Tuesday, February 2, 2021

My First Trip To Great Camanoe Island British Virgin Islands

On Sunday January 31 2021 my husband and I arrived at Trellis Bay, Beef Island, to get a private boat to transport us to Great Camanoe.  It was very windy and cold.  We definitely were not dressed for the weather.  The water was choppy so were not able to make the trip that day. I was a bit disappoint as this would have been my first to Great Camanoe.

The following photo is one of my grandson.  He went with us on the first day and he was very cold so I told him to go jump on the trampoline (which is located outside Jeremy's Kitchen) to get warmed up.  He had a great time.

On Tuesday  February 2, 2021 we returned to Trellis Bay to try and make the trip again.  We had to walk on a floating  dock to get on the private boat.   The morning was beautiful.  We were blessed with the sight of an awesome sunrise along the way.

Great Camanoe is part of the British Virgin Islands so travel documents are not required to make the trip.  

Within 5 minutes we arrived at southern part of Great Camanoe.  From Great Camanoe you can see Marina Cay, Scrub Island, Virgin Gorda (in the distance).  When we arrived on the island, we were transported to our destination with a John Deere golf cart.  Arrangement were made in advance.  The house owner was aware that we were arriving so transportation was made to have us transported from the jetty to the house.

The average house owner on Great Camanoe, are residents of another country and reside here for a few months of the year.  The balance of the year the houses are unoccupied but attended to, daily, by a property manager.

The island is very small with no commercial ventures, restaurants,  banks,  groceries etc.  You would not see any vehicles on the road, no taxis for the housekeeping staff to get to their destination.   However you will see an occasional golf cart or John Deere - staff might be able to hitch a ride if they are lucky😁.

Workers travel to and from the island, daily from Beef Island.  The owner or property manager of the respective properties will transport the workers from Beef Island to Great Camanoe.  On the island, transport will be provided to their destination. 

Your friends can't just pop over.  They will have to be invited.  There aren't any any public ferries to this island.  You will have to know that they are coming.

Being a property owner on Camanoe island will entail owning a boat and being able to navigate the boat.

As I sat and wait for my husband to finish with his client, I enjoyed the lovely cool breeze and magical sounds of the ocean eventhough I could hear the sound of a weed whacker close by.

Your pantry, medicine cabinet, household maintenance supplies must be always be fully stocked up at all times. Trash has to be dropped off on Beef Island.

I am curious to know though, who is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the island and where the best beaches are. Maybe its is a community thing. I would like to see around the entire island and the northern part of the island. 

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