British Virgin Islands

BVI Music Festival 2012 Returns this Memorial Day Weekend

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BVI Music Festival 2012 Returns this Memorial Day Weekend

(May 22, 2012) – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board is pleased to again support BVI Music Fest, which will be held over Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27) and will feature a wide range of musical stars. For the first time in several years, the much-anticipated festival will be moving back to the sandy white beaches of Cane Garden Bay, and bringing with it some exciting changes and an array of big-name performers. Grammy Award-Winning R&B singer Estelle will headline the show, along with reggae group Third World Band and the classic...

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Discover A Taste of St. Croix

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Discover A Taste of St. Croix

Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort, St. Croix’s only all-inclusive property, will host nearly 1,000 culinary enthusiasts for A Taste of St. Croix, inarguably the island’s most anticipated and delectable affair.  The annual tasting and culinary competition, which showcases the island’s diverse cuisine, will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The open-air event is part of the multi-day St. Croix Wine & Food Experience (April 10-16) and will be held under the stars on Divi Carina Bay’s white sand...

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Day 8: Sailing the BVI’s

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Day 8: Sailing the BVI’s

Well, I write to you from my humble abode as I sit amidst my sail bags and piles of laundry. It was an amazing week and I am anxious to get back on a boat soon. I spent some time this evening at DiscoverBoating.com, finding out all I can about chartering and time-sharing, and buying boats. Not sure what I’ll do yet. But it’s clear to me that there’s something in there that even my budget will allow Our week-long trip made me miss when I was a kid and my family would go out on our boat for a month at a time each summer. I used to make so many...

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Sailing the BVI’s, Day 7

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Sailing the BVI’s, Day 7

Woke up off Norman Island this morning a little sad knowing it was our last day of sailing. The crew and I made a short stop at The Indians, Pelican Island so we could do a final round of swimming and snorkeling. The current was too strong for me. But my girlfriend stayed in the water until the very last minute possible. I know for sure she was a fish in a former life. Then it was off to Peter Island where we docked at the Peter Island Resort and set out for some real power boating with King Charters of Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola. I got to...

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Day 6: Sailing the BVI’s

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Day 6: Sailing the BVI’s

Today was a blast. The crew and I set sail early, headed for Soper’s Hole. We couldn’t have asked for better wind and we raced the other boats in our group to our destination. And don’t listen to anything anyone else tells you – we won. Captain Alden is the best of the bunch. Hands down. Soper’s Hole was so much fun. We moored and then dinghied ashore, we wandered through the little shops up and down the dock. We bought hats and t-shirts for the poor souls we left at home. It was a really relaxing morning and fun to be on dry land for a bit....

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Sailing the BVI, Day 5

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Sailing the BVI, Day 5

After a quick breakfast onboard, we headed for Jost Van Dyke where we anchored in White Bay. It was a beautiful day of sailing and I loved having the chance to practice my skills and help to teach my girlfriend the ropes, so to speak. Although after four days at sea, she was already getting pretty darn good. After anchoring, we took the dinghy ashore and hung out at the famed Soggy Dollar Bar. We had a really good time watching all of the other boaters sail or motor in and simply just hanging out enjoying each other’s company in the Caribbean...

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Sailing the BVI, Day 4

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Had a nice dinner last night at an Italian/Caribbean fusion restaurant called the Rock Café. We ate inside because of the heat but the outside had the prettiest setting with a waterfall and moody lighting. Very cool. This morning we sailed to the nearby Gorda Sounds to a group of islands called The Dogs and tied together all four of the boats in our group to do some stellar snorkeling. The Dogs are made up of six islands that sit halfway between Tortola and Virgin Gorda and they just might offer the best snorkeling of our trip so far....

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Sailing the BVI’s, Day 3

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I decided to blog today right from the beach. So, still waterlogged and inches away from my snorkeling equipment, I sit, feet in the sand, waves crashing right at my feet. I’m in Devil’s Bay today on http://www.sunsail.com/yachts/destinations/caribbean/british_virgin_islands/wickhams_cay. To say it is beautiful is to hardly say anything at all. The water is aquamarine and crystal clear. The rock formations are massive and mysterious. And the snorkeling is impressive even just a few steps into the water. I spent the morning...

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Sailing the BVI, Day 2:

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It’s the second day of my trip and it’s been an amazing one. Passed out cold last night after a long day of travel and dinner at Charlie’s restaurant at the marina at Wickhams Cay II on Tortola. We sailed to Monkey Point, Guana Island and did some great snorkeling, which for me means little effort and lots of pay-off. There was no current to fight and lots of beautiful fish to see. After Monkey Point, we headed off to Marina Cay, Tortola. Marina Cay is a private, four-acre island and home to Pusser’s restaurant where we had dinner tonight....

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The BVI with Sunsail and Discover Boating

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Yesterday was a long day of planes, boats, and automobiles. But now I am awake, ready and aboard the Pinguino, my home for the week as I sail the British Virgin Islands with Sunsail and Discover Boating. I am heading to sea shortly and will spend the days sailing and the evenings, well, we shall see! It is so beautiful here and everyone has been amazingly kind and helpful. We are part of a flotilla this week, thirteen boats that will sail through the day and meet up at different islands each night. I grew up sailing, spending one month a year...

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Time Stands Still in Tortola, BVI

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With 21.5 square miles the mountainous island of Tortola is the biggest in the group of the British Virgin Islands. A few days ago, I arrived by cruise ship as the second to last stop in a 7 day cruise. Traveling that way means, time at any of the islands visited is limited and therefore I had to make a choice what to see and what to do. Like many of the other Caribbean islands, Tortola is well known for its beaches, bays, snorkeling and diving spots, but as always, I was on the look out for more unknown places. And I found three: the first...

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Sailing in the BVI

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It was just over a year ago when Clive of British Virgin Islands Tourism turned ITKT readers on to the Painkiller, a popular inebriant on the British Virgin Islands. This year, Clive is back with more of the low-down about sailing the islands and making friends with the locals. To relive the Painkiller video As with all of our videos Quicktime 7.0 or better is required to see our great videos in all of there luster. However, we have now added a new feature on ITKT’s home page to allow viewing for everybody else. Look in the upper...

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The Painkiller on the British Virgin Islands (video podcast)

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Maryl stops by the British Virgin Islands booth at the Los Angeles Times Adventurers Expo to chat with Clive of BVI Tourism. Sounds like the “Painkiller” cures everything that ails. For more on British Virgin Islands at ITKT. This podcast was produced by Wayfarer Digital for In The Know Traveler. To see our great videos and interviews you need Quick Time 7.0 or better. Or subscribe to In The Know Traveler on...

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