BVI Travel Tips

North by Northwest...or East

On little Anegada, two beaches offer big beauty on the northern shore: Loblolly Beach to the east and Cow Wreck Beach to the west.

 

Lobolly is on the northeastern shore of Anegada, and the beach radiates beauty. The ocean floor gently slopes off, and you can wade out to some of the best off-shore snorkeling in the BVI. Grab some lunch or a drink from the local beach bar, the Big Bamboo, and then hit the gorgeous, powdery sand.

 

On the northwestern shore, Cow Wreck Beach presents another perfect piece of coastline. Plus this beach is a little more secluded that Loblolly, so you should be able to claim a larger piece of sand real estate. The Cow Wreck Beach Bar serves up food and drinks, including much-loved burgers and a rum drink called the Cow Killer.

 

Loblolly Beach on Anegada
White Bay Beach in Jost Van Dyke

White Bay in Jost Van Dyke

White Bay is well known for beautiful sand and bright, blue water. There's usually a lot happenin' at this beach, and there's definitely something for everybody.

 

Boaters like to anchor in the bay to snorkel among the coral reefs that are just off-shore and enjoy the scenery. Some beach goers just spread out on the sand and relax in the sunshine. For the partiers, beach bars offer delicious Caribbean cocktails and playing music nearby. If you want a little more peace and quiet, head towards the ends of the half-mile beach, away from the center of the party.

 

Swim, snorkel, relax: find your ideal beach day at White Bay.

Best Day Sail: Voyage Escapes - Mystique Sailing

You've heard about the strong sailing and charter culture in the BVI. Now it's time for us to tell you about one of these charters, so you can enjoy the adventure and excitement of exploring the waters and islands around Tortola.

 

Mystique Sailing runs charters out of Soper’s Hole, Tortola. They operate a beautiful sailing catamaran that travels to Jost Van Dyke, Norman Islands and the Baths at Virgin Gorda.

 

Your sailing charter wouldn't be complete without some exploration. The operators provide snorkeling gear (ages 8+), life vests and 2-man kayaks, so you can get in the water and see for yourself what makes Tortola and the BVI an amazing place.

 

Voyage Escapes in Tortola
Stephen's Beach Bar in Tortola

Best Boombox and Beer: Stephen’s Beach Bar at Smuggler’s Cove

Josiah's Bay is a picturesque setting that offers a laid back sand-n-surf experience. It's also one of the best surf destinations on Tortola.

 

This beach offers exceptional surfing from October to April. This means the riptides can be strong, making the water non-friendly to swimmers. So non-surfers hang out on the sandy beach to sunbathe and watch the surfers catch big waves.

 

The beach backs up to a farm, so the occasional livestock might wander across the beach, which only makes the area feel more secluded and provincial.

Best Surfing: Josiah’s Bay

Josiah's Bay is a picturesque setting that offers a laid back sand-n-surf experience. It's also one of the best surf destinations on Tortola.

 

This beach offers exceptional surfing from October to April. This means the riptides can be strong, making the water non-friendly to swimmers. So non-surfers hang out on the sandy beach to sunbathe and watch the surfers catch big waves.

 

The beach backs up to a farm, so the occasional livestock might wander across the beach, which only makes the area feel more secluded and provincial.

Josiah's Bay in Tortola
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