Join Date: Oct 2006
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Donovan's Reef has been closed for over five years. The new Scrub Island Resort is partially open and I believe there is at least one restaurant there. I haven't been so can't speak to it.
Clearing out and in of the BVI isn't too bad, but US Customs in Cruz Bay can be painful and lengthy. As Zanshin noted, it is a time-consuming process for a day trip and the risks associated with skipping it are significant.
It's hard to suggest new places if we don't know where you have been.
That said, Spaghetti Junction in Road Town is my restaurant of choice for the first night down. I like to spend a couple of days in North Sound, one at the Leverick Bay end and one off the south shore of Prickly Pear. The sail from North Sound to Anegada and from Anegada to JVD are great fun. There is good hiking on Norman and Little JVD. Sandy Cay makes a dandy lunch stop. Sidney's Peace and Love in Little Harbour JVD is one of my favorite hang-out spots (although Sidney passed away three weeks ago; I don't know what the plans are for the restaurant). Have you been to the Bubbly Pool?
Talk it over with your chart briefer, and be aware of the red-lined areas - some of them have changed, and some of them are senseless but are "the rules."
sail fast and eat well, dave
beware "cut and paste" sailors.
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