Norman Island is located at the southern tip of British Virgin Islands (BVI) archipelago. The island was named after a pirate who purchased (or leased) it in the early 18th century. Norman Island is privately owned, uninhabited, wit hland area 600 acres (243 hectares) and length 4 km (2,5 mi). Its large harbour ("The Bight") is one of BVI's most protected anchorage ports.
Norman is one of the "Little Sisters" islands - together with Dead Chest, Ginger, Pelican, Peter island and Salt Island. This group is lower and smaller-sized compared to other BVI isles to the north and west. Norman Island is a popular destination for tourists and cruisers because of 3 water-level caves found at the base of cliffs outside Bight's western edge. The caves are great for snorkeling and night diving like experiences (if you go deep enough into the cliffs).
The island has no permanent inhabitants, but there is bar, 2 restaurants and full service dive shop - all in The Bight. An old schooner boat operates as bar restaurant. Boat moorings in The Bight are offered overnight for USD 30. Norman Island has many hidden bays, caves and wrecks that visitors still explore hoping to discover the pirate treasure.
Norman Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Norman Island dock (anchor) at The Bight - harbour on the western side.