Dining On A Modified Oil Tanker!
There’s a new attraction in Antigua and it’s not your typical park or an island tour. I’m talking about a modified oil tanker which is now a floating restaurant/bar/nightclub, anchored out in Jolly Harbour. (Drumroll please)…. It’s known as “D-Boat”.
Jolly Harbour is a beautiful bay in the south-western side of the island, in the village of Bolans. From the jetty at the harbour, there’s a ferry which transports visitors to and from D-Boat. To find the ferry easily, ask for the Crows Nest Restaurant, as it’s right in front of the pick-up/drop off area. The views during transit are really lovely.
D-Boat is a great spot to enjoy a bite to eat, and a glass of wine at sunset. Their menu is quite diverse and affordable by Caribbean standards, starting from around $8 USD and a glass of wine is $4. I ordered a plate of chicken wings with blue cheese dip, while my cousin Anya chose the chicken wrap with a side order of fries.
The dining area, while somewhat small, offers a great view of the sea, and the gentle rocking motion by the ocean is enough to lull anyone into a relaxed state.
On the weekends, the venue is transformed into a nightclub, complete with a Dj and a dancefloor. It’s definitely a unique place to get your groove on! During the day however, the atmosphere is laid back, and guests can have a blast using the on-site water slide and enjoy a dip in the stunningly blue Caribbean waters.
For anyone looking to add a bit of ‘different’ to their day, an afternoon or evening spent on D-Boat is a great option. We had a wonderful time and I’m pretty sure you will too!