Fat Hogs Bay, located on the eastern end of Tortola, features a numerous marinas and jetties, as well as a thin strip of white sand. The area is popular for boaters, while sunbathers may do well to choose a different beach on Tortola.
Positioned on the island of Tortola, 0.7 miles south-southeast of Parham Town, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Though it's removed from some of the more heavily traveled areas, many visitors find this destination worthwhile since it has such a relaxed atmosphere.
Access to the beach is provided on local roads that connect to Waterfront Drive.
Fat Hogs Bay is surrounded by the island's lush green hills a smaller, private estates. Nearby Buck Island provides an incredible view, while the turquoise waters are typically filled with boats.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Fat Hogs Bay is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the North West coast of Tortola. It is near VI Maritime Museum, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.
Historical attractions like Josiah's Bay Plantation offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Fat Hogs Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about the Virgin Islands' past, without having to leave the coast.
Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.
|VI Maritime Museum||Museum||1.0 mi.||WSW||Tortola|
|Josiah's Bay Plantation||Historical Site||1.8 mi.||NW||Tortola|
|St. Phillip's Church||Historical Site||2.1 mi.||WSW||Tortola|
|Her Majesty's Prison||Historical Site||3.5 mi.||W||Tortola|
|Britannic Hall||Historical Site||3.5 mi.||W||Tortola|
|Sir Oliva Georges Plaza||Historical Site||3.5 mi.||W||Tortola|
|Sunny Caribbee Gallery||Art Gallery||3.5 mi.||W||Tortola|
|Folk Museum||Museum||3.6 mi.||W||Tortola|
|1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum||Museum||3.6 mi.||W||Tortola|
|Old Government House Museum||Museum||3.6 mi.||W||Tortola|
|Scenic Trail||3.8 mi.||W||Tortola|
Fat Hogs Bay is near Road Town, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Road Town, a city which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Fat Hogs Bay, Road Town is a fairly short distance away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.
Visitors seeking a room near Fat Hogs Bay won't find it very tough, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over those listed in the table that follows.
|Lambert Beach Resort||1.7 mi.||NW||Tortola||Resort|
|Beef Island Guest House||2.3 mi.||ENE||Beef Island||Guest house|
|Pusser's Marina Cay Resort||3.3 mi.||NE||Marina Cay||Hotel|
|Treasure Isle Hotel||3.5 mi.||W||Tortola||Hotel|
|Fort Burt Hotel||3.5 mi.||WSW||Tortola||Hotel|
|Maria Hotel by the Sea||3.5 mi.||W||Tortola||Hotel|
|Village Cay Resort & Marina||3.5 mi.||W||Tortola||Hotel|
|Prospect Reef Resort||3.6 mi.||WSW||Tortola||Resort|
|Scrub Island Resort and Spa||3.7 mi.||NE||Scrub Island||Resort|
When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is CalaMaya. The restaurant has eclectic food. They have become well-known, however, because of their salads and sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.
The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.
|CalaMaya||(284) 495-2126||Eclectic||0.4 mi.||SW||Tortola|
|Pusser's East||(284) 495-1010||International||0.5 mi.||SW||Tortola|
|Red Rock Restaurant & Bar||(284) 495-1646||International||0.8 mi.||NNE||Tortola|
|Brandywine Estate Restaurant||(284) 495-2301||Italian, Mediterranean||1.6 mi.||SW||Tortola|
|The Turtle Restaurant||(284) 495-2877||Caribbean||1.7 mi.||NW||Tortola|
|Flying Iguana||(284) 495-5277||Caribbean, International||2.2 mi.||NE||Beef Island|
|(284) 495-2520||--||--||--||Beef Island|
|(284) 495-2303||--||--||--||Beef Island|
|Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant||(284) 495-4556||Caribbean||3.1 mi.||NW||Tortola|
|Ginny's||(284) 494-2333||American, Asian||--||--||Tortola|
|Mariner Inn Restaurant||(284) 494-2333||Caribbean, International||--||--||Tortola|
Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Tortola, and Fat Hogs Bay is just one option.
Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Nanny Cay, found a quick car or cab ride away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Little Buck Island, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's located a quarter mile to the east-southeast.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Elizabeth Beach, located within a short distance.
Maybe Fat Hogs Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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