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Best local snorkeling

This was the nicest private beach I went to in BVI. The best snorkeling we had all week and we... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
The most amazing beachh setting without the big crowds.

It may be a rough road to get there but it is worth it! Have visited twice and Smugglers is always... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
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This Tortola cove offers excellent snorkeling opportunities.
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This was the nicest private beach I went to in BVI. The best snorkeling we had all week and we took a boat tour. If you're in Long Bay, this beach is a must for a day. Bring your cooler, chairs and snorkel gear.

1  Thank shannonpH1012KV
Reviewed 3 March 2018

It may be a rough road to get there but it is worth it! Have visited twice and Smugglers is always our favorite beach. And, Nigel's Boom Boom Beach bar will be reopening after Irma/Maria.

1  Thank NJOYFMB
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We spent the afternoon laughing, walking and having a picnic on the beach. It was such a quiet little beach with an incredible view. We felt very safe there as a group of four girls. There is a little bar on the beach, however we...More

4  Thank Danica W
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Not a big island you can spend a day and see nearly all the great beaches around the island. Surprisingly this beach was not crowded and seems being just out of the way enough that the other beaches get more crowded.

1  Thank hereinma2017
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Don’t be put off by the dirt track.. keep going. This place is beautiful and very quiet. The bar owner is just rebuilding so it’ll be even better. There’s currently no shade as the hurricane ripped all the leaves off the trees. Go there. It’s...More

2  Thank ColonelPH
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Much quieter beach with nice sand but not easy to get to in a small compact car. Better to have a truck or have a taxi take you if you like your car.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience! Not for diva's or foo foo people, crawling, hot, cold waters, cactuses...so much fun!

Thank Narda R
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Smugglers Cove was one of our favorite beaches. The dirt road leading you there isn't in the best shape but it's definitely worth it. Lots of good snorkeling right off the beach and a little beach bar too. A man named Nigel runs the bar...More

1  Thank slundy5617
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We spent almost the whole day at Smuggler's Cove. Beautiful views, fairly calm waters, and nice beach which also offers shade up under the trees. The bottom is slightly rocky upon entry so be careful or wear water shoes. Plenty of parking and even in...More

Thank hungryinpa
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is what a Caribbean beach truly is. Gorgeous water, sand and plenty of shade. In our option, the best beach on the island. Out of our 6 day vacation, we came to Smugglers 4 times! No other beach could compare!

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2 July 2017|
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Response from NKyAdventurer | Reviewed this property |
Don't know if you got an answer on this or not. In terms of distance, it's not that far from the cruise port. In terms of the road conditions and logistics, I would allow 45 minutes to and from. RICH