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British Virgin Islands

How to Have the Ultimate Caribbean Kitesurfing Vacation

June 17, 2015 | 12:42 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: kitesurfing in the BVI (Photos: Owen Buggy) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Saba Rock Resort has announced an exciting new opportunity for thrill-seekers visiting the British Virgin Islands. In addition to a four-night stay in a double-occupancy suite, the special features a private helicopter ride from the Virgin Gorda resort to the island of Anegada, more...

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British Virgin Islands Sees 3.8 Percent Rise in Tourist Arrivals

June 13, 2015 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the British Virgin Islands (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is seeing a 3.8 percent improvement in tourist arrivals in 2015, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The British Overseas Territory welcomed a total of 127,587 arrivals in the first quarter of 2015. That builds on more...

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Rum Journal: How to Translate Virgin Gorda

June 10, 2015 | 2:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Fat Virgin’s Cafe in the BVI (All photos by CJ) VIRGIN GORDA – Sometimes, on an early afternoon, sitting in front of the sea with a Pusser's on the rocks, one wonders about the origin of things. Like, for example, how the British Virgin Island of Virgin Gorda got its name. It turns out the name comes from the profile of the island from the sea, which more...

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British Virgin Islands Election Results: Ruling NDP Wins Reelection

June 9, 2015 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the British Virgin Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The ruling National Democratic Party has won the British Virgin Islands’ national elections, according to results released by the BVI’s Office of the Supervisor of Election. Premier Orlando Smith’s NDP took 11 out of 13 seats in Monday’s poll. That represented an increase of two more...

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At Tortola’s Long Bay Beach Resort, the Art of the Hideaway

May 23, 2015 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Long Bay Beach Resort in Tortola (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell TORTOLA — There are no crowds. There is just the beach. Not any beach, though. Tortola’s Long Bay is one of the most beautiful in the region — the right sand, the right water, the right views. There are no crowds; there is just the sound of the wind, of the waves as they more...

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This is the Coolest (And Greenest) Hotel in the British Virgin Islands

May 21, 2015 | 1:08 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Cooper Island Beach Club (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell COOPER ISLAND — It’s just before twilight and the sea is silver. There are barrels in the sand and a table in the water. On Cooper Island, this is when many of the charterers have had their fill and begun dinghying back to their boats, and the rum bar is just beginning to more...

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Rum Journal: At Virgin Gorda’s Biras Creek, Tasting the Caribbean Sky

May 20, 2015 | 11:51 am | 0 Comment

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YOU CAN find some kind of fruit-based rum cocktail at every resort in the Caribbean. But sometimes you find one that’s truly delicious. That’s the case at the Biras Beach Bar at Virgin Gorda’s Biras Creek Resort, where barman Courtney whips up the signature “Caribbean Sky.” It’s a mix of Myers’s Rum, Coconut Cream, Blue Curaçao and a touch of more...

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British Virgin Islands Announces Date for General Elections

May 11, 2015 | 2:44 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Road Town (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has set the date for its upcoming general election. Acting Governor V Inez Archibald announced this week that the British Overseas Territory would hold its vote on June 8. The move comes after the territory’s House of Assembly was dissolved on May 1. The election will more...

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Caribbean Room With a View: A Treehouse at Little Dix Bay

May 2, 2015 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a Tree House Suite at Virgin Gorda’s Little Dix Bay You may know Rosewood Little Dix Bay. It’s the preeminent resort on Virgin Gorda and one of the truly great resorts in the region. (It also has one of the most beautiful hotel beaches in the world). Above: the beach at Little Dix Bay And while the property’s traditional suites are great, more...

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Caribbean Home: How to Enjoy the View in Tortola

March 21, 2015 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the property has views across the Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Home travels to the west end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands for a villa where the views are worth the price alone. This six-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom villa is located on a 3.739-acre hilltop on the west end, with views of Tortola, Jose Van Dyke, more...

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