Photos of Foxy's Bar - Jost Van Dyke, BVI
The British Virgin Islands and Jost Van Dyke in particular, would just never be the same without Foxy's Beach Bar & Restaurant!
Foxy Callwood, the barefooted man with the saucer eyes, bowl chest and engaging grin, delights in strumming his guitar and playing amusing songs for his restaurant guests.
The bar and restaurant sprang from humble beginnings, down the beach from its current location and beside the quaint little Methodist Church in Great Harbour.
In anticipation of celebrating the BVI harvest festivities, Foxy saw a need for libations to be served for those giving thanks at church for another successful harvest. He built a cement slab and erected what has become a typical beach bar seen almost everywhere on Jost Van Dyke.
The "temporary" bar remained in place for two years. In January of 1968, after he'd already made a positive impression on the local folks, he moved to their present location ... and the rest is BVI history!
The Foxhole Boutique - is a charming little shop which is very well stocked and their prices are surprisingly reasonable! Its definitely worth a look see if you are shopping for some new summer clothes or looking for a few nice "island type" gifts for friends and family back home.
New Year's Eve Party - Foxy's BVI Bar & Restaurant is well known for throwing one of the biggest and best New Year's Eve (or "Old Years' Eve") parties anywhere! Hundreds of yachts descend on Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke a day or two before the main event ... just to get a spot to anchor!
Many yachts end up rafting off one another and the biggest challenge you will encounter while sailing the British Virgin Islands ... is finding "your yacht" once the New Years Eve celebrations are over. The harbour is just chock-a-block with boats! Many unsuspecting sailors have wakened on New Year's Day to find a lost soul or two sleeping above decks on board their yacht because they were unable to find their own boat!
If attending the Old Year's Eve Party on Jost Van Dyke, I highly recommend you take a lock and chain for your dinghy. Almost all dinghies look alike and there are often hundreds of them in Great Harbour on New Year's Eve. The scramble the next morning for sailors to locate "their" dinghy is always an amusing event to behold! Keep your key in a safe place and try to remember where it is ... lest you suffer a "temporary" memory loss! In the morning put a pot of coffee on, hit the cockpit, sit back and take in the chaos. Its really a lot of fun to watch!
Regardless of where you end up the morning after ... its guaranteed that you'll have a good time (if not a "memorable" one) on New Year's Eve in the British Virgin Islands!
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