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About the BVI

  • Currency is the US Dollar.

  • Taxi - rates (here) are preset by the government. 

  • Cash is King - use it for taxis, tips, ferries that do not have pre-booking, landing fees at airport and docks, checked baggage fees for ferries.

  • Tipping is Customary - a 15% service charge may SOMETIMES be applied to your restaurant bill.  That may be split amongst staff at the restaurant's discretion.  So if you like your bartender's or server's work, please tip!

  • ATM or Cash Points - only in Road Town in Tortola, one on Virgin Gorda.  Bring cash with you if you can or plan a stop in Road Town.

  • Terrain - Tortola is mountainous, Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke are hilly, Anegada is flat.

  • We drive on the Left!

  • Mapping applications (Google Maps, Apple Maps) are not reliable and there may not be street addresses or road name signs.

  • What's App - best app for texting and calling using data plan / Wi-Fi.

  • Facebook - most businesses publish hours, specials, events on Facebook.  

Restaurant and Bars

Within Walking Distance

  • Quito's, Paradise, Bananas, Indigo, Myett's, The Elm, Da Wedding Bar

  • Food Trucks - Malo

  • Breakfast - Rhymer's

Within 20 Minutes Drive

  • in Carrot Bay - D'Coal Pot, Bananakeet/Heritage Inn

  • in Apple Bay - Tramonti and Sugar Mill, Sebastian's

  • in Long Bay, Long Bay Resort and Tropical Fusion,

  • in Soper's Hole/West End - Omar's Coffee house for brunch, Omar's Fusion (all day dining), Pusser's Bar

  • in Road Town - The Dove, Giorgio's, Capriccio's, Prime Steakhouse, Sushibar

Within 30 Minutes Drive

  • in Manuel Reef - Gene's Bar & Grill

  • in Fish Bay - Tradewinds Mexican Grill

  • in Brandywine Bay - Brandywine

Island Hopping

  • Best of BVI website gives links to ferry schedules companies and advance ticket purchase where available.

  • Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke can all be visited within a day.  Accomodation is available on all for an overnight stay.

  • West End ferry is a 20 minute ride and takes you out to Jost van Dyke, St. John (US VI ), St. Thomas (US VI). Check Best of BVI for any changes.

  • Road Town ferry is a 20 minute ride and takes you out to Virgin Gorda, Anegada, St. Thomas.

  • Norman Island and Cooper Island each only have 1 restaurant on, have a private ferry, and are good for a day of just beach, snorkeling, walking, and enjoying that restaurant.

Shopping

  • Arawak - Gifts in Soper's Hole, household in Nanny Cay

  • Nutmeg - Road Town on Waterfront Road

  • Latitude 18 - Road Town, Cane Garden Bay

  • Myett's Gift Shop - Cane Garden Bay

  • House - Road Town by The Moorings Marina

Renting a Car / Taxi's

Car's

It can be arranged to have the car delivered to the property.

  • Jerry's Car Rental - +1-284-495-4111 

  • International Motors - +1-284-494-2517

  • Denzil Clyne Jeep & Car Rental - +1-284-545-4900 

Taxi's

  • Al Smith - +1-(284)-496-6889

  • Shaka Rhymer - +1-(284)-496-7349

  • Sandman Rhymer - +1(284)-542-1503

  • Lionel Callwood - +1(284)-340-8660

  • Buckle - +1 (284)-443-4664

Bike/Scooter's

  • Esme Car & Scooter Rentals - +1(284)-442-1755

  • Aaron Rental's - +1(284)-494-8917

Water Activities

Provisions

In Cane Garden Bay

  • Bobby's Grocery at bottom of driveway and right

  • Columbus down driveway, turn left, walk 5 minutes

In Road Town

  • Riteway - Pasea is the largest location. Also near TMM Yacht Charters in Road Reef and Soper's Hole. Full grocery and liquor store.

  • Steakation Butchers - at The Moorings Marina

  • Grape Expectations - near TMM Yacht Charters in Road Reef.

  • The French Deli - at The Moorings Marina, specialty European imports, cheeses, bread, pastries, ice creams, wines.

  • Tico's - liquor, wine, beer, and mixers.  Behind the Riteway Pasea in Road Town.

  • Caribbean Cellars - liquor, wine, beer, and mixers. At the Moorings Marina.

  • Anne Bonny Charters - small group sail trip - +1-284-345-9988 or check Facebook

  • Aristocat Daysails - +1-284-499-1249 or check Facebook

  • Jet Skis and Banana Boat - rides for rent in Cane Garden Bay on weekends and holidays.

  • Snorkeling - any Bay

  • Scuba Diving - Dive BVI, Blue Water Divers, or Sunchaser Scuba, check Facebook for contact info

  • Surfing - Josiah Bay, Apple Bay, various

  • Private Boats - Tender Too, Island Time BVI, Double D Charters, Day Trips BVI, check Facebook for contact info

Historic and Local Highlights

  • Callwood's Rum Distillery in Cane Garden Bay

  • Botanical Gardens in Road Town

  • H.M Prison Museum, Main Street, Road Town

  • Mount Sage National Park has 12 walking trails

  • Gumption's Learning Adventures to Necker Island animal conservation park tour - check Facebook for contact info

If you’d like more suggestions, check your guest book or give us a call!

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