Beef Island is an island in the British Virgin Islands. It is located to the east of Tortola, and the two islands are connected by the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Beef Island is the site of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (IATA code EIS), the main commercial airport that serves Tortola and the rest of the British Virgin Islands.
Trellis Bay is a short walk east of the airport. Trellis Bay is a small town (market, restaurant, coffee shop, local crafts) and beach. Long Bay is west of the airport.
... In 2007, a major development on Beef Island was made subject to delays after challenges from an environmentalist group calling itself the British Virgin Islands Conservation Group ... Hans Creek, on the south east side of the island ... After a judicial review, the British Virgin Islands court ordered the project suspended whilst the legal review was undertaken ...
... Lettsome International Airport (IATA EIS, ICAO TUPJ), previously known as Beef Island Airport, is the main airport serving the British Virgin Islands, a British overseas territory in the Caribbean ... The airport serves as the gateway to just about all of the islands within the BVI ... Many travelers fly into Beef Island, with the intention of taking a ferry to the other smaller British Virgin Islands ...
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Is far beyond the wave;we will no longer roam.”
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