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Old 21-04-2011, 06:08   #31
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"Probably true but we dont have McDonald's or indeed any, fast-food chains in the British Virgins. If you want that sort of stuff you have to go over to USVI."

Thats good. St. Maarten has the largest collection of fast food joints making it look in some ways like a strip mall in Miami. That said it is easy to find lots of local restaurants that offer good local fare. I like my rotis, creole dishes and jerk chicken and pork.

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Old 21-04-2011, 06:24   #32
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Not only are there no chain restaurants in the BVI (although Pusser's has 4 locations) but there are also no chain hotels.

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The local prices in Homer, AK, are comparable, about $14 USD for bacon cheese burger w/fries and a coke. And we don't have the weather. We do have the scenery, it is just presented at the ambient temperature of 50 F. for the summer, and lower for the winter.
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My questions are like this... we are trying to budget for our trip in the BVI and have no idea how much a cheeseburger costs...
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Hi Louie

I was really surprised at how expensive the BVI's are.
Restaurants are DOUBLT what we had been paying in St Martin and beer 4 times the price and no Happy Hours.

The places where a charter couple/family will go:
Foyx's on Jost Van Dyke has a BBQ dinner at $48 per head. Beer is $5-$6 per small can. Spirits $10 to $12 per glass
There is a locals quicken tent down the road that does roast chicken meals for about $12. The grocery store sells cold beer for $2.

To make it more difficult the kids will annoy you to go to Foxys as its in some movie. They have a souvenir store where a Tshirt and hat are $50 - and thats about the best deal!

The other bays and islands have similar type restaurants and bar - none are cheap.

Cane Garden Bay is not too bad because so many cruise ship passengers go there the restaurants are in a lot of competition - but the famous one there is stupidly unaffordable! But we found the place in the photo below. Cheapest meal Fish and Chips $14 and the fish wen'r Mahi Mahi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Remember to add $6 per beer!)

'Locals' places like the Loose Mongoose in that bay by the airport (Hud mentioned) is not really gunna cut the mustard for a charter week. But the island in that bay has a good restaurant, but again the prices are a bit on the rocky side.

Provisioning - Near the Sunsail Moorings base on Tortola, about 400 meteres further out of town on the left of the road is a large good supermarket.

Remember: Most bays have little room for anchoring as mooring companies have flooded the place. At $25 per night its expensive.

Best place we found: Cane Garden Bay

In General: Take extra money than you planned But don't let the expense and the moorings thing hurt your percetption. It really is a nice place once you learn to enjoy it.

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markj--i LOVED cane garden bay..looking forward to bringing my boatt there... brewers bay , just over the hill from hell, has a grill type restaurant with high prices---- but an awesome favorite restaurant there is to be my boat.......
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Cheeseburger at the Bitter End Pub..or the English Pub if you will.... $12.00...
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The best places for provisioning in BVI are Bobby's Marketplace Bobby's Market Place, British Virgin Islands - Supermarket, Villa and Yacht Provisioning Specialists (one of those Hud3 mentioned) and RTW Home . Both allow you to order online and offer free delivery to your boat. I usually use Bobby's and have had them delivery to a dinghy dock - the driver hung out and watched my stuff while I made several trips to the boat anchored out.

Ample Hamper was the first of the provisioning agents but they haven't really kept up with the competition.

For restaurants, expect to pay 50% to 100% more than you do at home.

In Cane Garden Bay be sure to lock your dinghy to the dock. There seems to be a problem with joy-riding kids and some dinghy thefts (they want the engines) centered there for the last few years. Your charter company should give you a bike cable and a lock. Lock the dinghy to the boat while you are anchored or on a mooring in CGB also.

I've been going once or twice a year since 1982 - more often in the last few years since I've been doing deliveries. I was there most recently in January.

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