Post # 1
Hey bees! I was checking out the BVI as a possible honeymoon destination and I saw a lot of places I liked. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience they can share with me? And if you went there in the fall, that would be a plus since our honeymoon will be in October 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 3
Haven’t honeymooned there but have been to Tortola and Virgin Gorda a few times. There are some lovely beaches all around the BVI, getting a boat to take you out to seculded spots is fairly easy.
Post # 4
I also didn’t honeymoon there, but I’ve been to Virgin Gorda. It’s beautiful!! I think it would be a great honeymoon spot. ‘The Baths’ is one of the prettiest places. Paradise.
Post # 5
Hey! We are hoping to go to the BVI for our honeymoon too! Where abouts are you looking at going? Neither of us have been before and are looking into St. Johns Island. We want a place that is less touristy and less crowded than your typical resort/vacation in Cancun sort of places.
Post # 6
Not honeymooning there, but wanted to. My family and I went yearly (my parents still go) to a resort called Biras Creek on Virgin Gorda in the BVI – it is beauuuuutiful, not icky and touristy, though expensive.
Post # 7
Eloped and honeymooned on Tortola and did a day trip to Virgin Gorda. Had an amazing and relaxing time. Here are some pics:
Post # 8
I’ll be honest, I was not a fan of Tortola at all when we vacationed there. It really depends on where you end up. It was run down, traffic was bad, and not much to do. It was like a busier, messier St Thomas to us.
I think St Martin is probably the coolest island we have been to. Next is St Lucia. And Puerto Rico is our favorite US destination.
Post # 9
I should add it really depends on what you are looking for. I didn’t want to go somewhere commercialized. Tortola doesn’t have “chain restaurants,” so no starbucks or anything. It also does not have a lot of shopping if that is your thing.
The terrain is very hilly and has tons of switchbacks and blind turns. You really need to trust your fellow drivers if you are not going to stay on your resort. Cars drive on the left, but most cars have the steering wheel on the left, so the passenger is the one in the center of the road.
Post # 10
Where onTortola were you? While some parts were run down, where we stayed was beautiful and we didn’t run into traffic at all.
Post # 11
To be honest I have no clue what it was called. There were chickens running around by the beach, and the shops and roads were all dirty and a lot of places were just empty. I also don’t like having to go through run down areas to get to something nice, I prefer when the entire area I am staying in is comfortable. That’t my big problem with St Thomas—there’s lovely beaches, but getting around you have to go through some stuff that is kinda yuck.
Post # 12
We didn’t honeymoon there, but we’ve been to Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke.. we went there last June for my college graduation trip.
We stayed at Palm Grove Villa in Tortola, it’s above Long Bay Resort. It was FANTASTIC, and relatively inexpensive ($1120 for the week in the summer? I think it’s the same price until the middle of November). If you go, you’re definitely going to need to rent a car, and remember that they drive on the other side of the road in the BVI.. but on the normal side of the car (if you’re in the US). You should definitely check out Smugglers Cove, it was my favorite place while we were there… it was a pretty small beach, but it had three bars and one of them made the best blended banana daiquiri I’ve ever had in my life.. but since it’s in the middle of nowhere with no electricity, they hook the blender up to a car battery! So funny..
And Virgin Gorda was fantastic too, the Baths were so pretty and snorkelling it was so much fun. We also did a couple of dives off of one of the islands (not sure which, it was some uninhabited island), and that was a lot of fun.
We found a random sailboat captain who took us out on a sailing trip for $200 (gave us a discount because it was about half an hour before he normally went out and he didn’t have anyone going that day.. should have charged me more in my opinion for inconveniencing him, but that’s okay). We went to Jost van Dyke (Soggy Dollar Bar!), and another island as well for snorkelling.
The beaches are great. I’m not sure on the other commenter: I will agree that PARTS of Tortola are a little crappy, but it’s just like going to most other Caribbean islands, the towns aren’t all that great. And there are chickens running around Key West, but no one complains about those..?
Post # 13
We spent 3 nights of our honeymoon on Tortola at the Sugar Mill Resort, I think that was my favorite part of the trip (we also spent time on St. Thomas and St. John). The Sugar Mill was a great place for a honeymoon; small, quiet, with excellent service and walking distance from Bomba’s in case we wanted more excitement. I really liked the morning we spent in Road Town – it has an off-shore banking industry so it is a bit more of a “real” town compared to some of the others in the region that exclusively service tourists.
One of the days we were on the island there was a cruise in port, so some things were more crowded, but it certainly didn’t ruin my experiance. I would go back to the BVI in a heartbeat. We did rent a car and enjoyed driving around the island.
Post # 14
bumping this, anyone else have any feedback?