Norman Island is also referred to as Treasure Island! It is claimed that Norman Island was the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1883 novel called Treasure Island. Treasure has been found in the Caves, which you can still snorkel. And apparently there is still buried treasure on the island, which was buried in money pits by the Pirates of the Caribbean, who used to frequent these shores.
Norman Island is uninhabited however there are two bars located in the main west facing anchorage called The Bight. Ashore you have Pirates Bight Restaurant and Bar which has recently been rebuilt and expanded, and for the adventurous you have Willy T’s bar afloat.
There are great hikes on Norman Island, with stunning panoramic views west towards St John and east down the famous Sir Francis Drake Channel. The paths can be overgrown especially in the rainy winter months so hiking boots or trainers are recommended. Take a bottle of drinking water with you, because there are no pit stops a long the way.
For those wanting a quieter anchorage you have the choice of Soldiers Bay that has mooring buoys, or Benures Bay both are located on the North Shores of Norman Island. These anchorages have no bars, just great snorkeling and lots of Pelicans fishing.
Checkout Norman Island whilst on a Luxury Crewed Charter of the BVI’s aboard the beautiful SY Pacific Wave.