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.

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.

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.

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.

What's Nearby


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.

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 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.

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


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.

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
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian -- -- Tortola
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian -- -- Tortola
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International -- -- Tortola

Other Beaches

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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