Pictures of Tortola in 2004

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  1. dizfan

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    Oops, actually pictures of Tortola are from February 2005.

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    View from top of Tortola
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    Brewers Bay
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    Cane Garden Bay
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    View from Bananakeet
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    Long Bay Beach
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  3. RLccweems

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

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    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?
     
  5. jajomo0118

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

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    Looks great! Thanks for the pics.
     
  7. frdeb1999

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

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

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    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.
     
  10. nikkistevej

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    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!!
     
  11. DisneyHobbit

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    The pics are beautiful!!! I wish I were there right now!
     
  12. Quagmire

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

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


    Thanks, your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to go now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. amy2girls

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    looks awesome... thank you for the pictures. It is going to be a long 11 months to wait. .:goodvibes
     
  15. LindseyLou2222

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    Gorgeous! I cant wait :)
     
  16. RLccweems

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    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?
     
  17. Andrew DEREK UK

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    Look forward to it
     
  18. PPFQP

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    Here are some pictures from our sailboat trip to the BVI in January 2006. We are going back in June - can't wait!

    Cruise Ships at Tortola I do not know whether this is the same facility that Disney will use. This was taken from the water, so I don't know where it is physically located on land.

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    On the beach at Cane Garden Bay. Yes, there was a little straw market there. I bought a beach towel/bag. There was also a restaurant with really good drinks and burgers. Great happy hour prices, but I think that didn't happen until the cruise ship groups had left for the day.

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    Here's another one that shows how shallow and calm the beach was at Cane Garden Bay. I think it would be a great option for people with young kids.

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    The Baths - someone mentioned this as a potential excursion option. The Baths are on a different island. Here's a picture in the boulders:

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    And here's one from the "Top of the Baths." We hiked up to the trail to the restaurant and this is a picture of the view back towards the water. One of those boats down there was ours, but I can't remember which one.

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  19. nikkistevej

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    Beautiful pics!!
     
  20. dizfan

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    Thanks for posting the additional pics.

    Now, all I need is one of the famous Painkiller's made by the local bars/restaurants on Tortola.

    One more note on the restaurant at the top of the Baths, it also has a swimming pool (making it safer for children).

    I e-mailed Disney about the Baths. At this time, they are still in the planning stages on the Excursions they will offer. It probably depends on what other cruise ships are in port that day.

    Dan
     
  21. RLccweems

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    Okay...I'm going to ask...what's in the famous painkiller?
     

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