Please help-Tortola

Old Feb 24th, 2000, 12:48 PM
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Please help-Tortola

Please offer advice on hotels on the beach, I hear conflicting reports, must sees & must dos while there. Am I making the right choice by staying there vs. one of the other BVI. I feel like there will be plenty to do there and still day trip to the others.

Old Feb 24th, 2000, 02:04 PM
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You can check out is has a lot of information on hotels. And lots of other useful information.
Old Feb 24th, 2000, 02:30 PM
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rick; Good choice. I don't know what you like in a vacation, but take snorkel, fins, and face mask with you. One of the most beautiful beaches I've encountered was Smuggler's Cove on Tortola; isolated and difficult to drive to. You must rent a 4-wheeled jeep there to enjoy hairpin curves and breathtaking views. Going to Tortola without island exploring via jeep is to miss a lot. Cane Bay was extremely beatiful, too. Beautiful corals and reefs right off shore. Also, visit the beach where there is camping facilities(tents, etc.) I can't remember the name, but easy to look up. The beach there was remarkable. But, Smuggler's Cove was definately the most isolated and beautiful beach I've ever seen in the caribbean. Robert
Old Feb 25th, 2000, 06:34 PM
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As I recall, the beach Robert is talking about is called Brewer's Bay. Tortola is a real jem. Enjoy
Old Feb 25th, 2000, 11:26 PM
Mary pat
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We reviewed many posts re: Long Bay Beach before we booked our 2 week trip
and some said the beach was awful, good but you have to walk-a-ways, etc. There
is Nothing better than waking up with an ocean crashing near your door. Nothing. You may have to walk to get to the awesome "real" beach area- but what else are your going to do? Type reports and total Quotas? The rooms on the beach were huge an lovely. Vacation is for observation, appreciation, and enjoyment. We have made lasting friendships on our last trip there (Long Bay). Suggestion- stay at Long Bay, rent a great villa and split your vacation- if possible. The Long Bay area is great because it is in the middle- you can go wherever and exoplore. Have a great trip and book a tour with Captain Roy!
e-mail me if you need any more details...
Old Feb 26th, 2000, 06:28 AM
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It would be very helpful if you would provide some idea of what your budget is because there are a lot of resorts even though the BVI is uncluttered and the resorts are all 1-3 stories.
You have 3 classes of resort there. Bear in mind these are my opinion based on seeing or staying at all of them except Guana and Peter, sometimes in connection with travel articles I have written.
In the "premier" class, there are Biras Creek (VG), Little Dix Bay (VG), Guana Island Resort (GI), and Peter Island Resort (PI). In the next category, which I would call "Very comfortable" you have: Frenchman's Cay (Tor), Drake's Anchorage (VG), Ft. Recovery (Tor), Sugar Mill (Tor), and Bitter End. In the $200 category you will find many resorts that are very, very nice and, IMO, great buys. I think the BVI stands out in providing value in all 3 ranges. These ranges don't have much to do with size as most resorts are small except LDB, PI, and BE.
Old Feb 29th, 2000, 05:58 AM
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PI not small? Offering only a total 50 some rooms in two seperate areas makes it small! Or if you were referring to size of the property, it is on its own island!!! One of the major problems, among many that I had at Long Bay (Tortola), is that during the winter months the water there can be unswimmable!!! I am also hearing good things out of Lambert's (beach, rooms, and food reported as excellent - but water can be rough in winter) but the location might be a deterrent - Tortola is a "jeep around" island anyway!!
Old Feb 29th, 2000, 08:30 AM
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Rick: My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Tortola and LOVED it. We enjoyed Long Bay. We had a jeep for 4 days and it was great to explore the island. We came across many beautiful beaches (Smuggler's was our favorite). We took the ferry to various islands. It was really convenient. I also suggest a snorkle trip through Capt. Roy. It was great. Restaurants: Mrs. Scatliffes, the restaurant at Long Bay was very good and Jolly Roger (casual, fun, good food). Feel free to e mail me if you have any questions.

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