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The Perfect Respite – Emile’s Restaurant & Suite


Located just a few minutes from T.B. Lettsome International Airport, close to major yacht harbours and snug in the middle of Major Bay, East End lies a modern, elegant, yet casual establishment called Emile’s Restaurant & Suite.

Though the establishment has been in existence since the 1950s, it was not until 1994 that Emile got its name in honour of owner Edward (Eddie) Wheatley’s father, Emile Wheatley. It was a small bar and restaurant that underwent several upgrades over the years. Management realised that with all the upgrades Emile’s continued to out grew its client base, so Eddie decided on a complete makeover. 

He pushed down the entire restaurant making sure to preserve the 200 plus years old well which is still functional. In fact, Eddie said that residents of Long Look and East End were able to use the well right after Hurricanes Irma and Maria and they were able to feed many from the community at no cost since the property was not damaged during the hurricanes.

In the landscape his intention is to replant fruit trees and ground provision which this fertile piece of land is also known for. He recalled the BVI’s first recorded 40 lb pumpkin which was harvested right on his property and sold to Little Dix Bay Hotel in Virgin Gorda.

On this property you will find the perfect respite; an upscale fine dining restaurant and bar which offer a unique cuisine like no other on the island with a variety of creative and tasteful meals. Attached is an outside restaurant lounge and sports bar with a swim-up pool and large screen TV. There are seven suites of which two are two bedrooms and the other five are one bedroom.

Therefore, if you are looking for some place to dine, a venue for a wedding or such event, just to put your foot up and enjoy a chilled beverage and finger foods or to spend a night or two, make Emile’s your choice to experience style, class and elegance.