British Virgin Islands

This Isn’t Your Typical Rum Punch

 Not the rum punch you’re used to By Sarah Graves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The typical rum punch is made with orange and pineapple juice. But Bacchus’ Passion isn’t your typical rum punch. “I don’t like to make basic drinks,” says Bitter …

The Best Table at the Bitter End Yacht Club

 The best seat in the house By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The dining room staff at Virgin Gorda’s Bitter End Yacht Club call it table 302. I call it the best seat in the house. Tucked into a quiet corner …

This Caribbean Island’s Cruise Arrival Boom

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is seeing a significant improvement in cruise numbers the territory’s Ports Authority reported. The BVI received 32,133 cruise passenger arrivals in October, up 487 percent year over year. By comparison, the …

LATEST NEWS

Prickly Pear, British Virgin Islands

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It can only be accessed by boat. But if you get there, you’ll never want to leave. This is Prickly Pear, that far-off paradise in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. Blessed with golden sand …

soggy dollar bar

 By the Caribbean Journal staff No one likes to leave the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. But sometimes you have to. That brings us to the latest Caribbean Photo, which Caribbean Journal reader Giana Benson took after leaving …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A team of engineers from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez has arrived in the British Virgin Islnads to begin a series of upgrades to the territory’s seismic network. The project is being carried out …

 The latest Underwater Caribbean photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Bill Smith. This is a shot of “a family of squid that adopted me at Devil’s Bay on Virgin Gorda,” Smith tells CJ. Do you have a great photo of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay real estate development has expanded with its new Copper Villas. The villas, part of the British Virgin Islands project’s Atlantic Ridge neighborhood, “are positioned to take advantage of close proximity …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Richard Branson is continuing his push for sustainable energy in the Caribbean, and the Caribbean resident is putting his money where his mouth is. Branson has been on a drive to make his private …

 A new push By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has launched a new push to strengthen the territory’s financial services sector. The new BVI Forward Campaign “aims to build on the strength of the jurisdiction’s internationally renowned …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor JOST VAN DYKE – Believe the hype. The Painkiller, the much-lauded punch they’ve been serving at Jost Van Dyke’s Soggy Dollar Bar since the seventies, is as good as you’ve heard. Maybe even better. …

 Another way to taste the archipelago By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The second annual BVI Food Fete, a month-long cultural culinary event, returns to the archipelago this November, offering visitors a one-of-a-kind dining experience as they island-hop around the BVI. The …

 Journey to Scrub Island By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A hotel isn’t experienced in isolation. No matter how solicitous the service, plush the perks, or silky the sheets, we never really love a resort just for the resort itself. It’s location, …

 A great little rum bar on Cooper Island It’s a trend we like. More and more hotels are starting to celebrate the glory of rum by creating bars tailored around the spirit. That means rums not just from local distilleries …

 A unique tournament By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the latest innovation from British Virgin Islands resident Sir Richard Branson: a new kind of Caribbean golf tournament. It’s called the Necker Open, and it won’t be quite like any other golf …

 A new top chef at the private island resort By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Peter Island Resort and Spa in the British Virgin Islands has welcomed Executive Chef Todd Howard to its culinary team. Howard will be creating new menu …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Alexandra Durante, who sent in this shot of Mr Smith on Salt Island, British Virgin Islands, showing a sea fan crystallized in salt. Did you take a great photo of the …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island Resort has partnered with Waypoint Real Estate Consulting in an effort to increase awareness of real estate offerings and stimulate villa development around the island. The new partnership with the …