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“Great Cocktails here”
Review of Biras Creek Resort - CLOSED

Biras Creek Resort
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 3, 2010

We came over from Bitter End Yacht club. This is a great spot if you are staying nearby and want to have a drink. Great views. High end feel. Nice strong cocktails. DO IT!

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1  Thank spurg
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Reviewed May 6, 2009

Went to Biras Creek for lunch which was delish. We ate in the main restaurant which was good because we wanted to see the grounds. Bad because it cost us like $100. They had a buffet which was your only choice I believe. I would recommend that unless you're dying to see the place, eat at their small cafe called The Fat Virgin down by their dock. But, hey, it IS a gorgeous place!

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3  Thank Beaner32
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Reviewed February 9, 2009

My family just returned from an 8 day stay at Biras. This was our second visit; my wife and I stayed there for a week in January 2008. Our vacation couldn't have been better. The weather was perfect, the food was good and, most of all, the staff at Biras was excellent.

We noticed that the resort had been spruced up a bit since our previous stay. I'm not talking about major changes; the decor was a little fresher and the in-room facilities were a bit better maintained. During out previous stay, the faucet dripped and the room needed a little paint. These problems have been addressed.

We brought our 9 year old son along with us. We were a little worried that he would not be welcomed, particularly during the winter high season. That was not the case. Housekeeping set up a comfortable single bed in our beachfront suite and the staff in the dining room and elsewhere were very attentive. Midway through our stay, my son took a nasty spill on one of the resort bikes. Virtually everyone at the resort (including many of the guests) were incredibly sympathetic and helpful.

We took advantage of many of the resort's activities, especially the thrice-weekly snorkeling trip, which involves several experienced guides taking us via power boat to several different prime spots over the course of 2 or 3 hours. Captain, Biras' beverage manager and sommelier, free-dove for conch and other treasures. In fact, he presented my son with a huge conch shell at dinner one night. The shell was one he had retrieved during the trip in the morning.

The grounds of the resort are extremely well-maintained in a natural, unmanicured way. The streetlamp outside our suite burned out one night. By the next night it had been replaced. We all enjoyed riding the resort-provided bicycles from place to place. The beach is large and well-stocked with Hobie Cats, kayaks and other items for guests' use. The beach is slightly marred by the presence of a mini-forest of sea grass about 5 yards from the shoreline, and the BVI won't allow Biras to remove it. Bring water shoes and you'll be fine. Biras also has a very clean pool area with lounges and beverage service.

I enjoy cigars and there aren't many paces in the BVI (outside RoadTown on Tortola) to purchase them. I asked the resort manager, Rik, if he knew of any cigar merchants closer to the resort and he told me there weren't any. Nevertheless, when I returned to my room, he had sent over several very good cigars from his private stock.

Resort staff was able to help us schedule a private power boat charter around the BVI. The boat crew they set us up with was capable and professional.

Complaints? none, really (and I'm tough to please -- check out my other reviews). Dinner was a little long sometimes, but that was mostly a function of having a young boy in tow. It would be nice if they used more local seafood. The beef, lamb, salmon and other dishes were well-prepared, but I can get that stuff anywhere and I would have liked to have some local lobster conch or other local fish.

And that's it. We will definitely return to Biras.

3  Thank nestornajwa
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Reviewed August 19, 2008

You won't find Biras Creek on the Conde Naste gold list. You won't even find it on Forbes or any of the other top traveler lists and it might make you wonder whether they are worth it. The answer is an outstanding YES!

When you arrive in Tortola, a cab will be waiting to take you the ferry that will shuttle you to the resort. Complementary with a 4 night stay. Don't know the meaning of packing light? Don't worry, once you get to Tortola, they handle everything, you don't have to worry about anything except your hat and sunglasses. The ferry will arrive at the Main dock and Biras Creek where you will be greeted by their front desk staff by name, offerred some wet wash cloths (lemon scented of course), some punch and then wisked away to lunch, dinner or tea (depending on the time of day). Once you finish eating, the front desk staff that has been politely waiting outside, will take you around the resort to show you the amenities, then take you to your room, where your luggage is delivered and waiting. That's your check in. No standing in a cattle line just to give them the same information you already did on the phone. You are already checked in.

Breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner are included. Lunch and dinner are scrumptious. The food is extraordinary, even the beach barbeque served 5 days. Each lunch day is different and offers mouth watering chicken, steak, grouper, scallops, shrimp, mahi mahi and all other sorts of seafood off the grill. Dinner is a gastronomical pleasure chest with a la carte menus that others will come in via boat from other resorts just to sample. Breakfast is unimaginative but substantive with hot a la carte items and a continental spread.

The resort is beautiful with everything open air and smelling of fragrant flowers. The staff will greet you by name and bend over backwards to accomodate you. many have been on the property for decades. Guestrooms by the ocean are to die for. Privacy is extraordinary, you'd never know that you weren't alone at the resort until you go to dinner.

Snorkeling trips are scheduled complementary every other day. Hobie cats, ocean kyaks and wind surfs are complementary. Diving is available and they come pick you up at the resort. Also complementary are these boston whaler boats that you can take around to have fun with and go shopping at Leverick bay or gun creek. Nothing like taking a boat out to get some essentials. There is also a Gun Creek ferry that goes frequently.

The only downside is you have to bike everywhere which can get hot in the middle of the day. The front desk will give your lazy bones a ride if you need it on their golf cart.

Overall, this is the best mix of a place where you can relax or be active, enjoy good food and not feel like you are being nickle and dimed for every activity you want to try. They truely make you feel wonderful.

Overall, this is a perfect honeymoon.

6  Thank TazDevil30
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Reviewed June 23, 2008

Durine a week bareboating in the BVIs what a great evening we had at the Biras Creek Hilltop Restaurant. The Mooring was beautiful and we were amazed by the two way view when we climbed up to the bar. Ernest looked after us very well and we enjoyed our cocktails. The meal was excellent and we were very well looked after by Cheryl.

It was the most perfect evening of our holiday, and we would recommend it to anyone.

3  Thank HampshireLady12
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