Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lobster Fest in the BVI

Anegada Lobster Festival November 29-30, 2014

The tiny island is the perfect setting for this popular annual festival with 16 miles of spectacular beaches surrounded by turquoise waters. 

Anegada, which translates to "drowned" or "flooded," got its name from the hundreds of ships that wrecked on Horseshoe Reef during the island's early years. Photo Credit: BVI Tourist Board

Anegada, a secluded island paradise, is located approximately 10 miles off the coast of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. The island is surrounded by coral reefs, and the warm waters are calm for swimming, snorkeling and paddle boarding. And the fun continues into the night with a sunset party with local music and other entertainment.

During Lobster Fest the locals restaurants and beach bars will serve up mouthwatering lobster anyway you want it - grilled, broiled, jerked, curried, ceviche and even stewed. Three different lobster sampler plates will be offered at each participating restaurant at a cost of $10-$12 per plate. Although lobster is the main dish of the day, you can enjoy other seafood and Caribbean inspired cuisine. 

And of course you have to try painkiller - the specialty drink of the British Virgin Islands - made with lots of rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and cream of coconut topped off with nutmeg. Word of advice - Don't start drinking the painkillers on an empty stomach :)

One of my favorite places is the Lobster Trap, where you can watch the lobster being pulled from the water, and prepared right in front of you. Also you must stop by the Cow Wreck Beach Bar for their lobster fritters - yummy!  

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Happy Travels,

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