The BVI Airports Authority hereby informs the travelling public that we are diligently working towards re-opening the Taddy Bay Airport, Virgin Gorda by the middle of September 2018.
We have thus far sourced a rapid intervention fire fighting vehicle out of the United States which is currently being refurbished to meet our regulatory requirements. Two technicians from the Authority are currently in South Carolina overseeing the refurbishment of the vehicle and are also gaining practical experience on the operation thereof.
Additionally, arrangements are being made to resurface the runway in preparation for the arrival of the new fire vehicle, and plans for a new building to house the said vehicle have already been approved by the Town and Country Planning Department.
We endeavor to keep you, the public, apprised of the development at the Taddy Bay Airport and a further update will be given in August.
The BVI Airports Authority apologizes for any inconvenience caused due to the closure of the Taddy Bay Airport and thank you, the public, for your indulgence as we seek to ensure that safety is maintained at all times.
Coco Maya – Tower Rd. – Specializes in tapas with an Asian and Latin flare. Upscale casual environment with a full service bar, beach access with sitting areas and weekend DJ. Closed on Sunday, reservations recommended.
Chez Bamboo/Bath & Turtle – Across from the Yacht Harbor – Eclectic mix of foods from the owner’s travels. Elegant but casual atmosphere with full service bar. Open for Breakfast, lunch and Dinner. Dinner reservations recommended. Live music
Hog Heaven – Gorda Peak – BBQ with a view! Sitting high up on Gorda Peak above Leverick Bay, the views here of the North Sound are the best on the island. Full bar. Casual dining. Open daily for lunch & dinner
Top of the Baths – At the entrance to The Baths park area – Asian/Island fusion in a relaxed atmosphere. Excellent views, good food and a public swimming pool. Open for lunch & dinner
Pirates & Mermaids – Lee Rd.– From the people who brought you Mermaids Dockside. Delicious local food, burgers, wraps and more. Multiple TV’s and AC inside. Open for lunch & dinner
Dixie’s – Across from the Yacht Harbor – Great lunch spot for local cuisine, fried chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. Breakfast & lunch only
The Village Café – Located at Olde Yard Village/Virgin Gorda Village. Local specialties and standards. Pool and lounge seating. 11am -9pm, (Closed Monday’s)
The Restaurant at Leverick Bay – Two options at one location. Upscale on the second story and casual dishes under the covered verandah or pool side. Join the Jumbie party on Friday’s for live music and dancing.
Activities and Services
Mahogany Car Rentals – Our preferred car rental agency. They will happily greet you at the airport or ferry dock when you arrive or arrange a drop off to your villa. www.mahoganycarrentalsbvi.com
Dive BVI – Scuba & Snorkeling trips and Day Trips & Excursions to other islands. Located at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor & Leverick Bay. Locations rent snorkel gear and also sell merchandise in the boutique. www.divebvi.com
Bradley Boats/B & B Charters – Private Charters, Boat Rentals & Excursion Trips located in Leverick Bay. www.virgingordapowerboatrentals.com
BVI Snuba – Love to snorkel but do not want to wear all that dive equipment or are wondering if you would like it. Come see the underwater world with SNUBA first. You get to go to a depth of 20ft and see all the wonderful marine life. Ages 8 and up. www.bvisnuba.com
Gumption’s Sea it Clear Tours – Private Necker Island Tours, Glass Bottom Boat excursions. www.seaitcleartours.com
iShoot BVI – Whether it’s a family vacation, engagement, or your future Christmas card, iShoot BVI can help record your memories for years to come! www.ishootbvi.com
The Spa at Leverick Bay – Their qualified massage therapist can come right to your villa for your own private massage services or visit the Leverick Bay location for a full day of pampering. www.thebvispa.com
A Touch of the Caribbean Day Spa – Experienced therapist to take care of all your spa needs. Massage, waxing, manicures, pedicures, wraps and much more. www.atouchofthecaribbean.com
It has been about a month and a half since Virgin Gorda was devastated by Irma. In the time since, a lot of progress has been made to normalize day to day life. Grocery stores are open and stocked, hardware stores are open, and a few restaurants have reopened. Power and communications remain the biggest hurdle. There is a small area in the Central Valley where power has been restored. Cell phone service is available in some areas, but Internet is still down for much of the island. The best news is that leaves and flowers are beginning to return and reports of the status of the reefs so far have been very good. Slowly and then suddenly, Virgin Gorda will be back!
With our office being destroyed, Villas Virgin Gorda is still unable to process refunds, but we are estimating that we will have capabilities again in about 1 – 2 weeks. We are so grateful for your patience and support as we work toward getting fully back up and running.
For now, if you have a reservation with us, please be patient – we are getting to your emails as fast as possible. You will receive this message if you contact us at the moment:
Thank you for your email. Villas Virgin Gorda is beginning the process of assessing the damage to our properties and the island caused by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. Please follow our Facebook page to receive updated information about our team, business, community and how you can help. Please be patient as communications are difficult at this time and messages will be returned as soon as possible.
If you have a reservation and would like a refund please let us know by email and we will be in contact soon with additional details. Please know that we will ensure you receive your refund as soon as we can get our systems online. Many people have asked if we will be able to honour the reservations for the upcoming year and in some cases we will be able to depending on the the degree of damage at each villa. We hope to have more information over the next few weeks and will keep our site updated as we move forward. Thank you for your support in this difficult time!
If you would like to donate to our efforts to aid the community please visit the following link:
The Villas Virgin Gorda Team
We are still in the process of evaluating the situation in Virgin Gorda and the state of each villa. Since Irma went through BVI, communication has been severely compromised from Virgin Gorda. The island is still without power, cell and only has spotty internet service 7 days after the storm. From pictures we have seen and reports coming out on Facebook, there is severe damage to the island and incoming travel is currently restricted to humanitarian efforts. We have seen a few of our villas in pictures and we are encouraged to see some that appear to have weathered the storm very well, but we will not have a full report until communications with the island are reestablished. As soon as we have more concrete information to provide, we will begin contacting guests with upcoming reservations. In the meantime, please consider making a donation to the British Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now or to Relief Efforts for Virgin Gorda at www.youcaring.com/virgingordacommunity-940410 or BVI Community Support supported by Virgin Unite at https://www.virgin.com/unite/bvi-community-support-appeal. Virgin Gorda will need a tremendous amount of support to rebound from Irma, even a small donation will go a long way! Please keep our beautiful island and her people in your thoughts and prayers!