Trip Update: Arabella in the British Virgin Islands

It’s the middle of January and you may be suffering from the winter blues but a group of ASA members is sailing on Arabella in the British Virgin Islands.  You might be a bit envious when you see what they are up to right about now. 

However, you should know that you could be doing the exact same thing. Take look at https://asa.com/arabella/ to find a trip that fits in your schedule.

For now, live vicariously through a few images of what life is like right now aboard Arabella in the British Virgin Islands.

Raising the Sails on Arabella

Guests aboard Arabella can help with getting the yacht ready to sail or they can sit back and let the crew hoist the sails. In this case, you can see that all hands were on deck. As we left Soper’s Hole, West End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, most of the passengers helped with the sailing. From hoisting the sails to taking a turn at the helm.

Soper’s Hole, West End, Tortola, BVI

The view of Arabella’s rigging from the bow

Scrub Island

North Beach, Scrub Island

A quick walk from the dinghy dock and the main entrance to the Scrub Island Resort, North Beach is a Caribbean paradise. Clear warm water and cold Island drinks. Don’t forget the cracked conch and the conch fritters at the One Shoe Beach Bar.

The Painkiller With a View at the One Shoe Beach Bar
The View from Donovan’s Reef Restaurant at Scrub Island Resort

North Sound

Virgin Gorda: The Baths

The Baths at Virgin Gorda can be impressive when they are not bombarded with tourists. The secret is to keep left on the trails and go away from the crowds. These quiet beaches had very few people on them even though most of the site was crowded. The tip is to get to the Baths as early as possible.

Exploring a Cave at The Baths

Cooper Island

The Patio at Cooper Island Beach Club

The quaint, boutique Cooper Island Beach Club is perfect for an afternoon off the boat. While some guests went snorkeling, a few hit the rum bar which boasts the largest rum collection in the Caribbean. 280 rum choices waiting for you to spend an afternoon with them.

Jost Van Dyke

White Bay is home to the Soggy Dollar Bar as well as numerous beachside restaurants. There is no dinghy dock so you have to get wet if you are coming ashore.

Norman Island

Beach Day at Pirates Bight
Online Sailing Course

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