A Magical Weekend in Virgin Gorda. – Ft. Mango Bay Resort and Little Dix Bay Resort.
In this blog I will be talking about a holiday weekend spent on the island of Virgin Gorda. My family, friends and I hit up iconic places such as Necker Island, Nail Bay, Mango Bay Resort and Little Dix Bay.
If there is one thing the last two years have taught me, it is, knowing that I do not have to travel far to experience a World Class vacation. The British Virgin Islands is known as a very popular Caribbean vacation destination and boasts some of the most luxurious resorts and villas. A few weekends ago, my family, friends and I decided to take full advantage of one of our many holiday weekends (thank you BVI Government) and spent it relaxing on the island of Virgin Gorda. Three days were spent scattered amongst Necker Island, Nail Bay, Mango Bay Resort and Little Dix Bay Resort.
The holiday fell on the Friday of that weekend so we decided to leave the island of Tortola on Thursday afternoon. After work, I quickly weaved through traffic and made my way to the eastern side of Tortola. Our first stop was Necker Island for happy hour drinks with the birthday girl.
We were picked up at Beef Island and made the 20 minute sail over to Necker Island. As the minutes passed by, more and more miles were covered and the sky dimmed into a golden light show.
A very atmospheric welcome was created by the sun setting over the horizon in the distance.
After walking on the famous red dock, we headed straight for the beach bar to start our happy hour shenanigans. The vibes were just right. Friends, cool sea breeze, sun rays dancing through the tree branches, great music and laughter, what more could I ask for? The answer is alcohol.
One thing I will never take for granted is being able to experience moments and places like this. Another thing I won’t take for granted is being able to experience this with my family and friends.
Happy hour was coming to a close and it was time to leave what many deem as an exclusive paradise. We head on over to the island of Virgin Gorda for the next phase of our holiday weekend.
We hopped on the boat, headed to Gun Creek, picked up our rental and now it was time to head to where we were staying for the first night of the holiday vacation.
We are now at the Nail Bay area of Virgin Gorda. This beachfront property called Sunset Watch consists of three separate villas. To be honest with you guys, I did not really get that much content/pictures of this place. I was more so focused on the place I stayed next (stay tuned).
Because we are an absolute “washed” group of friends, we were in bed by 9:00 pm that night.
The next morning arrived and I woke up early which is pretty usual for me. I decided to take a walk around the neighborhood in which we were staying just to explore a bit. Low and behold, I found THE private golf course located at Nail Bay. To get a full understanding and visual representation of this golf course, click here to check out my vlog I posted on YouTube about this whole weekend.
After a quick sneak peek at the golf course we headed back to the villa for breakfast which was prepared by some of our wonderful friends.
Shortly after breakfast I left my group of friends at the villa in Nail Bay and I went to pick up my mother from the ferry dock to start our separate holiday vacation. For the next two nights, we stayed at Mango Bay Resort.
Mango Bay Resort.
Mango Bay Resort is located on a 4 acre property right on one of the best beaches on Virgin Gorda. The resort consists of suites and villas scattered around the plot, each providing a different vibe to cater to your exact needs. We stayed in a beautiful one bedroom suite located 22 steps away from the ocean (yes I counted). This beautifully decorated suite consists of a full sized kitchen and a personal outdoor bbq grill perfect for creating delicious meals. The outdoor living space is perfect for catching sunsets, eating the bbq lunch you cooked or just a simple feet up/book reading relaxation.
After settling in, I headed straight to the beach for a quick swim and a front row seat to some of the best sunsets the Earth has to offer.
Now, these suites and villas are self-catered so if you’re not a fan of cooking on vacation or hiring a chef, there are plenty of restaurants on Virgin Gorda to hit up! That night, I met up with my friends and we headed to the Sugarcane Restaurant for a birthday dinner. Once again, since we were so washed, I was in bed by 10:00 pm and went to sleep.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort.
The next morning, it was time to get ready for my mom’s and I spa treatments at Little Dix Bay Resort. As soon as we arrived on the compound, we were quickly whisked away to our spa treatments. The service was impeccable and I highly recommend their spa services to everyone!
The Reef Restaurant at this resort had a “Mexican Day”, where the menu was filled with amazing traditional Mexican foods. After our spa treatments, we headed down to the restaurant and indulged in the great food prepared for that day.
After our bellies were filled and our bodies were relaxed, we headed back to Mango Bay to enjoy the sunset once again. The Resort provides each unit with water sport equipment which ranges from snorkel gear and floatation devices to kayaks and SUP Boards! That evening, I decided to partake in some water sport shenanigans and took a kayak out onto the water.
Being able to kayak into the beautiful sunset was such a surreal moment. What a magical way to end such a magical day. Each suite and villa comes equipped with an outdoor shower, perfect for washing off sand collected from your relaxing or athletic day at the beach.
For our final morning at Mango Bay Resort, my mom and I decided to check out the new pool! If you do not fancy the ocean or you’re not in the mood to get sandy, the pool is the perfect alternative to stay cool during the daytime heat.
After our pool dip, we packed up, got ready and headed back to Tortola and reality! Although it was hard to leave, I greatly appreciated how refreshed this weekend stay made me feel.
If you’d like to experience this bliss for yourself, contact Mango Bay Resort by clicking this link here. If you’re a local in the British Virgin Islands ask Mango Bay Resort about their staycation rates that are available for the months of June, July and August! Thank you for reading! Remember, if you’d like to see more visuals regarding this weekend, head on over to YouTube and check out this vlog!