PROVISIONINGGoing grocery shopping isn't really the first thing you want to do on your holiday! Wouldn't you rather relax by the pool with a cold drink?
We definitely recommend provisioning online with Riteway. You'll still want to shop yourselves within the first few days but it takes the pressure off. 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/provisioning options include:
One Mart (Road Town, on the dual carriageway, past Riteway) large grocery store with varied selection of organic and specialty packaged foods like gluten free etc.
Bobbys Supermarket (Road Town, off the main roundabout behind Vanterpool pharmacy) large grocery store with varied selection of organic and specialty packaged foods, gluten free etc.
Natures Way (Road Town, off the main roundabout opposite Eureka medical centre) health store with a vegan take-out counter and wide selection of health store items
French Deli (just off the dual-carriageway in the middle of Road Town, near the Moorings) mouth-watering delicacies and gourmet deli.
Italian Wine Food Caribbean (Pockwood Pond, West End) great selection of wine and Italian staples and delicacies.
If you're interested in eating healthfully then call one of my lovely friends... Sam at Tidal Roots Farm BVI (cell & whatsapp 284-343-2876) or Fede and Aragorn at Good Moon Farm for locally grown organic food. We're lucky to have access to such awesome fresh produce. Check out the schedule for the monthly Farmers and Fishermans Market in Road Town.
For quality wines and liquors try either Tico or Caribbean Cellars, both located in Road Town and also offer online provisioning.
C&D Supermarket is located in West End and is just a 1 minute detour on the way to most of our properties...if you just want to stop for a few basics when you arrive, it's a pretty well-stocked convenience store open 7.30am - 8.30pm 7 days/week (not much in the way of fruits/veggies).
When you're staying in such idyllic surroundings, why not indulge in a chef for a special occasion? Here's a great selection of chefs and services to choose from:
Captain's Table Fiona has been forefront in the farm-to-table movement in the BVI for both pre-packaged meals and chef services
Jenny Gulland (has previously owned restaurants on Tortola)
Kenneth Molyneaux (also owns Tropical Fusion restaurant in Long Bay)
Donna Arter (email@example.com),
Nadine Myers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shyril Smith (email@example.com or 284-543-1161)
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 545-6510 or 443-1126
Casual atmosphere and great food on the oceanfront. Extensive varied menu cooked by the fabulous Evelyn. Favourites: Rotis, conch in butter sauce, coconut shrimp, fresh fish sticks, good spot for fresh fish also.
Apple Bay, West End:
The Sugar Mill tel 284-495-4355
Fine dining, set menu and sittings so do call ahead, a very special evening.
Tramonti (The Sugar Mill beach-front restaurant) tel 284-495-4355
Beautifully re-designed since Irma. Moules, burgers, fish and chips, veggie options, salads, soups and wraps, everything.....lunch and dinner. Upgraded post-Irma, very pretty and right on the beach.
Sebastians on the Beach tel 284-495-4212
Relaxed beachfront dining, watch the surfing when there's a swell. Lobster, fish and seafood on the menu as well as a wide selection breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out Sunday Brunch with Fiona who prepares farm to table specials.
Long Bay, West End:
A great beachfront restaurant owned by local chef, serving lunch and dinner. Kenneth is also available for private catering.
Smugglers Cove, West End:
Nigel's Beach Bar
Please note that I am not advertising this a a real restaurant or bar...Nigel has a shack with no electricity or bathroom so he is serving drinks and hot-dogs (no frozen drinks or plated food for the meantime). He is there 7 days a week from 10/11am until the last person leaves. He also has a small collection of kayaks, SUPs, boogie boards and snorkel equipment
Sopers Hole, West End:
Omar's Fusion (formerly Da Best Cup) tel 284-495-8015
Awesome fresh breakfasts and coffee with wifi, located on the dock.
Pussers Landing tel 284-344-5378
Open under "renovation" conditions for relaxed dining - great for kids, right on the dock. Pizzas, burgers, conch fritters, nachos, fresh fish etc.
Captain Mulligans tel 284-494-0602
Open air Sports Bar with great family atmosphere and climbing frames and soccer area etc. for kids. Burgers, pizzas etc
BBQ, Burgers, pizzas and more at this fun location next to the beach and marina, always a fun, lively atmosphere.
Lady Sarah's Farms tel 284-496-8011
Amazing lady with an amazing story and an amazing restaurant - farm fresh, locally grown ingredients - a hidden treasure in Road Town open for breakfast and lunch
(The Moorings, Road Town) tel 284-393-2416
This is an elegant waterfront setting, tastefully decorated and with some of the friendliest staff on island. Great varied menu for lunch and dinner - brick pizza oven and fine dining menu including lobster
The Rooftop tel 284-440-2301
Opened post-Irma by the owners of Brandywine Estate, this fun spot overlooking Road Town serves up a top-class selection of tapas and fine dining and caters to the champagne crowd among others. Open for lunch and dinner.
French Deli tel 284-494-2195
Delicious pastries, breads and gourmet ingredients. Great to stop for a sandwich or to provision for higher end delicacies. Conveniently located opposite Tico wine merchants
Cane Garden Bay Beach
Myetts *merged with Pussers* tel 284-495-9649
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!
Paradise Club tel 284-345-2541 On-the-beach dining and partying. A popular full moon party and new late night spot
Go for dinner and live reggae played by Quito himself. Lunch, dinner and drinks served at the bayside beach bar and inside restaurant
East of Road Town
Brandywine Estate Restaurant
Fine Dining. Beautiful setting and great breezes.