Benures Bay on Norman Island in BVI, a serene spot ideal for snorkeling and enjoying unspoiled nature.

Benures Bay, Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Benures Bay on Norman Island in BVI, a serene spot ideal for snorkeling and enjoying unspoiled nature.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Benures Bay is celebrated for its tranquil atmosphere, excellent snorkeling opportunities, and stunning scenery. The bay's calm, clear waters make it an ideal spot for swimming and snorkeling, with vibrant coral reefs and a variety of fish species waiting to be explored.
Spectacular sunsets over the Indians and USVIs

Highlights of Benures Bay

  • Calm and Secluded: Benures Bay is one of the quieter anchorages in the BVI, providing a peaceful setting for relaxation and exploration. It's a perfect spot for those seeking solitude and natural beauty. My last visit here was when it was anchoring only. However, there are now a few mooring balls.
  • Exceptional Snorkeling: The clear waters of Benures Bay offer excellent visibility for snorkeling. The coral reefs are home to a diverse array of marine life, including colorful fish, sea turtles, and more.
  • Scenic Beauty: The bay is surrounded by lush hills and pristine beaches, making it a picturesque location for a day trip or an overnight anchorage. The sunsets here are particularly stunning, offering a perfect end to a day of exploration.
Seculusion and another epic sunset during our visit

What to Do at Benures Bay, Norman Island

  • Snorkeling and Swimming: The primary activities at Benures Bay are snorkeling and swimming. The bay's calm waters and vibrant reefs provide an ideal environment for underwater exploration.
  • Kayaking and Paddleboarding: Bring your kayak or paddleboard and explore the bay at your own pace. The calm waters make it easy to navigate and enjoy the scenic surroundings.
  • Relax on the Beach: Spend some time relaxing and beachcombing. It's a rocky beach, but still fun to explore.
  • Hiking and Exploring: Take a hike around the island to explore more of Norman Island's natural beauty. The trails offer stunning views of the bay and surrounding areas. Access to the trails can be reached right from the beach.
Benures Bay's rocky beach

Tips for Visiting Benures Bay, Norman Island

  • Arrive Early: To secure a good spot in the anchorage, arrive earlier in the day, especially during the busy charter season. The bay can accommodate a limited number of boats, so arriving early ensures you get a prime spot.

Benures Bay, Norman Island, is a hidden gem in the British Virgin Islands, offering visitors a tranquil and beautiful setting to relax, explore, and enjoy the natural wonders of the Caribbean. Whether you're snorkeling in the clear waters, kayaking around the bay, or simply relaxing on the beach, Benures Bay is a must-visit destination for any sailing itinerary in the BVI.

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