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

The Dynamo behind the Dynamic Twirlers

Photo Dean Greenaway

The highlight of the annual August Festival activities that begins in late July and ends on the first weekend in August, is the colorful August Monday Parade, held on the first Monday in the month. Scores of visitors and residents descend on Road Town and line the parade route, as …

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On the Water

The British Virgin Islands are about the sea. Islands of all sizes dot the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and the Atlantic creating one of the world’s most varied and beautiful sailing grounds. Dozens of charter boats from bareboats to privately owned luxury crewed yachts ply our waters offering …

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“Breaking of the Salt Pond”

Photo by Ricky Dos Santos

A valued tradition is revived in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday   This spring, over 100 descendents of Salt Island, along with government officials and other dignitaries, gathered at the edge of one of the island’s two salt ponds. They were there to take part in the “breaking of …

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When Cotton and Sugar Were King

T  hroughout the steep hills and gently sloping valleys of the BVI lie numerous stone ruins. A few of these ruins of sugar mills and plantation homes have been incorporated into restaurant buildings and into domestic landscaping. The Callwood Rum Distillery building in Cane Garden Bay built in the 18th …

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Catamaran Sailing Vacations serving The Catamaran Company

Catamaran Sailing Vacations offers an unforgettable sailing experience aboard crewed yachts. Our brokers are specialists in matching you with the crewed yacht perfect for your sailing adventure. Since we offer boats all around the world, we are sure to find you the ideal boat tailored to your needs and expectations. …

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The Catamaran Company

The Catamaran Company is a world-class business specializing in the chartering of luxury catamarans. Located in the beautiful Hodges Creek Marina, the Catamaran Company is well equipped to offer an unforgettable charter experience. We are a boutique type charter fleet, which allows us to focus on delivering well-maintained catamarans and …

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ECO Pioneers

Glass Starfish from Green VI are displayed on the beach

Three innovative thinkers reuse, recycle and re-purpose Thoughts of waste for many BVI residents, does not go far beyond the kitchen trashcan or much past the neighborhood green waste container, whose contents get hauled off to the Pockwood Pond Incinerator or the Virgin Gorda landfill. But what if we are …

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1 oz. unsalted butter 2 medium onions, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/2 lb. fresh breadfruit or canned (26 oz.) 1 1/2 pints chicken stock 1/2 pint single cream salt and freshly ground pepper to taste chopped chives Heat butter in skillet over medium heat and sauté the onions …

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The Reel Life

CaptainTommy LaRonge & Jimmy Houston

The BVI is the Backdrop for Fishing Superstars, Jimmy Houston and Misty Wells. Take a primarily fresh water fisherman known as an “outdoor icon” in his field, lure him with the warmth and beauty of the tropics, offer to put him aboard a 61’ Viking Sport Fishing Yacht, and give …

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The Mutiny and the Breadfruit

Remember the infamous Captain Bligh from Mutiny on the Bounty? Well, here in the Caribbean he is remembered for more than the events of that ill-fated voyage. It was William Bligh who brought the breadfruit, one of the region’s most versatile foods, to the Caribbean. Commissioned by the British government, …

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