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4th of July Beach Getaways

Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

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Norman Island is a 610 acre privately owned  and uninhabited island in the British Virgin Islands. It offers no lodging, however it is a great spot for boaters to visit as a day trip from neighboring islands.  It boasts great snorkeling and scuba diving and is said to have buried treasure hidden around it’s popular snorkeling caves. There is a lovely beach with calm clear water directly in front of Norman Island’s only beach bar & restaurant, Pirate’s  Bight.

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Like most of the Caribbean, late September through early May is the best time to visit. June, July, and August are hurricane season.


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You’ll have to boat in to Norman Island. The closest resorts are on the neighboring islands of St. John or Peter.


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