“Regarded as some as one of the more beautiful anchorages in the BVI, Cane Garden Bay is picture postcard material.”
My only thought is Nancy and Simon Scott must have been high when they came here or it was a long time ago. Cane Garden Bay is busy, loud, and beach bar after beach bar. It seems most of the people here have been shipped over the hill from a cruise ship on the other side of Tortola. There are lots of pretty palm trees, but the place has the character of Detroit. I know, I used to live in Detroit…
It’s so strange, across the channel on Jost van Dyke, there was local food, local hosts and a vibrant West Indian character. In Cane Garden Bay, a whole bunch of local kids started jumping all over your dinghy the moment you walked away from the dinghy dock. This bit was especially impressive. When we got back they had done some little tricks, like turning off the fuel, turning the throttle wide open and undoing the outboard cover. Cute.
It’s the only place so far in the USVI/BVI that I have felt I needed to lock the dinghy, and I did.
I felt bad because I was the one who wanted to come here. I love sunsets and its supposed to be one of the best. The First Mate puts up with this irrational search. I can imagine her murmuring “it had better be worth it!”
Simon was too sunburned to go to dinner, so I went with the other two. Not such a great restaurant, Pico’s I think it was called.
Cane Garden Bay gets 1 star from Sailing with Kids