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All these articles have been featured on The British Virgin Islands Welcome On-Line Tourist Guide in the past. In case you missed any of them, we’ve archived them so that you may reference them at any time. Click on the links to read the full story.

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February, 2017

  • 1 February

    Magnificent Mangroves

    True Marvels of Nature The BVI wasn’t nicknamed “Nature’s Little Secrets” for nothing. Take a drive along the coast, and you’ll inevitably experience something amazing – even if you have called these islands home for a number of years – the mangrove. Recently, for example, while waiting for a friend …

January, 2017

  • 10 January

    The Lure of SurfSong

    This boutique villa resort offers garden dining and a relaxed and warm environment. Sometimes it takes the Greek mythological “siren song” to call you to a place that is irresistible. Hidden away on the southeast shore of Beef Island, just a brief distance yet insulated from the Tortola airport, is …

  • 10 January

    Aragorn’s Amazing Art

    The art of Aragorn Dick-Read is singularly unique, artistically brilliant and culturally appropriate to tropical island life; it radiates a certain joie de vivre, a psychological stimulant. Aragorn’s Studio located at Trellis Bay in the BVI is the hub of activity in this beachfront community. The studio houses the metal …

December, 2016

  • 28 December

    Caciques, Crumbling Walls and Copper Kettles

    Long Bay

    The BVI’s vibrant history and the people who made the Virgin Islands what it is today Remnants of the Virgin Islands’ past dot its hillsides and hug its shores. There are old wells, slave walls, churches and cisterns. There are remnants of 18th century forts, the crumbling walls of plantation …

  • 1 December

    Smuggler’s Cove

    Photo: Clint Van Hellemont

    Beach goers or history seekers, locals or non, if you’ve yet to experience one of Tortola’s most spectacular beaches, well, it’s time you made your way down to one of our best north-facing beaches. Smuggler’s Cove is not just another pretty face – its natural beauty also carries a lively …

November, 2016

  • 3 November

    Sea Shells

    From the magnificent conch to the modest cowrie, B.V.I. beaches and waters abound in shells of all descriptions. Few people can pass by a beautiful shell without stopping to admire its bright colors, delicacy and intricate design. Those people who cannot leave a beach without a colorful assortment are in …

October, 2016

  • 6 October

    BVI Food Fête – The Highlights

    Here’s a listing of some of the biggest events happening during the month-long culinary series: Oct. 30 is the Barefoot Gourmet Soiree, featuring gourmet food paired with Barefoot wines. Nov. 5 is Taste of Tortola, with some of the BVI’s best restaurants serving up a sampler menu, plus a demonstration …

  • 6 October

    The Flavor of Paradise

    I remember the first time I had gooseberry stew like it was this morning. It’s sweet, sour and spicy all at the same time, with a texture much closer to jam than any stew I’d ever had before. It was an unexpected treat in the middle of an otherwise busy …

  • 3 October

    Off The Beaten Track

    The Virgin Island’s Hidden Nuggets of Beauty. For many charter boat sailors the week’s cruise around the British Virgin Islands involves a predictable route. It often entails sailing to a mooring area, usually with a beach bar/restaurant; arriving early to ensure a mooring ball is available and then watching latecomers …

August, 2016

  • 4 August

    The Long Walk

    “I wanted to experience Virgin Gorda at a slower pace. What better way than on my own two feet?” When Christopher Columbus first laid eyes on Virgin Gorda during his second voyage to the West Indies in 1493, he thought the island looked like a pregnant woman lying on her …