PubClub.com Has Been To This Restaurant In The British Virgin Islands
You can toss out all the legends, the rumors the “no THIS is the place” talk. According to the man himself, this is where Jimmy Buffett got the inspiration for his”Cheeseburger in Paradise” song.
This is what he said about it introducing the song on his Radio Margaritaville.
“I had been out for two weeks and it was not a lovely cruise (laughs). They had just opened up and we had lots of cheeseburgers and Pina Coladas. I wrote the song the next day.
“It was there and nowhere else.”
By “we” he meant the crew that was sailing with him; they had just come from Puerto Rico, a trip that took longer than expected due to problems and a lack of wind.
Village Cay Marina on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Located in the main “city” of Road Town, it contains a hotel, marina and restaurant. Of course it was the marina that Buffett and crew were seeking.
And I have been there! At the time I did not know it was the “Cheeseburger in Paradise” place. Wish I would have had the cheeseburger, dang it! I did enjoy the steel drum band playing while having cocktails overlooking the water.
“We gave particular instructions to the waiter on how we wanted them cooked and what we wanted on them – to which little attention was paid. It didn’t matter,” Buffett has said about the experience. “The overdone burgers on the burned, toasted buns tasted like manna from heaven, for they were the realization of my fantasy burgers on the trip.”
For you sailors looking for a taste of the same, the GPS location of the restaurant is: 18 (degrees) 25′ 23.00 (degrees) N 64 (degrees) 37′ 02.00 (degrees) W.
The Village Cay Marina’s website is: Village Cay Resort and Marina – Good Food, Good Drinks, Good People!