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Long Bay Beach Club
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Tortola
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
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“Houston, the Eagle has landed at Tranquillity Bay!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking to chillax, then Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas is your spot! The timeshare units have all the basics, but the real joy comes from being right on the beach. My downstairs unit had a patio which emptied right onto the beach where lounge chairs existed to just sun and fun. So of you want to be lost from civilization, then Long Bay is your spot! The on property eating options are limited (only 2 restaurants open on different nights), so plan on driving or cabbing to various spots.

  • Stayed May 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Not sure where to begin. Checked in and paid for a King room, got a Twin room, first problem. The hotel moved me after much ado about a room I confirmed. Then I went to place my jewelry in the safe, and there was no lock on the safe. Called down to reception and they said it was $15 USD for a lock for the safe? WTH?? No, I don't want to pay for something that is supposed to be provided. That was my downfall. When I checked out and got home, I found that I was missing a gold necklace. I called and of course they didn't find it! It was there and now it's gone!
Secondly, the restaurant closed the Tuesday following Memorial Day, so there is only one restaurant in a dark, dank corner of the hotel. SInce the restaurant facing is closed, there is no beach service. Who wants to stay in a beachfront hotel with no beach service?
The positives, is the front desk people were nice enough, and the rooms are sufficient, but if you go, keep your valuables locked in your suitcase.

Room Tip: Book a beach front room or a pool view room, otherwise you will have to climb a steep hill to get to...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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GuestAmbassador01, Guest Relations Manager at Long Bay Beach Club, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for your comments about your recent stay with us at Long Bay. We value our guests' feedback as a way to continuously improve our service, accommodations and facilities.

We are sorry that you were upset with the $15.00 charge for the safe deposit lock. We make sure the policy with reference to guest possessions is clearly stated on guest registration cards (competed upon check-in) which includes information about the $15.00 fee.

Long Bay Resort & Villas has two restaurants and three bars. With the goal of maintaining our resort so that our facilities are safe, spotless and attractive, we closed one of our restaurants for three days for a small renovation and informed all guests of this upon check-in, had several advisories posted around the resort and provided alternate venues around the resort where meals would be served. And, we are happy to state that we have a new beautiful awning gracing our 1748 restaurant.

Our staff is highly professional, diligent and gracious. We have a long tradition of being a very safe and well monitored property. We rarely, if ever, have had any allegations of theft. The vast majority of our guests enjoy every aspect of our resort...from the accommodations, the beautiful beach location, our restaurants and, we host many of our guests year after year.
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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed in a beach front deluxe on the top floor - amazing views - top floor recommended as view is better and cathedral ceiling gives a sense of space. Friends had a beach front cabana and our room had just as good a view and was almost twice the size, in fact, they came to our room to sit on the balcony as ours was larger and we had two extra chairs. Non-beach front rooms will require an up hill climb. Note that beach front room has refrigerator and coffee maker (I think all the rooms do) plus real coffee mugs and some plates and utensils as well (although there is no cooking facility).

Beach front deluxe is steps away from the gorgeous beach where chairs are provided. You will want to bring water shoes, however, as the edge of the water line is rather rocky and you have to walk a bit to get to deeper water.

We were there off season so resort was fairly empty - we pretty much had both the beach and pool to ourselves. Food at the restaurant was terrific as was the service - you are at sea level and only about 20 feet from the water - gorgeous spot! Prices for dinner were very good - $30 included soup, salad, entrée and dessert, but breakfast was pricey. Try to get the "breakfast included" plan - we did and were thankful since breakfast was $40 before tip. Note, best hollandaise sauce I have ever had!

Although the facility is older, it is very well maintained. Service was very good in general and exceptional at the restaurant. Rent a car if you want to see the island, but you really have no reason to leave! And don't forget the bug spray - no see ums are in attendance during the evening.

Room Tip: Beach front 2nd floor deluxe rooms are the way to go!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Long Bay is a great location on the water in a more pristine area of Tortola. Absolutely rent a car (you can do it on-site) because you have to take a cab everywhere and it gets very expensive. There is one walkable restaurant down the road (if you climb take steep hills) and you could even walk further down to the infamous Bomba Shack.

Sand fleas are definitely present, you will get bitten by all kinds of things if you don't wear bug spray. The rooms are clean and tolerable- the beds are a bit old and uncomfortable but all in all the room is comfortable.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a top floor if you are staying on the beach- better views.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you stay here its easier to rent a car to go into town instead of taking a cab.
The room was big with up to date amenities, including wifi!
Pleasant staff, quiet atmosphere and best beach I saw while I was on Tortola.
I have stayed at other hotels run by Elite Island Resorts and they maintain the same standard of quality no matter what island you go.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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GuestAmbassador01, Guest Relations Manager at Long Bay Beach Club, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for your comments about your recent stay at Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas. We value our guests' feedback as a way to continuously improve our guests' vacation experience. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your stay.

We host hundreds of very happy guests each week, and we consistently earn excellent reviews. This is because we work very diligently to deliver a relaxing, stress free vacation in a beautiful setting, with some of the friendliest staff in the Caribbean.
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights before going sailing and it is certainly a better choice than anything on the South side of the island. Closer to the West End ferry dock than to Roadtown. The beach is really as good as it gets and blissfully uncrowded though swimming access is tricky. There is only one spot on the western side where you can wade in without stepping on rocks but it is doable. Look for the flag.
The resort looks a little worn in spots but quite relaxed and enjoyable nonetheless. I stayed in a deluxe beachfront unit which was fine but it seemed to me that the beachfront cabanas on stilts, which are older and cheaper, had actually a better view and location.
The restaurant offered informal outdoor dining and while not exceptional the food was both good and reasonably priced. For more upscale dining Sugar Mill 15 min walk down the road was recommended. Sebastian's nearby is another spectacularly scenic spot for lunch.
Admittedly, this is not Biras Creek but neither are the prices.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

well situated hotel with friendly staff. food a little 'american' in that it's a quite outmoded health-wise (they don't even squeeze their own juice!), but all in all not completely un-reasonable for this part of the world. the beach is wonderful. an early morning dip at this time of year will almost guarantee the beach to yourself.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Long Bay Beach Club
Address: PO Box 433, BVI, Tortola (Formerly Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas)
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Location: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Tortola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Tortola
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Tortola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Long Bay Beach Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on one of the most beautiful, mile-long stretches of white sand beach in the Caribbean, Long Bay Beach Club is truly the gem of the British Virgin Islands. Guests enjoy terrific accommodations including Beachfront Rooms and Suites. The resort amenities include the historic beachfront 1748 Restaurant & Bar, tennis, amazing beach and much more. Fantastic location on Tortola's much sought after West End, just minutes from Soper's Hole Marina. Popular excursions include sailing, diving, sightseeing, and shopping. Great restaurants, bars, and nightlife nearby. Perfect for couples, friends, and families. Also ideal for those seeking a land / sea vacation that includes sailing and hotel stay. ... more   less 
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Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas Hotel Tortola
Long Bay Beach Resort And Villas
Long Bay Beach Hotel
Long Bay Beach Resort Villas Tortola
Long Bay Resort Tortola
Long Bay Beach Club Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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