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Recent British Virgin Islands BVI reviews

  • Don't expect luxury

    "If you don't expect luxury and just need a place to hang your hat and sleep off the day's activities, this is a great choice. If you want comfort and luxury - not so much. This is as basic as it can be. The location is beautiful. The photo you see on the page is to the east. They don't show you the view to the north which is the open Caribbean, or to the west which is a beautiful view of Jost Van Dyke. While this is, technically, ocean front, it is not beach front. The property is about 15 feet above the shore line, but in this case the shore is rocks and boulders. You will have to walk about 200 yards to get to beach access. The sound of the waves crashing on the rocks is either soothing or unsettling depending on how high the swells are. I can tell you that some nights the sound was loud enough to wake me - and other nights it lulled me into a peaceful slumber. There is no A/C. You will have to rely completely on ocean breezes and fans. There is no oven (probably a good thing considering the heat they give off), but there is a cook top and microwave. The bed linens are a bit on the scratchy side. If you've had too much sun or have very sensitive skin this can be an issue; otherwise, you should adapt quickly. The outside patio is the best part of this property. Again, it is just the basics, but it where we spent most of our time when we were there. You can sit in the sun or the shade and just watch the world go by. This location is very convenient to some of the best beaches in the BVI, as well as the best dining. Great food and drink are never more than a 10 minute car ride away. One more tiny issue that may be relevant to some travelers - this is not an accessible property. You must go down a narrow and fairly steep staircase. If you have mobility issues, this is not a good choice."
    Guest: BVI Fan Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 9, 2014
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  • Perfect

    "We had a wonderful time on Tortola. The Van Dyke House was exceptional. Very unique layout. Attractive views and great tropical breezes. The sound of the waves rolling in is so relaxing. The beach is beautiful and quiet. Wear End has a terrific little grocery store and a day sail on Kuralu was worth every penny. The restraunts close to the Van Dyke House were very good. Its a short walk but a steep climb up from the beach."
    Guest: Roger Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 24, 2014
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  • Paradise

    "It's almost impossible to describe Casa Rocalta, a villa of five separate structures, embraced by lush foliage and tiered among giant boulders incorporated into the dramatic architecture of each building. At the center, a luxurious pool and upper porch offer respite from the midday sun and breathtaking views of the sea. Casa Rocalta is truly a paradise, from the perfectly appointed accommodations to its breathtaking views. Only the spectacular neighborhood attractions (the beach just down the road for swimming and snorkeling, and the awesome Baths, a short walk up the road) could lure us away. We did visit area highlights, our favorite being our drive to the north end for dinner on Saba Rock. Honestly, it took an occasional mosquito or no-see-um bite to remind us we were not in Paradise."
    Guest: Kathleen S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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  • great property to rent!

    "We spent 2 weeks at Mermaid Villa and it was a blast! Jan was a wonderful host and very inclusive. We arrived on Thanksgiving day and Jan naturally invited us to have dinner with her friends and guests at a local joint. It was wonderful to meet her friends and got to know a bit more about island life through these long-term residents! The property was very private, and the beautiful long bay beach was within walking distance. It was a great place to relax and de-stress. I'm going back in May and I would recommend this property to all my friends!"
    Guest: wei Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 27, 2014
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