Beaches

The most beautiful beaches in the world can be found in the USVI and BVI. Here are a few of my favorites. If you want to recommend a beach location feel free to send an email.

 

 

HD Video Sunset at Myett’s in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola BVI

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HD Video Sunset at Myett’s in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola BVI

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HD Video Cane Garden Bay, Tortola BVI

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HD Video Cane Garden Bay, Tortola BVI

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Magens Bay, St. Thomas USVI

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Magens Bay, St. Thomas USVI

EmailPrintLocated on the North Atlantic side of the island, Magens Bay features a well-protected white sand beach stretching for nearly three quarters of a mile. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island, as well as a gathering place for locals. The beach sits at the head of a deep bay, the arms of which are Peterborg peninsula to the east and Tropaco Point to the west. The bay’s northwest exposure means its waters are usually calm, although storms in the North Atlantic can occasionally generate large waves in the winter months. The sandy bottom means snorkeling is of limited interest, although turtles, conch, tarpon and other fish are commonly spotted. Local fishing boats anchor in the eastern part of the bay where there is a boat ramp. The beach and surrounding park are currently administered by the semi-autonomous Magens Bay Authority. The services provided by the Authority include lifeguards, parking, showers and bathrooms. There is a snack counter, bar and souvenir shop. Beach chairs, floats, lounge chairs, mask and snorkels, fins, towels, lockers, paddleboards, kayaks, and paddleboats can be rented. The Authority is a self-sustaining entity which funds its operations through a per-person entrance fee (currently $4.00 for visitors and $2.00 for locals), parking fees, and payments received from the park’s restaurant and rental concessions. The beach property also includes a coconut grove, a mangrove, and an arboretum. In 2004, The Nature Conservancy and local organizations opened a trail to Magens Bay from a spot off the road in the hills above. Tip: Enter free after 5pm when the gate is closed for beautiful...

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2015 Jost van Dyke Calendar

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2015 Jost van Dyke Calendar

EmailPrintLimited Edition 2015 Jost van Dyke Calendar Locations Cover – White Bay January – Soggy Dollar Bar Hammock February – Foxy’s Tamarind Bar March – Ivan’s Hammock April – White Bay May – Foxy’s Dock June – White Bay July – Sunset at Ivan’s August – Sandy Cay September – Jewel’s Snack Shack October – Soggy Dollar Bar November – Little Harbour December – Christmas at Coco Loco Purchase $15.00 $5.00 shipping in the USA ONLY (international shipping please email) Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery Calendar printed on photo card stock paper Each month has 8.5×11″ detachable photo for framing if desired Spiral bound Payment via paypal to “bvi wine & food...

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Jost van Dyke Day Trip with Privateer Charters

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Jost van Dyke Day Trip with Privateer Charters

EmailPrintAs one of the Virgin Islands newest private powerboat charter companies, Privateer Charters goes above and beyond to help you create the perfect day. With over fifteen years of local knowledge and professional nautical experience, Captain Patrick Cena prides himself on providing his guests with comfortable, safe excursions that exceed their expectations. Trek off the beaten path or visit the hottest tourist spots, all at your own pace. Experience the islands and their magnificent beauty and history with someone who truly loves and has called the Virgin Islands home for over 20 years. Cruise in comfort and style while enjoying the day on our luxurious Everglades powerboat. We offer full and half day charters throughout the U.S. and British Virgin Islands all set to your schedule. We can accommodate up to six passengers and look forward to seeing you. We offer private beach excursions, snorkeling tours, National Park hiking trail tours, historical tours and beach bar tours. Let us know how we can help create your perfect day. Captain Patrick Cena prides himself on providing his guests with comfortable, safe excursions that exceed their expectations. Experience the islands and their magnificent beauty and history with someone who truly loves and has called the Virgin Islands home for over 20 years. Privateer Charters on Facebook Book a charter with Privateer Charters to the USVI or...

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Day Trip – Orient Beach, St. Martin

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Day Trip – Orient Beach, St. Martin

EmailPrintBeaches are a main attraction on the island of Saint Martin. It has 37 beaches total, with hotels holding property on most of them. Beach Bars and Cafés are very popular attractions on the island. Many offer unusually good dishes with European and Caribbean inspiration. Frozen cocktails are also a trendy treat to keep down the heat. All beaches of Saint Martin are fine for swimming and sun bathing, though the west half of the good beach at Philipsburg has better water. The island caters to all, with beaches of fun things to do as well as secluded and more private ones. Orient Beach located on the Eastern side of St. Martin is by far my favorite beach to visit for several reasons: So many places to eat, drink, and play all on one beach. Quality of sand and water. Really clean and seems safe at all times. Overall size is great. One of the larger beaches in the Caribbean. Variety of services/amenities offered. From sushi and mojitos to steak and beer, Orient Beach has it all. Parking, plenty of it located right off the beach. Recommendations: Bring plenty of sun lotion and water. Water is very expensive on St. Martin. Pack a lunch and picnic on beach then splurge for dinner later. Kayaking and water sports St. Martin Dining Tips As of October 2009 the drinking age in town is 18, but in tourist areas they are not so strict about it. St. Martin’s nightlife consists of many bars, nightclubs and casinos where drinking is prevalent. Start out with a happy hour at “Bamboo Bernies” where drinking is free for a half an hour and continues until seven with the highest drink price of a dollar! Many of the clubs have ladies’ nights as well as other nightly drink specials. The Dutch side of the island has more night clubs than the French, so if you’re up for the party scene, this side is the one where you should stay. Some restaurants on the island will add 15% to your bill and it will be listed as Tax or SC (Service charge). The truth is, the island has no dining tax so the restaurant may be taking advantage of North American tourists used to paying tax. You can consider the 15% your tip, those who aren’t aware may pay another 15% to 20% when the “Tax/SC” is really a tip already going to the waiter....

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Coki Beach, St. Thomas

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Coki Beach, St. Thomas

EmailPrintCoki Beach is probably the best spot for snorkeling on St. Thomas. Located on the east end about 10 minutes from Red Hook, Coki Beach has several beach bars and makeshift shacks serving up conch fritters, tacos, burgers and other bar food to soak up all the rum. Local advice: Most likely you will be solicited to buy marijuana on this beach or in the parking lot. You will smell it while parking as many locals hang out here smoking freely in public. It’s not something the police seem to try and stop here. If you have small children and feel unsafe for any reasons try Lindquist Beach instead.          ...

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Pic of the Day – BVI 9-22-14

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Pic of the Day – BVI 9-22-14

EmailPrintSailing around Tortola and Jost van Dyke so many beautiful spots to grab a mooring or anchor next to little islands like...

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Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas

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Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas

EmailPrintThis is the closest beach from the airport in St. Thomas. If you are staying at Emerald Beach Resort than this is your view. It’s also great for a day trip if you are staying on St. John. It’s mostly a locals beach, lots of gatherings, cook outs, and hanging out. Located directly across from Cyril E. King Airport. There is parking at the park right before you get to the airport entrance or just park on the road like everyone else. On Sundays, its packed with locals and difficult to find parking. Lindbergh is awarded the distinction of being a Blue Flag beach for overall quality, cleanliness, and available amenities. Lindbergh Bay named after the famous American aviator, Charles A. Lindbergh, also known as Emerald Beach, is a picturesque beach near the airport, located at Emerald Beach Resort. Palm trees and sea grape trees line the shore and provide natural shade. Typically sparsely populated, it is a great beach for laying back and relaxing. The water is usually very calm; perfect for swimming, wading or floating along. The shoreline provides for pleasant strolls. The Emerald Beach Resort offers an open air beach front bar for enjoying the trade winds and a refreshing drink. The resort restaurant is available for having a nice lunch or grabbing a quick snack. A water sports booth offers kayaks, snorkeling, diving, paddle boats & windsurfers among other fun activities. Lindbergh Bay is in close proximity to the airport and a short drive from downtown Charlotte Amalie. Accessible facilities and parking No Lifeguard – Life saving equipment on the...

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Paraíso tropical e capital mundial da vela

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Paraíso tropical e capital mundial da vela

EmailPrintIlhas Virgens Britânicas Paraíso tropical e capital mundial da vela Com 60 ilhas paradisíacas, o arquipélago de BVI – British Virgin Islands é um paraíso a ser descoberto pelo turismo brasileiro. Texto e fotos Johnny Mazzilli Nanny Cay é uma das marinas mais luxuosas do arquipélago O primeiro europeu a avistar as ilhas foi Cristóvão Colombo, em 1493, em sua segunda viagem às Américas. Ele deu às ilhas o extravagante nome de “Santa Úrsulae Suas Onze Mil Virgens”, inspirado na lenda de Santa Úrsula. Embora haja fortes evidências da presença de povos ameríndios no arquipélago há aproximadamente 1.500 anos, oficialmente admite-se que a região foi povoada por índios da etnia arawak, oriundos da América do Sul, por volta de 100 a.C. Essa etnia habitou as ilhas até o século XV, quando então teria sido expulsa pelos guerreiros caraíbas, vindos das Pequenas Antilhas. As ilhas têm uma atmosfera caribenha e peculiar, com população majoritariamente negra e rastafári. Formado por 60 ilhas, das quais 16 permanecem desabitadas, o arquipélago é considerado a capital mundial da vela, por suas condições ímpares para os esportes náuticos. Na capital, a pequena Road Town, com apenas 23 mil habitantes e situada na ilha principal de Tortola, veleiros de todos os tamanhos e estilos dividem espaço em dezenas de marinas espalhadas nos arredores. Virgin Gorda, a segunda maior ilha do arquipélago, tem praias paradisíacas e arrecifes de coral que rivalizam com os melhores cenários caribenhos. Suas águas quentes e de azul intenso e as praias de areia branca atraem milhares de turistas do mundo todo. Virgin Gorda foi, no passado, uma importante fonte de mineração de cobre, extinta há décadas. Seu ponto mais famoso é The Baths, uma praia de pequena extensão e repleta de enormes blocos rochosos que, em conjunto, formam belíssimas passagens e galerias à beira-mar. Um eficiente sistema de ferryboats leva os turistas entre as ilhas, e o maior fluxo verifica-se entre Tortola e Virgin Gorda. Já na pequena ilha de Anegada, mais de 300 destroços de embarcações que encalharam ou naufragaram nos arrecifes de coral fazem a felicidade de mergulhadores de naufrágios, bem como servem de refúgio e abrigo para a vida marinha. Pelicanos estão em toda parte. As ilhas são um dos destinos mais procurados por norte-americanos que vivem em Miami, dadas a proximidade e a facilidade das conexões em Porto Rico. Nas praias, turistas praticam o stand up paddling, e de cima da prancha é possível observar a movimentação de animais marinhos a 20 ou 25 metros abaixo da superfície, tamanha a limpidez das águas. Pequenas biroscas de praia servem deliciosos frutos do mar grelhados ou a especialidade local, conque frites, bolinhos fritos de frutos do mar, sempre escoltados por drinques elaborados com doses generosas de rum. Bomba Shack, sem dúvida o point mais desconcertante das ilhas É comum na região a locação de embarcações de turismo, com ou sem tripulação. Há quem saiba velejar e prefira alugar uma embarcação para pilotá-la por conta própria, e há os menos versados na arte de velejar, que preferem a embarcação e os serviços de uma tripulação. Às vésperas de feriados, a procura é grande e o movimento é frenético, com barcos sendo preparados e abastecidos, mas durante o feriado as marinas ficam vazias. As ilhas são relativamente próximas entre si e as águas calmas e abrigadas fazem da região um cenário perfeito para velejadores em busca de sossego. A brasileira Monique Putley, que vive há 27 anos em...

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