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... and Voila. You now have your very own Pukka Flying Dinghy. The pilot (if he really was one which I doubt) taxied the
craft to the end of the....... and here I'd like to say runway, but because of what it is I'll call it a waterway instead. Revved the little engine causing lots and lots of spray behind the rapidly accelerating dinghy, and then quite miraculously, it took off! Yes.... up nto the blue yonder carrying two people, A true
flying boat. ...
... with us while we waited! She was awesome and we would consider staying there if we ever came back again. The grounds were nicely kept and the rooms are right on the beach!! Amb and I have booked a snorkeling trip for Saturday and it leaves out of Soper’s Hole. We wanted to make sure that we knew where we were going because we had to arrive by 9:15 am. We continue down the road from Long ...
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Dude at the vacant table of six is on his second pina colada, I don't have my ice tea yet. That's it! I head into the Marketplace for tea. Our waiter is now stocking the bar with ice. Wtf? I go up and ask him for lemons for the tea. And I say, take the tea off our bill, I got it already. Tea? What tea? What table are you at? I ....AM.....INVISIBLE! Apparently. He sets out the bowl of lemons for me to apparently dig my ...
... We scored the very best spot to be had with the departure of another large catamaran, dropping the anchor in 10 feet of water less than 100 feet from the center of the sand beach, then backing down to let out about 75 feet of chain. Dave dove the anchor to check the set and couldn’t even find it at first – it was completely buried in the soft sand. We actually shortened up the chain a bit before attaching the bridle ending ...
... had a couple of days off before the New Year to dry our equipment and get ourselves organised for leaving Tortola on a 7am flight on 1st January 2012. We booked in for a dive on the Rhone as guests to get a few photos with our new camera as during our working days we were not allowed to have a camera in the water as we need our attention on the guests. The time flew by and before we knew it we were ...
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Was here from March 23rd to the 26th. I went with my girlfriend, we are late 20's, early thirties, and spent the first half of our week at Little Dix Bay, (very lux, but $$$$, and love it there too) and couldn't decide where we enjoyed more. Sugar Mill is Charming. The staff really made the place, the best way to describe the staff: Caribbean laid back, yet professional and efficient. I mean everyone's laid back in the islands, but the staff here was also very friendly and accomodating without being intrusive. A rarity at a lot of places I have found.
Good but not "luxury"
It's a quaint hotel with friendly service.
Walking distance from the full moon party bar.
Good restaurant, especially for the caribbean.
THE BEACH IS ACROSS THE STREET!!!!
The way to the room was on a busted up road.
No views of anything.
Basically is a good option if you are just staying one night.
We stayed here after a week long sailboat charter. It was perfect for a nice dinner and clean shower, we took a taxi to Cane Garden Bay (beach) for the day though.
A really great hotel in the BVI
It has been three years since I visited the Sugar Mill Hotel in the BVI and I still have wonderful memories of this hotel. The private beach that guests have access to across the road is truly magnificent and the white sands, palm trees and warm breezes on this beach will make your vacation in the BVI one to remember for the rest of your life. The rooms are luxurious by BVI standards and the food was good.
I would not hesitate to book another stay at the Sugar Mill again!
We just returned from a 7 night "honeymoon package" stay at the Sugar Mill (June 2004). This is the nicest place to stay on the Island of Tortola. Like I read in the other reviews, the accommodations were nice, but the personal touch the staff adds makes the stay so enjoyable. We felt like part of their family while staying there. They will take care of booking all your needs and desires and are very knowledgeable of everything going on. Their restaurant IS the best on the Island. The two nights we had dinner there were spectacular. The service is five star. We were not waiting for things nor were we rushed. Of course, the food was excellent. Their homemade ice cream is to die for. This is a "must stop" for dinner on the Island. We also had dinner at a several different places during our stay and found the Island food to be very good where ever we went (Sugar Mill was not hesitant to suggest other great dining locations). We would also recommend "The Dove" in Road Town for dinner, a newly opened wine bar (with A/C).
We just returned from a wonderful stay at the Sugar Mill and it was just what the doctor ordered. We had just experienced a very cold and uncomfortable winter in the northeast and wanted to go someplace that was low-keyed, pretty, quiet, and warm. The Sugar Mill's online reviews led us to the right place. It is an extremely relaxing environment with a beautiful pool, nice restaurant on the premises, and a short walk to the small but pretty beach. Our room was airy, comfortable and clean. And the view from the terrace was divine. All the staff were excellent - warm, friendly and helpful. We loved seeing and hearing the roosters that seem to be all over the island, and enjoyed too all the goats roaming around the hills. We found driving on the roads a bit daunting and so didn't venture too far away after dark. But that was o.k. as far as we were concerned. In addition to the on premises restaurant, there is a small grocery store nearby and another restaurant down the road at Sebastians which are both walking distance, or a quick ride. I really loved Tortola, and would love to return to the Sugar Mill again in the future.
My wife and I just returned from a wonderful 6 night stay at the Sugar Mill Hotel. We stayed in a king bedded room on the 2nd floor, with kitchenette and balcony with views of the water. The room was clean and comfortable, but not opulent. There is an A/C but we preferred the ceiling fan. The hotel has a quiet relaxed atmosphere. Not a great place for kids because the pool and beach are small, but perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The main restaurant is open for dinner only and is a highlight. Don't miss it even if you don't stay here. Breakfast is served on a terrace and lunch is available at the small beach area.
We just returned from 10 nights at the Sugar Mill Hotel in Tortola for our honeymoon, it was their off-season (Oct. 1-10, 2003) and we thought this was the perfect time to go! We felt like we had our own island all to ourselves.I really researched the BVI before we settled on the Sugar Mill and these reviews were very helpful to me, there was not one bad review of the Sugar Mill which is why we chose it. Well, everyone was right! We stayed in the 1 bedroom villa which is set atop a hill overlooking the water and unbelievable scenery. The accomodations were perfect, far better than we imagined, and the service was the best! We felt like we made some really great friends at the Sugar Mill, the staff wear big smiles on their faces always and will go out of their way to make sure everything is just perfect for you. We love the Sugar Mill and are already planning a trip back next year!As for the island of Tortola, if you are looking to just get away from it all, this is the place. If you are looking for a wild and crazy party time, this is not the place to go. Most of the time, we were the only people in the restaurant and bars which we thought was great because it really gave us a chance to get to see how the island really lives and we met so many great people!!Our only complaint was Road Town which is the main part of the island, the people there were openly rude and pretty much ignored us. We gave it several attempts and each time got more annoyed so we vowed not to go back to Road Town, which we didn't.Make sure to go to Quitos in Cane Garden Bay for awesome music, food, and drinks...Myetts, Bomba Shack, Brewers Bay, Long Bay, Smugglers Cove...we took a daysail on the White SquallII to Virgin Gorodn to snorkel at the Baths which was awesome, we also took a ferry to St. John for the day which was short but fun!One other recommendation, rent a car because the taxi's aren't cheap and really start to add up. Beware, the roads are really tough! If you're scared of heights, be warned!! But they're safe enough if you're careful and remember to drive on the left!
My wife and I just returned from our second stay in two years at the Sugar Mill Hotel. This is one of the most charming and beautiful locations we have seen. We love the small private beach with spectacular views and a covered bar area specializing in banana daiquiris and other frozen delights. The hotel staff go above and beyond to ensure guest comfort. For example, I discovered that our mattress was too soft for my bad back and I asked for a piece of plywood to put under the mattress. The next thing we knew, a couple of the staff breexed in carrying a brand new King size mattress and replaced our existing one. The new mattress was just right. In another instance, our room's VCR broke just as we had rented three tapes from the video store in town and were preparing to enjoy them over the weekend. The staff came in on a Sunday and tried to fix it. When they could not, they brought one of their personal VCRs to replace it, as there were no spare ones at the hotel. This is a special place!
Really special place
The Sugar Mill is a beautiful spot and every room has an incredible view of the ocean and sunsets. The dining room is expensive but very memorable and creates a feeling that you're all alone there in a magical place. The staff is very special - they are friendly, competent, and intelligent. You do need a car to get anywhere from the Sugar Mill. There are some wonderful destinations within a few minute drive, but walking is prohibitive. The beach is very small and the water is full of seaweed and grass, so choose another beach for those types of activities.We would go back to Tortola in a heartbeat, and would definitely stay at the Sugar Mill.
although it's been a few years since my trip to Tortola....i still remember the great service i recieved at the 'Sugar Mill'....felt like family instead of 'guests'....food was great...loved it