Originally Posted by SeaKing
We are going to the BVI's over Christmas
, what are some of the favorites there. It will be our first time there.
Some of mine along with photos from last two trips:
Just outside Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda. - It's not particularly scenic and can get rolly from boat traffic during the day. To avoid the boat traffic, I love to pull in late after snorkeling at the dogs
. You can dinghy
into town if you wish. The next morning you are very close to The Baths and can get there before the rat race
begins or even take the dingy over. (Moorings at The Baths can be limited and anchoring
is forbidden) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/...cfb023.jpg?v=0
Great Camanoe - Two anchorages where you are likely to be the only boat there, if that's your thing. In the northern bay - work you way back into either corner to find big sand patches. The southern bay has room and bottom for a few boats. (Note, there are a couple really cool caves to snorkel into if you are a confident snorkeler. They are not like The Caves on Normans, but are much deeper, darker and have surge)
Sandy Spit Cay - Nice little beach. Many seem to think it's a day anchorage only, but I think the shallow reef offers more protection than Sanday Cay does and I've had many enjoyable nights there. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/3...bc6db0.jpg?v=0
Cane Garden Bay - Very scenic, with lots of mooring
balls, but it's very scenic and reasonbly quiet. There is plenty of room for anchoring
as well. Several nice restaurants and live easy going music
. Very family
oriented. image from my last trip: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/...a53a78.jpg?v=0
Jost Van Dyke - Great Harbour - All anchoring with lots of room. Features cutoms, Foxy's, basic groceries, ice, etc. I often do the opposite of everyone else, - enjoy the day here and head
out to Sandy Cay or Sandy Spit for the night.
If you are a deep water
snorkeler, I recommend snorkeling on the Rhone. Other places to snorkel I recommend, both near Norman's are the Indians and The Caves. Both I believe require you to pick up day park moorings, not anchor. The Baths also offer interesting snorkeling. Caves moorings: (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/3...2c4a68.jpg?v=0
If you have time, I really enjoyed getting down to the Spanish Virgin Islands
. Culibrita especially: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/...3cd1e4.jpg?v=0
is an anchorage in the BVIs many talk about, but personally, I found it exposed and uninteresting.
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