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New Marina Cay Bar & Grill opens Friday, June 30, 2023

The new Marina Cay Bar and Grill will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, serving lunch and dinner. Photo: Vito Sails/Facebook
The new Marina Cay Bar and Grill will be open from June 30, 2023. Photo: BVI Traveller/File photo
The new Marina Cay Bar and Grill will be open from June 30, 2023. Photo: BVI Traveller/File photo
MARINA CAY, VI- It was in November 2022 that Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) reported that Marina Cay, an 8-acre private island just offshore from Beef Island, Tortola, was under a long-term lease to Scrub Island Development Group and that efforts were being made to revive the restaurant, which was damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Mainsail Lodging & Development has now disclosed that on Friday, June 30, 2023, Marina Cay, will once again spring to life “in its newest iteration, to the delight of local residents, charter boat crews and island-hopping visitors.”

According to a press release, the new Marina Cay Bar and Grill will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, serving lunch and dinner.

“Managed by Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina, Marina Cay will be accessible to local residents, visitors and resort guests via Scrub Island’s private ferry, as well as charter boats and island-hopping adventurers via 29 mooring balls, which may be reserved via the BoatyBall app,” Scrub Island Development Group stated.

‘Exciting new chapter for Marina Cay’

Julianne Corlew, Vice President & Managing Partner of Mainsail Lodging & Development, said the venture is an exciting new chapter for Marina Cay, which has been a treasured landmark in the [British] Virgin Islands for generations.

“We’re thrilled to reopen the island and the restaurant, once again welcoming our BVI neighbors and visitors from around the globe to enjoy the tastes and sights of the Caribbean on Marina Cay.”

What’s on the menu?

Opening with a limited menu, Marina Cay Bar & Grill will feature starters such as Sweet Potato Shrimp, Greek Salad with marinated olives and feta cheese, Sweet Cane Rum Glazed Wings and more.

Handhelds will include a Crispy Snapper Sandwich and Captain’s Burger, while featured items and chef specialties will highlight Jerk Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, and Mahi Mahi served with a choice of freshly made side dishes.

From the bar, signature cocktails will pay tribute to select island resorts and destinations with items such as the Painkiller (Soggy Dollar Bar, BVI), the Original Mudslide (Wreck Bar at Rum Point, Grand Cayman), and the Hemmingway Daquiri (El Floridita Hotel, Cuba), in addition to its own custom-created Welcome Punch, Crazy Spiced Margarita, and others.

Non-alcoholic drinks, beer and wine will also be available.  In addition to superb culinary offerings, Marina Cay presents spectacular island views and the perfect hangout spot for an afternoon and evening with its collection of hammocks, colorful Adirondack chairs and beach palapas. 

Showers are available on-island to boaters, and the neighboring Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina offers fuel service, ice, trash disposal and other provisions from its fully stocked market at Scrub Island Outpost.

9 Responses to “New Marina Cay Bar & Grill opens Friday, June 30, 2023”

  • Excited (29/06/2023, 10:19) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Welcome back Marina Cay!
  • Lovely (29/06/2023, 10:23) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is very nice. Marina Cay has been around since I was a child. Congratulations and much success.
    • grannyannie (29/06/2023, 16:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Went there with the Bathams and it was such fun...Bar and Restaurant at the top and a few rooms behind...Very lovely and low key.
  • Niceeee (29/06/2023, 11:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is TRYON the big chef will be back there??????
    • Niceeee. Lol (29/06/2023, 14:16) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      Tyrone strupes.. Tyrone should have his own place by now..So much talent and after 30 yrs still waiting for someone to employ him.. By the way. Who is the Manager..?
  • good news (29/06/2023, 11:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI love
  • Nice.. (29/06/2023, 14:08) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good staff, good food, good ambiance, good service and we good go again..
  • Upnext (29/06/2023, 14:29) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Scrub and food nevermix good if tryon back there well we i have talk but if is scrub chef i will pass

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