Often, travelers plan to come to British Virgin Islands just to experience the fabulous beaches that the Caribbean is known for.
Luckily, Long Bay Beach Resort is directly on the water, so you won't need to go very far to see what makes the area so special. The promise that you may be able to find tranquility in an area without groups of tourists crowding the beach is something to be valued. This beach provides that kind of benefit, since it's not located within the more crowded areas of the Virgin Islands.
Of course, since Long Bay Beach Resort is positioned directly on Long Bay West, sun bathing is a popular pastime at this property. Long Bay West is located on the British Virgin Island's most populated island and offers a mile-long beach area composed of soft, white sand. The water is calm to moderate, making it perfect for an exciting swim or a surf at high tide. For guests who are eager for some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click the names below to learn more:
|Apple Bay||0.5||ENE||Long Bay, Tortola|
|Smuggler's Cove||0.8||W||3.4 mi. North of Coral Bay, Tortola|
|Cane Garden Bay||3.0||NE||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Sandy Cay Beach||3.1||NNW||Sandy Cay|
|Nanny Cay||3.5||E||Nanny Cay, Tortola|
|Sandy Spit||3.9||NNW||Sandy Spit|
|Green Cay Beach||4.0||NNW||Green Cay|
|Brewers Bay Beach||4.2||NE||2.5 mi. Northwest of Road Town, Tortola|
Apple Bay is the closest to Long Bay Beach Resort. The beach at Apple Bay has been nicknamed the "Surfing Beach" so, if you're in search of the perfect wave this is the destination for you. During most of the year the waves are only around five to six feet.
If instead you're looking for a beach that offers more seclusion, Smuggler's Cove might be a good choice. Snorkeling and swimming are popular in the calm waters of Smuggler's Cove. It can be found three quarters of a mile west of the resort.
Hopping over to a town or community that neighbors your resort can be a nice day trip that brings variety to your trip, no matter if you'll just be browsing their markets, or talking to some locals about their way of life. Long Bay Beach Resort is located in Long Bay, a neighborhood near Little Carrot Bay; it's 5.0 miles to the west-southwest of Road Town.
Below are the names of some of the neighborhoods and towns located within a short distance of Long Bay Beach Resort.
|Little Harbour, Tortola||0.7||E|
|West End, Tortola||0.9||WSW|
|Pine Beach, Tortola||1.3||NE|
|Little Carrot Bay, Tortola||1.4||NE|
|Great Carrot Bay, Tortola||1.7||NE|
|Cane Garden Bay, Tortola||3.0||NE|
Long Bay Beach Resort serves as a great place to stay for active tourists. There are more than a few active pursuits to be discovered when searching from this accommodation. You will find that this section of Tortola has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, such as Britannic Hall, Sir Oliva Georges Plaza, and Her Majesty's Prison, to name a few. Though there are at least three great attractions nearby, the closest one is Britannic Hall.
There are plenty of other attractions to keep all kinds of travelers happy; find them listed in the following table.
|Britannic Hall||Historical Site||--||--||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Sir Oliva Georges Plaza||Historical Site||--||--||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Her Majesty's Prison||Historical Site||5.0||ENE||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||5.0||ENE||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||5.0||ENE||Road Town, Tortola|
|1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum||Museum||5.0||ENE||Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||4.9||ENE||Road Town, Tortola|
|Folk Museum||Museum||4.9||ENE||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Up's Cineplex||Movie Theater||4.8||ENE||Road Town, Tortola|
|Museum||4.9||ENE||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Sunday Morning Well||Historical Site||4.8||ENE||Road Town, Tortola|
|J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens||Botanical Garden||4.9||ENE||Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||4.7||ENE||Road Town, Tortola|
|Old Government House Museum||Museum||4.8||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Fort Charlotte Ruins||Historical Site||--||--||Road Town, Tortola|
|St. Phillip's Church||Historical Site||--||--||Kingstown, Tortola|
|Josiah's Bay Plantation||Historical Site||7.3||ENE||2.4 mi. Northeast of Road Town, Tortola|
|Mount Healthy National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.8||NE||2.3 mi. Northwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|Thornton Plantation||Historical Site||3.2||E||2.2 mi. South West of Road Town, Tortola|
|VI Maritime Museum||Museum||7.5||E||2.5 mi. East of Road Town, Tortola|
|Callwood Historic Distillery||Historical Site||3.0||NE||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Shark Bay National Park||Park||4.5||NE||2.8 mi. Northwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|John Lettsom House||Historical Site||--||--||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|The Dungeon||Historical Site||2.8||E||Havers, Tortola|
|Sage Mountain National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||2.0||E||3.0 mi. West-Southwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|St. Michael Church Ruins||Historical Site||1.7||NE||Great Carrot Bay, Tortola|
|North Shore Shell Museum||Museum||1.5||NE||Little Carrot Bay, Tortola|
|Fort Recovery||Historical Site||1.1||SE||Recovery, Tortola|
|Belmont Archaeological Site||Historical Site||--||--||Long Bay, Tortola|
|Dead Chest National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||8.5||E||Dead Chest Island|
|Rhone Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||9.5||E||5.9 mi. Southeast of Road Town|
|Vigilant Sloop||Historical Site||1.1||SW||Frenchman's Cay|
|Cam Bay National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||11.7||ENE||Great Camanoe|
|Diamond Cay National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.3||NW||1.8 mi. East of Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke|
|Treasure Point Caves||Cave||7.0||SE||Norman Island|
|Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||9.0||S||12.2 mi. South-Southwest of Road Town|
|Little Tobago - Great Tobago National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||9.6||WNW||13.9 mi. West of Road Town|
If you're on the lookout for somewhere a little different to visit, Britannic Hall is an alternative worth considering. Britannic Hall was built in 1910 and housed the physician's surgery. Although the building is historical in nature, it is best to just drive by for an outside view, because Smith's Gore Real Estate is now operating from within.
Getting details about nearby hotel booking possibilities is often a great means of getting a better feel for the area. Readers will be able to find plenty of other places to consider before making a decision, as this part of Tortola offers visitors a terrific range of hotels and resorts to choose from. The table that follows lists all of the booking options that are found close-by.
|Sebastian's on the Beach||0.5||ENE||Long Bay, Tortola|
|Sugar Mill Hotel||0.9||ENE||4.2 mi. West-Southwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas||1.1||SE||Recovery, Tortola|
|Heritage Inn||--||--||3.2 mi. West of Road Town, Tortola|
|3.0||NE||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Myett's||--||--||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Agape Cottages||3.0||NE||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Rhymer's Beach Hotel||3.0||NE||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Quito's Gazebo||3.0||NE||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Nanny Cay Marina & Hotel||3.5||E||Nanny Cay, Tortola|
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