Hey guys. So I've been living, kiting and teaching in the BVI for the best part of a decade so I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents:Consumer
- agree with you, Bitter End (BEYC) is a good place to launch and the Carib Kiteboarding guys are a cool crew. If you're not staying at the BEYC then make sure you check with Scotty or Ross before launching as the wind has to be easterly or slightly north of east for an easy launch. Definitely concur on the footwear as there can be Conch shells and you do NOT want one of those through your foot (trust me!) although the Carib boys do a good job of clearing them away (don't kill them, they are massively overfished like everything else in the sea).
You can also launch of Prickly Pear if the wind is due east and Sandy Spit is a good option too although again, can't handle any south in the breeze as you get turbulence off Tortola.
Anegada is by far the best spot (possibly one of the best worldwide!) but hard to get to and you are on your own. Don't do anything stupid out there as there is little to no support whatsoever. Do NOT kite at the West End, stick to Loblolly Beach (aka Big Bamboo) or Cow Wreck Beach but please respect other beach users and keep downwind of snorkelers and swimmers at all times.Sevenseas
- You will love VG and yes there is a new outdoor activity company that is launching there this month called Fusion BVI www.facebook.com/fusionbvi
and they will be offering Kiteboarding lessons, SUP rentals and guided tours and Pilates classes, anyway look them up.
Food is good, you just have to know where to go! The BVI does not have any fertile land or much rainfall so all produce has to be imported hence high prices and lots of American influenced fried food! You can find healthy(ish) options though, check out CocoMaya, Saba Rock and Fat Virgins which are my favourite local eateries.14ToeSide
- Eustatia Island which is what you are referring to as Google Island is private just like neighbouring Necker so please respect the privacy of guests there and call ahead if planning to launch. It's also onshore and there are often kids playing on the beach so please contact the watersports manager on 1 284 346 7703 or email email@example.com
The small strip of sand in between the two is also a good place to launch in almost any wind direction (Eustatia Sound and BEYC get's gusty in SE) and is known locally as "The Sand Spit" not to be confused with Sandy Spit and Green Cay off Jost van Dyke!!
Have fun and please leave "Nature's Little Secrets" the way you found them