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“Manchioneel Bay on Cooper Island, a MUST visit for sailors”
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Owner description: A small, isolated and charming island that serves as a mooring haven for yachts.
London
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18 reviews
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“Manchioneel Bay on Cooper Island, a MUST visit for sailors”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Spending two weeks sailing round the British Virgin Islands had many highlights, but definitely one of the best was the few times we stopped at Manchioneel Bay. Not only is this picturesque bay an easy place to get to and moor up, but with a good beach, excellend beach club bar and restaurant but also good snorkelling. One of our favorite places to go to and a real recommendation for anyone sailing in the area.

The bar has indoor and outdoor seating and its regular happy hour is a must for all those visiting. Staff are really friendly and happy to help and oblige. The Restaurant also provides good food and fair prices, with local specialities to tempt you on shore to eat. There is also a great shop just off the beach for souvenirs and the MUST cooper island t-shirt for those friends and family you left behind.

There is mooring for a good number of boats, but not too many, so it never gets too busy - another plus if you are looking for that tranquil night stopover.

It is worth getting there early, I would suggest lunchtime and then take it easy on the beach. They even have some bar tables in the sea, what better way to enjoy a Painkiller or that local beer.

There are many places in this wonderful part of the Carribbean but I would recommend that it is a must to include this gem!

Visited January 2012
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Salmon Arm B.C.
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“A great spot but a little rough for anchorage”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

We spent 1 night and that was enough, the wind and the waves made for a long nite. The restaraunt was good and the service was great. The snorkeling was also good

Visited December 2011
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Columbia, South Carolina
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271 reviews
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“WOW - excellent mooring, beautiful island and great snorkeling”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

We sailed to Cooper Island and got a mooring ball in the bay. The snorkeling was excellent and the island is absolutely beautiful. Great stop.

Visited October 2011
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West Paterson, New Jersey
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“The most beautiful island”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

We took a sailboat to Cooper Island, had lunch and just enjoyed the beach & scenery. It was truely the most beautiful island! If you're looking for a place to go not to get caught up in the hustle & bustle......Cooper Island is where to go! I would like to stay longer next time I'm there.

Visited July 2011
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful Stop and Good Food”
Reviewed February 8, 2010

This was a stop on a BVI motor yacht tour for lunch. The beach was beautiful and the restaurant there was a really nice place to eat. The food was good and so was the service!

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