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“Best place in BVI, and the world !!”
Review of Cane Garden Bay

Cane Garden Bay
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Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour
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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.
Holmes Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
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“Best place in BVI, and the world !!”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

If there is anyplace I would want to go back to visit, it would be CGB. Our visit was 1 of 13 stops in the BVI by our privately chartered boat, and this was our favorite. A beautiful paradise crescent white sand beach gave this spot a special feeling of peace and beauty. Upon arriving on shore we found a special little village w little beach bars, a grocery store, police station, post office, and a few speciality shops, even a hair stylist shop. (Just like Mayberry America, except for the beach bars). It had everything needed in a village, without being a tourist trap. In walking the island, we found a unique old Rum distillery, a grave yard and lots of chickens in the road. The thought of living here forever entered my mind many times, before an involuntary departure. I often reflect on our trip to BVI, with Cane Garden Bay as my favorite! Just like the paradise picture on front of a Caribbean travel magazine !

Visited June 2013
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Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
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“Wonderfull beach”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

It is a beautifull beach. Calm water, Smooth Sand, Greenpeace mountains. My family enjoyed very much the beach day in cane beach.

Visited September 2013
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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“Tourist Trap”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Cane Garden Bay is probably the busiest beach on Tortola. Tons of restaurants, beach bars, etc here. The beach itself is nice, but tends to be pretty crowded. I hear that a lot of cruise ships stop in through here, so that probably explains it. If you want to see a beautiful beach, they are plentiful on Tortola; consider Brewers Bay instead, which is absolutely gorgeous and much quieter. On the other hand, if you want to get drinks and party with friends amongst a sea of beach chairs and tourists, this is probably a better fit.

Visited December 2013
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“Peaceful beach with facilities”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Tortola was a stop with Royal Caribbean. It is not worth to buy the 3.5 H excursion from the ship to Cane Garden Bay $29.00, because it is only transportation and it uses the same public open trolleys that you can get at the small port for $8.00 each way with the advantage that you can stay at the beach as long as you want. The drive to the beach is very scenic and it goes the same route of the island tour. The beach itself is long, quiet and good for swimming, with a nice view of the bay and of some islands in front. There are umbrellas and lounge chairs for rent for $15 or $20 cash. There is a restaurant with good fresh fish, various stands to get a drink and souvenirs. They accept dollars and you can pay by credit card at the restaurant. In the way back you can ask the driver to stop at the art craft center and/or at the few shops at walking distance from the port. At the port there is the list of all the beaches the trolleys go to and you can plan to see more than one, just bring cash to pay for the trolley rides. Or you can take the excursion to Virgin Gorda Island or to Jost Van Dyke Island by boat in the morning and then spend the afternoon at this beach or at another beach.

Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Wonderful Beach”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

My wife and I visited this beach when our cruise ship docked in Tortola. The beach is beautiful, with plenty of places to grab a drink or a bite to eat.

This was our favorite beach out of all the islands we visited.

Visited November 2013
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