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vacation destination. Two adults and kids ranging from9 to 23. Is it safe, what is there to do etc....
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As safe as any island in the Caribbean. Road Town can be iffy at night, but you should be staying on the opposite side of the island anyway. I go every other year for about the last 15 years. I LOVE it because it hasn't been overdeveloped or Americanized.

As far as 'stuff to do', what do you want to? Great diving/snorkling. Day trips to JVD or St. Thomas. Sailing charters. There are no jet ski rentals or stuff like that. One of the most relaxing places on earth.

No all inclusive resorts or nonsense like that. Closest you will get will be Long Beach Resort.

I stay at Sebastians (great restaurant and make the best rum I've ever had). $150/night for a clean ocean front room with A/C and an ocean front pool.

Certain beaches are a bit narrow. Bigger ones are Cane Garden and where you MUST go at least for one day trip, Josiah's Bay. You can drive one end to the other in about 45 mins.

What else specifically do you want to know?
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vacation destination. Two adults and kids ranging from9 to 23. Is it safe, what is there to do etc....
Look up Scrub Island, great place. Private island owned by Marriott and it's a 5-10 minute boat ride from the airport on Tortolla.
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Torfed and Ryan, thanks for the help!!!! Sounds like just the place for us to chill. Will get with you as we start finalizing plans. Thanks again!!!!
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tortola is nice. the way to do bvi is on a sail/power cat charter. trust me on this.
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Only flown into Tortola and to get groceries. I've stayed on great camano and jost. Tortola seems very safe when I'm there.
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Very safe. Fish n line inn on west end. Smugglers Cove north of there (take dirt road around tip if possible). Amazing place!
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A great place to stay in the BVI's if you love the water is the Bitter End Yacht Club
http://www.beyc.com/
You cannot go wrong with this resort.
Was there last week and it was even better than the last visit.
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Only flown into Tortola and to get groceries. I've stayed on great camano and jost. Tortola seems very safe when I'm there.
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Very safe. Fish n line inn on west end. Smugglers Cove north of there (take dirt road around tip if possible). Amazing place!
Got it there when the rest of the island was nearly all too big to surf. Really cool little beach.

Sunset HH at the Bananakeet. Arguably the prettiest view I have ever seen.
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Got it there when the rest of the island was nearly all too big to surf. Really cool little beach.

Sunset HH at the Bananakeet. Arguably the prettiest view I have ever seen.
Bobby's

Haven't spent much time on the west end other that to catch taxi to Jost.
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Rent a boat, try Pro Valor Charters, just got back from 10 days visited every island. This time of year pay for 7 days and get 10 days
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Fly into Tortola and stay at Pussers on Marina Cay!

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Options are flight to PR then Flight to Tortola (Beef Island airport, code EIS) or fly direct to St. Thomas, and take the ferry (which is right near the airport) to Tortola. About a 30-45min boat ride.
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http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...ph-collection/

We flew into Puerto Rico and took a prop plane to Tortolla. The place is pretty amazing.
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Not to jack this thread, but we've been looking at houses to rent for a week on Tortola through airbnb.com and vrbo.com. There are six of us going and the cost is far less than a resort. Anyone have experience doing that?
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Not to jack this thread, but we've been looking at houses to rent for a week on Tortola through airbnb.com and vrbo.com. There are six of us going and the cost is far less than a resort. Anyone have experience doing that?
That's how we've done it every time. Most of the places there have a "care taker".
We've had very good experience. Not sure I'd go with 6 though .
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BVI's are great area... especially if you have access to a boat. If you drive on Tortolla remember to stay on the left side... really gets crazy when you try to do it in traffic thru the round-a-bout... enjoy!
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Thanks for all the info guys!!!!
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Traveled all over the caribbean. Tortola is one of my favorites. Very safe. Not too touristy. Rent a jeep. Rent house or room and explore and enjoy the island. Day trips to jost and Virgin Gorda are fun too.
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