”Full moon parties are a bucket list for any BVI visitor.” - Cassius Wright, Chicago IL
by Ray Larson
Although you could spend your entire vacation at Sunset Watch Villa exploring everything Virgin Gorda has to offer, from snorkeling in pristine waters to spending a relaxing night at the secluded beach just steps away from your villa, Full Moon Parties in Tortola and on Beef Island are a can’t miss BVI experience. Full moons in the BVIs are commonly associated with beachside celebrations and two places do it best – Bomba’s Surfside Shack and the Trellis Bay Kitchen and Cyber Cafe.
The famous Bomba’s Surfside Shack is one of the more unique places you can ever visit. Constructed entirely of wood remnants, license plates and anything friends have left behind (even an assortment of undergarments) Bomba’s Surfside Shack is a great place to interact with locals and fellow travelers over a few adult beverages – check out this video of a tourist retelling the story of their time at Bomba’s during a second visit. Bomba’s is located on Tortola and easily accessible from Virgin Gorda with daily ferry rides from Speedy’s and Smith’s Ferry Service. Once you arrive in Tortola, Bomba’s is just a short taxi ride away.
The Full Moon Parties at Bomba’s Surfside Shack are legendary. Bomba started throwing beachside full moon celebrations in 1989 and the partycontinues today whenever the moon is full. Bomba is known for serving his famous mushroom tea and rum punch during the party as guests enjoy an enthralling night of dancing and laughter – these parties have been known to spill into the early morning and are not intended for kids or the easily offended. If you want, you can always find a hotel near Bomba’s to spend the night before heading back to Sunset Watch Villa in the morning.
Trellis Bay Kitchen and Cyber Café has equally eventful Full Moon Parties but a more kid-friendly theme. Full Moon Parties at Trellis Bay Kitchen consist of interacting with locals and fellow travelers over drinks, but also include local performances, fire sculptures (check out the video here), reggae bands and an authentic Caribbean buffet. Owner Jeremy Lewis loves to interact with travelers and is sure to provide an entertaining evening for guests of all ages. Trellis Bay Kitchen and Cyber Café is located on Beef Island and easily accessible from Virgin Gorda with daily ferry rides from Speedy’s and the North Sound Express.
A BVI vacation at Sunset Watch Villa presents endless opportunities for exploration, relaxation and a fun taste of adventure. Book your Sunset Watch Villa vacation now and make sure to align your travel dates with a full moon so you can experience the renowned Full Moon Parties firsthand.