Oh of course Genakers. I always think of it as the cafe. Foods good but the service
sucks. I asked for whole wheat. It didn't look like whole wheat and they didn't give a s__t. Friendly but not service
oriented...belongers (for those who don't know, that is the official term for people from Tortola. You can infer from that name that everyone else doesn't belong there and not always but often that attitude is unconsciously in their mannerisms). They prefer chatting at the bar to keeping an eye on the tables.
Mulligans...super friendly, service oriented, limited menu, burgers and dogs
, but good food
. Free barbeque Fri nights, MOB
party once a month. It's actually most popular with non belongers who live and work on the island. Compared to Peggs...almost always lively. Sports bar, satellite
dish, 10 ft outdoor screen
for Sunday movie
after dark. trampoline for kids
. They want you to come back. What more can I say? Gennaker
and Peggs could care less if you come back. Just ask them. The hesitation before they answer speaks louder than words.
The showers are very nice. Did you notice the tip jar on the desk for which they do nothing.
Now don't get me wrong I love the BVIs and the people are friendly. But if you need something from someone in a service business you expect service. But life is full of compromises isn't it? It's funny
. I've been going to the BVIs for almost 30 years. But always during high season and the people were always friendly and helpful. A couple of years ago when we bought our boat we went down in off season, like Aug -Sept. We went around to different places and wondered where have all the people gone that we knew. Well they all went home to the other islands for vacation
, Trinidad, Dominica
, St. Lucia, St Vincent, Guyana (I know it's not an island), but you know what I mean. We found out that all the really friendly and helpful people we had encountered over the years were all from someplace else. They all came to Tortola because there was lots of work and they really appreciated having a job unlike the local people who really don't want to work. The people who were left, the belongers, didn't like waiting on tables or any other kind of service business. They all dream of 9-5 government
jobs. They want to be beaurocrats (someone who gets paid for an 8 hr day but works for 3) Sad but true. I just spoke to a guy a few weeks ago who refinanced his house on Tortola...It took him a year because they are so slow!
But I still love the BVIs and the people are nice! Just whenever I meet someone really friendly who goes out of their way to be helpful, I always ask where they are from. Occasionally I am pleasantly surprised and I say to myself, ahhh there is hope.