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“Nice Secluded Spot”
Review of Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove
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$105.00*
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Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour
Ranked #2 of 65 things to do in Tortola
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Owner description: This Tortola cove offers excellent snorkeling opportunities.
Austin, Texas
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427 reviews
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“Nice Secluded Spot”
Reviewed December 3, 2005

Smuggler's Cove is a great spot for lying in the sun, body-surfing some medium waves and swimming. The road to get to the beach is really bad, which seems to keep away big crowds.

The beach at Cane Garden Bay is a nice beach, but it is a lot more crowded (also has more bars/restaurants). The beach at Brewer's Bay is also quite nice and not so crowded.

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“Great snorkeling”
Reviewed July 14, 2005

Best snorkeling on Tortola (with Brewers Bay a close second).
One vendor stand for getting drinks.
No restrooms.
The dirt road to the beach is not as bad as some say.
Very quiet beach.

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“Hidden Heaven”
Reviewed March 11, 2005

We heard from various locals that Smuggler's Cove was the most beautiful beach on the island... in my opinion, they weren't kidding! There are only two (rather precarious) roads to access the beach, making Smuggler's Cove quite off-the-beaten-track. Make sure you have a solid car for this journey because you will either be four-wheeling it up and down a STEEP dirt road near the Jolly Roger or along a 2 mile, very narrow dirt road from Long Bay Beach. We took the Long Bay route, though a bit longer, seemingly safer, with breathtaking views from a ridge road. The bumpy road is narrow but you can't really go more than a few miles per hour because of the holes... Try to go earlier in the morning. Those "in the know" show up well before lunch so the smallish beach can begin to feel crowded! The half-moon sweep of beach is total perfection, offering views to Jost Van Dyle and a large, shallow reef for snorkling. There is a small beach bar that sells snacks and beverage, rents chairs and snorkle equipment... Adventurous visitors will find Smuggler's Cove well worth the effort! We had a BRILLIANT time - especially since we had the whole beach to ourselves for about 2 hours.

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“Beauty beyond belief”
Reviewed January 10, 2004

Absolutely breathtaking. Private, serene, crescent shaped beach that never ends. No amenities, just beauty beyond belief.

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