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Cane Garden Bay

Cane Garden Bay Rd, Tortola
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Ranked #6 of 23 Attractions in Tortola
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water
Activities: Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Swimming, Water-skiing
Traveler Description: When visting the British Virgin Islands, dont miss the lovely Cane Garden Bay, the hub of Tortola's beach scene.  CGB offers several beach... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great beach to swim at. white sand with great beach bars and restaurants. should have a bit more activity in terms of water sports.

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Ensenada, Baja California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is an awesome bay with a lot of restaurants, but days the cruise ships are in, they come by the busload which takes away from the relaxation

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You get a feeling of real life on Tortola at Cane Garden Bay, the folks are friendly, but watch the traffic on the road! Not much snorkeling, but there is a great surf spot out on the corner of the bay, amazing sunsets and the girls at the Big Banana are the BEST on the island! :)

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great little beach, can watch birds diving into the water while chickens merrily trot around you. Beach bars and restaurants and a couple of beer shacks. Very easy to chill and spend a day there

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Road Town, Tortola
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A very popular spot, and if the cruise ships are in it will be overcrowded. The beach bar scene is among the best on Tortola. There is also a glass blowing operation a block from the beach which is well worth a visit. The distillery is a bit disappointing, but it's there if you really need to get out of... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I visted here while we were (honeymoon) cruising on Carnival. We traveld here alone rather than booking the excursion thru the boat. The drive here is beautiful! Lots of overlooks of the island and our cab driver stopped and let us take pictures on the way there and back. We stayed here for a good part of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

was here in 2001 on our honeymoon. took a cab from the hotel; driver came back hours later to pick us up. had lunch on the beach & shared the day with a great dog :) great beach!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was or first time to the BVI's and we rented a car at the West End. We stayed at the Light House Villas in Cane Garden Bay for five nights and it was an experience. We have 3 teenagers and there really was nothing for them to do at night. We were immersed with the locals who are all... More

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Brooklyn NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a regular stop for Norwegian Cruises and for some reason they rarely go here, don't know why. Tortola is a beautiful little gem in the Eastern Caribbean not far from St. Thomas. Evert hinges is within walking distance - open market, scooter rentals, taxis and an elderly man that comes down from the mountain with his donkey and... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We always spend at least one night in Cane Garden Bay on our BVI sailboat charters. The crew on our latest trip in July 2014 rated this one of their favorite stops. The beach is lovely and you'll have a beautiful sunset view towards Jost Van Dyke. Go ashore for Pain Killers at one of the many bars - we... More

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