The William Thornton (Willy T for short) in BVI is a floating bar and restaurant anchored in beautiful The Bight Bay, Norman Island. Originally dating back to 1985, the original bar was an old 100-foot wooden schooner and for over 10 years was considered a “must visit” water hole in the British Virgin Islands. In 1996 the original Willy T sprung a leak and ended up on the ocean’s floor. Determined to return, the owners converted a decommissioned old steel tank and brought the The Willy T back to its original mooring in The Bight Bay. Then in 2017, the famous bar was lost in Hurricane Irma. Once again, Willy T’s owners found a replacement and a spot in the bay. Willy T is still going strong, drawing travelers from all over BVI and the world for its frenzied fun and all-day seaside party. Island drinks and beer are always popular and there is also a broad range of eats. As the rum flows, you may find yourself jumping off the top deck as you are cheered from the crowd. To get to the Willy T from USVI, call a water taxi as ferry service isn’t available to the bar. Enjoy the island vibes and have fun!
The William Thornton ~ Norman Island, BVI