Cooper Island lies 4mi/6.4km south of Tortola and is a small cay measuring only 1.5mi/2.4km in length and 0.5mi/0.8km in width. Shaped somewhat like an hourglass, the island features moderate hills and is mostly undeveloped except for a beach club, restaurant, and a few other guesthouses near the main palm-fringed beach, Manchioneel Bay. Long and narrow, Manchioneel Bay is sheltered from winds and is a popular overnight anchorage for yachts, such as your chartered yacht from Taylor’d Yacht Charters. There are good snorkelling opportunities off Cistern point, and a dive-shop offers sailboards, sailboats, and kayak rentals, unless your chartered vessel is already equipped with these toys.
This tiny unspoiled island in the British Virgin Islands is a beautiful five mile trip across the Sir Francis Drake Channel in your Taylor’d Yacht Charters rented boat from Tortola. There are white sand beaches, no roads, and only four privately owned properties on the island, plus the small beach club resort. The climate is almost perfect with balmy tropical breezes. You’ll see coconut palms, bougainvillea, frangipani, yucca, orchids. and other exotic plants on the island with a nice variety of birds.
Swim, snorkel, scuba, kayak, fish, hike, and explore the whole island, lie on the beach, or just relax on the sun deck of your yacht. The best snorkeling is right off the beach, or again off of your rented boat from Taylor’d Yacht Charters. You’ll be amazed at the wide variety of sea life you’ll see right there. Soak up the sunshine on the white sand beach or relax with a cold drink under your own palm tree and watch the yachts sail by in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Stroll down your private path to the Beach Club for cocktails, lunch, or dinner. if you have decided to give your chef an evening off. Cooper Island is very relaxing, and you will leave with a sense of peace.
The island lies adjacent to “wreck alley”, a popular wreck diving site in the British Virgin Islands where a number of vessels have been deliberately sunk as dive sites.