British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Sees 3.8 Percent Rise in Tourist Arrivals

 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 …

Rum Journal: How to Translate Virgin Gorda

 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 …

British Virgin Islands Election Results: Ruling NDP Wins Reelection

 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 …

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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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Stoutt’s Lookout in Tortola (All photos by CJ) WE DROVE right by the bar. “Wait a minute,” the driver told me, backing up the car. Yes, this was a place worth stopping. Above: the famous Stoutt We got out on …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Grand Suites at Virgin Gorda’s Biras Creek Resort aren’t short of luxurious details. At 1,100-square-feet they feature spacious bedrooms, a walk-in closet, an ocean-view soaking tub, as well as an outdoor garden shower large …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You know how you walk into some hotel rooms and, as much as you try to be cool and pretend as if you live just like this at home, can’t help but gush? The Cliff …

 Above: Road Town (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands government is “forging ahead” with the territory’s cruise pier construction project, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said this week. Vanterpool said recently that the government was expecting …

 Above: Tortola (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Environment Ministers from across the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States are meeting this week in Tortola to discuss environmental sustainability. The summit is the first-ever meeting of its kind since the …