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Celebrate Christmas in July at Oil Nut Bay: A Festive Extravaganza in the BVI

Escape the summer heat and experience the enchantment of Christmas in July at Oil Nut Bay! Embrace the holiday spirit in our tropical paradise, where palm trees replace Christmas trees, sandcastles take the place of snowmen, and cooling tradewinds fill the air in place of frosty winter weather. Whether you’re already planning to be on the island or you’re considering a last-minute boat charter nearby, we invite you to discover the unique festivities and joyful celebrations that await you during this magical time of year at Oil Nut Bay.

The Origins of Christmas in July

Celebrated since 2007, the Christmas in July event in the British Virgin Islands is a reflection of the strong relationship between the people of Puerto Rico and the BVI. Puerto Ricans have shown immense support and kindness to the BVI, particularly during challenging times such as in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
In gratitude for this incredible show of solidarity from our island neighbors, the BVI celebrates the “Puerto Rican Navy” during the Christmas in July event—that is, those Puerto Ricans who take to their boats each summer and descend on the BVI to celebrate sunshine and revelry. In fact, hundreds of boats make the trip to Virgin Gorda every year, bringing with them lively music, rum and other island cocktails, and their own unique brand of fun. It is a week filled with beach parties, dancing, drinking, dining and waterborne celebrations.

Embracing the Festive Spirit

If you love Oil Nut Bay during our holiday Festive period, you’re sure to love this, too! During Christmas in July, the resort transforms into an absolute wonderland of holiday cheer. Expect to be greeted by vibrant decorations, twinkling lights, and the scent of freshly baked treats. The resort spares no effort in creating an immersive and joyful experience, with traditional Christmas trimmings blended seamlessly with the tropical ambiance.

Warm Weather Traditions

Christmas in July is all about celebrating the holiday season early—and with a twist—pairing warm-weather activities and adventures with the spirit of Festive season. Delight in beachside activities such as sand sculpting, snorkeling amidst colorful coral reefs, and paddleboarding and boating while adorned in Santa hats and holiday beachwear.

Culinary Delights

Just as in our Festive season, Christmas in July is a time to indulge in delectable fare crafted by world-class chefs at Oil Nut Bay. From traditional Christmas feasts with a Caribbean twist to fresh seafood delicacies, the resort offers a mouthwatering array of culinary experiences that will satisfy even the pickiest of palates.

Don’t miss the bar at Nova, where you can sip on refreshing holiday-themed cocktails, complete with tropical flavors and garnishes, adding an extra layer of celebration to your experience.

Special Events and Entertainment

Christmas in July at Oil Nut Bay is filled with a variety of special events and entertainment options for all ages. From live music performances to captivating experiences, there is never a dull moment during this festive extravaganza. Keep your eyes peeled—you just may spot Santa.

Plan Your Christmas in July

Embrace the warmth—and we don’t just mean the weather! You’ll feel it in the festive celebrations too, as you create cherished memories with loved ones. Christmas in July at Oil Nut Bay in the British Virgin Islands is an enchanting fusion of tropical beauty, warm weather traditions, and a celebration of the bond between the people of the BVI and Puerto Rico.

Whether you’re seeking a unique holiday experience or simply want to escape the summer heat in a new and different way, Oil Nut Bay offers an unforgettable getaway. We look forward to seeing you this Christmas in July!

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