The things to do at night in the British Virgin Islands go well beyond the spectacular sunsets. There are funky meetup spots, buzzing parties, and exciting nocturnal adventures to be had. We've also included a few choice venues to grab a couple of beers.

    With 4 main islands and more than 50 smaller islands and cays, there’s a lot to explore and the fun simply doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Read on to learn more about the great things you can do after dinner in the British Virgin Islands.


    Sunset sail from Virgin Gorda

    Spectacular views and a new perspective from a catamaran

    • Nightlife
    • Couples
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    • Luxury

    On an evening sail from Virgin Gorda, you’ll be whisked away from the marina of your choice on a 12-metre catamaran, for an adventure that is both exciting and peaceful. The friendly staff are eager to show you precious sites along the way and discuss with you the history of the islands.

    You can don the snorkelling gear available and enjoy a refreshing dip and discover sea life under the waves. Then, watch the sun setting on the horizon from the deck of the catamaran. The trip will take less than 2 hours but will leave you with long-lasting memories.

    Location: Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

    Open: Monday–Sunday at 5 pm

    Phone: +1 702-648-5873


    Soggy Dollar Bar

    Beach bar vibes and famous signature cocktails

    • Nightlife
    • History
    • Photo

    The Soggy Dollar Bar on the island of Jost Van Dyke is a popular spot where the famous Painkiller cocktail was created over 50 years ago. The cocktail is a smooth blend of premium dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juices, topped with fresh nutmeg.

    The bar got its name from its history of serving sailors who swam ashore from their anchored ships in need of some refreshment and entertainment. The atmosphere is complemented by its white and turquoise decor, with tables along the beach and even hammocks for further relaxation. Sip cocktails, enjoy the buzz of happy patrons and visit their little shop for a souvenir to remember the good times.

    Location: Belle Vue, British Virgin Islands

    Open: Monday–Sunday from 8 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +1 855-438-7644


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    Myett’s Garden & Grille Restaurant

    A laidback beachfront spot with spectacular sunset views

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    • Couples
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    Myett’s Garden & Grille Restaurant is one of the best places to chill and take in the breathtaking sunset on Tortola island. Head there for tasty eats, refreshing drinks, and lively music. This restaurant is located right on the beach where you can relax in open-air setups for breathing in the salty sea breeze.

    Myett’s is known as a hot spot on the island for the different events it hosts. Depending on the night, you’ll enjoy live music by local bands, pig roasts, art shows, or wine tastings. Of course, any day of the week, you’ll enjoy the star of the show – the amazing sunsets.

    Location: Route 1, Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Open: Sunday–Wednesday and Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm, Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 284-495-9649


    Great Harbour night kayaking

    Discover nocturnal sea life from a clear-bottomed kayak

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    • Couples
    • Families
    • Adventure
    • Group

    Great Harbour night kayaking is among the nighttime nature activities that prove life doesn’t stop at sundown on Jost Van Dyke island. Life under the sea becomes more animated after sunset. Head to the white sands of the horseshoe-shaped Great Harbour, where you’ll climb into a clear-bottom kayak lit from below with LED lighting. It enables you to discover a new perspective of the islands, admiring the mesmerizing sea life.

    Your guides will safely lead you around the harbour, so you can watch in delight as turtles, rays, eels and tarpon swim just below you. Discovering the lively nighttime activity of the sea, you’ll be filled with awe and appreciation as a world rarely seen is brought to light. 

    Location: Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

    Open: Monday–Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 284-441-1905


    Paradise Club, Lounge, Bar & Restaurant

    A buzzing beach bar showcasing the islands’ “fungi” music

    Paradise Club, Lounge, Bar & Restaurant is a buzzing yet casual beach bar and restaurant that keeps the fun going at night on Tortola. The outdoor space is lit by tiki torches, firepits, and glow lights. Comfortable seating is provided by picnic tables in the sand, as well as swing sets. Snap a memory from the evening with a picture beside their cute “I Heart BVI” sign.

    Enjoy local bands who play fungi, a fusion of African and European sounds created with bongos, ukuleles, keyboards, banjos and even washboards. Fungi bands, also called scratch bands, incorporate the islands´ history and folklore into their music. Grab some food and drinks, get comfy, enjoy live music, and the essence of the islands.

    Location: Route 1, Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to midnight

    Phone: +1 284-345-2541


    Sunset Loop Trail

    An adventurous hike to a picturesque sunset viewpoint

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    • Adventure

    The Sunset Loop Trail on Peter Island is an adventurous hike leading to a sunset viewpoint that can create lasting memories. Depart from Virgin Gorda to private Peter Island, where you can begin the 8-km Sunset Loop Trail. Trek through patches of trees, cactuses and grassy hills. Breathe in the fresh island air, appreciate the beautiful surrounding nature. You may see some wild goats along the way. Don´t be alarmed, they keep to themselves.

    You need to be fit to join the hike, as the breathtaking view comes at a price: the last 2.4 km are pretty steep. At the top, you’ll find a picturesque view, perfect for a snap. Relax in the colourful chairs and enjoy the delightful pinky hues of the sun setting over the islands. Preferably, set out on the trek in the late afternoon so you can head back in time for dinner. And bring a flashlight with you.

    Location: Peter Island, British Virgin Islands


    Aroma’s Cigar & Martini Bar

    A classy bar serving hand-crafted cocktails and fine cigars

    • Nightlife
    • Luxury

    Head to Aroma’s Cigar & Martini Bar on Tortola for an evening of luxury and charm. The atmosphere is upscale, with leather seating and luxurious decor. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails from the well-stocked bar and unwind in the air-conditioned lounge or on the oceanfront balcony.

    You’ll be pleased by the offer of premium hand-rolled cigars, either hailing from Cuba or various international brands. Relax with your cocktail and cigar, and watch sports showing on the big screens or live entertainment on the weekends. Although this is a fine establishment, it still operates on island time, so have no worries – they won´t close until the last customer is ready to leave.

    Location: Customs House #4 Pier Park, Administration Dr Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Open: Monday–Sunday from 10 am to 2 am

    Phone: +1 284-544-4665


    Night diving in Brewers Bay

    Dive deep into the waters to explore a shipwreck and sea life

    • Nightlife
    • Adventure

    Night diving in Brewers Bay is among the best things to do in the British Virgin Islands after dark, especially if you’re the adventurous type. You’ll be able to see the islands from a new perspective. The clear waters offer great visibility so you can take in the beautiful reefs, sea life and shipwreck.

    Diving at night is intriguing as corals unfurl to feed and lobsters come out to hunt. Watch schools of barracuda and yellowtail snappers swim within the crevices of the old wreck. Witness the activity of rays, eels, and turtles, and even nurse sharks resting on the seafloor. Finish your evening off above the surface, with a hot chocolate, a view of the stars, and a new appreciation for the beauty of the British Virgin Islands.

    Location: Brewers Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Phone: +1 800-596-0594


    Trellis Bay Market Bar & Grill

    A funky hangout with freshly grilled food

    • Food
    • Nightlife
    • Couples
    • Group

    Trellis Bay Market Bar & Grill is a happening spot that began as a simple mini-market over 30 years ago. It has expanded into a funky nighttime hangout ever since. The market still offers all your needs, and it´s also a fun place to hang out. You’ll enjoy the laidback island vibes here, surrounded by sea grapes and coconut palms.

    As the inviting aromas waft off the grill, sample grilled lobster, fish or pigtail. Be sure to try British Virgin Island classics like jerk chicken and conch fritters and wash them down with an ice-cold beer. Full moon parties and karaoke nights are held regularly when you can dance the night away.

    Location: Trellis Bay Road, Tortola, British Virgin Islands VG1110

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm, Friday–Saturday from 6 am to 11 pm, Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 284-540-1421


    Tola Beverage Co.

    A beautiful waterfront meeting place offering fresh craft beer

    • Nightlife
    • Couples
    • Group

    Tola Beverage Co. on the oceanfront in the capital city of Road Town has the perfect location where locals and the sailing ship and cruise ship crowds can meet. You can have a seat and take in the stunning view from their gorgeous waterfront deck.

    Choose from the 15-20 beers that are available on tap, and you’ll notice the care put into the handcrafted small-batch brews. Tola prides itself on using the purest water as well as an unpasteurized small batch method, together with the finest ingredients.

    Location: Bird Point Road, Bldg #3, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Open: Monday–Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 284-345-4080

    Mia | Contributing Writer

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