BelleView to Josiah’s Bay
A fantastic ghut walk (ghut = stream bed), down the mountain from historic Belle View (Tortola) into Cooten Bay which has a ruined 18th century rum distillery fortified with old canons in the undergrowth - all raw and untouched.
We then walk along Cooten beach and make a short bush hike over the hill into Josiah's Bay.
It takes around 2 hours and needs medium level fitness - the first half is downhill, no path but stepping down boulders in the stream bed. Second half is a rock/coral beach followed two short steep bush paths where a fixed rope is used to help ascent and descent.
This hike is a wonderful mix of forest with boulders, hanging vines and spring-fed pools, and beaches, both coral and powder white sand. It’s also a great way to gain an understanding of the history of the islands. The bush tells us stories. Josiah’s Bay is the perfect end-point, offering a cooling swim and an ice-cold drinks at Big D’s bar.
Total time: 3hrs
Price per person: $100