Moskito Island

British Virgin Islands

Things to do on Moskito Island

With steady trade winds, warm turquoise waters, beautiful trails and two tennis courts, Moskito Island is the perfect playground for dozens of activities on land or on the water of course. The Moskito Island team will be happy to arrange or facilitate any of the activities you’d like to try. As a general rule if the activity involves leaving the island or if a boat with a motor is required then a charge will apply.

On land

Hiking
Moskito Island covers 125 acres with up to a 280 foot elevation. There are a number of trails throughout the island which will take you around the coast or over the ridge above the Recreation Area. Our team can take guests on a guided tour and share interesting facts about Moskito, or simply point you in the right direction to brave it alone! Closed shoes are recommended as there are a number of cacti around the trails, and don’t forgot your camera and a bottle of water!

Mountain Biking
We have 12 mountain bikes for guests to use and a series of trails to suggest both on Moskito Island and off. For even more of a challenge, try the coral beds on Anegada Island or the steep rolling hills on Virgin Tortola. If you’re travelling off island a charge will apply for this activity.

Fitness
If your intention is to work out and get stronger, the Moskito Island gym is the place to start. We have organic yoga mats, fitness balls and a Pilates instructor ready to go. We have a TRX system and all the usual fitness machines including a treadmill, elliptical (cross-trainer), rowing machine and upright bike.

Tennis
We have two floodlit Astroturf tennis courts located by the Beach House. Both courts have beginner and advanced rackets available along with ball baskets in the Tennis Pavilion. We can organise individual or groups lessons, tournaments, or just someone to hit a few balls with. If you’d like to ‘rage against the machine’, we have an automated ball machine available.

Team sports
If your group wants to show off their competitive side we can organise team games including basketball, 5-a-side football, beach volleyball, water volley, beach cricket, a mini golf course and even croquet on the lawn.

Treasure Hunts and Beach Olympics
These group activities are a great way to get everyone involved and can be adapted to suit all ages, particularly if there are children in your party, or adults who refuse to grow up.

On the water

Sailing
We have a fleet of three Hobie Cats located on the main beach and our team can offer beginner to advanced sailing instruction. Alternatively, if guests want to lie back and simply enjoy the exhilaration of being on the water, we can take them for a cruise around the area.

Kite surfing/kite boarding
Kite surfing, also known as Kite boarding, is a high adrenaline extreme sport. Our instructors can teach the rudiments of the sport in a controlled, safe environment on Eustacia Island. The first stage is simply mastering to fly a kite on the beach, and then we move into the water for some serious fun. We can also offer advanced tuition for anyone already riding. This is definitely one of the most exhilarating sports in the world and is open to almost all ages and sizes.

Windsurfing
We have a range of beginner, intermediate and advanced windsurfing equipment, and offer instruction for all standards. If the guest would rather go for a sail on their own, our Watersports Instructors will prepare equipment so it’s ready for use when required and outline the reefs that are to be avoided.

Stand-Up-Paddle boarding (SUP)
The latest water sport to take the world by storm is paddle boarding! From the inland waterways of rural England to the mountainous waves of Maui, SUP allows riders of all ages and sizes to get on the water in any climate or location. Start on your knees to master the paddling technique and within five minutes you will be able to stand up like a surfer on flat water exercising your core and improving balance. Once you’ve mastered your skills on the flat water it’s fun to try it in the surf!

Snorkelling
Guests have access to masks, snorkels and fins. All of our beaches offer excellent snorkelling depending on weather conditions, however Manchineel Beach has a sandy and safe launching point and the northern side of the island has a field of coral pods and varying depths. For guests wanting to venture further afield we can prepare our boats with all equipment, towels and a cooler and take you off to explore other underwater locations (an extra charge will apply).

Kayaking
A number of kayaks and paddles are stored at the watersports pavilion and are available for guest use. Life jackets are required at all times regardless of how skilled you may be and we have sizes appropriate for all ages.

Excursions

An extra charge will apply for all the activities listed below

Surfing
During the winter months (Dec – May) the BVI gets many great days for surfing and Josiah’s Bay, on Virgin Tortola, is a friendly beach where there are excellent waves for competent surfers and beginners. These trips can be half day or full day and are always extremely good fun as well as a great way to see some of the BVI.

Bath’s Trip on Virgin Gorda
Combine hiking and snorkelling through world famous rock formations at the Bath’s National Park on Virgin Gorda. Our powerboats can carry up to 28 guests to the BVIs’ most famous attraction featuring granite boulders the size of houses which form a series of caves and grottos perfect for an adventure above and below the water.

Waterskiing and wakeboarding
We use a custom-designed ski boat or one of our 25ft RIBs (weather dependent) to cater for all skiing and wakeboarding needs. The best ski area is on the west side of Prickly Pear Island, less than a 5 minute boat ride from Moskito. We have beginner and advanced water-skis, wakeboards, kneeboards and offer high quality instruction for all these activities. We even have a Skurfer for those looking to surf behind the boat!

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are courtesy of the experienced and dedicated team on Necker Island and are available on request. The product range used is Aromatherapy Associates and we can offer the full range of treatments, from soothing facials to all types of massages, from Swedish to bamboo to lava shells. Treatments are charged additionally and some of the options are below - please contact us for the full list.

ULTIMATE AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES FACIAL AA
60 min | $200
A bespoke facial designed to suit your individual skin needs. A combination of the finest pure essential oils and plant extracts are applied using specifically designed massage techniques, to restore and recondition the skin, leaving the complexion smooth and luminous.

THE REFINERY ULTIMATE FACE AND BODY TREATMENT AA
90 min | $270
Achieve a heightened state of relaxation and well-being. Begin your experience with a back cleanse and exfoliation to refresh the skin. Continue the journey with a stress relieving back massage and therapeutic Ayurvedic scalp massage to pinpoint areas of tension, bringing relief to tired or aching muscles. Then enjoy a deep cleansing facial using an exotic blend of the finest essential oils and effective natural botanicals unique to the Refinery range to rebalance your skin, leaving it bright, supple and refreshed.

ESSENTIAL BACK, FACE AND SCALP AA
60 min | $180
Cleansing, clearing and decongesting, this upper body treatment helps to clear the mind and support the immune system.

BAMBOO MASSAGE
60 min | $210
90 min | $300
Bamboo delivers a deep massage with ease using a unique combination of Eastern traditions and techniques.

BALINESE MASSAGE
60 min | $210
90 min | $300
Traditional Indonesian massage, working on the meridian lines to clear blocked energies. The use of deep massage techniques re-energises the mind, body and spirit.