For one man on a 3.5 square mile island in the British Virgin Islands, he certainly is famous.
Phillicano “Foxy” Callwood, a 7th generation Jost Van Dkyer, started Foxy’s Beach Bar in the late 1960’s. Since then, his local celebrity status (something every charismatic bar owner has in the Virgin Islands) has been surpassed by his international fame. Foxy’s Beach Bar has been named one of the top three places in the world to ring in the New Year by Time Magazine. He was knighted by the Queen of England in 2009 for his work improving the life for the people of the British Virgin Islands. And this is just the beginning of this island man’s accomplishments.
On an island with more beach bars than grocery stores and gas stations combined, what makes Foxy’s Beach Bar so special? Foxy. His true talent is not making delicious drinks or meals (although, both are the case at Foxy’s Beach Bar). Foxy’s talent is his personality which he shows off in his story telling and songs.
We were lucky enough to catch up with the famous Foxy one morning after clearing customs in Great Bay. Enjoy his take on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix, their senators and the debate over legalizing gambling.
Would you vote for Foxy?