Originally Posted by Mark424
I'm going in April, any favorite spots? or places to skip?
If you take the flotilla option, thy determine the itinerary for you and you have only one day/night of free sailing. All the places that they will take you are nice and must see. If you will be doing a bareboat
, I can recommend the following places (we went to all) which are only part of the islands...there is much more to see. We were told that a 2 week flotilla would be the best to cover the essentials.
The Pirates Bight at Norman Island (good place to moor and swim/snorkel but nothing special...however there is a famous boat bar called Willie T's where people go crazy after having a lot of alcohol (wet t-shirt stuff, people getting naked and dancing (I don't know why!) ..we have seen some but did not stay to long enough to see the full action...I would not go to that bay again although the food
at the Pirate's was pretty good.
Jost Van Dyke - out favorite...white sandy beach, turquoise waters, palm trees, nice bars (Soggy Dollar Bar is a must see and don't forget that Painkillers were invented at that bar...A Painkiller is a local drink that you will get familiarise pretty fast...we loved it.) The weather
conditions play a significant role as far as where to moor though, if you go make sure to check the weather very carefully especially the swells.
Marina Cay - great scenery, very good food
and nice mooring
. Must see.
Biras Creek at Virgin Gorda. Moore there, snorkel and visit local bars and restaurants. There are various restaurants ranging from 20-30USD per person to 125-150 USD per person.
Virgin Gorda Harbour at Spanish Town - Marina is expensive (overnight stay around 55-60$) but there is water
, electricity, showers and a very good inexpensive supermarket. A good place to go mid-week to re-provision (if necessry). Also from there you can take a cab to Baths - another must see place where interesting rock formations and caves are present where you can swim and snorkel. You can get there with your boat and take a bouy but it is highly popular so you have to be lucky to find a spot. Must see though.
Peter Island - Little Harbour. Nice place to anchor
and spend the night. Good snorkelling and easy access to various other islands the following morning.
Trellis bay - nice restaurants and bars, 5 min walk from the airport
. You should check in to your flight and leave the airport
, turn right and walk 5 mins. You will get to Trellis Bay which is opposite of Marina Cay. You can visit some shops (nice local arts, apparel etc.) and have a couple of last minute Painkillers...you will need them to soothe the pain of leaving the beautiful island(s).
Interested in scuba diving
? A must see (and dive) place is RMS Rhone wreck. Arrange a dive shop a few days in advance and either do a rendezvous dive or get there with them. But this is one of the most important and beautiful wrecks to see.
Hope this helps...