We've just returned from another fabulous tropical spring break. This year we wanted to "get away from it all." It's a cliche, I know, but we really tried to look for a place where there were very few tourists. So after months of research, we decided to visit the British Virgin Islands.
We flew into the capital island of Tortola. We met up with our Denver friends, our usual spring break co-conspirators, and spent the first several days at a villa, "Mermaid Villa", on Beef Island, a very small island connected to Tortola by a bridge. The view from our deck was spectacular:
We spent several days exploring the beaches and towns on Tortola. This is Brewer's Bay. I was fascinated by the rocks on the left of this shot and did several sketches of them.
Luckily, the ferry was large and the porters helped us with our "baggage." And we were off to Anegada:
"Lavenda Breeze." The sleeping quarters were on the ground floor, the living areas (and a 360 degree deck) on the second story. This is the inland facing side of the house:
Only a few yards from the house, Loblolly Bay stretched out. The house was situated right in the middle of the bay's beachfront. There was a restaurant at each end, and several small cottages, but other than that we had the 3/4 mile beach to ourselves. It was amazing! White sand, turquoise water, the coral reef less than 100 yards offshore. And no other people. Perfect!