Internet Access In The BVI
The places listed below are collected from various sources. I have not visited all of these locations, so I have relied on the reports of others. If anyone has any corrections or additions, I would greatly appreciate a quick email (HERE) to let me know. I am restricting this list to public access locations. Many resorts, hotels, and villas provide Internet access for their guests. WIFI is probably available in some of the locations below, even though I have not so indicated.
I've included two locations on St. John and one on St. Thomas, in case you're passing through.
** The TMM charter company now has FREE wifi onboard all of their Tortola yachts.I believe that TMM is currently the ONLY company to offer this service in the BVI. The service is unlimited, and offers coverage of approximately 98% of the BVI. Wireless and ethernet connections can be used. Because this is a Mobile Data Network, it is not terribly fast. Typical upload and download speeds will be between 150 and 250 kbps - or roughly, twice the speed of dial up.
Tortola Locations Other Info "The Pub" (WIFI) Road Town, near TMM and Road Town Marina Village Cay Marina Hotel/Bar (WIFI) Road Town Caribbean Connections Road Town, near Village Cay Marina Caribbean Printing Quick Copy Co. Road Town, next to Riteway - Wickham's Cay II Sub J's Internet café & sandwich bar (WIFI) Road Town, Wickham's Cay II Prospect Reef Resort Road Town, near TMM and Fort Burt The Caribbean Wave Road Town, Chalwell St. - downtown Popeye's Stationery Store and Document Centre Road Town Coconut Telegraph (WIFI) Nanny Cay Marina The Genaker Cafe (WIFI) Nanny Cay Marina CCT Boatphone (BVI Cellular) Road Town, near Bobby's Market (in lobby) Public Library Road Town, Flemming St. (above Riteway) DataPro (computer store) Road Town, Flemming St. Copyright Systems Ltd Road Town, Wickham's Cay I The Moorings (lobby, restaurant) (WIFI) Road Town, Inner Harbour Cable and Wireless BVI Road Town,Pasea Estate office, near Moorings "Bits n Pieces"
formerly, "Click On Line"
Road Town, Mill Mall, Wickham's Cay I Le Grand Cafe (WIFI) Road Town, Main St. Internet Cafe (above the Serendipity Book Store) (WIFI)
Road Town, Main St. Little Harbor - Peter Island (WIFI) Peter Island (source unknown)
Trellis Bay Cyber Cafe (WIFI)
** Also Anchorage Service
Reaches Trellis, Marina Cay, & Scrub ($10/24 hours)
Beef Island, near airport
(TTOL discount available!)
Marina Cay (WIFI) Marina Cay Beef Island Airport (WIFI) Beef Island, Trellis Bay
De Loose Mongoose (WIFI)
Last Resort (WIFI)
Beef Island, Trellis Bay Pussers Restaurant (WIFI) West End, Soper's Hole Caribbean Jewelers (aka Samarkand) West End, Soper's Hole Pisces Restaurant (WIFI) West End, Soper's Hole The Fish 'n Lime Inn (formerly Jolly Roger) (WIFI) West End, Soper's Hole Voyage Yacht Charters (WIFI) West End, Soper's Hole D Best Cup Sopers Hole (WIFI) West End, Soper's Hole Sebastian's Hotel & Restaurant (WIFI) Little Apple Bay, Tortola Myetts Garden and Grille (WIFI) Cane Garden Bay Pusser's East End (WIFI) - formerly Fat Hog Bob's East End, Maya Cove (aka Hodges Creek) Other Island Locations Other Info The Chandlery - Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda Dive BVI - Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda Spanish Town Marina (WIFI) Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda Olde Yard Village (WIFI) The Valley, Virgin Gorda Bath and Turtle (WIFI) Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, Spanish Town Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) (WIFI) North Sound, Virgin Gorda Saba Rock (WIFI) North Sound, Virgin Gorda Fat Virgin Cafe (WIFI) Biras Creek, Virgin Gorda Mine Shaft Cafe (WIFI) Virgin Gorda Mad Dog Restaurant (WIFI) The Valley, Virgin Gorda Jost Van Dyke Scuba Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke Corsairs Bar & Grill (WIFI) Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke Soggy Dollar Bar (WIFI) White Bay, Jost Van Dyke Christine's Bakery Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke Pirates Restaurant (WIFI) Norman Island Leverick Bay (Coffee Shop & nearby)
- also near Leverick Bay Villa Rental Office (WIFI)
Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda Mahoe Bay - in and around office (WIFI) Virgin Gorda Purple Turtle Anegada Neptune's Treasure (WIFI for hotel guests only) Anegada Anegada Reef Hotel (WIFI) Anegada USVI Other Info
Quiet Mon Pub
St. John - Cruz Bay and Coral Bay
St. John - Cruz Bay
"Beans, Bytes & Websites" St. Thomas - Royal Dane Mall - across from St. John ferry dock Locations in RED print are known to be multi-service facilites. WIFI locations often have a sit-down computer station as well.
Do you want to use a laptop aboard your charter boat? Check out these companies.
Island Care Electronics is reputed to have the most reliable service available in the BVI. A very simple solution to use, all you need to bring is a computer with an ethernet port and/or WiFi capability.This is a cellular solution, so it's usable anywhere you sail.. Call for details.
Renport offers a very interesting range of products for the sailor on charter, including their Surf Wireless Modem package. They will configure a modem for your laptop (PCMCIA slot required) for about $189/week, allowing you unlimited Internet access. It's not super fast, but very functional nearly everywhere, including Anegada. They will also rent you a laptop or an array of other toys, er, uh... I mean, equipment. Click on the logo and check 'em out.
BVI Marine WIFI, a long-standing service provider, has hotspots set up in all the major harbors and anchorages. Sign up by credit card for a day or a week. All locations are high bandwidth allowing for good signals for use with email, browsing and Skype, the service that lets you call the USA or anywhere else for less than 5 cents a minute. They can help you configure your PC before your trip or they sell a laptop package, complete with WiFi, one week access, Headset, Hi Gain Antenna and an inverter for AC power, so on arrival, you're ready to go. If you are bringing your own laptop for Internet access in anchorages, you may want to consider purchasing a long range wireless adapter before you go. This will allow you farther distances when anchored. A favorite with BVI sailors is the Alfa AWUS036H 1000mw USB adapter. For $30.00, this is a worthwhile purchase for home and for travel. For about $20, you can add a booster antenna and a USB extension cable., which will give you the ultimate performance and flexibility.
Note Nov., 2012: Tom Linder, from the company, has told me that the service has been discontinued, for repairs and upgrades, sometime in 2013. I will update this when I hear any news.
Cellular Internet Access is another option.
You can check with your cell company, but sometimes they just don't understand the Caribbean very well. For cellular options in the BVI see the "Cell phones" section
on my Tips Page. If you have an iPhone or Droid of some kind, this may be enough for you. Many sailors choose this option.
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