Long Bay Beach Resort & VillasRoad Town Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Couples set their own pace at Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas on the paradise isle of Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Cherished moments are spent lazing on the silky soft sands, swimming and snorkeling in the sapphire-blue waters, rejuvenating at the Spa & Fitness Center and exploring local treasures, among them Mt. Sage National park, Cane Garden Bay, Nanny Cay and the underwater wreck of the Rhone.
Long Bay’s 120 rooms, cabanas, villas and estate homes sprawl along a 53-acre hillside overlooking the Atlantic. Guests who stay in one of the cozy ocean-view rooms savor private sunsets from their own terrace. Closer to the water, rustic yet inviting cabanas rest on stilts, many mere steps from the sea. Most feature king-size beds and large decks with hammocks.
Those who splurge on a luxuriously appointed, two- or three-bedroom villa enjoy more spacious living and sleeping areas, a full kitchen as well as an expansive veranda with a barbecue grill and dining table. Another focal point: each villa takes in panoramic views of the Atlantic from its location up on the hill.
Guests don’t have to travel far to enjoy some of Tortola’s most flavorful cuisine. With its beachfront deck setting and laid-back vibe, draws visitors from across the island. Part of an 18th-century sugar mill, this outdoor eatery serves anything from tasty breakfast buffets to fresh seafood to renowned local dishes. We also host such weekly events as a Barbecue Cook-out and a Taste of Tortola Buffet. On the sugar mill’s upper terrace, the Pasta House is known for its outstanding Italian dishes and international wine list. The resort’s beach and swim-up bars serve a range of tropical specialty drinks.
Options abound for couples planning their wedding event at Long Bay. The resort’s secluded, mile-long beach and small, scenic walkways leading to the shore create breathtaking settings for a ceremony, while receptions are often staged by the sea or in one of the restaurants. On-staff planners are prepared to realize most any wish or request and will happily suggest ways for bridal couples to make their event unique, whether it’s special design elements, themed dinner menus or live entertainment by local artists.