Long Bay Beach Resort: All-Inclusive
After A LOT of research, my husband and I decided to take our honeymoon at Long Bay Resort (all-inclusive) and it was AMAZING. The ocean was beautiful. There were some large rocks in the beach, which made swimming a little painful at points, but they also made gorgeous waves (which are hard to find in the Caribbean). The people at Long Bay were very friendly and accommodating. The room was well-kept and the pool was awesome. We went in the off season (July) so it felt like we practically had the entire resort to ourselves. My husband is not a strong swimmer, so we didn't take any excursions, but there are many that are offered. We did take a day trip to Smuggler's Cove (another beach on Tortola where the water was smooth as glass), which the resort completely arranged (complete with packed lunch and transportation). My husband and I had the perfect romantic and relaxing week and hope to return for our ten year anniversary.
All rooms at Long Bay have an ocean view. Our room was on the hillside so we had a gorgeous panaramic view from our balcony. There were three restaurants to choose from and the food was quite good. All the restaurants had superb views. One night, one of the restaurants offered a steel drum band as entertainment. The beach looked very natural as the hotel did not rent umbrellas - there were plenty of palm trees for natural shade. The beach was unique in the fact that it didn't feel like we were sitting next to a resort. We looked back and saw trees and mountainside instead of a 12 story building. I can't say enough about Long Bay.