Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant, Jost Van Dyke

Believe it or not, even after nearly a decade of living in this little island community – there are still things that I want/have wanted to do which I just haaaaaaven’t quite got around to yet… This weekend I was finally able to make one of those dreams a reality.

Ever since I saw Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant on Jost Van Dyke featuring prominently in the list of BVI restaurants on TripAdvisor years ago (consistently voted #1 out of 198 restaurants in the BVI) I have been wondering about the beach bar getting all these rave foodie reviews and, on Sunday, I was finally able to try it out!

We were out on a big boat day with friends – 50 people on 4 large speedboats to be specific and – as we cruised over from Virgin Gorda and headed towards Jost (with a quick stop en route at Sandy Spit for a slip ‘n’ slide flip-cup race, naturally), we browsed through their mouth-watering menu so that we could call in our order ahead of our arrival. (You can find their menu here – those lobster cojones sound amazing, right?)

As you head inside Corsairs, greeted first by the (fake) pirate maître d’ and then by your (very real) monocle-wearing host, Captain Vinny Terranova – you can’t help but look around and take in all the artwork, the graffiti, the signs, the stickers and the general paraphernalia. Sure, there are more than a couple of beach bars around the world that have gone with this theme of decor, but you get the feeling that Corsairs has a little something else up its sleeve, a certain je ne sais quoi… Could it be the motorcycles parked out front? The friendly bearded barstaff? Or maybe it was one too many glasses of their signature voodoo juice? But Corsairs certainly has a unique atmosphere.

I’m sorry – I didn’t catch the maître d’s name… seems friendly enough, a bit quiet though!

Captain Vinny and his bottle of Voodoo Juice – I watched him make it and it is guaranteed to put hairs on your chest! 

Their lunch menu features high-end fast food. Fresh Ahi tuna nachos with seaweed salad, crispy wonton chips and pickled ginger. Their Corsairs burger topped with blue cheese, port onion jam, BBQ sauce and thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, served in a brioche bun with truffle fries on the side. There’s even a Kobe beef burger, which sounds phenomenal, if your wallet will stretch to it. It’s casual fare done exceptionally well.

What did I go for, I hear you ask? I just had to try out their lobster roll – a buttery brioche bun piled high with juicy Maine lobster with their moreish truffle fries on the side. I couldn’t resist! (Greedy little piglet…)

Lobster roll 

Ahi tuna nachos

Vinny and his team were not even remotely fazed by our group of 50 who had ordered in 4 separate groups minutes before docking and before long plates starting flying out of the kitchen, stacked high with their massive burgers (portions are large!!)

Huge Corsairs burger – fries mostly devoured before I could get the camera out… 

Sadly, we couldn’t stay for dinner as the rest of our afternoon plans (which may or may not have included the Willy-T) were calling us. Which clearly means that I shall have to pay (at least) one more visit as there are a couple of dishes on their dinner menu which have my name on them!

Read more about where you should be eating in my BVI restaurant guide here. Clearly an update is needed as I have a few more foodie stops that need including – Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant among them.

Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant is located on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Contact them on +1 284 495 9294 or find more information at




  1. corinatime
    July 18, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I would love to eat there this sound so relaxing and fun, thanks for the article.

    • July 24, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      It was such a lovely afternoon – delicious food too! 🙂

  2. July 18, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Looks like a really nice and chill place and the food, oh my word, I hope it was as good as it looks.

  3. July 21, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    That lobster roll LITERALLY made my mouth water! Great article!

    • July 21, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks Gabby – it was sooooo good! I really need to get back there for another one!! 🙂

  4. July 22, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    I’ve never been before. It looks awesome

    • July 23, 2017 / 1:11 am

      It was so good Devon – you would not be disappointed! 🙂

  5. August 17, 2017 / 2:44 am

    Haha this place looks so silly. The food looks amazing!

  6. February 4, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Extreme… really, compared to what? It’s actually very simple, great food & customer service!
    And by the way……. I resemble those remarks🧐🌴🌊🌊🌊

    Thank you all for your business!

    Kind regards
    Captain Vinny & Crew😎

  7. July 13, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    We returned on Sunday after an amazing yet humbling week in the BVI. So many places are struggling but working tirelessly to make things better. Corsairs was the highlight of my week. Vinny and the staff worked so hard to make our night amazing. They set us up on the beach with tiki torches for sunset. The food was amazing. Dessert was delicious. I went back a couple times to leave fruit that we weren’t going to eat for the horses that they take care of. I loved your write up of this restaurant and I wish I could have gone before Irma. But, truly amazing experience even after the devastating storm.

    • thebarefootangel
      July 13, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      I love this so much and I am so pleased that you had such a positive experience, in light of all the struggles! I am not surprised that you had such a great meal at Corsairs and I hope that you get a chance to come back and visit the BVI again in the future! 🙂

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