EMMA’S TRIP

TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND

7 DAYS/6 STOPS 

 

Sailing-Snorkeling-Relaxing
Emma, her husband and 3 kids Helena (15), julie (12) and Felix (12) did a sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands archipelago. They have lived in Japan, Chile and Hong Kong so they are a real Globetrotter family. They chose this sailing trip to just free their minds for a couple of days, enjoy the turquoise water, and experience life onboard a sailing boat. If you are just happy to do nothing, it’s a fantastic trip for you. 

Intl airport: Tortola, British Virgin Island

Direct Flights from Paris
One stop over  from NYC Via  San Juan in Puerto Rico or St Martin

Sailing boat
To rent the boat:
The Moorings
Sunsail


Total per person: 2000 $ for 7 days 
Lodging: 1400$/pp  (all inclusive)

Flights: 600-800 $/pp 


All details for this trip
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Good to know and pictures
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A snapshot

A snapshot

1GrnCircleTORTOLA TO
NORMAN ISLAND

2 hours sailing
Norman island

Norman island

Amazing restaurant
1 NIGHT
  • Restaurant Pirate’s Bight: It’s an amazing place run by a Mexican Chef who has lived in New York, Tokyo and Paris. It features fusion food in a wonderful location. Not to be missed! We stayed an extra night because of the restaurant.
     
    Snorkeled, swam, dined, chatted, snorkeled, read, fished…and repeated!  Every day was full of the same fun activities!

NORMAN ISLAND  TO
PETER ISLAND

1 hour sailing
Peter island

Peter island

Walking on the beach
1 NIGHT

PETER ISLAND  TO
VIRGIN GORDOLA

3 hours sailing
Virgin Gordola

Virgin Gordola

Caves
1 NIGHT
  • Mooring: Try to stay at The Bath Cave. You have to arrive early in the morning in order to get a spot as another boat is leaving. It is crowded in high season. If The Bath is full, you can sail to Malone Bay, one-hour further north, or 30 min with engine. Malone Bay is a bit more popular, but the advantage is that there is a grocery store where you can buy milk and other provisions. 
  • The bath is a splendid place with a lot of caves, surrounded by crystal clear water. It’s very fun for the kids. They could swim in between the caves and climb on the rocks. Create your own little secret path in between the caves.
VIRGIN GORDOLA  TO
THE SETTLEMENT

3 hours sailing
The Settlement

The Settlement

Wild
2 NIGHTS
  • Mooring: Along the south side of the island around The Settlement on the Lower bay We stayed 2 nights, as it is further away. You will want to explore the island. This is the first island where Christopher Columbus arrived with his boat.  Is it a myth? We don’t know, but we imagined their arrival there. The island is wilder and more flat than the others, so it would make sense. 
     
  • One day we went to Pearl Point. There are a lot of restaurants where you can eat delicious Lobsters. It is better to reserve the lobsters to make sure you get one at lunchtime.

    On day two, we took a small bus to Lobiolly High point, a long beach where you can walk and enjoy a drink in a really authentic bar.

THE SETTLEMENT TO
MARINA CAY

3 hours sailing
Marina Cay

Marina Cay

Small Island
  • Mooring: Marina Cay , small island North of Tortola We sailed along the north coast of Tortola (on the way to the island we sailed on the south coast). Sometimes the wind can be too strong, so you might need to find another bay. 
  • You can hear the planes, as it is close to the airport, but the atmosphere is nice. It’s a small island, where you can take a walk. There is a little souvenir shop with mugs and nice bottles of rum. It’s on your way back to the mooring of Tortola.

MARINA CAY TO
TORTOLA

1 hour sailing
Tortola

Tortola

Authentic port
1 NIGHT
  • Mooring: Frenchman’s Cay. It’s an authentic port with a dock. It is charming and has a lot of colorful houses. You will slowly come back to the civilization here.
  • You can eat in a small restaurant and enjoy a coffee in the coffee shop at the port.

GOOD TO KNOW

  • If you pass Necker Island on your way from or to Anegada Island (The Settlement) to or from Tortola, try to stop for a swim. There is a very exclusive hotel on that island that is worth seeing.
  • Be prepared to live in a very simple way. The beds are uncomfortable and you have to wash the dishes, but it’s still a real luxury to sail around those heavenly islands.

MY PHOTO ALBUM

 
Photo ©nfdl

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