The Bubbly Pool

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The Bubbly Pool
4.5

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Doug R
Towanda, IL60 contributions
Wear your shoes, the pool bottom is rocky. What a fun stop. You have a short walk past Foxy's Taboo bar down a small path, up a rocky hill and finally to the pool.
The waves coming in from the bay splash through a narrow opening into the pool and create an effect like a jetted hot tub. The waves can be very strong so be careful.
We saw a constant string of guests coming and going from the bubby pool area so it is a well publicized attraction. Lots of fun!!
Written April 22, 2022
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Sightsee262032
Grand Rapids, MI24 contributions
Couples
Spent several hours here on a beautiful day. If you go make sure you turn left at the sign on the hill. We went straight on our first try and ended up along the coast. We finally figured it out and back tracked to the right path and we ended up being the only people there. Great as the waves come over and through the rocks into the pool area. Lunch afterwards at Foxy’s Taboo. Nice spot.
Written February 10, 2020
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kiawahvilla
Ridgewood, NJ9,908 contributions
Friends
I write this review with a heavy heart. We are deeply sadden by a drowning at The Bubbly Pool just two days after our visit. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim.

Visitors to The Bubbly Pool should excercise extreme caution, always keeping in mind that conditions at The Bubbly Pool vary with conditions at sea. On days when the sea is very calm, The Bubbly Pool might be - as another visitor described it - "as quiet as a mill pond". However, in heavy seas, and especially at high tide, the force of waves coming into the pool and of the tow going out of the pool is amazingly powerful, and the rocks of the surrounding cliffs become slippery with the spray.

We visited The Bubbly Pool on a good day - neither too calm nor too wild - with six or seven foot seas. Playing in the pool was a wonderful and unique experience. Each time a "big" wave would enter the pool, the pool was filled with rushing foam. As the wave would withdraw, we were surrounded with tiny bubbles ... much like being in a glass of freshly poured champagne. Even so, we always kept our eyes to the sea and stayed clear of the potentially dangerous areas of back flow. We also were aware (and remarked to each other at the time) that, since rogue waves occasionally occur even in calm seas, we were assuming a risk.

As another reviewer has stated, this spectacular natural feature is NOT a "Disney ride". Go see The Bubbly Pool, and enjoy the lovely hike past the salt pond and the poisonous tree. The pool is interesting and beautiful even if you do not enter the water. Enter the pool and/or climb the cliffs only after you have carefully considered the present danger.
Written March 13, 2012
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Chris B
ALEXANDRIA2 contributions
Friends
On March 9, 2012, my 34-year-old niece was killed here when the waves and undertow pulled her out beyond anyone's reach. Please don't confuse this with a Disney ride and all of its protections. It is a force of nature more powerful than you or I.
Written March 12, 2012
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breukelen
NYC22 contributions
Friends
Tourist drowned in Bubbly Pool over the weekend. Please be careful.

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/news/american-tourist-dies-off-jvd
Written March 11, 2012
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Jenny M
Oakland, California, United States1 contribution
Friends
I am confirming that an American tourist died while at the bubbly pool this past Friday 3/9. I knew her. A strong tide pulled her out into the ocean and despite the efforts of her family, other tourists, and the British version of Coast Guard, she died. Exercise caution.
Written March 12, 2012
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Chris J
Horsham, UK67 contributions
Friends
Plenty of fun to be had here for an hour or so.

Alike to other reviews clearly one needs to apply common sense based on the size of the swell...

Easy to find with plenty of markers telling you to avoid the poisonous trees!!! Just moor up at Foxy's Taboo and walk ~15 minutes.

Good opportunity to check out the shallow mangrove area for juvenile sharks.
Written December 9, 2015
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Chris B
37 contributions
Been there twice. No vegetation due to Irma. Walk is easy—-wear shoes. Pool is as always. Ignore closed signs.
Written August 6, 2018
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skimadgirl
Norwich, UK137 contributions
Due to the hurricane damage this area is closed off to visitors.Nice area to stop for lunsh and there is a quirky make shift bar on the coast.Once BVI has recovered would definetley want to see this
Written June 23, 2018
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Bobby Y
Jacksonville, Florida, United States9 contributions
Friends
Not really worth the walk in my opinion. There's a better one in St Thomas, Peterborg/Picara Point. Tougher to get to though.
Written January 5, 2016
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