British Virgin Islands

The Soggy Dollar Now Has a Radio Station

 The Soggy Dollar Bar. It’s one of the legendary places in the Caribbean: set on White Bay on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Perhaps more importantly, it’s the home of what’s almost certainly the Caribbean’s best painkiller. …

Dreaming of Saba Rock

 Dreaming of nights on a tiny rock in the British Virgin Islands By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s only one square-acre, a tiny spit floating in the British Virgin Islands’ North Sound. But Saba Rock is on my list of …

The Caribbean’s Sweetest Hotel

 Why the Bitter End is so sweet By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I really should be sailing. After all, it’s my last day at Bitter End Yacht Club, a British Virgin Islands institution that’s been the Caribbean’s premier sailing resort for …

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 There are great parties across the Caribbean on New Year’s Eve. But if you want to experience the ultimate island experience, the one that you’ll always remember, there’s simply one option: Old Year’s Night. It’s an annual, legendary fete held …

 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 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 …

 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 …

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 …