Heading to the BVI around Christmas? Aside from the great sailing winds you’ll also be able to enjoy this festive time of year amidst the area’s vast beauty and a good number of spirited yachties.

Here are a few fun tips for making Christmas in the BVI fun and festive, on board and on land.


Christmas Dinner at a Restaurant

There are a number of very good restaurants on the BVI, distributed throughout the various islands. A few that offer good Christmas meals (and great food in general) are the famous Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke, Scrub Island Resort, Cooper Island Beach Club, Peter Island Resort, The Dove in Road Town, Tortola and the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda.

Christmas Dinner on Board

You can also of course prepare a great Christmas Dinner on board! With some good planning and provisioning in advance you can make it as elaborate or simple as you like.


Plan to have a few drinks on board and perhaps invite your neighbors over for some appetizers to spread the Christmas cheer. There is no shortage of people looking to make friends and party!

While you’re at it, why not decorate your boat in the spirit of Christmas? This will be good preparation for the Annual Holiday Boat Procession.

Christmas Parties and Events

There is a lot to see and do at this time of the year, as the BVI essentially turns into a big party from Christmas Eve to New Year’s (also known as Old Year’s).

You’ll see local homes decked out in festive lights, ribbons and ornaments as well as palms decorated as Christmas trees. Tortola’s main street is one of the centers of the action, with plenty of music, food and general merrymaking.


On Virgin Gorda Spanish Town is the place to be, with similar festivities to Tortola, and on the 24th you can take part in the Annual Holiday Boat Procession. Kit out your boat with fun stockings, lights and other Christmas decorations and join the other charterers for the parade.

As you can see this is a bustling, joyful time in the BVI- the entire area enjoys Christmas carols on the radio stations, and people are there to really enjoy the holidays in the Caribbean. It’s a fun place to be-  and this is to say nothing of the Old Year Celebration at Foxy’s.

For more information, please feel free to contact us. Our experts have years of experience sailing the BVI at all times of year.



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