THE CARIBBEAN SERIES, DAY 5
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BVI has me and I’ve not even seen daylight yet! Last night I had a simple choice to make, close the door and stick the air con on or open it up to the elements and get bitten by every mosquito on the island!
NO WONDER PEOPLE COME HERE TO HIDE THEIR MILLIONS
I’ll be honest, I didn’t sleep well but it was one of the few times in my life where it didn’t worry me. Lying in that bed listening to the wind, rain and waves I was as content as I have ever been, a feeling I don’t often come across. Downside is my feet look like they have had the worst dose of chicken pox known to man.
WHERE ARE THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS?
British Virgin Islands
FEELS LIKE XMAS
Seeing 5am on the watch was more than enough for me to get up and enjoy the gaff for a few hours before checking out the rest of the island. It felt like Christmas morning but instead of getting presents I was off to get another a cotton bud shoved up my right nostril…
- HOTEL – Lowena Cottage, Rogues Bay 9/10, £140
- ATTRACTIONS – Dickenson Beach
The coat of arms – Saint Ursula with twelve lamps.
White – peace and honesty.
Red – hardiness, bravery, strength and valour.
Blue – vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
Ben, the host has suggested taking the northern coast road to the west and then back through to the east. When you have the number of world class beaches BVI does, beach hopping is a must! On the other hand the south side just isn’t worth visiting, most of the action is on the northern side.
DAILY TRAVEL STATS….
- Steps – 7,900
It’s hard to name a favourite but without doubt the 2 best on Tortola (BVIs main island) are Belmont Bay and Smuggler’s Cove. Both offer something slightly different; Belmont Bay is very much a castaway beach with some half decent waves and Smuggler’s Cove is just chill, it also has Nigel’s Bar that does cocktails and food. I’ll let the photos do the talking…..
- British Virgin Islanders are British Overseas Territories citizens and since 2002 are also British citizens.
- Although BVI has no volcanoes, most of its islands are volcanic in origin.
- Hurricanes occasionally hit the islands, with the hurricane season running from June to November.
- The highest point is Mount Sage on Tortola at 521m.
- The Baths is an area of unique geologic formations and one of the BVI’s major tourist destinations.
Next time I visit here, Necker Island is getting a touch!
Sailing over to Gorda Island to check out the Baths. Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
- How do you prefer your beaches…
- White or golden?
- Blue or turquoise?
- Quiet or atmosphere?
- Waves or the calm?
Let me know in the comments below . . .