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An elegant but intimate cove

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Nearby Locations on the Sir Francis Drake Channel
Nanny Cay
Road Town

Maya Cove
Fat Hog’s Bay
Along the Sir Francis Drake Channel side of Tortola’s coast and close to the Airport, Maya Cove is a protected enclave behind its reef and Buck Island.

Tropic Island Marina.
Home of Tropic Island Yacht Management charters, Tropic Island Marina is a full service marina with moorings as well as the location of the Pelican Roost restaurant, Tropic Island villas, and Underwater Safaris dive operation.

Hodges Creek Marina. This marina, in Maya Cove, also called Hodges Creek, has all yachtsman services, studio apartments, the Calamaya restaurant, a supermarket, the Ample Hamper provisioners, Blue Water Divers, Sunsail Yacht Charters (see Tortola Rates and Boat Specs here), Sun/Stardust Yacht Charters and Freedom Yacht Charters.

Calamaya (495-2126), open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has a new alfresco dining terrace on the second floor overlooking the harbour at Hodges Creek Marina.

The architecture fuses ancient Roman temple designs expressed in muted West Indian colors. A member of that eclectic family of Italian restaurants including the Brandywine and Capriccio di Mare, Calamaya might be called a West Indian and Italian seafood restaurant.

Lunch features lobster and pasta pizza, a Cubana Grilled Sandwich with shrimp, ham, pineapple and cheese, flying fish sandwiches, and beef wraps.

Dinner starts with a unique Island Fruit Fritters appetiser and finishes with Banana Ravioli for desert. Entrees include New York Strip Steak in a tamarind barbecue sauce, jerk chicken and pastas like Black Fettuccine of Lobster in a Tomato and Cream Sauce.

The West Indian Roast Pork comes from a suckling pig roasted on a spit visible through a display window to the kitchen.

Pelican Roost (495-1515), open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has hearty fare and a casual ambiance right on the waterfront at Tropic Island Marina.

Tropic Island Villas (494-2450 email) offer two bedroom and studio apartments exquisitely furnished, with private bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, balconies, air-conditioning, satellite TV and direct dial telephones, a pool and views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel.