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dizfan 05-19-2008 08:17 PM

Pictures of Tortola in 2004
 
Oops, actually pictures of Tortola are from February 2005.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...m/IMG_1133.jpg
View from top of Tortola
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...m/IMG_1165.jpg
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...m/IMG_1151.jpg
Brewers Bay
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...m/IMG_1103.jpg
Cane Garden Bay
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...m/IMG_1112.jpg
View from Bananakeet
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...m/IMG_1236.jpg
Long Bay Beach
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...m/IMG_1177.jpg

RLccweems 05-19-2008 08:55 PM

How beautiful.....I can't wait to go there.

nikkistevej 05-19-2008 09:44 PM

Which beach did you like better- Cane Garden or Brewer's? We are doing the DCL Tortola next August- so trying to figure out what we are going to do. What else did you do on the island?

jajomo0118 05-19-2008 10:33 PM

Love the pics..thanks for posting...:flower3:
Now we really can't wait to go..:)

Colorado DISers 05-19-2008 11:33 PM

Looks great! Thanks for the pics.

frdeb1999 05-20-2008 05:53 AM

Love the pix!! Making my next choice much easier! :)

Pocahantas 05-20-2008 08:31 AM

How beautiful!! I am hoping to convince DH to do one of the cruises next summer that stop in Tortola.

dizfan 05-20-2008 08:59 AM

Each beach is different
 
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Originally Posted by nikkistevej (Post 25208866)
Which beach did you like better- Cane Garden or Brewer's? We are doing the DCL Tortola next August- so trying to figure out what we are going to do. What else did you do on the island?

Each beach is unique.

Brewer's Bay was better for snorkeling. It had a coral reef with lots of fish. Brewer's Bay had more a view with more mountains. From what I remember, it's pretty much just the beach around here. Mostly because the road was a bit steep to get down.

Cane Garden Bey is a more tranquil setting. It was the first beach we went to in Tortola. We didn't have much luck snorkeling, but we may have missed it. Cane Garden Bay was much better for calm water, sandy bottoms, and beautiful views. This would be the safer beach for children. This is also a small town, so there are some restaurants and bars along the shore. Because of the calm waters, beautiful views, and restaurants/bars, many sailboats tend to anchor offshore.

Cane Garden Bay does have a reputation of being the place most cruise ship travelers go to. It's likely to be a bit busier, but it also has more to do around that area.

We'll be on the April 2009 cruise to Tortola. At this point, we still hoping that Disney offers an excursion to the Baths on Virgin Gorda. There is a ferry in Road Town that goes over there. I think it was an hour ferry ride. If Disney doesn't offer this, we'll likely be deciding between the Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay excursions.

We didn't have our camera along when we went to the baths. The beach area is beautiful. There are gigantic boulders along the shore/beach area. In fact, you walk among them to get from beach to beach.

nikkistevej 05-20-2008 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by dizfan (Post 25213845)
Each beach is unique.

Brewer's Bay was better for snorkeling. It had a coral reef with lots of fish. Brewer's Bay had more a view with more mountains. From what I remember, it's pretty much just the beach around here. Mostly because the road was a bit steep to get down.

Cane Garden Bey is a more tranquil setting. It was the first beach we went to in Tortola. We didn't have much luck snorkeling, but we may have missed it. Cane Garden Bay was much better for calm water, sandy bottoms, and beautiful views. This would be the safer beach for children. This is also a small town, so there are some restaurants and bars along the shore. Because of the calm waters, beautiful views, and restaurants/bars, many sailboats tend to anchor offshore.

Cane Garden Bay does have a reputation of being the place most cruise ship travelers go to. It's likely to be a bit busier, but it also has more to do around that area.

We'll be on the April 2009 cruise to Tortola. At this point, we still hoping that Disney offers an excursion to the Baths on Virgin Gorda. There is a ferry in Road Town that goes over there. I think it was an hour ferry ride. If Disney doesn't offer this, we'll likely be deciding between the Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay excursions.

We didn't have our camera along when we went to the baths. The beach area is beautiful. There are gigantic boulders along the shore/beach area. In fact, you walk among them to get from beach to beach.

Thanks for the info- we have a DD5- who will almost 7, when we do our Tortola cruise in August- she can't swim, so we will probably do Cane Garden. :goodvibes I can't wait!!

DisneyHobbit 05-20-2008 11:33 AM

The pics are beautiful!!! I wish I were there right now!

Quagmire 05-20-2008 12:22 PM

Thanks for the pictures. My family and I will be there in 14 months. :cool1:

kritter 05-20-2008 01:35 PM

Cane Garden Bay sound perfect for my girls too....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks, your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to go now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amy2girls 05-20-2008 01:53 PM

looks awesome... thank you for the pictures. It is going to be a long 11 months to wait. .:goodvibes

LindseyLou2222 05-20-2008 02:20 PM

Gorgeous! I cant wait :)

RLccweems 05-20-2008 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizfan (Post 25213845)
Each beach is unique.

Brewer's Bay was better for snorkeling. It had a coral reef with lots of fish. Brewer's Bay had more a view with more mountains. From what I remember, it's pretty much just the beach around here. Mostly because the road was a bit steep to get down.

Cane Garden Bey is a more tranquil setting. It was the first beach we went to in Tortola. We didn't have much luck snorkeling, but we may have missed it. Cane Garden Bay was much better for calm water, sandy bottoms, and beautiful views. This would be the safer beach for children. This is also a small town, so there are some restaurants and bars along the shore. Because of the calm waters, beautiful views, and restaurants/bars, many sailboats tend to anchor offshore.

Cane Garden Bay does have a reputation of being the place most cruise ship travelers go to. It's likely to be a bit busier, but it also has more to do around that area.

We'll be on the April 2009 cruise to Tortola. At this point, we still hoping that Disney offers an excursion to the Baths on Virgin Gorda. There is a ferry in Road Town that goes over there. I think it was an hour ferry ride. If Disney doesn't offer this, we'll likely be deciding between the Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay excursions.

We didn't have our camera along when we went to the baths. The beach area is beautiful. There are gigantic boulders along the shore/beach area. In fact, you walk among them to get from beach to beach.



Thanks for the info on the beaches....What else sure we know about the island? What's the shopping like? So they have a straw market as well?


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