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

Take a Hike

Photo by Julian Putley

A Trail Guide for Sailors (And Landlubbers Too) The BVI’s enduring appeal is sailing. It usually entails a week’s cruise around the islands, often on a fine yacht with a professional crew, or “sail yourself” on a bareboat. From personal experience a typical day might involve departing from the previous night’s anchorage …

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Fort Recovery – Love at First Sight

photo by Greg Smith

Former Broadway producer Anita McShane transforms a Dutch fort into the backdrop of a boutique hotel on Tortola’s West End Fort Recovery, perhaps the oldest historic site in the British Virgin Islands, looms large on the waterfront of its namesake hotel, Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas & Suites. Once the gateway …

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Virgin Gorda’s EASTER Festival 2017

Celebrating 50 Years of Fun Visiting Virgin Gorda is always a treat, but at Easter Festival time, it’s really something else because it feels like the entire island is having a party. As you step off the ferry, one of the first things you’re bound to see is an outdoor …

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Sultan of Swing

Photo: Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel

A Rockin’ History and the Health Benefits of Hammocks From a tire swing at Ivan’s Campground (White Bay, Jost Van Dyke), to bench swings at Peg Leg’s at Nanny Cay, to a traditional wood swing at Cow Wreck Bar on Anegada, and dozens, if not hundreds of hammocks strung out …

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A Passion for Sailing

BVI Spring Regatta Director Judy Petz has organized the BVI’s most prestigious sailing event for over a decade For 14 years Judy Petz, the Director of the BVI Spring Regatta, has taken on the Virgin Islands’ biggest sailing event with the efficiency of a military commander, the dexterity of a …

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Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Photo by Jeff-Brown

Regattas and new facilities on Virgin Gorda 2017 marks not only the third edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in North Sound, Virgin Gorda, but it is also the 50th anniversary of the yacht club’s founding in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Organized …

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Pusser’s Anegada Race

Anegada Race

Putting Anegada on the Map It’s been 20 years since the first Pusser’s Anegada Race. Marty Halpern, one of the founders of the event, shares what’s changed – and what hasn’t – over the years. If you’ve been to Anegada in the last couple of years, you’ve been spoiled for …

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Memory on Canvas

Lutia “Tai” Durante

An exhibition at the Sugar Works Museum will feature the works of artist Lutia Durante Whether they’re soothing seascapes or vibrant abstracts, oil paintings or sculptures bent from copper, Lutia “Tai” Durante’s pieces are nearly always about one thing: reminiscence. “It’s documenting my memory,” he said recently. Lutia (pronounced Lou-tay) …

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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 …

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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 …

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