We'd read about this event which is highly rated on tripadvisor (and seen the bar during the daytime) for over 10 years but never timed our visit to the BVI's during the full moon until last week. We were staying in Virgin Gorda but figured it was close enough to make this once-in-a-lifetime trek. Little Dix Bay had a hotel ferry transfer us to Trellis bay (their own dock shared with Biras Creek for transfers) on Tortola around 6:30pm last Monday evening. We were told the bigger Tortola full-moon party was right there at Cyber Cafe (didn't sound like the kind of place for a full moon party, but oh how we were wrong! there were at least 100+ by 6pm & many festivities planned including stilt-walkers & HUGE metal with wood-filled fireballs just off shore) next to Trellis bay. But NO, we had to pursue the notorious Bomba Shack and found a taxi to drive us 45 minutes to the bay (NOTE - it is NOT in Cane Garden Bay which is 5-10 min drive further) in Cappoon's Bay. This alone cost us $75 round trip. We finally got there at 8pm and had to leave at 9pm to taxi back for our return ferry to Virgin Gordan by 10pm. There were about 15 people there. The shack (yes, it is very much a ramshackle bunch of driftwood, metal, & old underwear) had 2 servers with not much to do. They were selling $6/drink tickets which means if you drink only beer you are paying $6 for each beer. Simple bar drinks also available. $20 for a BBQ pork & beans/rice plate. The "mushroom" drinks were not given nor available until 10pm so we missed out on those. I wasn't all that sad since the taxi driver warned us not to drink or eat anything we didn't see get opened up in front of us. He claimed he tried the mushroom drink once and didn't walk (his feet didn't work) for a week. As for the crowd, it was all white (as the native cab driver told us it would be) not locals and mostly what looked like an older (50+) nautical bunch. 'Course this was probably due to the 8-9pm hour... When we finally were too bored with the one drink and minimal eats we headed back. By then there were probably 20 more people show up. I think there was a band that was scheduled to play around 10 or 11pm, so we missed that too. On the other hand, we wished to have stayed at the Trellis Bay full-moon party as it was several hundred people by then and much more festive atmosphere and vibe.
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