An Icon Returns: The Reimagined Marina Cay Bar & Grill in the BVI

Marina Cay, the enchanting 8-acre private island nestled just off the shores of Beef Island, Tortola, has unveiled its newest transformation, rekindling the excitement of local residents, charter boat crews, and island-hopping enthusiasts. For those searching for restaurants near Tortola or boating-friendly restaurants in the BVI, the all-new Marina Cay Bar & Grill is poised to become a captivating culinary haven, where breathtaking views and delectable dishes converge in an open-air setting overlooking Tortola and its neighboring islands. Managed by Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Marina Cay promises a picturesque escape accessible to both locals and visitors, welcoming them through various avenues, including charter boats, island-hopping adventurers, and the private ferry from Scrub Island.

Marina Cay Bar & Grill showcases signature chef specials like Jerk Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, and Mahi Mahi, making it a standout among BVI restaurants. Additionally, the bar offers a selection of expertly crafted cocktails paying tribute to renowned island destinations, including classics like the Painkiller and Hemmingway Daiquiri, as well as their own creations like the Welcome Punch and Crazy Spiced Margarita. Don’t miss the weekly happy hour specials, a favorite gathering spot for those seeking the best in BVI bars.

Beyond the delectable cuisine, Marina Cay offers an enchanting ambiance where hammocks, vibrant Adirondack chairs, and beach palapas beckon guests to unwind and savor the moment. The island’s stunning vistas provide the perfect backdrop for leisurely afternoons and captivating evenings. The island also provides facilities such as showers for boaters, while the neighboring Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina caters to various needs with its fully stocked market at Scrub Island Outpost.

Marina Cay’s captivating history dates back to the late 1930s when it became the cherished home of newlyweds Robb and Rodie White. Their story found fame in the best-selling book “Our Virgin Island,” which later inspired a film featuring Sidney Poitier and John Cassavetes. In 1956, the island was purchased by New York City native Eugene “Gene” Tonkonogy, and later a small resort charmed decades of travelers from around the globe. In the 1990s, Charles Tobias established a Pusser’s Restaurant at Marina Cay which became a popular gathering spot until Hurricane Irma forced its closure in 2017. Today, under the stewardship of Scrub Island Development Group, the island continues to weave its captivating narrative, with plans for future activations that embrace destination weddings, public events, and private gatherings.

As Marina Cay embraces its reimagined identity as the Marina Cay Bar & Grill, it embarks on a new chapter that invites guests to savor both its culinary delights and its rich history. With its breathtaking views, tantalizing menu, and storied past, Marina Cay Bar & Grill promises an unforgettable Scrub Island dining experience for those seeking an island getaway that blends relaxation, sips, bites, and the timeless allure of the Caribbean.

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