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“The only gig in town...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant

Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant
Manchioneel Bay | 6 Miles South of Tortola, VG1110, Cooper Island
+1 284-495-9084
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $42
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Friendly beachfront bar and restaurant with sandy beach and two dingy docks. The Coffee Shop offers pastries, sandwiches, espresso and gelato from 8AM-4.30PM plus Free WiFi. Restaurant serves a varied international menu and homemade desserts. Lunch 12-3PM daily. Reservations are recommended for Dinner - served 5:30PM-8:30PM. Happy Hour starts at 4PM at the main bar and outdoor sofas on the deck offer excellent sunset views. Next to the boutique, our Rum Bar features over 100 rums and special house-infusions. Dress is informal at all times. Arrive by 1PM to secure an overnight mooring ball.
New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“The only gig in town...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

First of all, the unique selling point of Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant is its location on a wonderful sand beach in the Virgin Islands. The atmosphere and surroundings are pretty hard to beat. However, like many places that rely on their location, this restaurant suffers from "the-only-gig-in-town" syndrome: if you arrive on Cooper Island by boat, there aren't really many other lunch or dinner options around, so they can get away with charging $15 for a bland veggie wrap and a can of beer. I fully understand that there is a surcharge for food in remote locations (after all, groceries typically have to be brought in from far away), but the food we had was just O.K. Maybe it was because we ordered vegan? Our friends had salmon, and they said it was good (but not outstanding, or anything).
So, from a food point of view, Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant is a decent place, but nothing to write home about. Its unique location still makes it worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant/Avg food/poor staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch on the bad kitty day trip and the ambiance and atmosphere was great. The restaurant was very clean, but the service and food was not that great. The staff ignored me and was not friendly at all. It kind of dampened my mood. The foods presentation was nice, but it definitely didn't taste how it looked. It was tasteless and overpriced. I probably wouldn't return.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tortola
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10 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Super retreat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Cooper Island is an easy sail from Tortola. It can be rather busy. The beach bar and the island itself have loads of character. When you have tried this and you'd like to try another, go for Norman Island, the island which is believed to have inspired Robert Lois Stevenson's "Treasure Island"

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fine Dining at BVI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Not the best meal I've ever had, but in terms of BVI it's a pretty decent fine restaurant. You need to take a boat to get to it which makes it more special. Just don't wear skirts or high heels.The restaurant is still very casual.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Sunset & Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The pain killer are plentiful, the appetizers wonderful and the sunset views are wonderful from the deck. Wonderful laid back atmosphere - maybe because folks there are mostly spending the night - either in the few rooms they have or on a yacht in their mooring field.

Visited March 2013
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