Caving at Shark Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Caving at Shark Bay on Tortola. Nested on the northern shore of Tortola between Brewers Bay on the west and Rough point on the east, this park extends from ridge of Anderson point to the bay at the base of the Mount Healthy ghut. The rocky beach at Shark Bay is moulded by the pounding north Atlantic swells, buffered offshore by a limestome pavement and coral reef.
Atop the ridge is a huge CAVERNOUS boulder known locally as The BAT CAVE, as bats are reported to have nested there in the past. Views from the cave reveal a sheer drop to the sea and the vast Atlantic beyond. Orchids and Palms cling perilously to the rocky slopes along the trail, whilst the trade winds blow steadily from offshore.