We had visited Anegada once before on a sailboat and wanted to visit it once again on our island hopping vacation, so we chose Neptune's based upon reviews that we had read here and could not have found a better place to spend our two nights.
The hotel, like everything else on Anegada, is not posh, but is very well maintained and clean. In fact, it rivals nearly any place that we have ever stayed in the Florida Keys, which we visit quite often. The room was spacious and had a very comfy bed with amazing views of the water. I think that all of the rooms there will have great water views. We stayed up on the 2nd story, which gave us a nice vantage point. The room has a small window ac which nicely does the trick and we only used in the evening as we slept. Actually, considering the remote location, the room exceeded our expectations with nice sheets, towels and how nicely it was maintained.
We took the "Fast Ferry" from Tortola, which wasn't as well maintained and quite dated. I understand that there is another ferry that services the island on alternate days, and next time we'll schedule our trip to use them because we understand that they use a catamaran boat and it isn't as "choppy". In our ferry there wasn't an option to go out into the fresh air, which would have been nice.....but we made it nonetheless. Once you get off the ferry at the dock, if you have any luggage at all (we just had carry-ons and a purse/backpack each) you might want to hire a taxi for the short taxi ride (or long, hot, walk) to the hotel. Without bags, the walk is much shorter since you can walk along the beach and be there within 15 minutes. We didn't anticipate this and were "winging it" and got directions from some locals from the beach bar near the dock and as we began our walk a local storekeeper saw our predicament and insisted (He didn't even ask us, he just cranked up his jeep and pulled up to us) that we jump into his car and he would give us a ride. So he closed his shop and we jumped in. Turns out that his wife made one of our all time favorite coffee cups from our travels, that we bought there the last time we visited, who we found to be just a delightful person, and now we know that her husband is the same caliber of person.......although we still feel grateful for his generosity, the point here is to let you know that taking a taxi from the dock is a good idea.
There is a happy hour at Neptune's which is quite lively. Many of the boats anchored in the bay will come ashore to enjoy the libations, which Mark expertly prepares. In fact, Mark has been on this island since he was 10 years old and has such an interesting story about his life's journey here that he really should consider writing a memoir. Swiss family Robinson has nothing on him and his family........it's quite a story.
We ate one evening at Neptune's and the other at Lobster Trap. Both have wonderful views, but Lobster Trap seemed to have slightly better ambiance, with Neptune's having the better food. Everything is fresh and you have to order at least by 4pm so they know how much they have to catch. Lol. Nothing is prepared far in advance, so as they know how many to expect for dinner, then they can prepare the proper amount of food. And there is usually just one time slot for dinner. We really enjoyed this sort of setting. The same method caught us by surprise while visiting Big Bamboo in Loblolly Bay when we stopped our snorkeling and walked up to the restaurant and ordered lunch and the lady asked us "what time would you like to eat?" It dawned on me that we should have ordered an hour or so earlier and picked the time to arrive and eat.....life here is simpler and so relaxed. The daily routine of hustle and bustle that we grow accustomed to is nicely missing. BTW, Loblolly Bay is one of my all time favorite beaches and snorkeling spots in the world. I'll include a few pics of the beach.
We enjoyed our stay at Neptune's and Anegada immensely. We would strongly recommend staying here to our best of friends and cannot imagine staying anywhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anegada, British Virgin Islands, BVI - Neptune's Treasure is a family run Anegada hotel with beachfront villas, rooms and cottages. Perhaps best described as "SIMPLICITY" this Anegada resort is situated on the Southwestern shore of the most unique island in the chain of the British Virgin Islands. The secret of "Nature's Little Secrets" offers a family operated Guest House, Restaurant and Bar, situated on the shore under towering palms with breathtaking views of Virgin Gorda and Tortola. So kick back, relax and enjoy our home style atmosphere where the Soares Family will share their hospitality and their stories of their beginnings on Anegada. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Neptune`s Treasure Hotel Anegada
- Neptunes Treasure Anegada
- Neptunes Treasure Hotel Anegada
- Neptune's Treasure Anegada, British Virgin Islands