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Guavaberry Spring Bay Vacation Homes
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

If you are going to Virgin Gorda and you are not interested in the fast lane, Guavaberry is the only place to stay! I have been to Virgin Gorda at least 5 times and I would never stay anywhere else. The cottages are spacious, the service is great. There is not a "staff", you get the personal touch. The owner,Tina, is always there and makes sure you have everything that you need. The private beach is the best. The commissary is stocked so you don't have to drive a mile to get a snack, dinner or sun tan lotion. Every cottage has a great balcony with a view of the bay. The Guavaberry welcome booklet says that you should lock up the doors at all times but I have never had any problem. Sometimes the mosquitoes are a pain because the cottages are tucked into the rocks but it depends upon the time of year. We love Guavaberry and cannot wait to go back!!!

Room Tip: Fitness center would be nice.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

We just got back from a short trip to Virgin Gorda last week. We contemplated different options in Virgin Gorda but we're so glad we chose Guavaberry.

-Location is excellent. The Baths are within walking distance (less than 1/2 mile) which was great especially since there isn't a lot of parking there. We loved that we could walk there and it was a nice, quiet (although fully in the sun) walk. You can also walk to some popular restaurants (Rock Cafe, Coco Maya). It's about a 20 min (max) walk but not bad at all. Honestly you could probably walk all the way into Spanish Town if you're used to walking like we are. On our first day we wondered why we had even bothered renting a car.

-Services were excellent. They offer a commissary with groceries, they have snorkel equipment for rent for $3.50/day, the staff was helpful in recommendations. They have almost all the menus of restaurants in their office.

-Houses were cute and spacious. We stayed in Gardenia and it was lots of space for the two of us. We paid extra for A/C which we didn't use (which is a big deal since my husband usually needs it on all the time). Our deck was very private because rocks were sheltering it. We had a nice view in the distance of the sea. Everything was really clean and nice. There were some ants on occasion but nothing crazy. Also the roosters were nice enough to wake us at 6:30 or so on a daily basis. We got used to it though and think maybe it's a good thing anyway since it makes you get an early start!

-Spring Bay beach was really great. Very private and often we were the only ones on it. There were plenty of chairs and some beach toys/floats. In walking distance to the right was a rocky area with great snorkeling called Little Trunk Bay. We would never think to look there in a shallow swimming area but we saw a ton of fish. There was decent snorkeling at Spring Bay also but it was deeper. The beach is walkable but there is parking if you don't want to walk with all your stuff.

-They have showers and bathrooms to use if you are checking out late. We LOVED this. Our ferry didn't leave until 3pm and we had the whole day on the beach and we were able to shower before we left. That was really great.

-They arranged our rental car. The company dropped it off and picked it up and we basically had to do nothing. If we went again, we probably would only rent a car a day or so to explore the Northern part of the island since Guavaberry is so close to everything else.

Only a few things we did not like:

-Paying $2/30 min of WiFi in the office seems a little like a rip off. We did not use it. We took advantage of free Wifi in many restaurants (Top of the Baths, Coco Maya).

-No one recommended we go to any local places for eating. They really pushed the touristy ones. We went to Rock Cafe our first night and were underwhelmed. We did our own research on Tripadvisor after that. Coconut Junction was without a doubt the best meal we had and when I asked about it the woman was like, "well it's a local place and the food is good." No the food is SUPERB.

We would definitely definitely stay again and highly recommend!

Room Tip: Ask to stay in a room as close as possible to the beach to make walking there easier.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

I am late in writing this review from our trip in March, 2013. We absolutely loved Guavaberry. The units are cozy and minimal, but perfect for our needs. We stayed in a two bedroom unit up on the hill across the street from the office. It was quiet, except for the occasional goat or roster. On our last night, the folks in the unit next to ours were a little noisy on their deck, but they didn't stay up too late. The view was spectacular, and the beach is to die for. We drove to the beach most days just because we didn't want to carry all of our snorkeling gear. But, the beach was an easy five minute walk from our cottage. The snorkeling was fantastic, both to the right and to the left of spring bay. Either way, you can't go wrong. Be careful during high season if your swim to the left and watch for dingy traffic. Better yet, go early or go late and avoid the traffic all together. The beach really is paradise, with chairs in the shade and solitude.

We are returning to Guavaberry in July and we can't wait.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

We spent 3 days here in April and LOVED it. I agree with those reviews that had wonderful things to say about this place, so I won't be redundant and will just add "dittos." Tina was very helpful and her suggestions of places to enjoy lunch and dinners were spot on. "Mermaids on the Beach" and Hog Heaven for lunch and another place close by which was built among the boulders (forget the name) had decent food and even better ambiance and the Top of the Baths for dinner. We were concerned that the Baths restaurant would be too "touristy" for our tastes, but we worried for naught. The food was quite good, fairly priced and the views were awesome.

We had read that the snorkeling was good at Spring Bay, but it is several levels above just "good." The water was so clear it was like snorkeling in a swimming pool (more like huge aquarium?) and you could see for nearly 200 feet until the water gently faded into a beautiful blue. From the beach you see some prehistoric rocks above the water line, but as you snorkel out to them you quickly realize that there is much more rock under water, sometimes even 20 feet worth, and it is coral reef ecosystem complete with the beautiful reef fish, many of which we are quite familiar with as we had a coral reef tank not long ago. (There goes a $69.99 Naso Tang swimming past, etc......) Just amazingly beautiful to see. We even saw a sea turtle swim past.

Spring Bay is a private beautiful beach (it actually isn't, but essentially is) for Guavaberry guests. Plenty of shade, plenty of sun and plenty of beauty to enjoy. It is a short swim and you can be at the Bath's themselves, if you so desire.

Our room was the "Guavaberry" which is located up the hill across the street from the office and the "downhill" villas. You can walk to the Baths and Spring Bay from either location, but the downhill is much easier and closer. We rented a car and were very glad that we did, since we were located at the highest point of the property. It is a short drive to the Spring Bay and there is plenty of parking at the entrance to the beach. We also drove all over the island to enjoy the numerous beautiful vantage points, and sample snorkeling elsewhere. (Nothing was as good as Spring Bay, however)

They have a "grocery store" next to the office which is open 24-7 and on the honor system. The prices were pleasantly reasonable and the selection surprisingly large, considering. Seemed like a first class operation, all around.

We paid extra for the benefit of having AC in the room, since I perspire easier than most, but never actually used it. It was warm outside, but the cross breeze through the villa was so comfortable that using the AC would have actually detracted from the amazing experience you feel being nestled among the huge boulders high up on a hill. The sounds of the birds waking up approached those we enjoyed while waking up in the Costa Rica rainforest.....not quite, but still nice. Next time we'll skip paying the AC premium.

This place is another example of why we use Trip Advisor and glad that we do. The high praise for this place is well deserved. The rooms here are quite nice, and with fully equipped kitchens but, as another reviewer posted, if you are looking for classic 5 star resort with room service, manicured grounds and a spa, this is not your place. As for us, we cannot wait to stay here again.

Room Tip: if you stay higher up you may enjoy your stay more if you rent a car to get to Spring Bay, plus you...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

After a fantastic first stay at Guavaberry in May 2012, we returned in May 2013 for another week on Virgin Gorda. We had another fantastic stay at Guavaberry and awesome week on Virgin Gorda. We can't wait to book our return to Guavaberry and VG for 2014. Living in So Cal, we have lots of tropical travel options, and we are very fortunate to have visited numerous incredible tropical locations, none compare to Guavaberry and VG. We love our cottage in the boulders at Guavaberry, and our time enjoying Spring Bay. We are so impressed with Guavaberry's amazing staff. Tina and Michelle add so much to our vacation experience. Clearly, there are options for lodging on Virgin Gorda, and we have found our slice of Paradise at Guavaberry. Tina and Michelle treat us like family, and so do the locals who remembered us from last year. What a treat it was to revisit the restaurants and pubs this year and hear Welcome Back from the staff. We really enjoyed our daily visits to Spanish Town and the fun restaurants there. Last year we made arrangements to rent a paddle board from HIHO Sports on Tortola, and Tina & Michelle helped coordinate the delivery with Andy Morrell from HIHO. That was incredible paddling around Spring Bay and the Baths. And one day we drove over to stunning Savannah Bay and paddled it's amazing waters and reefs. If we needed a dinner reservation, Tina grabbed the phone and called the restaurant. If we had a question about entertainment, Michelle gave us info on the local happenings. On our morning walks, we got to really enjoy the grounds of Guavaberry and all the variety of plants and landscaping, and each day the House Keeping Staff would have fresh cut flowers in our cottage. With us visiting in May, we were treated to seeing the blossoms of the Night Blooming Cereus Cactus plant which only bloom at night. What a treat that was. I could go on and on about Guavaberry and Virgin Gorda, but you'll just have to try it for yourself. We are so happy to have visited this wonderful Paradise, and look forward to our return in 2014. Thanks Guavaberry for making our vacations on Virgin Gorda fantastic. Aloha, Al & Jerry

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Guavaberry vacation homes are the perfect place to stay for anyone who wants to really experience Virgin Gorda.

The homes are cozy and include a kitchen with all the basic amenities. We stayed at Ixora, which was probably the most secluded of the houses and had an amazing view.

Tina, the owner, is extremely nice and friendly; the same is true of the rest of her staff.

Guavaberry has an onsite commissary that has just about everything you need, and the prices are reasonable...sometimes even cheaper than the grocery store at the Yacht Harbor.
Tina does drive down to the Yacht Harbor every day at 7:40, so you can catch a ride with her. Otherwise, it's about a mile from Guavaberry to the harbor. Car rentals are pretty reasonable as well (just remember to drive on the left!)

There is also a laundry room (for a fee), a game room, wi-fi access, phone access, and more at the main office.

The beach, while not completely exclusive to Guavaberry, does feel like a private beach. You won't feel crowded at all (There were times I had the beach to myself).

You should understand that this isn't a full-service hotel; you aren't going to be able to order room service or anything. This is much more a vacation home that leaves your vacation up to you. If you aren't comfortable with venturing out and exploring, you probably should stay at a resort like Little Dix. But if you really want to see Virgin Gorda, a good place to start is Guavaberry. The staff are more than willing to help you with directions, taxis, reservations, etc. If you really want to get to know Virgin Gorda, you can't go wrong with Guavaberry.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Cullen M
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

My family has stayed here on and off for the last 20 years. I am saddened by the rudeness of the staff and the old run down units. There is air conditioning in the bedroom but you must live in a dark cave with the shutters closed to use it. The kitchen refrigerator leaked and all the implements were dated. Do not worry about using too much water in the old dirty, cramped bathroom because it will go cold before you are finished with your shower. The beach is nice, but for the same rate you can have an updated unit on the sand with a pleasant staff and a lovely view. The store was very helpful but all in all I would not recommend this property as it is today.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Melinda M
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Address: Spring Bay, Virgin Gorda
Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Virgin Gorda
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Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Virgin Gorda
Price Range: £97 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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