Trek Stop: The Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant in Anegada, BVI

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Loblolly Bay Beach Anegada

This secluded beach at Loblolly Bay is just steps from The Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant

Set on an isolated beach in picturesque Loblolly Bay on Anegada’s southern shore, The Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place for an afternoon swim and a delicious meal. Its beautiful setting, gracious hosts, well-stocked bar and delicious food made this one of our favorite stops on a recent sailing trip to the BVI.

Big Bamboo Beach Bar Anegada

Outdoor seating beside the beach bar and adjacent to the beach

Loblolly Bay Beach Anegada BVI

Another shot of the tranquil beach

Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant Anegada

Vibrant artwork welcoming guests to The Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant

Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant Anegada

A beautiful smile with a side of grilled lobster and fried shrimp

The Big Bamboo Beach Bar Anegada

Buoys signed by guests add a unique flair to the decor of The Big Bamboo Restaurant

The Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant Anegada BVI

Decorative buoys in detail

The Big Bamboo Restaurant, Anegada BVI

The food at the Big Bamboo Restaurant is just as wonderful as the setting. Our group sampled many items from the menu, enjoying each one tremendously. Whole grilled lobster, fried grouper, fried shrimp and grilled chicken served with a delicious macaroni salad, sautéed carrots and rice and beans put smiles on our faces and sent cheers back to the kitchen.

Lobster at The Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant Anegada BVI

Succulent, grilled lobster is a must-have at The Big Bamboo Restaurant

Grilled lobster is a must-have the The Big Bamboo Restaurant in Anegada BVI

The staff were friendly and conscientious, urging us to order our meals as early as possible and definitely before our swim because, like most eateries in Anegada, the food is cooked to order. But in a setting as beautiful and soothing as this, who needs to rush? Just relax at the beach between stops at the bar to chat with friends or, even better, with the establishment’s co-owner, Aubrey Levons.

Big Bamboo Beach Bar owner, Aubrey

 Aubrey, one of The Big Bamboo’s owners, serving up their signature rum cocktail, the Big Bamboo Teaser -a refreshing mix of Meyer’s rum, Kahlua and tropical juices

Aubrey is a third generation Anegadan who believes there’s no place like home. In Aubrey’s own words, “Right now Anegada is appealing. It’s relaxing. I love it.” Aubrey recommends exploring the island by motor vehicle, “Just start at the top and keep going.”

Mango Eddie at The Big Bamboo Beach Bar, Anegada BVI

Mango Eddie, Rumshop Ryan and our gang enjoying cocktails and stories from Aubrey at the beach bar

Aubrey has seen the island slowly mature and reminds us Anegada had no lights or roads as recently as 40 years ago. He and his wife, Diana, opened The Big Bamboo Beach Restaurant in the 1980s with just a three-rock grill. The beach bar was added a few years later.

Big Bamboo Beach Bar Anegada

Hundreds of driftwood placards signed by guests now cover The Big Bamboo Beach Bar

We asked Aubrey to explain the significance of the driftwood placards. He responded that one day while sitting on the beach, he watched as a glass bottle magnified sunlight and started a small fire in some driftwood. This sparked an idea – guests could use the abundant sunshine and driftwood along with a magnifying glass on hand at the beach bar to create individualized mementos. Now, hundreds of adoring fans have left their mark at The Big Bamboo Beach Bar in this unique way.

Big Bamboo Beach Bar Anegada

Our captain, Shawn Martin, working diligently to ensure we leave our mark at The Big Bamboo Beach Bar

Big Bamboo Beach Bar Anegada

Look for our placard among the others

Big Bamboo Beach Bar Anegada

Our motley crews from Fly Bye and Maple Cookie proudly showing off our freshly made placard

Mango Eddie and Passionfruit Sista at The Big Bamboo Beachwear

The Big Bamboo Beach Bar and Restaurant is located in Anegada, BVI on Loblolly Bay.

Hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

For dinner reservations and to arrange for a free ride from your destination, call the Big Bamboo on VHF Channel 16 or phone 1-284-499-1680 or 1-284-495-8129.

For more details, check out their website

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