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The Apple of Tortolas eye

Beautiful beach, a must see beach for some relaxation, and just to soak in the atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Iamagora
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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There are not a lot of beaches that we found. We saw surfers and there were beaches at the hotels... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
sightseer12
,
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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The Apple Bay area offers a series of intriguing beaches and seaside villages, with excellent surfing, resorts and superb dining.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bomba shack” (4 reviews)
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Tortola
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Beautiful beach, a must see beach for some relaxation, and just to soak in the atmosphere. Stunning sea to paddle in.

Thank Iamagora
Reviewed 27 November 2016

There are not a lot of beaches that we found. We saw surfers and there were beaches at the hotels, some were private, some not. Water came right up to wall embankments, so no beach.

Thank sightseer12
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had a great vacation last spring. Apple Bay is a beautiful quiet beach. The ocean was nice and calm during our visit so we were able swim and snorkel the reef everyday. It is our favorite beach on the island. We Stayed at Casa Caribe...More

5  Thank Bill J
Reviewed 29 June 2016

When staying on this side of the island you do need a car. We rented from Big Sexy and had a wonderful experience. We even were able to get the car a day early. We were picked up and dropped off at the ferry. My...More

1  Thank dt2design
Reviewed 25 May 2016

It is always wonderful to dine and stay at SugarMill. It is such an elegant place to be and the staff could not be warmer. Also fun that you can walk to Bomba Shack and meet up with lots of other tourists from around the...More

2  Thank terry m
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We stayed in a cottage above Apple Bay and could see all the surfers out there, all day. It was beautiful! We also went to Bomba's for the full moon party (though isn't Bomba's technically on Capoon's Bay?). The area of Tortola is just gorgeous.

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 28 April 2016

It was fun watching the surfers. This is not a beach to swim on and really not much beach either. Don't know that I would attend a full moon party at the Bomba shack-it looks a bit too "wild and crazy"!

1  Thank bbomber
Reviewed 2 April 2016

A spot of heaven and peace. This is a place for surfers and very peaceful. It is just a small strip of beach but absolutely beautiful.

Thank BRWD
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This is the real Tortola, people. Away from development, close to nature and local culture. Sure, there are better swimming beaches but Apple Bay has a magic all its own. If you know where to look...the "seashell museum/breakfast cafe" is a CLASSIC!

1  Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 27 February 2016

quiet, rustic west side of tortola. serene and beautiful. local population is terrific. unlike other parts of tortola, the apple bay section of the western side of the island is quiet, calm and enjoyable. beaches are clean, maintained and look out into the best area...More

2  Thank Perspectech
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