Fat Hogs Bay

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.

Located on the island of Tortola, 0.7 miles south-southeast of Parham Town, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of the Virgin Islands' beaches, but Fat Hogs Bay offers those same relaxation qualities without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
Access to the beach is provided on local roads that connect to Waterfront Drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Tortola. It is near some interesting sites like VI Maritime Museum, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Virgin Islands, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is one of the closest places of historical significance in the vicinity of Fat Hogs Bay.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Fat Hogs Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 3.6 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
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail 3.8 mi. W Tortola

Cities and Towns

Fat Hogs Bay is near Road Town, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town is Road Town, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Road Town is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it is not usually much of a challenge to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your party are wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Fat Hogs Bay.

Accommodations near Fat Hogs Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Lambert Beach Resort 1.7 mi. NW Tortola Resort
Beef Island Guest House 2.3 mi. ENE Beef Island Guest house
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
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


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest places to eat is CalaMaya. This restaurant has a menu featuring eclectic food. Visitors often rave about their salads and sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Fat Hogs Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
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
Last Resort Restaurant The (284) 495-2520 -- -- -- Beef Island
Loose Mongoose Restaurant (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
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian -- -- Tortola

Other Beaches

Fat Hogs Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit on Tortola.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Nanny Cay, found a short taxi ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Little Buck Island. It's located a quarter mile to the east-southeast.

Another option worth considering is Elizabeth Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the northwest.

You may find that Fat Hogs Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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