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Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas
Tortola, British Virgin IslandsEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Long Bay Beach Resort and Villas
Choose from a chartered sailboat and a swim-up bar at this Tortola resort, set on a turquoise bay that's lined by a mile-long beach.
Guests hardly need to leave the 52-acre plantation-style Long Bay Resort--which has two restaurants, a spa, and tennis, snorkeling, and diving—except for a day sail to the cave-filled Norman Island, the backdrop to the 1950 film Treasure Island. The 157 rooms—some are rustic cabanas on stilts, with pitched ceilings and private verandas—have wicker furniture and views of the remote mile-long beach. At the on-site restaurant 1798, housed in a centuries-old converted sugar mill, order the Caribbean-style baby back ribs with jerk sauce or the pan-seared red snapper. And the catch of the day is always grilled to perfection.
The easiest way to arrive is by flying directly from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Tortola's Beef Island Airport. For those who prefer the more scenic route, arrive in St. Thomas and take the ferry to the west end of Tortola.
Arrive at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) which is approximately 13 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 25 minutes of travel time.Long Bay Beach, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Tennis Courts
- Convenience Store
- Ocean Views
- Private Balconies or Patios
- Ceiling Fans
- Cable TV
- Direct dial Telephones
- In-room Safes
- Iron + Ironing Boards
- Coffee Makers
- 2 Restaurants
- 3 Bars
- Live Entertainment
- Rates include full American Breakfast daily
Please note a $10 per night Energy Charge applies and will be collected by the hotel locally
Why We Love Tortola
Encompassing more than 50 islands, the British Virgin Islands are mastered with a certain amount of moxie. To find the gentle side of Tortola, with its roomy beaches and 13 marinas, take the road north or west from Road Town, the capital of BVI.
Three-hour snorkeling tours from $45.
Where to Shop: Soper's Hole, a picturesque marina on Tortola's west end, is the place to find Caribbean curios. Shop for hand-painted fabrics at Zenaida and beachwear at Sea Urchin.
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Where to Eat: Sugar Mill restaurant on Tortola's north shore is one of the Caribbean's most romantic restaurants. Don't miss the crab cakes with shrimp sauce or the banana-leaf-baked grouper or snapper, all served in a former sugar mill illuminated by candles.
Little Apple Bay.
Dinner for two $100 (reservations recommended).
Where to Drink: "The higher you get, the better the view" is the motto of the Bananakeet bar and café, situated high above Carrot Bay on the north shore. Sip a ginger-infused Bloody Mary and watch the sunset.
Heritage Inn, Windy Hill
Drinks for two $14.
Why Go Now
May 24 - 26, 2013
Tortola Music Festival
The BVI come alive with the annual music festival in Cane Garden Bay. International and local artists perform on a white sandy beach.
Beginning of August 2013
BVI Billfish Tournament
A catch-and-release tournament that includes fishing at North Drop followed by virtual weigh-ins at the Bitter End Yacht Club.
July 25 - August 10, 2013
An annual festival that marks the abolition of slavery with traditional donkey and horse racing, reggae and calypso concerts as well as a parade through Road Town.