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Christmas in BVI! #63805
08/03/2015 10:53 PM
08/03/2015 10:53 PM
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All,

We have done a bareboat trip a few times over spring break but this will be the first trip over Christmas break. We will be in the Caribbean from 12/20 through 12/28. We will spend a few days around St. Johns, Peter Island, Scrub Island and Leverick Bay. We are open to other places. Can anyone make some good recommendations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations/events? Any other special things to be aware of during this season?

Thanks!

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Re: Christmas in BVI! [Re: FrenchLaundry] #63806
08/04/2015 05:46 AM
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Consider north sound for Christmas. There is usually a nice parade of lights. Consider a slip at leverick.


Warren S/V Scuba Doo
Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show).

https://www.cyabrochure.com/ebn/2307/pdyrX/6642/4///
Re: Christmas in BVI! [Re: FrenchLaundry] #63807
08/04/2015 08:58 AM
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Adagio Villa, Mahoe Bay,Virgin...
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Second Warren460's recommendation - Christmas eve at the north end of Virgin Gorda - party goes on all night.

Re: Christmas in BVI! [Re: FrenchLaundry] #63808
08/04/2015 04:06 PM
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Just be prepared for heavy traffic!

Re: Christmas in BVI! [Re: DEL] #63809
08/04/2015 05:18 PM
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and packed restaurants

Re: Christmas in BVI! [Re: sail2wind] #63810
08/04/2015 06:24 PM
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...... Reserve a slip now and that's assuming they're not already taken.

BEYC is an alternative but has no TTOL discount that I am aware of.

If you end up with no slips available, two options:

(1) There is good anchoring in a sandy spot close to shore, last line of balls from the fuel dock at Leverick. You can see the spot visually. Other places there's too much grass to get a good bite on the anchor.

(2) Finding ourselves in a similar situation last week (no slips) we took a ball at Saba Rock. $30 includes a bag of ice. This is a great spot for a nice evening breeze (no bugs) and in the spots shaded by the rock itself, its flat as a pancake.

Re: Christmas in BVI! [Re: jbuch02] #63811
08/04/2015 07:29 PM
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Saba also includes fresh water


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Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show).

https://www.cyabrochure.com/ebn/2307/pdyrX/6642/4///
Re: Christmas in BVI! [Re: warren460] #63812
08/05/2015 07:29 AM
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Thx, yes ........ Knowing which anchorages do what gratis or give TTOL discounts can save a good deal of money.

Re: Christmas in BVI! [Re: jbuch02] #63813
08/05/2015 01:12 PM
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I believe there is a lot of good holding area for anchoring along the western side of Prickly Pear as well.


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