British Virgin Islands Journals

Escape From Reality

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A January 2007 trip to British Virgin Islands by ripplefan2

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Quote: These islands are amazing and worth a stay no matter which one you hit up.

Escape From Reality

Overview

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Located near the US Virgin Islands, this strip of islands is a destination that should be viewed by many and is only indulged by the few. With exquisite beaches, fun, attractive bars and restaurants and even rum distilleries, every island offers a different activity and all are completely worth it.Quick Tips: Pack at least one sweat shirt with you because the nights get cold and the air is moist. Also, pack suntan lotion because the sun is fierce down there and when the drinks are flowing, the lotion is neglected.Best Way To Get Around: You can rent a car, which is recommended, but you can also get taxis. They are everywhere. But try not to rely on public transportation, because...Read More

Myett's Restaurant

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Restaurant

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After a relaxing day of sunning and swimming, there is nothing more relaxing then a strong rum drink in a local bar. The place that we hit up was a bar called Myett’s. Recommended to us by the taxi driver, this place was “the” place at Cane Garden Bay and made a mean rum drink. A circular restaurant situated at the top of the beach and completed shaded from the sun, this was a haven on days when the winds made their residency on different parts of the island. But before we could get crazy enough to celebrate our surroundings, it was the smart move to grab a bite to eat. Now Myett’s, I was told by a local boy on the beach, was famous for their Conch Fritters, so that was definitely on my list now. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2007

Myett's Restaurant
Cane Garden Bay
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
+284-495-9649

Callwood Distillery

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Attraction

Callwood Distillery Photo, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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While walking through the streets of the beach town of Can Garden Bay, my family and I decided to see one of the main tourist attractions in the area; The Callwood Rum Distillery. While following the directions that our cab driver had given us, we walked through the town of Cane Garden Bay until we descended upon the distillery. Set back a long empty road behind a series of houses, this distillery looked more like a barn than a house of rum. While we were approaching the barn, random roosters and chickens that run rampant on this island were looking at us and examining us for intruding on their territory. When we entered the building, the overwhelming aroma of distilled rum was piercing our nostril...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 3, 2007

Callwood Distillery
Cane Garden Bay
Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Cane Garden Bay

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Attraction

Cane Garden Bay Photo, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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While in the British Virgin Islands, my family and I decided to stop off at Tortola’s famous Can Garden Bay. Located right near Road Town, Cane Garden Bay is an island enthusiast’s dream destination. While driving over beautiful mountains to get there, your breath is taken away by the pristine sights of the water below. As a local hangout and a tourist sight, the beach fills up rather quickly, but not enough where you are right on top of everyone, but more than many other beaches on the volcanic island strip. The sands are soft and tightly packed, making the walking soothing and relaxing and the terrain is ideal for the outdoor runner. When you arrive at the beach, there are hoards of local sa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2007

Cane Garden Bay
north coast
Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Anegada, BVI

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I recently had the pleasure of leaving all of civilization and setting up shop in the remote locale of Anegada Island in the British Virgin Islands. Known as the "Drowned" land is a small island (about 10 miles long x 2 ½ miles wide) at the end of the BVI trail that reaches a whopping 25 feet at its pinnacle. The island is also surrounded by a 18 square mile horse shoe coral reef (one of the largest in the world) that protects the island and creates some of the best underwater sights in the world. There are a couple of hotels, three restaurants, some villas, and The Settlement (the local neighborhood). The only two ways to get to this secluded paradise are by either plane or boat. I arrive...Read More