Generations learn art of hospitality
Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel in the BVI's Virgin Gorda transports you to another era.
Anderson Flax, a native of Virgin Gorda and his wife, Norma, a native of Antigua, built the property, which overlooks Sir Francis Drake’s Channel into the lovely Caribbean compound it is today.
The couple, which in 1973 had six children ranging in age from nine years to ten months, first constructed four triangular cottages, naming them after tropical plants and flowers. A year later they added a 100-seat restaurant patio, and a bar with extraordinary views and sensational sunsets on their quarter mile beach. Fischer’s Cove quickly became known for its local food, and menus, which were written each day on sea grape leaves and given to guests as souvenirs.
In 1975 four more cottages were completed. By the end of the 1970’s, they added twelve hotel rooms to complement the cottages. Today, though Norma has passed on, the spirit of the family owned business remains strong. Sisters Dawn and Angella, Flax co-manage the property and other siblings contribute their talent and expertise to make Fischer’s Cove an extraordinarily personal experience.