Virgin Gorda

February 2022

Villa  |  Island  |  Travel  |  Budget  |  Covid

Anam Cara Villa

Arrive: Saturday, February 19 – Check-in 4pm
Depart: Saturday February 26 – Check-out 11 am

PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS
• Five rooms with ensuite bathrooms & ocean views
• Located on Little Bay, a designated marine sanctuary
• Direct snorkeling access from the villa

ACCOMMODATION
Vanessa & Stewart
– King/tub suite pool house (choice of pool or lower level)
Colette & Bill
– King/tub suite pool house (whatever Nessa & Stew don’t pick)
Dianne & Neil
– Both converted king/shower suites main house, upper level
Marcelle & Ian
– King/tub suite main house, lower level

The Island

HIGHLIGHTS
About the island
SCUBA or SNUBA
Blue Rush Water Sports for rental of kayak, canoe, paddle board & other water toys
• Villa just one mile from North Sound for free water taxis to “hot spots” of northern Island (Note that all businesses and areas have not recovered/rebuilt after Hurricane Irma in 2017)
• Easy 1.5 mile hike in Gorda Peak National Park behind the property (view at top of this page).

GETTING THERE & AROUND
Speedy’s Ferry between Tortola & Virgin Gorda. Reservations can be made starting about November 1, 2021: www.virginbookings.com
Speedy’s Car Rentals is affiliated with the ferry service. Extra drivers can be added at no charge so all drivers with insurance coverage can sign onto all cars.
   – Ian has rented a Suzuki Jimny two-door with 4-wheel drive: BFCZ-170521
   – Dianne has rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door: TZDV-200521
   – Vanessa has rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door: GLPS-310521

Travel

ARRIVALS (BVI from PR)
Saturday, February 19
Marce & Ian / Dianne & Neil / Nessa & Stew
InterCaribbean 509 Dep SJU 10:15 Arr EIS 10:55
Speedy Ferry Dep Beef Island 13:00 Arr Virgin Gorda 13:20
Pick up rental cars

Colette & Bill (flying direct from LA through PR)
United 2021 Dep IAD 8:15 Arr SJU 13:01
InterCaribbean 511 Dep SJU 14:35 Arr EIS 15:15
Speedy Ferry Dep Beef Island 16:30 Arr Virgin Gorda 16:50
D&N to pick up C&B at ferry terminal

DEPARTURES
Saturday, February 26
Nessa & Stew / Colette & Bill (direct home)
Speedy Ferry Dep Virgin Gorda 8:30 Arr Beef Island 8:50
InterCaribbean 0510 Dep EIS 12:10 Arr SJU 12:50
Colette & Bill
American 395 Dep SJU 15:17
Nessa & Stew
United 2088 Dep SJU 15:35

Marce & Ian / Dianne & Neil (overnight in PR)
Speedy Ferry Dep Virgin Gorda 12:00 Arr Beef Island 12:20
American 8201 Dep EIS 15:10 Arr SJU 15:55
Overnight in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Extensions

ARRIVING
Wednesday, February 16
Marcelle & Ian – 3 nts
United 1192 Arr SJU 16:15

Thursday, February 17
Dianne & Neil – 2 nts
American 783 Arr SJU 16:03

Friday, February 18
Nessa & Stew – 1 nt
United 3835 Arr SJU 13:01

ACTIVITIES
Colette’s recommendations
El Morro – historic fortress & park
El Yunque – national forest

DEPARTING
Sunday, February 27
Marce & Ian – 1 nt
United 1495 Dep SJU 14:33

Monday, February 28
Dianne & Neil – 2 nts
American 783 Dep SJU 18:09

Budget

All prices quoted per person in US $
*Car rental not included

RT air tickets$1,100
RT ferry tickets$32
7 nights villa rental$1,328.81
Minimum $50 per day for food & activities$350
Estimated total per person$2,810.81

Travel Restrictions

DATES/DEADLINES

Villa

Cancel by December 21Full refund
Cancel by January 2050% refund
January 20Balance due

Ferry
Not yet bookable, looks like only 4 months in advance, $32, non-refundable

Airfares

Marcelle & IanPuerto Rico - Miles - refundable up to 30 days prior
BVI - non-refundable $500, changeable $100-$300
Dianne & Neil
Colette & Bill
Vanessa & Stewart

Enroute

Marcelle & IanHouston Hotel - Refundable up to Feb 14
San Jose hotel not yet booked
Dianne & Neil
Colette & Bill
Vanessa & Stewart

CURRENT RULES/TESTS
Updated 8/28/21
** Verify all information yourself **

• Tests required for air travel will be validated by airline prior to boarding
• BVI currently requires travel insurance that covers medical costs for COVID-19
• Assumes Canadians exiting Canada by air

US departing/returnCanada departing/retunRisk
Travel to Puerto RicoNo travel advisory, part of USA
CDC Level 3
Avoid non-essential travelCanadians: May affect insurance
Travel to BVIDo not travelAvoid non-essential travelMay affect insurance
Puerto Rico arrival rulesNo rules, part of USA
Vaccination or negative test required in all accommodation
US rules: Negative viral test within 3 days
Vaccination or negative test required in all accommodation
Canadians: Isolate prior to departure
BVI arrival rulesVaccinated: negative test within five days of arrival. Must have medical travel insurance. Not clear if regular medical insurance OK. This company offers specific coverage.Test on arrival may be required. Online advance registration requiredVaccinated: negative test within five days of arrival. Must have medical travel insurance. Not clear if regular medical insurance OK. This company offers specific coverage.Test on arrival may be required. Online advance registration requiredIsolate prior to departure. If test on arrival required, positive test would prevent ferry travel - should be able to charter one. Should be able to use villa for quarantine - it is 'Gold Seal Certified'.
Return to Puerto RicoUS rules: Negative viral test within 3 days
Vaccination or negative test required in all accommodation
US rules: Negative viral test within 3 days
Vaccination or negative test required in all accommodation
Stranded in VG or Tortola for 14 days in government assigned facility at own expense (one of the reasons insurance is required).
Re-entry from Puerto Rico/BVINo rules, part of USANo restrictions if vaccinated