Places to Visit in Beef Island, British Virgin Islands, America

Places to Visit in Beef Island, British Virgin Islands, America

Beef Island is an island belonging to British Virgin Islands, a part of British overseas territory, well known for Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport situated towards the east of Tortola, the largest island of British Virgin Islands. Queen Elizabeth II Bridge is the major link between Beef Island and Tortola Island.

Trellis Bay (east of the airport) and Long Bay (west of the airport) are the two major settlements of Beef Island. Trellis Bay is small but houses a market, restaurants and a beautiful beach, the major tourist attractions of the island.


How to reach Beef Island?

Beef Island hosts a major international airport of British Virgin Islands with connection to Antigua, Sint Maarten, Santo Domingo, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia and Anguilla and many other domestic and international destinations and air services are catered by VI Air Link, Anguilla Air Services and BVI Airways.

Tourists can reach neighboring Tortola Island through roadway by car or taxi or bike over Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which is major connection between Tortola and Beef Islands. Enquire at local travel agencies for rental bike and car for local travel.


Food and Shopping in Beef Island:

Beef Island is home to restaurant, coffee shop, market and handicraft centres. The major food corners in and around Beef Island include:

  • Brandywine Estate Restaurant
  • BananaKeet Cafe
  • Dove Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Cooper Island Beach Club
  • Sailor’s Rest Restaurant


Things to do in Beef Island:

  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing


Places of interest in Beef Island:

Long Bay Beach:

Long Bay is a spectacular beach offering enjoyable activities of swimming and surfing. White sand of the beach is ideal to take rest and to take part in other activities and tourists can rent surfing equipments at adjoining shops.


Queen Elizabeth II Bridge:

Queen Elizabeth II Bridge connects Beef Island with Tortola Island and is also a top sightseeing spot offering a great view of the sea. It was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 1966 and it was reconstructed in the year 2003.


Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport:

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport serves all the islands of British Virgin Islands including Tortola Island, located in Beef Island. The construction of airport is really impressive.


Other places of interest in Beef Island are:

  • Lambert beach
  • North Shore Shell Museum
  • BVI Folk Museum
  • Fort Burt
  • Folk History Museum
  • Smith’s Ferry
  • Botanic gardens
  • Anegada Island
  • Rhone National Marine Park


Best time to visit Beef Island:

Throughout the year is best, especially the months of September and November will be ideal to visit Beef Island.


Accommodation options in Beef Island:

Beef Island is small but very beautiful, neat and pleasant island with different specialties. Because of its proximity with Tortola Island, tourists can refer hotels and resorts of Tortola Island for world class hospitality services. These two islands are connected by Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, taxis and cars are always available for travel. The prominent hotels and resorts in Beef Island and Tortola Island are listed here below:

  • Beef Island Guest House
  • Frenchmans
  • Sugar Mill Hotel
  • Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina
  • The Heritage Inn
  • Myett’s Garden and Grille
  • Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel
  • Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas
  • Sebastian’s on the Beach
  • Icis Villas
  • Maria’s by the Sea
  • Rhymers Beach Hotel
  • The Tamarind Club
  • Nanny Cay Marina & Hotel
  • Fort Burt Hotel
  • Moorings Mariner Inn Hotel
  • Sea View Hotel


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