This was the perfect place
Biras Creek Resort, Virgin Gorda, BVI hotel review Visited: June 2007
Posted by birgit_feldmann
We stayed at Biras Creek eight years ago for the first time. We liked it very much. However, at that time, the rooms were run down and we decided not to come back.
In between, we looked for the perfect place to relax and rewind (Peter Island, Old Bahama Bay, Curtain Bluff, etc.).
We heard about the change of management. So, we gave them a new chance. We hoped they hadn't changed the good things we liked so much (no loud families, no misbehaving yacht people, like in Peter Island - and we liked especially the food).
What we got was the perfect getaway we were looking for.
They left the good things as they were (gorgeous staff, friendly and helpful, the food even better than before) and improved the worse ones, like the rooms.
After ten days, we felt both we found our perfect little paradise. We look forward to return next year.
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This is the perfect place to stay for your dream BVI trip!
Biras Creek Resort, Virgin Gorda, BVI hotel review Visited: April 2007
Posted by tinaandricky
We decided to divide our trip into a four-night stay here, and a three-night stay on Tortolla. The service, amenities, room, and food were all a top "10".
We stayed in late April, and had rainy days and sunny ones. A four-night stay meant Biras came and get us at no extra charge. This helped because we needed to bring enough money to account for taxis, ferries, etc. Think $500 to $600.
Our rates were lower since it was off season, and we still enjoyed spectacular sevice and great food. Items like fresh towels for the beach, picnic lunches or fresh cookies delivered to our room made us feel like we were in our own Caribbean estate.
The private beach was not crowded, and Hobie cats and lasers were free to take out. We had bikes to carry us down flower-filled paths, and a pool which overlooked the Atlantic Ocean to swim in. Also, on the harborfront were free Boston Whalers to take to snorkel or just ride around in.
We also walked to Bitter End Yacht Club, which was 15 minutes away. If you go, Mike or Chelsea will personally greet you upon arrival. Monique, Arlene or Captain Ernest will provide outstanding service, while Nina may take beautiful care of your room.
Our room was on the ocean. We enjoyed hearing the waves lap at about 15 feet from the room, and the stars shone at night. Our bath robes with fresh flowers awaited us, and we ordered a bottle of white wine for the room. We also had a great outdoor shower, and a confortable and luxurious bed.
The cocktail party on Monday night allowed us to meet our fellow guests and make new friends.
You need to save your pennies to come here. However, when you take in consideration all the meals, watersports, divine service, quiet beach, and no small screaming children combined with a gorgeous tropical setting; (whew) are included, you will realize (like me!) that you made the right choice. Here, you will truly know what it is like to be treated like a real Caribbean princess.
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What a perfect trip! It was restful and relaxing.
Biras Creek Resort, Virgin Gorda, BVI hotel review Visited: May 2004
Posted by billcrabill
I did quite a bit of research before picking Biras Creek. We knew we wanted to try Virgin Gorda after several trips to Tortola. We considered The Bitter End as well as Little Dix Bay, but decided on Biras. We were happy we did, the resort looked just like all the pictures in the brochure and website.
Each suite was in a duplex and was very secluded. The hotel was full, but we never saw nor heard our neighbors. The view was fantastic and the room spotless. We found two complementary robes and a complementary selection of drinks in our refrigerator. The bedroom was air conditioned. Two bicycles were provided for getting around the resort.
Meals were quite good. Breakfast started at 8:00 am, lunch at 1:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm. Lunch was a buffet on the beach most days. Dinner featured a rotating menu with several appetizer and entrée choices. There was entertainment on three nights: Saturday a steel band, and on Tuesday and Thursday, a solo singer. We enjoyed great sunsets at the bar before dinner.
The resort had numerous activities available. There was a resident assistant in the restaurant each morning, to help you with tours, diving or reserve a Boston Whaler dinghy to run about the North Sound. There were lots of nice secluded beaches, several had good snorkeling. Biras will pack a lunch to take with you if you let them know the night before. Tuesday morning, Dive BVI holds a free resort course in the pool. After completing this, you can go out on a reef dive for about $100.
On the property, there were numerous paths that guests could hike and beautiful gardens to enjoy. Several paths go up the mountain and one goes to the Bitter End Yacht Club.
On the beach there were numerous rafts, hobie cats, sunfish, windsurfers and kayaks. There was an instructor to assist you at no charge. The beach was not crowded and was peaceful. One evening we took a sunset sail. There was also a shuttle boat that can take you to main road to meet a taxi or pick up a rental car.
The only thing we didn’t like was leaving Biras Creek. It was beautiful and quiet. The room was very clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Everything was perfect.
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