Every year Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke (one of the British Virgin Islands) throws one of the biggest New Year parties in the whole Caribbean. Well, they prefer to call it “Old Year’s Night” at Foxy’s, and it’s actually a two-day, two-night party — but you don’t have to attend both days!
It draws people from St. Thomas, St. John, and other surrounding islands. Local area bands provide non-stop music from dusk till dawn. This year the lineup includes Extreme Band, West Lindy, Maxx Cabello, Jr., Junior Kelly, Spectrum, and DJ Avalanche.
Besides the music, the main draw is the drinks and food: Foxy’s offers four of his own microbrews made from pure Caribbean waters, as well as Pain Killers, Dread Fox and Sly Fox libations. A Caribbean BBQ is offered at the beachfront level, complete with ribs, chicken and freshly caught fish, complemented with fresh garden vegetables. There is free admission into Foxy’s Outback until 10:30pm.
If you have your own boat you can anchor in Great Harbour, and if not, there are ferry services that run hourly trips over and back on the night, for about $100 per person from St. Thomas, St. John, and Tortola:
Inter Island Ferry
Red Hook & Cruz Bay to Jost Van Dyke
New Horizon Ferry
West End, Tortola to JVD