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April 27, 2020

Christmas in BVI

santa beach bvi christmas

When it comes to the holiday season, there seem to be two camps. Either you’re a Buddy-the-Elf festive fanatic, or… a Grinch. Ok, so perhaps there’s a grey area, but let’s stick with these two characters for the purpose of this article. 

If you’re a Buddy, you’ll probably already be thinking about the Most Wonderful Time of The Year. Gathering your loved ones together to bask in the warm glow of tradition and eggnog. If you lean a little more towards Grinch-mode, you may be wondering how long you can put off stepping on the inevitable Christmas carousel.

The weeks (or months) building up to the big day can be full of excitement and cheer… but also potentially project-management levels of stress and organisation. What if there was another way to celebrate these special moments, without the pressure and responsibility of getting everything ‘just so’?

If you’ve read this far, you’re probably already starting to picture sitting back and putting your feet up, perhaps having someone else catering for your needs for a change. Maybe the warm festive glow is accompanied by warm sands and cool cocktails. 

If the thought of emerging into the New Year feeling refreshed and relaxed, instead of sluggish and overindulged, seems like a distant dream – let us assure you it’s totally possible. Spending the Holidays in the British Virgin Islands in an experience you won’t want to miss. 

snowmen on the beach in the BVI

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The BVI is undeniably at its best over the holiday season. The weather is just perfect for a winter escape. Guaranteed sunshine, gentle trade winds rolling in from the ocean and glorious temperatures by day and night. 

If you’re interested in spending time on (or under) the waves, there is no better time or place to do it.  The BVI waters are particularly clear and warm at this time of year. A Christmas morning snorkel, or a New Years Day paddle-board session await you. 

The Caves and The Indians at Norman island are ripe for some sub-marine exploration. The mysterious grottos of The Baths can be enjoyed by the whole family. 

If your idea of a perfect Christmas vacation is a little less active, you’re still in the right place. Instead of sweating away over the stove for hours, you could be enjoying endless white sands, shaded by palm trees, a cool beer in hand. 

soggy dollar christmas

Festive Fare

Wherever you’re spending it – The Holidays aren’t complete without enjoying some excellent food and drink. The difference is, you needn’t necessarily be the one preparing it. 

All of the legendary BVI bars are bustling over the festive season. The infamous Willy T and Soggy Dollar bars will be serving your ‘Painkillers’ (or beer, or champagne, whatever your preference). 

Foxy’s Tamarind Bar has annual Christmas Eve Dinner parties – with music, dancing and entertainment to accompany your dinner. If you’d prefer something a little more low-key, perhaps check out Anegada to sample some of the local lobster. 

christmas catamaran hammock

The Ultimate Gift

We all have that person that it’s impossible to buy for. So, why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience? Creating memories with loved ones is surely the top of everyone’s wish list. Plus, you can complete your gift shopping list for the whole of the family in the click of a button… treating yourself at the same time too. 

family beach christmas bvi

New Year in Paradise

New Years Eve – a celebration often synonymous with anti-climactic expectations. 

This needn’t be the case when you’re welcoming in the new year in paradise. In fact, the biggest celebration on the islands has taken a different approach – welcome to Old Year’s Night at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and Restaurant. 

This beach party offers live music, incredible food and a Caribbean countdown, to wave farewell to the previous lap round the sun. If you’re arriving by yacht you’d be wise to arrive early to secure your anchor point. This is not a party to be missed. 

foxy's bar bvi christmas

A Visual Delight

Speaking of boating, it’s no secret that the best way to appreciate the BVIs is from the water. And of course, there’s ample opportunity for charterers to get in on the action. 

On Christmas Eve, head over to Spanish Town in Virgin Gorda for the Annual Holiday Boat Procession. Here you’ll see yachts, catamarans and more, decked out in festive lights and decorations. This colorful celebration reflects across the waters. A magical experience. 

annual holiday boat procession bvi

Why Wait?

If all of this festive talk has got you longing for a holiday break already, why not consider Christmas in July.

Yes, seriously. This annual weekend-long celebration takes place on Virgin Gorda, and sees the arrival of boats from Puerto Rico. What can you expect? You guessed it… amazing food, music and fun for locals and visitors alike. 

santa dinghy bvi

 Make It Happen

If you’d like to discuss your vision for spending The Holidays in paradise, don’t delay. Our expert consultants are awaiting your call. 

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