Eating out, about or beyond in the BVI

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands -- Prospect Reef guests can choose to dine at the resort or on another island entirely.

Near the resort's marina is Scuttlebutt Pub, a hub for afternoon cocktails and light food choices from noon to 11 p.m.

The open-air pub has daily drink specials and serves a tasty callaloo soup.

Other menu items include conch fritters, salads and fish sandwiches.

Upstairs is Callaloo at the Reef, with views of the harbor and marina. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style. At dinner, the restaurant is transformed into an intimate, cozy setting.

A full dinner costs approximately $35 per person and includes a choice of appetizers, such as lobster and sweet potato bisque with spicy sour cream; entree, and dessert.

Do try the wahoo filet with sun-dried tomatoes and shrimp salsa as a main course and coconut bread pudding to finish the meal.

Reservations are recommended at Callaloo on the Beach, 15 minutes away by boat on Peter Island.

The menus feature grilled seafood and meat dishes. Wine and beverages are available.

Much of the food served at Callaloo is pre-cooked at Prospect Reef and transported to Peter Island at the same time as the guests.

The chef on duty completes the dinner presentation on the island.

The boat ride and dinner cost about $37 per person.

-- Barbara J. Mays

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