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The Greatest Restaurants for Dining in the British Virgin Islands

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The British Virgin Islands have always been a popular destination for tourists, largely because of the climate and many attractions. They are comprised of a few different islands, with each having its own theme that sets it apart from the other ones. There is one thing that all three of them do have in common, though.

Each one has restaurants, because people still have to eat no matter where they are. With the British Virgin Islands having so much demand, only the best of the best can keep their restaurants afloat here. These are the top three that have done exemplary jobs so far.

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First of all, Saba Rock is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Each one of these restaurants is great in one way or another, but Saba Rock is quite literally an island paradise. Only accessible by boat, this restaurant in the British Virgin Islands is a spectacle that all people should see, if possible. If you take the time to read a lot of the great online reviews, as I do, then you will see that there are a lot of people talking about the friendly atmosphere.

So that is where I will begin. As soon as you get off the boat and step foot on Saba Rock, you are greeted with a friendly smile from one of the staff members. They are all very good at their jobs, so don’t expect any slip ups or anything like that. As popular as Saba Rock may be, I have never found any trouble in finding a place to sit down. It is also a pretty roomy place, so even during the busy times of the day I am sure there is still plenty of space for you.

Once you are seated, then you will be treated to the wide array of different food and drink offered at Saba Rock. I have a few favorite dishes here, and two of them are lobster. Even if you think that you don’t like seafood, I would still highly encourage you to try it. If it doesn’t turn out to be your cup of tea, there are still a ton of other things for you to try. Plus there’s all of the amazing desserts.

In any event, my favorites are the conch fritters, the Anegada lobster, and the Caribbean lobster. If you vacation to the Caribbean and do not plan on eating any seafood, then you are completely missing out on a whole new experience. As for the drinks, I always try to taste something new so I don’t have any favorites specifically. If you can dream of it, I am sure that the bartender will serve it. He literally works in the British Virgin Islands, after all.

Any of the very helpful staff members should be able to help you decide on something that you will like. From my personal experience, I have found that they are very good at their jobs. One activity that I really enjoy watching whenever I visit Saba Rock is the tarpon feeding. It gives Saba Rock a unique feel, as I doubt you can watch any kind of fish feeding at most restaurants anywhere else in the world. After all, they aren’t located in the middle of the ocean.

There are also numerous aquatic creatures that you can look at around the island, like a moray eel. Unfortunately, Saba Rock was damaged in a hurricane not too long ago and it is still in the process of being rebuilt. If you are interested in dining at this fine establishment, you will have to be a little patient. But believe me, it will be well worth the wait.

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Second on my list is Cocomaya, an Asian fusion restaurant. This restaurant is found just south of Spanish Town, in the British Virgin Islands. My fondest memory of this restaurant is the last time I ate here, as I was able to watch the Caribbean sunset as I ate my delicious food. When you think about attractive restaurants, Cocomaya should be the first one that comes to your mind. Not only is the interior beautifully decorated, but it’s also not overwhelming with the decor.

Some restaurants that I eat in look like a Dr. Seuss illustration because they have so much weird artwork that they think will bring more customers in. An important topic that should also be mentioned about these restaurants is the cleanliness. Obviously the staff is going to keep their restaurant clean, since it’s such a nice place with professional workers. But the staff at Cocomaya really go out of their way to do a nice job, and I appreciate their integrity.

Even when it doesn’t appear that anybody is around, I have witnessed them go the extra mile to ensure Cocomaya’s customers are satisfied. That is what should be expected of all restaurants, but it seems more prevalent whenever I dine in the British Virgin Islands. When it comes to the Caribbean, you can tell a good restaurant from a bad one purely from the positive reviews alone.


The third restaurant that I would definitely recommend is Hog Heaven. If you enjoy meat, then there is absolutely not reason not to eat here. Hog Heaven is also located in Virgin Gorda, just like Cocomaya. There are tons of other great restaurants nearby, and it was tough to decide on the three that I put on this list. Just like the other restaurants, Hog Heaven serves delicious food and the staff will always find a way to put a smile on your face.

If you don’t believe me about the sanitation part, you should see Hog Heaven’s bathroom firsthand! I first ate at this restaurant in Virgin Gorda a few years ago, when I was trying out British Virgin Island sailing charters for the first time. I was unsure about the whole experience, but I can say without a doubt that Hog Heaven alone made the entire trip worth it.

And I had twice as much fun on the charter boat! All of my opinions have been shared time and time again by others who enjoy vacations to the Caribbean, which is made abundantly clear by the number of amazing online reviews. Whatever these restaurants are doing, it works.