Loblolly Bay Beach

British Virgin Islands

Loblolly is an idyllic stretch of sand with a few bars, fixed umbrellas for shade, a shower (US$3), and snorkel-gear rental (US$10 per day) at bar-restaurant Big Bamboo. You can swim over a widespread area with spotted eagle rays and barracudas. The water might be rough between November and March.

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