We live in the BVI and have family visiting. We have visited the North Sound on numerous occasions and have usually stayed at Saba Rock. Unfortunately they were fully booked on this occasion. We had a very open mind and decided to get to know Leverick Bay Resort.
When I called to book, the receptionist was very short and said we couldn't stay on Friday night because reception closes at 6 and unless we got the 4:30 ferry from Road Town there would be no one to check us in. We booked 2 rooms for just Saturday night and said we might arrive around lunchtime. I was telephoned at 8:30 Saturday morning to find out what time we would arrive. I said after lunch and asked if I needed a restaurant reservation. I was told that the restaurant was closed now for the season but the beach bar was open.
When we arrived at 4:15, we had to sit on the steps for 20 minutes waiting for someone to come back to the office. Again the reception was less than welcoming.
We were taken to our rooms which were very uninspiring at first glance and worse when viewed more carefully. The sheets did not appear to be clean. There was sand (not ours) in the beds and hair on some of the pillows. For the price - we were not expecting perfection - but we were expecting clean! I called the receptionist to complain about the hair on the pillow and all she said was that the room had been cleaned and that "hair flies". We were also expecting nice views rather than a view of the parking lot with views of the North Sound in the distance.
We were not allocated rooms next to each other. We were very tired from a few days sailing. About 10:30 the occupants of the room next door - which appeared to be a family of 5 - came back to their room shouting and screaming so loudly that we had to knock very hard on their door to tell them to be quiet.
Absolutely the only highlight was the beech bar. The staff (unlike the receptionist) were very helpful and friendly, the cocktails and the pizzas were very good and the setting very pleasant. We might stop for lunch or a snack again -
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Leverick Bay Resort and Marina is located in Virgin Gorda, the third largest of the British Virgin Islands. Known as the newest seaside recreational complex, Leverick Bay Resort and Marina, is lapped by the pristine waters of a magnificent blue lagoon best known as "North Sound".The resort offers tranquility with its spacious hillside rooms exquisitely decorated a few steps from the sandy beach. The suites located above The Leverick Bay Resort and Marina are surrounded by the outstanding view of North Sound, Mosquito Island and the Caribbean Sea.Leverick Bay Resort rewards its guests with a perfect getaway offering gourmet dinners at The Restaurant, overlooking the marina, with fresh local seafood, house cut steaks, and a wide selection of fine wines and spirits. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Leverick Bay Hotel Virgin Gorda
- Leverick Bay Virgin Gorda