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This was a normal morning for most of the locals, we wore staying at Big Bamboo Cottages, and went... read more

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Postcard beach

This beach is amazing. The views of the tourquis waters and white sandy beach are like a picture... read more

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Located on Anegada's northern shore, this is one of the best shore-entry snorkeling spots in the Caribbean, where visibility can exceed 100 feet on a calm day.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a normal morning for most of the locals, we wore staying at Big Bamboo Cottages, and went for a swim at the beach, perfect day, perfect wind, no clouds, could be very hot, but the water was just perfect. Me and my middle...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beach is amazing. The views of the tourquis waters and white sandy beach are like a picture come to life. The snorkeling is also great right off the beach. The water gets a little rough near the reef, but there is so much Mari...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christina B
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a crazy spot in the middle of the world. It takes forever to get your food, which is very good, there are cats running around, nutty bathrooms, the whole vibe is fun! People are friendly, and on ISLAND TImE. We loved being on their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

Best lunch place on Anegada. Beautiful beach and comfortable dining. Great rum punch and full menu. Bathing suits welcome since patrons come and go from beach. If not familiar with island, take a taxi. We usually rent a car because we go to other favorite...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

While traveling around Anegeda we stumbled across this gem . . Almost rebuilt from hurricane. . Cool little spot on the beach with a beach and pool bar . . Worth a look!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the beach and bar here. Staff was friendly, food and drinks were good. Look forward to coming back!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

You'll need a vehicle or taxi to get to this corner of the island. More seaweed on the beach this year than I've ever seen before, but this is a great snorkeling spot for advanced fish finders. You must swim out quite a bit to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Had a few painkillers at the quaint bar. Be sure to bring a sharpie to add your touch to the roof. We came during a quiet time but there was food options. We only came to drink though

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patrick R
Reviewed July 17, 2018

A wonderful, secluded beach. I love the restaurant there and how secluded it feels behind all the mangrove trees.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Loblolly beach has two restaurants, the Big Bamboo was a welcome sight after a day at the beach. Hammick swings for the old and young to relax in ... open air lunch and delicious frozen drinks!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sun-N-Beach-Fun
Oklahoma
Anegada daytrip report -- June 30, 2009 (3 Replies)
Greetings all, Just wanted to leave some feedback for others who may be considering visiting Anegada in the near future. Our recent 8-day vacation in Virgin Gorda included a daytrip to Anegada on Monday, June 30. Our family of four -- including youngsters ages seven and four -- took the 7:30 a.m. ferry over from The Valley in VG and were at the harbor dock in Anegada less than an hour later. I think the cost for all was $150 round trip. We sat atop the ferry and enjoyed the morning...More
July 06, 2009|
Response fromDnAMobile|
Very helpful report- thanks!!
Unelma333
Karlsruhe, Germany
Best parts to stay at Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada? (16 Replies)
My husband and I are thinking about visiting BVI next year. It would be a 3-week holiday split between Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada. From what I read Anegada would be the perfect island for us, but I guess it would be great to see the others, too, as we have enough time. I was wondering which parts of each island would be the best to stay at for us. We enjoy a very laid-back Caribbean experience and try to avoid big crowds and touristy stuff by renting a (secluded) cottage. So nightlife...More
July 21, 2016|
Response fromUnelma333|
Looks great, thanks a lot! I'll definitely put Guavaberry on my list.
jrzyaccent
middlesex nj
Anegada beaches (8 Replies)
Hi, Planning a trip to Anegada at the end of March and have a few questions. We are trying to decide between Anegada Beach Cottages, Cow Wreck and Loblolly Beach Cottages. Anegada Beach cottages look nice but I could not find anything posted about the beach there, Pomato Point. Is it good for snorkeling, swimming etc. We would like to have a kayak available. Loblolly seems better equipped, TV etc. kayaks. Lots posted about Loblolly Bay. Cow Wreck looks like a fun place but the cottages...More
February 24, 2008|
Response fromWahkah|
There is no snorkeling whatsoever at Pomato Point. Swimming there is OK, but the water gets deep pretty quickly. There are no reefs of significant size to hold fish for snorkeling. The cottages at Cow Wreck are from 50 to 150 yards from the bar and restaurant. There really is no problem, as the bar and restaurant are relatively quiet. We are pretty much unaware of what is going on at the bar. If you are chartering from SJU and have the time, then you might think about meats, etc....More