Cooper Island in BVI, a serene retreat known for its eco-friendly approach and stunning beaches.

Cooper Island, British Virgin Islands

Cooper Island in BVI, a serene retreat known for its eco-friendly approach and stunning beaches.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Why Cooper Island?

Cooper Island in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a destination that captures the hearts of all who visit, making it an indispensable stop on our yacht charter expeditions. This small, lush island, nestled in the serene waters of the Caribbean, offers an intimate escape with its charming beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and eco-friendly approach to hospitality.

But why choose Cooper Island, when the BVI brims with countless enchanting islands? It's the island's commitment to sustainability, its secluded yet welcoming atmosphere, and the unparalleled snorkeling opportunities that set it apart. Cooper Island is not just a stop; it's a retreat into a more mindful and serene interaction with the natural world.
Anchorage at Cooper Island on our April 2024 trip

Where is Cooper Island in the BVI?

Cooper Island is located just south of Tortola, nestled in the heart of the BVI. It's positioned within a short sailing distance from Road Town, Tortola, making it an accessible yet wonderfully secluded destination for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the main islands.

The island is renowned for its eco-friendly approach, housing a small collection of solar-powered guest cottages, a brewery, and a beach club that emphasizes sustainability in every aspect of its operations. The surrounding waters are crystal clear, offering anchorage in Manchioneel Bay, known for its safe mooring spots and easy access to the island's amenities.

You can check the real-time webcams in the BVI, including Cooper Island.
Cooper Island sunset

What to Do at Cooper Island in the BVI

  • Snorkeling at Cistern Point: Just off the coast of Cooper Island, Cistern Point is a snorkeling paradise, known for its clear waters, abundant marine life, and coral gardens. The area is protected, making it a perfect spot for beginners and experienced snorkelers alike to explore the underwater wonders of the BVI.
Some beautiful Plumerias ashore at the beach club
  • Visit the Cooper Island Beach Club: The heart of the island's hospitality, the Beach Club offers exquisite dining options, with a focus on sustainability and local ingredients. Don't miss the chance to taste the local brews from the island's very own microbrewery.
  • Explore the Eco-Friendly Initiatives: Cooper Island is a leader in eco-tourism in the BVI. Take a tour of the solar farm, water desalination plant, and the island's recycling efforts. It's an educational experience that highlights how luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand.
  • Relax on the Beaches: The beaches on Cooper Island are the epitome of Caribbean beauty—white sand, palm trees, and turquoise waters. Spend a day lounging, swimming, or beachcombing, soaking in the tranquil beauty of the island.
  • Kayak and Paddleboard: The calm waters around Cooper Island are ideal for kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling.
  • Sunset Watching: Cooper Island offers some of the most stunning sunsets in the BVI. Enjoy an evening cocktail at the Beach Club or find a secluded spot on the beach to watch the sky explode in colors as the sun dips below the horizon.
  • Shopping: The Cooper Island gift shop offers a range of eco-friendly products, including items made from recycled materials. It's a great place to find a sustainable souvenir or gift that supports the island's environmental initiatives.
Beautiful colors on the reverse side of the Cooper Island sunset

Here is a video of the Unpredictable Boats at Cooper Island.

Cooper Island stands out not just for its natural beauty but for its dedication to creating a harmonious balance between nature and tourism. It's a model of how destinations can thrive while prioritizing the environment, making it a must-visit for eco-conscious travelers and those seeking a peaceful retreat in the BVI. Whether snorkeling in its vibrant reefs, learning about its green initiatives, or simply enjoying the laid-back atmosphere, Cooper Island offers a unique and enriching Caribbean experience.

Take a look at a perfect itinerary for 10 days in the BVI, which includes a visit to Cooper Island.

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