Anegada Lobster dinner BVI. How do you order it? A bit different than you would imagine and that adds to the romance of the experience in my mind.
I have talked before about Anegada being the perfect toes in the sand, on the beach, experience for fresh lobster.
There are many places there, that I am going to give you and tell you my experiences with each. Because of the uneven performance on some of them, I cannot give you the “ultimate” this is totally the best one.
Anegada lobster DInner BVI will STILL be at the top of your list of fond memories after the trip no matter the food and let’s learn why.
Anegada is the best place for Lobster in my mind because of the ambiance. On many nights it is also followed by DJ music for dancing in the sand afterward.
Getting to Anegada
You leave North Sound on Virgin Gorda after breakfast and take a 2-3 hour sail out to Anegada. The cruise out there is a good place for watching your cares float away and if you have a fishing rod in hand, so much the better.
The water will become shallower and clearer the further away from Virgin Gorda you go and your crew may enlist your help to look for coral heads the closer you get to Anegada as they weave their way between them to find the passage.
Ordering your Anegada Lobster
Once you are getting close to Anegada, the Captain will radio into your chosen restaurant and they will give you the menu for that night. It will go like this.
Captain “I have 8 guests for the yacht mystical coming for dinner tonight”
Chosen Restaurant “We have lobster, steak, chicken, fresh grouper, and ribs. We only have one dinner of grouper left”
You will decide how many people in your party want each. And tell them. They will set aside those for your dinner. When they run out of an item it will drop off the list.
That is it. The restaurant will come back telling you what time to be there for your dinner.
How do they cook your Anegada Lobster?
The lobster is BBQ’ed on top of cut open oil drums. A bit of Anegadian ingenuity!
You can watch them clean the lobster right when you get off the dock. They are split in half, cooked with butter, herbs, and seasonings then wrapped in tinfoil and cooked over the open fire. Typically you find a baked potato and/or other sides with it.
Now, there are exceptions to this, as I tell you below, but for the restaurants around the main anchorage in Anegada, this is the vibe.
Where to go for Lobster on Anegada?
This is not an exhaustive list, and I would love to hear if you have special places that should be added to my list. Most of these are my impressions and what I have heard from my charter guests when I used to run yacht charters.
Potters– Very popular. Can be very busy. They often have a DJ. I have had guests who loved this and others not so much. I was one of the “not so much” as I found it hot underneath the tight seating tent, they hurried me and were just a bit lacking. It was a very busy night though. I do think it is your best choice for the “party” atmosphere and you can often find music afterwards to dance and party with.
Wonky Dog. I have not been here for Lobster. They get high praise and they make some mean original cocktails at their Beach Bar.
Anegada Reef Hotel. This is the original. They have been doing it for decades. There is more room spread out on the sand for the tables and I don’t feel rushed. The sides are a bit uninspiring, truthfully at all these places, consisting of coleslaw, potato salad, and whatever else they put on this day but the ambiance cannot be beaten.
Anegada Beach Club. This is my favorite. It is a different vibe. It is clear across the island on a deserted part of the island and the beach at night goes on there forever. I find the food best, but it is not so much the party toes in the sand lobster experience. We brought a singer-songwriter with us once and had him play for us on the deserted beach after dinner one night. That might have added to the ambiance.
They do have a pool here and you can spend time there before lounging with drinks. You order from a menu 🙂
Neptune’s Treasure This restaurant has better menus, with pizza and the like also being available for non-lobster lovers for a bit of a change of pace to the “mostly only lobster restaurants” I will try conch fritters every single place that I possibly can in the Virgin Islands!
Anegada Lobster Dinner BVI
The Caribbean Lobster has a very different taste than Maine Lobster and is lacking its claws. This truly is a dining experience that is unique to the British Virgin Islands where the ambiance of the location combines with the food and location to give a memorable experience.
If you would like to catch your own lobster or conch, then make sure you check out our luxury add-on packages with Kelly out to Conch Mountain on Anegada where this just may happen. Then you can enjoy it on the back of your boat.
A further tip I have is if you have lobster out at Anegada, there are sure to be leftovers. Take it back to the yacht and ask your chef to make Lobster Bisque or Lobster Benedict the next day.
Have I piqued your interest yet? Contact us. Let’s make it happen! Typically we have an Anegada Lobster Festival at the end of November. Will it happen in 2021? It remains to be seen ( Update! yes, Just announced!) but we can make your own festival any week of the year!
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