Cane Garden Bay
Cane Garden Bay
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Centrally located on Tortola's north side, this is probably the busiest beach since its beauty is often compared to Magen's Bay on St. Thomas.
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  • Escape586355
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tortola - Cane Garden Bay
    Took the open air taxi service to Cane Garden Bay, which is $12.00 per person each way or $24.00 round trip. We were on a cruise and didn't buy the excursion on the ship. Much too expensive. There are several people that sell the service to the beach at Cane Garden Bay. They give you a wrist band to show you paid and you can return on any open taxi that is available. The beach is popular so go early. Beautiful beach clear water. We spent a few hours there and really enjoyed it. Your cost for 2 chairs and umbrellas are $20.00 extra and is well worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Joanne K
    Parrish, Florida28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harrowing bus ride to the beach!
    The beach and water are magnificent! The ride to get there is another story. If you are of the faint of heart you may not want to go. It was a 25 minute ride in an open air bus through windy mountain roads. One thing I was very happy about is there were no rocks to deal with in the water. Also the bus ride was $24/ person round-trip.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • TKM123
    Herne Bay, United Kingdom150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Home from home a lovely area and beach
    Our home from home … staying for five weeks in apartment overlooking the bay. The bars and beach are great. The beach itself can be busy when the cruise ship crowds descend just like many beaches on Tortola but when it’s less busy it’s lovely.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 January 2024
  • Gordon K
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Beach with good facilities
    Arrived at Port on a cruse ship. Walked through the shops at the port to the far side.. Just ask one of the guys there which bus to the beach. Fare is $12 each way per person and you pay for your return trip (ie no single fares). If you decide you want a taxi it would be the same cost from what they said. Buses run back to the ship every hour and there is no chance you will get left behind. Takes about 20 minutes to get there. Once there there are plenty of facilities - usual souvenir stalls, bars and plenty of food choices. Food isn't brilliant and I suggest you stick to the simpler things on the menu. Jumbo prawns I had were pretty poor for $25! Bucket of 6 beers for $20 was pretty good I thought. Lounger x2 plus table and umbrella $25... Beach itself was lovely and if you stay over to far sides you will see the pelicans diving for the fish. Snorkeling in the main bit isn't worth it.. Go the far sides if you want to snorkel. Tortola itself is a beautiful island...
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 January 2024
  • mark l
    Sunbury, Ohio386 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nobody Goes There Anymore, It’s Too Crowded
    This used to be an amazing place. It has been sullied by the cruise ship industry. It is now covered with chairs and umbrellas. Such eyesores. Now it is over run with people all day and dead at night. Makes me think of the old saying “nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded “.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
  • Amanda H
    Rockford, Michigan77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous beach--easy trip from cruise port!
    The views were amazing! Easy to get to via taxi from Tortola port. We only paid $12 pp for the ride there, but out friends paid round trip and had to take a specific taxi back. I recommend paying 1 way that way you can leave to go back to the ship whenever you'd like. Our taxi driver dropped us off at a spot on the beach with complimentary chairs and umbrellas. Gorgeous views! Inexpensive drinks. We walked to the end to the 400 year old distillery:) I don't know that I need to go back to the distillery again, but it was a fun walk down the beach and across the street from the lavender house. $1 for 5 rum tastes!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 March 2024
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tmoore48
Westlake, OH583 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We stopped here as part of a tour through our cruise ship. The beach was very crowded, and there was nowhere to sit or be in the shade without paying for either a beverage or for a beach chair. The ladies room had only two stalls, insufficient tissue, and no paper towels/dryers. Pretty, and Prussers at Myett was nice, but overall not the greatest.
Written 19 January 2020
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Notjustchips
Milford on Sea, UK735 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We visited this beach for a few hours during our tour of the island. On entering the beach we noticed how packed it was and continued walking left. We eventually found four beds together. The beach itself was in a gorgeous location but so packed. The man hiring out beds came along and gave people in front beds for $10 each. Another man came along and tried to charge us $60 four the four. We argued that those in front had paid less but he wouldn’t have it. Other people had been charged $25 for two and that was what was generally the price. The feeling of someone trying to rip people off spoilt the occasion for me.
Written 24 February 2020
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Dianne B
405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We arrived here Thursday 12th March, caught the local bus outside of the cruise terminal $16 US dollars return..
Absolutely beautiful, we didn't want to pay for a sun lounger, we just put our picnic blanket on the sand..
Had our own little spot, just sat and relaxed for a couple of hours, with a few strolls up and down the beach..stopping for a couple bottles of red stripe.
Coming back in February so will return ❤️
Written 24 March 2020
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JDD
Kootenay Rockies, Canada121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We visited this beach during a two week stay on Tortola. The beach itself is beautiful, with fine white sands and clear waters. Cruisers have numerous moorings and come/go throughout the day. Many hang out ashore in the 7 or so drinking and eating establishments that crowd the NW end of the beach. Loungers are available for a price and they are everywhere. The critical bit is to time it between or around cruise ships. When they are in the taxis and tour busses fill the parking area and street. It becomes a zoo with the NW getting very crowded and food or drink wait times extend accordingly. We ended up parking on the sand in the mostly unoccupied end and it was fine. A hot dog, drinks and a fish sandwich was a 30 minute expedition.

We returned a few days ago and could see the beach was empty. As we pulled into the parking lot so did the tours. We went elsewhere. The day is coming soon when this beach will need capacity limits….
Written 5 January 2022
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Amanda2005book
Derby, UK405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had not visited here before and fell in love. A short but very scary minibus taxi takes you to the beach for a small price per person return trip. You have to climb a very high mountain to get to the beach but it is so worth the trip! The locals were so friendly and amazing and this was the first island that we didn’t feel we were being ripped off. Beautiful sand and warm sea- there is a shelf and waves were a bit large at the time but was fine once past the shelf. Pelicans on the beach and chickens! Smoking not permitted in public in Tortola but here you could smoke at rear of beach. Plenty of restaurants and bars and inexpensive.
Written 23 March 2020
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Courtney K
Chapel Hill, NC10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We stopped in Tortola on a Disney Cruise. I was hesitant to go to CGB because I was worried it would be too busy but I’m so glad we did! It was an easy cab ride ($10 per person each way) and we got there around 9A and practically had the beach to ourselves for about 1.5 hours (we were the only cruise in port that day so maybe that’s why it wasn’t very busy). We rented chairs and an umbrella from Myett’s. Some more visitors joined us from an excursion from around 10:30-1 (but it was not busy) and then we had the place to ourselves again. The beach and the views were beautiful and the water was crystal clear and calm (perfect for little ones). We enjoyed good food and drinks from Myett’s (the staff were friendly and accommodating). We had originally planned to go to JVD through Disney but canceled (it was only a half day and was going to cost about 3x as much). I would not hesitate to return to CGB in the future! If you are looking for good snorkeling I would recommend looking at other options
Written 11 October 2022
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Carla C
36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We stopped in Tortola for the day and decided to venture out to see if we could find a reasonably priced adventure. We were told if we keep walking to the end of the walkway, there will be taxis. We selected a van to take us to Cane Garden Bay beach for $12/pp. the drive up the mountain offered beautiful views of the bay and ocean. It took about 15-20 mins to get there. Our driver, Lamar, told us we can walk to the Callwood Rum distillery and pay $1 to sample 5 different rums. We went to the beach and paid $10 for 2 chairs and an umbrella. The waves felt like high tide the entire time. My little one loved it. She body surfed and took full advantage of them. There are several Beach shacks with great deals on food & drinks. We spent about 5hrs and had a wonderful time. Our driver gave us his phone number and came back when he said he would. If you’re cruising and have an opportunity to venture out, I would use the local independent taxis and try this beach.
Written 19 March 2023
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KathrynH
Central Florida, FL128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We went to Cane Garden Bay on a shore excursion. It does have the same vibe as Magen's Bay in St. Thomas, except either there has been erosion or we arrived at high tide. The locals were renting lounge chairs for $10, and the tide was coming all the way up past the chairs. They were telling guests not to put their bag down on the sand because it would most likely get taken out with the tide. Your feet sank into the sand with every step. We were only there for an hour so opted to walk the beach, take photos and grab a souvenir. My tennis shoes were completely soaked by the tide, just from turning to take a photo and getting caught off guard. The locals have places to get drinks, and some have BBQ. There is a hotel called Myett's that has a nicer outdoor restaurant with a deck also.
Written 27 March 2023
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Wanderingsoul
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We love Cane Garden Bay and have been visiting for years it’s wonderful to see things rebuilt better than ever after the hurricanes. Let’s hope they can weather the pandemic storm as well. The water s a hundred shades of gorgeous blue and the sunsets are nothing short of stunning.
Written 22 March 2020
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Bob C
Golden, CO29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Beautiful bay on sunset side of Tortola, BVI. Stunning white sand and gentle slope into water in this horseshoe Bay. Great people, wonderful taverns, local food, cold drinks. Be sure to visit a little Cabana beach bar made from the stern of an 'Irma' yacht toward the left end of beach, called 'Wait Wait's Beach Bar' , when you try to take pics of your group your always having to tell em to wait-wait so you can get picture with everyone looking at you, ha ha.
Written 21 January 2020
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