One favorite option is to rent one of the small jeep-like vehicles and discover several of the magnificent beaches on a self-guided exploration of the island. Allow yourself plenty of time to get around this 10-mile long island, time for the beaches, snorkeling and time for lunch (not included). Remember the island is mostly sand and even the roads are almost exclusively of sand – do not drive off the road as you might get stuck and find no one to help. We suggest a circular route around the island and you can start in a westerly direction driving to the beautiful beaches at West End Point. From there drive towards the north coast and we highly recommend a stop at the famous Cow Wreck Bay. Spend time swimming, enjoy some refreshment or try one of the famous conch fritters served at the Cow Wreck Beach Bar & Grill (not included). After time on the beach continue along the north coast until you reach Loblolly Bay. This is another amazing beach and it also offers excellent snorkeling as well as some shade under the Sea-Grape trees. There you will also find a beach bar and grill in case you are getting hungry. If you are energetic, I love the fantastic snorkeling right off the beach at Flash of Beauty, a few more minutes east of Loblolly Bay (yes there is also a small bar). From Loblolly Bay head through the center of the island past the airport towards The Settlement. From there continue west along the southern road back to the pier at Setting Point. You can also start this drive counterclockwise and begin with a drive towards The Settlement and then Loblolly Bay followed by Cow Wreck Bay. No matter which direction you prefer, bring a sense of adventure, plenty of protection from the sun, a couple of towels, your snorkel gear, extra water and enjoy a day of swimming and snorkeling on one of the Caribbean’s most unique islands.
The price shown is per car/van for the duration of our stay on the island. Each car accommodates up to four adults in reasonable comfort (up to 6 guests per van). Type of cars: Small Samurai, Swift, Baleno or similar. Limited automatic cars are available, most have stick shift. Be sure to bring your credit card and driver’s license. The price also includes full risk insurance with a $1,000 deductible. The deductible is fully or partially charged to the drivers’ credit card in case the car is returned damaged. Also included are government taxes, fuel cost and the local BVI temporary Driving license for 1 driver. Please note that beach chairs and changing facilities are not available but restrooms are available at the restaurant/bars on Cow Wreck Bay and Loblolly Bay. There are only a limited amount of cars and vans available on the island and basically no taxis. We strongly recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. Please wear your swimsuit, bring suntan lotion, a hat and a towel and your snorkel gear.