Island Paradise

With full moon parties, the BVI Food Fête, and “Old Year’s Night” celebrations, December is the perfect time to visit the British Virgin Islands.
Words // Sandy Lindsey | November 28, 2021 | Lifestyle

While the British Virgin Islands are a fabulous year-round getaway, December is particularly special with events that celebrate the holidays, usher out 2021, and welcome 2022 in style. It’s a full moon on Dec. 18, meaning full moon parties will be in full swing. Throughout the BVI, there will be revelry all night long with live music, dancing and bonfires. The Fish & Fungi Frenzy makes its inaugural mark on Dec. 30 at the annual BVI Food Fête. When the forefathers of these islands lived off the sea, fish and fungi took off and became the official territorial dish of the BVI. Fungi is made from fried, grilled, steamed or boiled local fish served with a delicious side of cornmeal (sometimes infused with okra!). Try it for yourself with the BVI’s own Painkiller and other local delicacies while jamming along to live entertainment. Here, you can get a true taste of the islands. Old Year’s Night is a New Year’s Eve celebration like only the BVI can do. This series of out-of-this-world parties features fireworks, boat- and yacht-hopping, and festivities at local bars and restaurants. Rated as one of the Top 10 places to ring in the New Year, Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke is the place to be. For family holiday fun, hotspots like Trellis Bay Market Bar & Grill on Tortola offer entertainment sure to help you escape the average holidays and make this season one to remember forever in the BVI;