British Virgin Islands

Suite Spot: The Cliff Penthouse Suite at Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay

 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 …

British Virgin Islands “Forging Ahead” With Cruise Pier Project

 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 …

Eastern Caribbean Ministers Talk Environmental Sustainability in Tortola

 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 …

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 Above: Monaco By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking to promote its “Category One” ship registry status abroad. The British Overseas Territory recently sent a team to the Monaco Yacht Show to promote its status, which …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes to us from Caribbean Journal reader Karen Hawkins of Palatka, Fla., who sent in this snapshot she took of Apple Bay in Tortola from the Sugar Apple Villa. Did you take a great photo of …

 Above: work on the BVI cruise pier expansion By the Caribbean Journal staff Work is officially underway on the cruise pier expansion at the British Virgin Islands’ port in Tortola, the BVI Ports Authority said. The project, which broke ground …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor IT ALL started with a T-shirt. Back in 1985, British Virgin Islands artist Dick Aragorn-Read began selling a line of silk-screened tees in a rainbow of sun-washed colours emblazoned with images of marine life. Decades …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ new Arbitration Act is set to come into force in October. In a statement, the territory’s government said it would “usher in a modern era for …

 Above: the Bella Beach Villa at Oil Nut Bay in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oil Nut Bay luxury villa development on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is planning to open. The helipad, …

 Above: the signing ceremony (BVIPA/A Glasgow) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands, through the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority, has obtained a $35 million loan for its planned cruise pier expansion project. The deal was closed last …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Holly, who sent in this snapshot of the beach on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Do you have a great Caribbean Photo? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

 Above: a VI Airlink plane By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a new way to get from Antigua to the British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board announced this week that VI Airlink would be launching new …

 It’s the height of hospitality — where you feel like part of the family. This is true at most great hotels, but even more so at the best family-managed properties in the Caribbean. Indeed, the Caribbean stands out in the …

 Above: a Disney cruise ship By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Disney Cruise Line recently held talks with officials from the British Virgin Islands. The June 3 talks included Works Minister Mark Vanterpool, Acting Permanent Secretary for Ministry …

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands saw a 10.7 percent increase in stayover arrivals in the January and February, the largest increase of any destination in the Caribbean in that period, according …

 Above: Security Manager with the BVI Ports Authority Dave Smith looks out at the cruise pier (Photo: BVIPA/A Glasgow) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ cruise pier expansion project has officially broken ground and is now set …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh and British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands held their sixth Inter Virgin Islands Council meeting in …

 Above: Scrub Island By the Caribbean Journal staff The Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands has named Michael Wedderburn as the property’s new executive chef. Scrub Island also announced the appointment of Katie Rowles as the resort’s new …