Marina Cay, British Virgin Islands
This tiny island is the subject of author Robb White's novel, "Two on the Isle". White and his wife Rodie bought Marina Cay in 1937 and proceeded to build their home perched atop the peak, an idyllic setting to be sure. Through many struggles, they managed to complete their task ... which was no mean feat in those days. A set of unfortunate circumstances, World War II and an uncooperative BVI government brought their dream to a disappointing end.
Two on the isle is a good read which I highly recommend for anyone who loves the British Virgin Islands or may be considering building a life here. Today, Robb & Rodie's original home serves as a reading lounge/book swap for Pusser's hotel & villa guests. I'm sure Robb White himself would approve!
Charles Tobias, owner of Pusser's, purchased Marina Cay then set about building a very small and intimate resort, gift shop and another Pusser's Restaurant on this charming, 8 acre island.
For sailors visiting Marina Cay, stop in at Pusser's for lunch or dinner. There are several moorings buoys available. There's a large menu which includes seafood, Caribbean specialties as well as typical North American fare. You may also top up your fresh water and ice at the same time!
Those looking for a quiet, land based vacation will find Pusser's villas and hotel rooms very accommodating. Dive BVI has a dive shop located on the island which also offers kayak rentals. There's access to many off island services, sporting activities or day tours. A free ferry runs 8 or 9 times a day to and from Trellis Bay, Beef Island which means day trips to Tortola are quite easily accomplished. The ferry takes approximately 10 minutes. Ask the hotel staff for more information.
This is a lovely spot with plenty of tropical flowering plants to enjoy and a couple of great little beaches offering good snorkeling in the immediate area!
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Launched January 17, 2005 Updated: 28/03/11