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Official webpage of The BVI Welcome Guide. Source of information for everything in the British Virgin Islands since 1971.

View from the Ridge

Travel the Ridge Road where history and nature come to life For some people Tortola evokes the image of sandy palm-fringed beaches. But for others, what comes to mind is their splendid backdrop, the soft green mountains that run upwards from the island’s shore. The mountains of Tortola are not the …

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Inspiring Iguanas

Anegada is the refuge for the rare Anegada rock iguana Anyone who has been there will tell you that Anegada is very different from the rest of the B.V.I. Sailors warn of the shallow waters that make passage to and from the island dangerous. Other visitors say it is the …

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Down Memory Lane

The author talks to her elders about their early life in the BVI Who would have believed 50 years ago that the BVI would develop into to the modern island we know today? Imagine someone living through the experience. Ever since I was a child I loved to hear my …

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Miss BVI Pageant 2017

Glamour and Elegance at the Miss BVI Pageant One of the premier events of the annual August Festival activities is the Miss BVI Pageant. It’s a night of sheer elegance, as young British Virgin Islands women compete for the coveted title that offers a myriad of opportunities for the winner. …

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Exploring Tortola

Tortola BVI Botanical Garden

Tortola (Spanish for Turtle Dove) is a lush mountainous island. Crowning Tortola is Sage Mountain National Park, at 1716 feet, is the tallest peak in the islands and exhibits the characteristics of a tropical rain forest. Tortola is also the vibrant hub of the financial and government sectors with Road …

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Exploring Virgin Gorda

Coppermine on Virgin Gorda

Approaching Virgin Gorda (Spanish for Fat Virgin) by boat or ferry one can observe the tall north western ridge area, which comprises Gorda Peak National Park (1,370 feet). It is easy from this vantage point to envision, the “plump damsel” reclining on her back. This is an island with many …

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Exploring Other Islands

Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

In the Sir Francis Drake Channel just west of St. John are some of the BVI’s smaller islands. Starting with Norman Island and following the chain up to Virgin Gorda are Peter, Salt, Cooper and Ginger islands. A sailors’ jingle for remembering the order from west to east goes: “Norman …

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Exploring Jost Van Dyke

Phot by Daniel M.

Jost Van Dyke, named after a famous Dutch pirate, has been a sailor’s mecca for years. Great Harbour, the main port of entry, is always bobbing with sailboats and sailors coming ashore to the charming West Indian village that lines the beach with gift shops and restaurants, the most famous …

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Exploring Anegada

Anegada (literally “drowned island”), the only all-coral atoll in the BVI is a mere 28 feet above sea level. Surrounded on one side by the infamous Horseshoe Reef, a watery graveyard for many an unsuspecting wind-tossed ship, it is known to have over 300 wrecks in its waters, some of …

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For Future Cruisers

If you’re looking for a fun and educational way for the kids to pass the time this summer, the instructors at the BVI Yacht Club have got you covered with youth sailing camps at Nanny Cay. Kids ages 6 and up are welcome, but the club believes in safety first, …

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