British Virgin Islands
Things To Do
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.
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 forget your camera and a bottle of water!
We have 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.
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, a TRX system and all the usual fitness machines including a treadmill, elliptical (cross-trainer), rowing machine and upright bike.
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 also have an automated ball machine available.
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.
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.
We have a fleet of 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, also known as kite boarding, is a high adrenaline extreme sport. We can organise for an instructor to teach the rudiments of the sport in a controlled, safe environment. The first stage is simply mastering to fly a kite on the beach, and then you can move into the water for some serious fun. We can also arrange 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.
The latest water sport to take the world by storm is paddle boarding! SUP allows riders of all ages to get on the water in any climate or location. Start on your knees to master the paddling technique and within minutes you'll 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!
There are masks, snorkels and fins provided. 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).
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.
The British Virgin Islands have a number of fantastic dive sites, from reefs and wrecks to night dives - we can arrange something to suit you. If you are already PADI qualified we can arrange a number of excursions or if you'd like to get qualified, instruction can be arranged on island however an additional charge would apply.
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 unwinding massages. Treatments are charged additionally.
During the winter months (Dec – May) the British Virgin Islands has many great surf days 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.
Combine hiking and snorkelling through world famous rock formations at the Bath’s National Park on Virgin Gorda. We can arrange for guests to visit 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.
We can organise a custom-designed ski boat or a RIB (weather dependent) for any 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 Island.
An extra charge will apply for all the above activities
The island has two main beaches, one at the Beach House and the beautiful Manchioneel Beach. There are also a number of smaller beach coves dotted around the island which are definitely worth exploring, perfect for chilling out and reading a book on.