Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Foxy's Tamarind Bar & Grill on Jost Van Dyke

There is nowhere else quiet like the 4 mile long gem that is called the “Barefoot” island. Known by travelers around the world as the party capital of the BVIs, Jost Van Dyke is equally appreciated for its protected anchorages, breathtaking beaches, unspoiled beauty and calm, casual, laidback lifestyle. 

Great Harbour as seen from the shore

Named after the 17th century Dutch pirate who made it his hideaway, the tiny mountainous island of Jost Van Dyke lies 3 miles off the northwest coast of Tortola. Little has changed since a Quaker colony settled here in the 1700s to farm sugar cane. The island has only had electricity since 1991, goats graze peacefully over the green hills, and there is only one paved road. Yet the charm of its residents and the uncomplicated simplicity make this unforgettable island an idyllic oasis. 

Foxy's in Great Bay, Jost Van Dyke

Foxy's open-air BBQ and hammock, perfect for Siestas

Great Harbor is the home of the famous Foxy's, a humble beach bar and restaurant with great food and lots of character. Foxy Callwood presides over this ramshackle, open-air beach bar, serving everything from flying-fish sandwiches, delicious beef tenderloin, grilled fresh fish, succulent grilled lobster and other local delicacies, plus oceans of rum drinks and beers created in his own microbrewery. If you're lucky, Foxy will even play guitar and sing calypso, keeping everyone entertained with his saucy lyrics!

Foxy's Grilled Lobster

The infamous Foxy Callwood

Foxy's famous New Year's Eve party has earned a reputation around the world. A New York Post journalist once wrote that there were only three places in the world to be on New Year's Eve: Times Square, New York; Trafalgar Square, London; and Foxy's on Jost Van Dyke. The quintessent beach bar, we always look forward to staying overnight in Great Harbour, to enjoy a stellar meal and listen to the ribald songs of Foxy himself!

Foxy's Bananawhacker
Serves 1

1 whole banana
2 oz rum
1/2 oz. Kahlua
1/2 oz. Bailey's
1/2 oz. Frangelico
1/2 oz. Amaretto

Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Pour into a martini cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of banana.

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