British Virgin Islands Norman Island, Peter Island, and Cooper Island

Road Town, British Virgin Islands

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Norman Island is south of Tortola and can be reached only by private or chartered boat. It is most famous for the caves just south of Treasure Point, a couple of which are large enough to be explored by small dinghies. Local lore holds it to be the location of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and, to be sure, Stevenson did sail the waters around the island. The island is deserted, and the best point to begin a walk is on the beach of its largest bay, The Bight. Along with the scrub brush here are a number of small ruins and other signs of former habitation. A good walk for the adventurous is to climb the small ridge behind the bay and walk east along the ridge through overgrown vegetation for just over a mile. There is no official trail here, but small pathways are evident and can be followed. In about 40 minutes you will come to the secluded white sands of Money Bay.

British Virgin Islands: Norman Island, Peter Island, and Cooper Island Professional Review and Guide

"Norman Island is south of Tortola and can be reached only by private or chartered boat. It is most famous for the caves just south of Treasure Point, a couple of which are large enough to be explored by small dinghies. Local lore holds it to be the location of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and, to be sure, Stevenson did sail the waters around the island.

The island is deserted, and the best point to begin a walk is on the beach of its largest bay, The Bight. Along with the scrub brush here are a number of small ruins and other signs of former habitation. A good walk for the adventurous is to climb the small ridge behind the bay and walk east along the ridge through overgrown vegetation for just over a mile. There is no official trail here, but small pathways are evident and can be followed. In about 40 minutes you will come to the secluded white sands of Money Bay."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Road Town
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round, weather depending
Local Contacts: Detailed tourist/contact information is included in the eTrail
Driving Directions: Directions to British Virgin Islands: Norman Island, Peter Island, and Cooper Island

Recent Trail Reviews

12/28/2005
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The trail from Salt Pond Bay to Ram Head on the southern tip of St. John's Island (US Virgin Islands) provides a delightful vista of the Norman Island, Pelican Island, Tortola and the Indians (British Virgin Islands). The tip of Ram Head also makes for an excellent, unobstructed view of the entire night sky, with the small exception of a bit of the northern horizon. From east to south to west, the constalations glow with great "seeing". From this perch at 18 degrees north latitude we can see Alpha Centuri during the summer months and the Large Megelanic Cloud during the winter months. BEAUTIFUL!



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