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lampe 04-10-2010 10:24

New Year's Eve 2010 - BVI - Where to Anchor ?
 
Hello all together,

it may be too early i know but we are very much looking forward
to spent our holiday in the BVI's starting 13th december to
3rd of January.

There are 4 of us so the question is where to anchor and go for
dinner on new years eve ? I thought of Foxy's but question is if
there is an alternative ??

Any suggestion is appreciated..... Cheers

Lampe ( Germany)

ChrisClipper 05-10-2010 05:24

It all really depends on what you are looking for. Personally when with my boys (in their 20's) we do Foxy's. When with the mistress/girlfriend we are up in Virgin Gorda off the Bitter End Yach Club, her favourite spot at any time of the year. New Years at Foxy's is certainly something to experiece that's for sure.

lampe 05-10-2010 09:34

Dear Chris,

thanks for info. Well we are in the 50th ! and i guess the party at
Foxy's may be a bit too wild for us. What about Foxy's Taboo around
the corner ?

Bitter end sounds really good i am just worried if we can afford it.
400US Dollar for each seems very luxury. We have never been there
for dinner is there a choice between very expensive and affordable ?

Cheers
Lampe

MarkJ 05-10-2010 09:46

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Originally Posted by lampe (Post 534544)
400US Dollar for each seems very luxury.


$400 for NYE dinner????????????????????????

Holy crappo!

I will be either in St Martin of the BVI's so I am loking for good places too. But $400?????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????

I'm thinking lotsa rum and nice girlys....



:)

NW Craig 05-10-2010 09:52

We love Sydney's in Little Harbor on Jost. Not sure if they jack up the prices for New Year's eve but it's otherwise has always been delicious and reasonable.:cool:

Irie 05-10-2010 10:03

Bitter End is good, I bet you would have a lot of fun in Anegada and that is where I would go for a less than typical New Years Eve. My second choice would be head for a quiet anchorage and go out to dinner another night. Foxy's is a madhouse on NY eve.

John A 05-10-2010 10:04

Do New Year's Eve at St. Barths. Everybody who is anybody will be there. From Jimmy Buffett and Larry Ellison and Richard of Latitude 38 to the rest of us. Come early to observe the unique anchoring skills of the French!

ChrisClipper 05-10-2010 10:17

Now i didn't say we ate at BEYC, we eat on board and go over for the festivities.
We have always eaten lightly and cook better than most restauants so have always found dining out quite a waste of time, but one place we always eat at is the Last Resort on Trellis Bay. A buddy of mine used to manage the Loose Mongoose so was always a stop for us and we would actually plan around the full moon party.
North Sound is Jo's favourite spot to hang off the hook so I make the best of it by guzzling beer and rum at the BEYC and pandering to my yacht club side.
NW Craig is right, Sydney's is a great spot and remember getting on the anchor and space at Foxy's is quite the challenge at New Years.
I guess from MarkJ's comments he will be rafting up at Willie T's for the rum and girls.

lampe 05-10-2010 10:30

Hello all together it seems a lot of you are arround there at new year's. There are soo many good ideas will make it hard for us to decide and yes we will anchor up
in time that day to have a good spot for the night. Sydney's sounds very good and
we haven't been there before so see you there at new years eve.
You will certainly see some germans with a good drink in their hands.... Cheers

MarkJ 05-10-2010 10:34

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Originally Posted by Irie (Post 534565)
My second choice would be head for a quiet anchorage

that aint gunna happen :thumb:


Its gotta compare to New Years Eve on Sydney Harbour :) :D

bvimatelot 05-10-2010 11:47

You should realise that "getting there early" means getting there the day before! Both Great Harbour (Foxy's), Little Harbour (Sidneys etc, etc) and nowadays also White Bay, get completely jam-packed. The Taxi driver on Jost has his busiest day, ferrying people from anchorages to Foxy's and back.

If you really want to "do" Foxys (and if you havent done it on "Old Year's Night" (as its called here), it is something you should consider just for the experience) - you can anchor (or pick up a mooring) at Cane Garden Bay on Tortola and take one of the impromptu ferries which will be running that night.

Even Cane Garden Bay will be extremely crowded though as Quito's and Rhymer's and others will all be having their parties as well.

best of luck!! Tony

Sonosailor 05-10-2010 12:05

Go to Soper's Hole, get a mooring early, and (if you feel it is necessary) take the ferry over and back to Foxxy's for NYE. It is a silly time but not that racey or rowdy. You wanna do it once, though.

ChrisClipper 05-10-2010 12:14

That is what i love about the BVI's, so many options in such a small area and ALL good.

goboatingnow 05-10-2010 17:27

three years I did NYE at the BEYC, everytime it rained.!! sssh.

Aggh WilleTs and teh girls......

Dave

JustHank 09-10-2010 15:01

Thanks for the great tips, we had the same question as lampe as we will be there on a Seawind cat during New Years. Thinking BEYC is a good call. Can't wait! Hope to see some of you.


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