North Beach Coast
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Famous for its quintessential Caribbean character, the North Beach Coast of Tortola has particularly fine resorts and charming inns.

Sebastian’s on the Beach. A wonderful, casual resort with breathtaking views, Sebastian’s On The Beach (495-4212 email) has what some call a European ambiance. The reasonably priced rooms have elegant beach decor, with Italian tiled bathrooms, rattan furniture and white ceramic tiled floors.

Louvered windows and doors catch island breezes. And the overall cleanliness is often complimented-upon. The small refrigerators are very handy. Some of the rooms are right on the beach and their balconies and terraces have sitting areas overhanging the ocean. Guests mingle in a personal atmosphere.

Sugar Mill Hotel. A small hotel (email) set among the ruins of a 17th century sugar plantation on lush tropical terraces.

LongBayBeachResortPoolIcon.jpg (7811 bytes)Long Bay Beach Resort. An especially fine resort with a variety of rooms and villas, Long Bay Beach Resort (495-4252 email) has a tropical decor, dramatic ocean views, and an emphasis on activities, such as its fitness center, pitch and putt golf and the tennis boutique and program (a Peter Burwash pro is on staff). The beautiful resort pool has its own poolside bar. Also, the resort has elegant wedding and conference facilities.

LongBayBeachfrontDeluxeIcon.jpg (5184 bytes)The Beachfront Cabanas are rustic rooms on stilts right on the beach. The Beachfront Deluxe rooms, shown here, have balconies, showers with Italian tiles and are very popular. The Beachfront and Hillside choices range from simple studios to luxurious villas–all with spectacular views to outlying islands.

More Long Bay Lodging. Coming into Long Bay on the beach side of the road just before the resort are some rentals. Beachside Delight (495-4774) has weekly and montly rentals of a two bedroom apartment right on the beach. Grapetree Vacation Rentals (495-4229) has one and two bedroom motel style apartments. Also here are Seabreeze (495-4611) and Beach Rentals (495-4318).

Great Carrot Bay. In Great Carrot Bay, Coconut Point Vacation Apartments (495-4892 email) has a spacious six-person hideaway with privacy and a nice honeymoon suite. Garden Guesthouse (495-4931), next to the Garden Restaurant, has three suites with living room, bedroom, kitchen and terrace overlooking Great Carrot Bay.

See Villas on Tortola’s North Beach Coast for more information on the varied and lovely villas in this area.