Another week, another lust-worthy beach… this time we’re jetting off to the paradisical coast of the British Virgin Islands
BEACH: Smugglers Cove, Tortola
WHERE: The palm fringed sands of Smugglers cove are situated on the most western end of the largest of the BVI islands, Tortola. Dropped in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, Smugglers Cove’s looks out onto azure waters and is just 25 minutes from the capital of Road Town.
H2O: Bombay Sapphire blue
SAND TONE: Crushed almonds
HOW: Off the beaten track, Smugglers Cove is secluded in some of Tortola’s most peaceful hide aways. You can’t get here any old how, it takes planning and dedication to reach, but a pre-booked 4×4 will ensure you get there bright and early to make the most of the day. Anyone that visits confirms that the bumpy and rugged journey is worth every second in return for this remote paradise – trust us.
WHY: You won’t find a sniff of civilisation here, and that’s why we love it. We all enjoy the atmospheric rum bars and BBQ shacks on the island, but there is something quite special about a stretch of beach that is untouched by humanity, allowing nature’s beauty to be the only focus. After a couple of days in Tortola you’ll be eager to explore its isolated gem. What’s more, the swimming and snorkelling at Smugglers Cove is considered the best on the island, so there is still plenty to explore (don’t tell too many people, it’s our best kept secret)
STAY: Our choice of get around amongst these stunning islands has to be by Yacht. After a long day of sunning it up on the creamy white sands and discovering the magnificent marine life, hop back on your Catamaran and sail over to the also very beautiful Cane Garden Bay. Here you can moor up over night and sleep amongst the Caribbean starlit sky. No hotel will capture Tortola’s night time wonders like an evening on your very own Yacht. Now that’s the sailing dream.
WHEN: All of the BVI’s enjoy year round subtropical temperatures and sunshine. However, we highly recommend taking your trip between December and April to avoid its rainier hurricane season. Our tip: Book in January to also avoid peak tourist season, giving Smugglers Cove even more of a private experience.