Courtesy Peter Island Resort & Spa
Proving that a Fourth of July celebration can be done delightfully—and deliciously—on non-American soil, Peter Island Resort & Spa hosts its third annual BBQ & Bubbles to mark the holiday. The highlight of the lively beach barbecue is a cook-off between Costa Rican–born guest chef Govind Armstrong (of 8 oz. Burger Bar in Miami and Seattle and Post & Beam in Los Angeles) and the culinary team of Peter Island.
Located on Peter Island, an 1,800-acre private isle in the British Virgin Islands, the resort offers three villas and 52 rooms and suites, and is marked by personalized attention from the top down and swaths of perfect sand and idyllic ocean waters. The barbecue, held on Deadman’s Bay Beach, will treat travelers to an enviable menu (including Anegada lobster, certified Angus beef and traditional and Caribbean-influenced side dishes), Veuve Clicquot Champagne and live music ($80 per person; $30 additional for Champagne). Adding to the cook-off fun, guests will choose the ultimate winner by voting for their favorites.
For those craving even more tasty reasons to stay and celebrate on Peter Island, the Culinary Package (July 3–7; from $1,830) includes access to more food-geared events, including a farm tour at Paraquite Bay on Tortola and a wine dinner featuring a menu by Armstrong. BBQ & Bubbles, July 4; 284-495-2000; peterisland.com.