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We spent the morning prepping the boat and putting all the food away. The girls went ashore and took showers (so we did not have to use the water on the boat) and did a little shopping.
Charles and Josh went to the sailing briefing and then we were off. As soon as we got away from The Moorings, we put up the sails Josh and ...
LUCY................Yippppeeeeee I have just done my first night passage and have survived to tell the tale!!! I even did a watch so Tim could get some sleep. To catch you up..... We left st Barts for st Maartin. This wasn't too long a sail there. St Maartin was just full to the brim of superyachts. Massive massive motor boats. I thought I'd seen big boats but this was a whole new experience. We moored outside the marina on the first night then on the second night ...
... for making eastbound passages, and we decided to get going earlier rather than later in this period to be able to have a few days in St. Martin before Bob and Beckie's arrival on the 19th. Not perfect sailing weather, but safe and doable.
In order to clear out of the USVI prior to departure we took a two mile dinghy ride from our anchorage in Round Bay to Coral Harbor and then rode the "dollar bus" to Cruz Bay, ten miles by ...
We got up a little later than normal on Saturday (thanks Willy T.) and set sail for the island of Jost Van Dyke, northwest of Tortola. It was a beautiful sail and we got there relatively early in the afternoon, so we headed over to Sandy Cay and had a beautiful island and beach all to ourselves. We lounged on the beach, took a little ...
... the crowd leaves for the day!
We did not move the following day. The day crowd started arriving by 0930 and many boats came and went all day. Some anchored a bit close, but we knew they would be short timers. We snorkeled the reef off the SW tip of the island which proved to be quite interesting and healthy; although as typical it was barren at its shallowest points. A dramatic wall of coral extended some 50-60 feet below. Donna ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nail Bay Resort Spanish Town
We have traveled extensively in the Caribbean, and Nail Bay is one of our favorites. We love the low-key atmosphere of Virgin Gorda & that's exactly what you get at Nail Bay. Staff is helpful & very friendly. The very comfortable rooms have amazing sunset views over the ocean and the secluded beaches are just a short walk away. If Nail Bay was more expensive than it is, it would still be a great value. For quiet, privacy & natural beauty, this is the place to go.
March 30, 2004 We always anticipated spending our 25th Wedding Anniversary in Hawaii.. But when it came right down to it, we chose the Virgin Gorda , B.V.I. over every other location. This year, you can read about Nail Bay Resort in numerous travel books. ItÂ s now Â on the map.Â But last winter, we only learned of the existence of Nail Bay through Cheap Caribbean. We contacted Nail Bay and found Binny to be extremely patient and helpful. He helped us choose the perfect paradise Villa: Mystic Waters. Our friends from Seattle caught our excitement and decided to join the fun. They happily settled on the extraordinary Sunset Watch. Then my brother and his wife from N.J. chose to join us at Island Time Village. We were all equally satisfied with our housing arrangements. We enjoyed a couple of meals together at The Dog & Dolphin. Friendly staff members were so excited for us celebrating 3 anniversaries together: two 25ths and one 20th. They even dedicated a love song to us, written by a local singer and played it during dinner. The 3 beaches at Nail Bay are magnificent, boasting of some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean- at your doorstep! It is great to sometimes have your own private beach. The grounds, the ruins, and the stonework are all noteworthy, and we have the photos to prove it! Virgin Gorda IS paradise. But you have to see for yourself this unspoiled gem of an island in order to truly appreciate it. Beauty so dazzling it makes you want to write a praise song to our Creator for His artistry on land and on seaÂ Looking for a place to celebrate an anniversary? A birthday? LIFE ? Skip Hawaii. Book a value vacation at nailbay (Just ask where any construction may be). We also recommend the 3 stop snorkel trip with Double D . Soon we will return to Nail Bay Resort with our 12 yr. old daughter who canÂ t wait to learn to snorkel! She chose Nail Bay over Disney! WeÂ re also bringing more dear friends to share this adventure with! Joy & Nicholas Long Island, New York
We just returned from a week at Nail Bay (March 2004) and while yes, the roads are unpaved and yes there is construction...it in no way kept us from having a wonderful week. We rented a jeep (which is a must ) and were able to get around fine-construction was going on but was not a problem for us. The grounds and beaches are beautiful. We stayed in a super deluxe room and it was well laid out and the view of the sunset was wonderful. We brought food with us and shopped at Buck's in Yacht Harbor and were able to prepare our meals in the kitchenette in our room (a grill was provided as well). Not having cable made the week all that more relaxing...a real chance to get away from it all. The beaches of Virgin Gorda are easy to get to, public and well cared for. Our favorite was the beach at Nail Bay and Savannah Bay Beach. Don't miss a chance to take a snorkeling trip with Double D Charters-it was a wonderful day. We left feeling relaxed and like we had had a real get away vacation. We would definitely consider returning to Nail Bay.
I have stayed at Nail Bay twice. The first time in May 2001 and recently on my honeymoon in Nov. 2003. A lot had changed during that time. Many more villas and tons of construction. The one thing that hadn't changed was the road leading to nail bay. It is terrrible. We rented a jeep and driving can be very scary there. You're basically on the side of a mountain with no guardrails. Driving to the Northsound is even scarier. We stayed in Sunset Watch lower deck. It was nice with a beautiful view. There was a couple above us with a baby that cried though! We had a pool to share with them. No cable and their movie selection is not very current. The food is great at the dog and dolphin, but overpriced. Benny, the manager, is extremely nice and helpful. Be sure you are on the correct Ferrie schedule to get back to St. Thomas, or you could be waiting on Tortola a while. The Baths are neat, but too touristy. Go to Spring Bay right before the baths. And go to Leverick bay and rent a dinghy. Visit Mosquito island and the ruins of Drake's Anchorage. We saw a baby nurse shark, huge sea turtle, and sting ray all in one day out in the dinghy. Saba Rock's food is not that great. We ran into Morgan Freeman at the Bath and Turtle Pub in Spanish town. He must hang out there alot, his picure was on the wall with the owner and no one was giving him any special treatment.
My family visited Nail Bay resort during spring break of last year.
My family stayed at Nail Bay Resort last year for Spring Break and we loved it! We stayed in one of the villas which was fantastic! It had a large veranda in the front with a pool and barbecue pits and we used it the to sunbathe, and watch the gorgeous sunsets at night. The beaches are outstanding here! The water is crystal clear and there are so many different varieties of fish and coral. My family particularly loved Savannah Bay's beach, which has turquoise waters and white, white sand.
We just returned from our honeymoon at Nail Bay Resort (Oct 26-Nov 2).
More Than Nails at Nail Bay
Nail Bay is a construction site with a bar. People were pleasant enough, but there is constant truck traffic, horrible roads, continuous contstruction noise during the day, unfinished amenities (like a path to the beaches), a very long walk down the construction road to the beach (unless you stay in a beach villa), and very little resort feeling. The parking spot was not even finished at the village. This may some day be an eclectic neighborhood on Virgin Gorda, but certainly does not qualify as a resort. On the good side, the restaurant had just hired a new chef. Food was fresh and well prepared.
We recently stayed a the Mystic Water suite at Nail Bay resort and were very disappointed. Our room was fairly clean but the place needed some serious maintenance. The walls were dirty, the furniture was stained and well-used. When it rained the celing leaked and water drained under the front door flooding the kitchen. We were offered another room but it did not have the same perks as the one we reserved (private pool, great view). Management needs classes in customer service. They never apologized for the leaks, and were not helpful in arranging activities. Most of the staff were friendly, but just seemed to not care about our disappointment. Other rooms at the resort are in better shape, but it's a mixed bag. Lots of construction going on. Roads are terrible. Food at the resort was average and breakfast was boring, with outdated and stale offerings. Go elsewhere to eat.