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Just north of Cane Garden Bay on Tortola's northwest side is Brewers Bay, purported to be one of the best snorkeling beaches of the British Virgin Islands. The extensive reef is great for snorkeling, plus the beach is a less crowded beach option than the nearby Cane Garden Bay for those who are solely interesting in sunning and swimming. Still, some travelers noted that the nearby amenities left a little to be desired in the way of cleanliness. 

Recent visitors liked the laid-back feel of this beach and snorkelers said the crystal clear water made it easy to see the colorful fish collecting around the coral reefs in the sea. Travelers also said it's a great spot to bring a book and relax on a lounge chair or go for a swim in the warm water. 

Beach chairs and water sports equipment is available for rent and there is one on-site restaurant and bar. You'll find Brewers Bay on Tortola's northwestern coast; it's best reached via boat or taxi.

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#1 The Baths (Virgin Gorda)

Wading through the colorful coves and granite boulders of The Baths in Virgin Gorda is undeniably the most notable experience you can have in the British Virgin Islands. Travelers and experts alike agree: It's the must-see attraction of the BVI archipelago. Massive smooth ash gray boulders of varying sizes rise from the sea's crystalline waters, making a maze of sorts for travelers to wade or swim through. Climbing through the crevices and grottoes of The Baths isn't terribly intensive, but the granite boulders can be slippery so swim shoes or sneakers are encouraged. Once you reach Devil's Bay, the stunning beach clearing at the end of the rocks, you'll find shallow clear waters perfect for a little light snorkeling or restful sunbathing. 

Visitors are consistent in their praise of The Baths, calling the natural wonder "beautiful" and the beach "pristine."  Although photo opportunities are rife at The Baths, some travelers recommend saving space on your camera for a few shots of The Baths' Cathedral Room – a natural pool within a small cave. 

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