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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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Caribbean Photo of the Day: Guana Island, British Virgin Islands

January 4, 2015 | 6:50 pm | 0 Comment

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It’s a bit of a secret. But for those in the know, Guana Island, the 850-acre private island in the British Virgin Islands, is a slice of untouched paradise. Home to a tiny 15-room hotel, it’s a nod to a different era of the Caribbean, one where absolute silence is the norm. It’s also home to some pretty spectacular beaches, as above. It’s a place that more...

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Richard Branson Announces New Venture: “Virgin Cruises”

December 5, 2014 | 11:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Richard Branson By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Richard Branson about to disrupt the Caribbean cruise industry? The global mogul and British Virgin Islands resident announced plans last week to form "Virgin Cruises," a new cruise line that will be headquartered in South Florida. "We plan to shake up the cruise industry and deliver a holiday that more...

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At One Tortola Coffee Shop, The Old Is New Again

November 22, 2014 | 4:13 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the entrance to Island Roots (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ROAD TOWN — The Virgin Gorda ferry was leaving soon, which meant about 15 minutes to spare on the narrow back streets of Road Town. So it was hard to ignore the small opening in a low-slung grey building that promised fresh coffee. For decades, this structure had served as the more...

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The Best-Kept Secret in the British Virgin Islands

November 18, 2014 | 10:32 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Anegada (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANEGADA — The sand is white. Not off-white, not golden. There are vibrant beach restaurants, welcoming watering holes and empty roads. Not to mention that this place has a lobster surplus — waters overflowing so much with lobster that the island has begun an annual lobster festival. No one can explain more...

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