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‘Lobster Fest 2018’ is biggest ever!

-as hundreds flood Anegada for ‘world famous’ food fest
‘Lobster Fest 2018’ is biggest ever, -as hundreds flood Anegada for ‘world famous’ food fest. Photo: Team of Reporters
Hopping from point to point was the spice of Anegada’s Lobster Fest where revellers feasted, feted and socialized at the popular spots. Photo: Team of Reporters
Hopping from point to point was the spice of Anegada’s Lobster Fest where revellers feasted, feted and socialized at the popular spots. Photo: Team of Reporters
From L-R, Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Marlon A. Penn, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and Mrs Lorna G. Smith with friends at Anegada Lobster Fest yesterday, November 25, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
From L-R, Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Marlon A. Penn, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and Mrs Lorna G. Smith with friends at Anegada Lobster Fest yesterday, November 25, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Partying on a boat anchored off Anegada for 'Lobster Fest.' Photo: Team of Reporters
Partying on a boat anchored off Anegada for 'Lobster Fest.' Photo: Team of Reporters
SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI - Described as the biggest held in recent years, ‘Lobster Fest 2018’ on the flat island in the Virgin Islands (VI)—Anegada—served as host over the weekend, to hundreds of visitors from around the world.

Hotels, Villas and Bed and Breakfast (BnB) rooms at private residences on Anegada, were all booked-out, well in advance of the weekend.

Rental vehicles were also booked to capacity on the island, which resulted in over 100 vehicles travelling to the island by barge, as persons want to ensure they were free to ‘bar and restaurant’ hop.

Hopping from point to point was the spice of Anegada’s Lobster Fest where revellers feasted, feted and socialized at the popular spots - Potters by the Sea, Cow Wreck, The Wonky Dog Restaurant and Bar, Anegada Beach Club and Big Bamboo at Loblolly Bay, among others.

Capacity Crowd

Several frequent goers to the annual event described it as "the biggest turnout over the years."

Patrons of Lobster Fest 2018 arrived using over four large vessels, packed to capacity—flooding Setting Point ferry dock—in addition to laden barges of vehicles and people, dozens of smaller filled vessels and no less than 10 aircrafts touching down at the local airport, in addition to other favourable 'spots' where some private aircrafts also landed.

Also featured over the two days was the unique art from the island’s well-known artisans and close-up views of the world famous ‘Anegadian flamingos.’

Many sought to learn of the stages of the Spiny Lobsters’ lives, while others opted for dancing away to the rhythms of Virgin Islands' (VI) musicians and well known regional artistes.

Anegada was among the islands in the VI that was hard hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria but the vast majority of the properties showcased their comeback with brightly coloured properties that celebrated the true spirit of their resiliency.

According to the BVI Tourist Board, culinary tourism has increasingly sparked interest amongst travellers worldwide that seek to experience a destination’s local culture, through authentic dining opportunities.

9 Responses to “‘Lobster Fest 2018’ is biggest ever!”

  • me again (26/11/2018, 08:55) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Job WELL DONE BVI TB

    Kudos to ALL business owners and patrons for an enjoyable and memorable week end

    Respect
  • weed (26/11/2018, 10:00) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    another great event but we have a weak Jr Minister of Tourism
    • BVIslander from St Thomas (26/11/2018, 12:31) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      The past and present Jr Minister of Tourism has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the success of Lobster Fest. Kudos to the BVI Tourist Board, its Director, and staff
  • Good job bviaa. (26/11/2018, 10:34) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Job well done also to the air traffic Unit for handling all those flights in and out safely for both days. As a pilot I appreciate the excellent service you guys provided. Hope BVIAA also recognize you guys.
  • pe (26/11/2018, 12:09) Like (6) Dislike (13) Reply
    whats so good about the air traffic unit. theres none in anegada fool
    • @Pe (26/11/2018, 15:54) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      You’re so stupid that’s why. The air traffic unit ant beef island controls the traffic at Virgin Gorda and anegada from beef island. Now you know!!!
      As a pilot speaking Tortola is one of the hardest to fly into.
    • Clueless (26/11/2018, 16:04) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      @pe. Little do you know. VG and Anegada airports are busier than Beef Island. You are the fool
  • My idea (26/11/2018, 17:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need a sea food fest
  • @@pe,clueless (26/11/2018, 18:52) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    you two dumb land lovers. I got the exact response I suspected(foolishness). anegada and vg are non control international airports, only the air- space between them are controlled. how is anegada and vg busier. whey some of u people come from? a cheap fligtsimulator pilot don't count.
    Great lobster festival by the way !!!


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