Tortolla, Virgin Gorda, or Anguilla?

Jun 9th, 1999, 08:58 AM
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Carol
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Tortolla, Virgin Gorda, or Anguilla?

We are aware of the terrific expense of spending a week on any of these islands.
If we could be advised re: beautiful white sandy beaches, snorkeling, sailing, good food, and excellent swimming at a place that has accomodations (no more than 3 levels high) close to the beach, we're ready to go!!!Please share your impressions of: Guavaberry/Virgin Gorda, Pink Sands/Eleuthera, Lambert Beach Resort or Fort Recovery or Long Bay (I know that this place offers package deals) inTortolla, or Malliouhana Hotel, Coccoloba, Cap Juluca on Anguilla. NOT looking to match the prices of Caneel Bay (which we went to last year!)
 
Jun 9th, 1999, 04:35 PM
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Myrna
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Kellyvilla at Seafeathers Bay is $1240.00 for the week on Anguilla. Email me for full details.
 
Jun 11th, 1999, 01:12 PM
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Can't believe that Cap is on the list when you specifically stated that you did not want to match Caneel's prices ...? .... Have heard great things about Lambert's but there is some pretty ruff surf in the winter months so snorkling and swimming might be a problem there depending on water conditions and season. Long Bay, same deal ... water is impossible to access in winter months and even when calm, I can't image that with the rocky bottom the surf is good for swimming or snorkling ... aside from that, I found Long Bay not to my liking ... but everyone likes different things ... food, medicore; management, indifferent. Beachfront rooms are roomy and well appointed but paying for the shuttle to swim (and then renting chairs) at Smugglers ... or jeeping to other beaches might not be what you want. Only because you mention some "higher ended" places, why not check out Peter Island?
 
Jun 11th, 1999, 04:13 PM
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Longbay is nice as far as the grounds and the rooms. We styed on the hillside units but it was 150 yds to beach down a fairly steep hill. The beach is only good for sitting and sunning. It has a shallow reef all along it that really doesn't let you get in the water. No water sports.
We visited Lambert and it look nice. Small, new and on the beach w/ rest. also much better priced than LongBay.

Fort Recovery are apts are nice, clean and right on a small beach on Sir francis frake channel but no resturaunt or bar.
I'd stay at Lambert if you want a rustic resort setting.
 
Jun 11th, 1999, 05:05 PM
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Carol, I cannot recommend Long Bay. It has a beautiful beach that is unswimmable and the accomodations are fine, but I have heard so many complaints about it. I say that even though I know the manager and know he's busting his buns to make improvement.
To switch from Caneel to Ft. Recovery, nice though it is, would be too much of a shock to your system.
The vote is not in on Lambert Beach. I haven't heard bad reports; I just haven't heard any reports at all.
Given that you apparently liked everything about Caneel except its prices, then the best mid-budget choice would be Frenchman's Cay on Tortola: super view and very large quarters (2 story, full kitchen, shady terrace) and an excellent restaurant. Package includes 4WD.
 
Jun 13th, 1999, 06:15 PM
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I stayed at Frenchmans Cay in February and had a great time. I checked other places while I was there and realized that I got the best place to stay and the best deal!
 
Jun 14th, 1999, 05:08 PM
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Dear Carol, If you want a white sandy
beach, Shoal Bay on Anguilla has it
hands down--of all the islands we have
visited (last count about 30 some) we
have found two beautiful beaches--the
other is Grace Bay on Provo. Shoal
Bay Villas are wonderful--just a stones
throw from the beach. Do not get the
Shoal Bay other Shoal Bay (you can see
St. Martin from that one). As far as
prices, the places that you mentioned,
Cap Juluca would be #1. The others are
high above the beach--Cap Juluca is on
a beautiful beach too. If you choose
Anguilla, rent a car and tour all of
those places--or perhaps have a meal at
each. E-mail me if you have questions.
Enjoy your island! We loved Pink
Sands, but the one we stayed at was on
Harbour Island. We stayed at the Cotton
Club on Eleuthera and loved it. I envy
your choices!
 
Jun 14th, 1999, 05:10 PM
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Stayed at Ft. Recovery about a year ago, no restaurant then, but there should be one now. Beautiful view, but beach was lacking BIG TIME!!!! Long Bay looked nice, right on the beach and that is probably where we would stay if we go back. Mail me if you are thinking about Tortola and have any questions.
 
Jun 28th, 1999, 03:11 PM
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Narrowing down my choice to Anguilla. Taking advantage of package deals offered by GVW, I'd like to know more abour: Club Valtur Coccoloba which is an all inclusive, Sonesta Beach. Malliouhana, and Frangipani don't offer package deals, but I'm curious about these places.
Please contact me: [email protected]
 
Jan 7th, 2004, 07:32 PM
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I am looking for a place with a good swimming beach,activities, probably on Anguilla, BVI,or Barbados, for 6 in our family, aged 18 to 50, would like to be in a villa or some place to get together,things to do at night but not a casino, not too expensive food in July. Any suggestions? I thought about Frangipani,Anguilla; Mango Bay in Barbados; Nail Bay Resort BVI. Judy, what is GVW? Help, anyone!
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Jan 8th, 2004, 03:25 AM
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To Judy: Valtur no longer runs Coccolobo & it is no longer an all inclusive. Sonesta has been torn down; luxury villas & a golf course are being buit on the site. Frangipani is on a gorgeous beach; has HUGE suites; and is a lovely, very small resort (8 units). They have good packages.
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