A restaurant and bar on the tiny Bellamy Cay in Trellis Bay, Tortola, the Last Resort is renowned for its live music entertainment often involving musical games, audience participation and plenty of tequila shots from an optic on the drum kit. Making your way back across the bay in a little dinghy after a night at the Last Resort is often much more precarious than it was getting there.
The Last Resort, Bellamy Cay, Trellis Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
+1 (284) 495 2520
I’m not known for skipping in and out of cocktail bars, but swimming to one in a turquoise sea under a tropical sun is another matter, even I couldn’t resist the allure of the infamous Soggy Dollar Bar, so called because the only access is by water.
We had hired a little boat with some friends, talked my brother into being captain, and were sailing around the BVI in the Caribbean for an idyllic holiday. We had already discovered the potent Painkiller cocktail, an innocent tasting concoction of white rum and tropical fruit juices, served in half pint mugs. One before dinner the night before had left us giggly and strangely uninterested in the food put before us. The test was now whether we could swim ashore, have a Painkiller and return without drowning.
The bar lived up to all its hype; swaying palm trees, golden sands and hammocks to lie in while sipping and chatting. We eventually managed to doggypaddle back to the mooring and then lay out on deck gazing at the stars. We didn’t bother with dinner, strangely no-one was hungry – again!
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