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“cruise excursion on tortola bvi to cane garden bay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cane Garden Bay

Cane Garden Bay
Cane Garden Bay Rd, Tortola
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$80*
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Tortola
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Swimming, Water-skiing
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Owner description: Centrally located on Tortola's north side, this is probably the busiest beach since its beauty is often compared to Magen's Bay on St. Thomas.
Omaha NE
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“cruise excursion on tortola bvi to cane garden bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

used trip advisor to decide which beach to visit on our port stop in road town tortola, and was not disappointed with our choice of cane garden bay. did not go through the ship to book, just used local transportation which was a minimal cost, and very reliable and safe. it is a quick 15ish minute drive over some steep terrain, but very worth it when you drop down into the bay. BEAUTIFUL!!! a couple of places to purchase refreshing beverages and food and clean rest rooms. this is a popular beach so it will not be secluded, but still a big and beautiful beach. there will be sailboats and catamarans moored out in the bay but it just makes the scenery awesome!! the sand is fabulous with no drop off into the water as some beaches have. our ship was the only one in port and it was a small one ( only 2,000 passengers) so that may be why the beach was NOT at all crowded. it was definitely HEAVENLY!! the drink to be sure and get is the "painkiller" and the rum punches were fab!

Visited February 2014
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Regina, Canada
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“Very nice!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Lots of room on the beach, once you get past the hawkers trying to make you rent a chair from them. Just go down the beach a bit and it's fine, and not very crowded.

No fee to enter, and really nice sand and water.

Definitely enjoyed it!!!

Visited February 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“A brief encounter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

colourful, plenty of places to eat, good beach with facilities - a glimpse of paradise whilst we dropped other passengers off before we headed to Brewers Bay

Visited February 2014
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“Too many people”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

While the swimming is terrific, you have to get by all the vendorsn the beach as we'll as the massive influxes of people. Go to long bay.

Visited February 2014
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Gainesville, Florida
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“Most beautiful beach I've been to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

As a Floridian, I feel like I've been to a lot of beautiful beaches. Nothing compares to the gorgeous Cane Garden Bay - while it's a shorter beach, flanked on both sides by mountains, there is still plenty of space. The businesses lining the beach are all amazing, the drink specials are to die for, and there's enough within walking distance to keep you occupied all day long. When we went, we visited from a cruise ship - took a taxi from port to the beach immediately, and basically had the beach to ourselves all morning and into the afternoon. Once the sand got crowded, we headed in for lunch at the restaurants along the beach, sampling rum punches as we walked. At the end of the beach there's a great rum distillery worth visiting, and some kayak and snorkel equipment rentals. Overall, while it is true that this beach can get very crowded, it is 100% worth the visit. If crowds are not your thing, at least hit this beach up in the morning and then spring the $8 for a taxi ride to Long Beach right down the road, which is much more secluded.

Visited December 2013
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