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Virgin Gorda

February 2022

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Anam Cara Villa

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

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

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

About the island
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).

Speedy’s Ferry between Tortola & Virgin Gorda. Reservations can be made starting about November 1, 2021:
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


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

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 1173 Dep SJU 14:40

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

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 2021 Arr SJU 16:00

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

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


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



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

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


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


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

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

Puerto RicoBVI/Virgin Gorda
COVID-19Low numbers until Jul/Aug surge with 36 of total 37 deaths; Restrictions relaxed, low vaccination rates, general lack of adherence to public health measures
14-day ave New Cases & Deaths per 100k popC 6.04, D 0.10Sporadic identified outbreaks since surge; 9/25 cluster outbreak on VG of 29 construction workers
US: C 6.22 D 0.11
CAN: C 11.21 D 0.11
12+ Vaccination % Partial & FullVP 89%, VF 79%VP 58%, VF 50%US: VP 76% VF 65%
CAN: VP 78% VF 72%
RestrictionsMasks and proof of vaccination required inside any premises;Masks required in public places and inside premises; Curfew 01:00 to 05:00
US Travel AdvisoriesNo travel advisory, part of USA
CDC Level 4
Do not travel - Level 4
Canada Travel AdvisoriesAvoid non-essential travelAvoid non-essential travel
Arrival RulesFrom USA: Upload an official Vaccination Card through portal.
From Canada: Submit application in portal. Negative viral test within 3 days
Antigen or PCR test within 5 days; Antigen test on arrival - results within 25-30 minutes; must have Covid-19 insurancePositive test on arrival, quarantine government facility at own expense. Not clear if regular medical insurance OK. This company offers specific coverage
Departure to Puerto RicoN/APortal application. Negative viral test within 3 days
Quarantine in BVI if test positive.
Departure to CanadaUse ArriveCAN to submit your travel plans, proof of vaccination; Negative molecular test within 72 hrs; No symptomsN/A
Departure to US mainlandNone - 3-day prior test recommended.N/A