......
There's always something fun happening at Myett's, with live music most nights in season and many specials. Right on the beach, it is open 7 days/week, so come anytime for a cool cocktail and more!
On-the-beach dining and partying. A popular new late night spot
**major renovations, closed until further notice** Go for dinner and live reggae played by Quito himself. Lunch, dinner and drinks served at the bayside beach bar and inside bar. Finer dining upstairs at the Beach Chic restaurant.
East of Road Town
Brandywine Estate Restaurant *currently being completely rebuilt*
Fine Dining. Beautiful setting and great breezes.