Blessed with sheltered harbours and deserted bays, Tortola is the charter boat capital of the Caribbean and the capital island of the entire British Virgin Islands. Along with appetising scenery, this volcanic island has a great selection of restaurants to rouse the senses. The options range from fine dining restaurants to beachside barbecue shacks – we’ve hand-picked out some of the best waterside restaurants in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
Overlooking Sir Francis Drake channel and just 10 minutes from Road Town, Brandywine Estate is the perfect spot for yacht spotting. Run by French chef Regis and wife Claudine, the Mediterranean menu is populated with French classics, including moules marinière and lobster thermidor. Call ahead to reserve a mooring ball through the restaurant and kick off the evening with pre-dinner cocktails on the terrace for an unrivalled sunset view.
The liveliest beach bar on the island, the Paradise Club is a short walk from the dinghy dock if you’re moored in Cane Garden Bay and has tables right on the beach. The classic Caribbean menu abounds with tasty burgers and fish tacos to be eaten while gazing upon the Instagram-perfect sunset. As night falls, Paradise Club lights up with firepits, torches and glow lights and hosts a monthly full moon party with psychoactive mushroom tea on offer – don’t worry it’s legal.
Moor up close to Tortola’s top foodie spots when you charter a yacht for the day with SamBoat. Alternatively, take longer to tour them all by hiring a boat with Dream Yacht Charter.