British Virgin Islands Travel Guide

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Virgin Gorda

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Tortola

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Jost Van Dyke Island

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Beef Island

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Road Town

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2,18,17

Norman Island

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Anegada

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3,19,6

Frenchmans Cay

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Necker Island

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Guana Island

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Virgin Gorda

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  • Devil's Bay Trail

    Virgin Gorda Things to Do

    This is a small area within the Baths called Devils Bay Beach and Trail---the trail goes in and around large boulders sometimes in shallow water and sometimes dry rock and ends up at a pretty little beach for snorkling or just sunning. Stunning photo opportunity on the walk thru----

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  • Rosewood Little Dix Bay Hotel

    Virgin Gorda Hotels

    This is a lavish full-service resort that should satisfy most honeymooners' dreams of a romantic...

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  • By air or by sea?

    Virgin Gorda Transportation

    Here's what NOT to do:I took an American Airlines flight from Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Then I had to catch an American Eagle flight to Beef Island, BVI. Then I had to get a ferry from Trellis Bay on Beef Island to Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda, and a cab from there to FIscher's Cove Hotel. All this after spending the previous day flying...

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Tortola

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  • Norman Caves

    Tortola Things to Do

    I was fascinated by the idea of going to Norman Caves, the real life inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island so I was happy when I found a way to visit both Norman Island and Jost Van Dyke on one daytrip. We stopped here in the morning with Patouche Charters, before heading over to Jost Van Dyke. Since our captain was also our crew...

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  • Sugar Mill Hotel

    Tortola Hotels

    Apple Bay, Tortola

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Patouche-catamaran charter

    Tortola Things to Do

    I contacted Patouche about a month before we were heading to Tortola and asked about a trip to Norman Island and Jost Van Dyke. Captain Joe said that he would go out with just the two of us so I booked with him. Normally you would meet him at his dock, a short taxi ride away but because there were just two of us he came into port and met us there....

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Jost Van Dyke Island

  • Party on Jost van Dyke

    Jost Van Dyke Island Nightlife

    Ivan's is a very relaxed bar and restaurant. The motto is stress free, just like the owner, Ivan, who usually hangs out with the crowd. I went on Ivan's Birthday celebration. There was live music all night, bbq, and a huge cake. Although the bar was very crowded and it took a long time to get drinks, nobody seemed to care...definitely stress free....

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  • swim ashore to The Soggy Dollar

    Jost Van Dyke Island Things to Do

    One bay over from Foxy's restaurant/pub is The Soggy Dollar...so called because there is no dock nearby...one must either take a dinghy ashore or better yet, jump and swim! I highly recommend the latter. Now you know why it's "The Soggy Dollar". And yes, there are....soggy dollars that is. You'll see lines strung up behind the bar with bills...

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  • I Wouldn't Say "Life"

    Jost Van Dyke Island Nightlife

    On Jost Van Dyke, there isn't really a "nightlife". It's definitely a day-trip kind of place, since when the sun sets, restaurants and bars close up shop. If you want to booze until the wee-hours, your best bet is to buy a bottle early in the day and use that. No shirt, no shoes, no problem!

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Beef Island

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  • North Sound Express Ferry

    Beef Island Transportation

    The North Sound Express Ferries leave from Trellis Bay, with published fares & schedules (see contact info below). I caught the fast ferry to Virgin Gorda (and it is FAST!). This one makes stops at the Spanish Town dock (called "the Valley" by locals & on the schedules), and then continues on to Leverick Bay & Bitter End Yacht Club.They prefer...

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  • Watercolor artist finds his home on the...

    Beef Island Shopping

    Roger Ellis is another UK emigree artist whose work has gained local fame, and it is sold throughout the islands. His main gallery is at Trellis Bay with a fine selection of his works, called "Flukes". Roger has lived in the tropics all over the world, including 2 years on Papua New Guinea, before making the BVI's his home. His paintings are happy...

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  • Catch the latest on VT while snarfing...

    Beef Island Restaurants

    The eats are reasonably priced & very tasty, the deck outside is relaxed and comfortable with a great view for watching the goings-on along the Bay, or you can munch a vegetarian or seafood roti and other local treats while picking up your email from back home. All in all, a nice little break along the waterfront! Check out the menu at the web...

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Road Town

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  • big mouthed eater

    Road Town Restaurants

    Yeah, you should know me by now....I seem to always have a picture of me eating on every vacation. Mouth wide open.

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  • Peter Island Resort

    Road Town Hotels

    Deadmans Bay, Tortola, , Peter Island, 00801 2409, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • best BBQ in town

    Road Town Restaurants

    This was the first restaurant I went to in the BVI. At this point, I wasn't exactly sure what local food constituted as. Later, I come to find out that the locals LOVE barbeque ribs. This restaurant was highly recommended by the locals to come eat some good ribs.If you're not a meat-eater there's plenty of seafood selections such as lobster, conch,...

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Norman Island

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  • Snorkel the Treasure Island Caves

    Norman Island Things to Do

    The story goes that treasure was once found on Norman Island, also known as Treasure Island for obvious reasons. The caves can be explored while snorkeling.

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  • Willy T

    Norman Island Things to Do

    The William Thornton or Willy T is a permanently anchored boat that serves food and plenty of alcohol to boaters cruising the British Virgin Islands. Oh yeah, girls get a free t-shirt if they jump off the boat naked. I recommend the body shots.

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  • Drinking and Free diving dont mix

    Norman Island Warnings and Dangers

    Just last year my good freind and Roommate Died at the Willy "T" while freediving after drinking to much. He was going to propose to his girlfreind that day. While free diving to the botom to recover her sunken sunglasses he passed out and that was all it took.Chris Adams Rest in Peace my Brother!

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Anegada

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  • BEACHES: LOBLOLLY BAY

    Anegada Things to Do

    We came to Loblolly Bay twice on our day on Anegada. When we first came here after our visit to Dotsy's Bakery we were planning to have breakfast on the beach. Clouds were looking dramatic and within minutes it started to rain heavily. We escaped and came back a few hours later when the sun was out again. At the beginning there were a few people...

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  • Neptune's Treasure

    Anegada Hotels

    Southwestern Shore, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • BEACHES: COW WRECK BEACH

    Anegada Things to Do

    We kind of found Cow Wreck Beach by accident. It wasn't really on my to-do-list when we started touring Anegada. Luckily we saw a sign and decided to have lunch here. What a beach!!!! The colours were more perfect here than anywhere else on the islands. As usual there was nobody on the beach. The sea was calm and the beach wonderful. We had lunch...

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Necker Island

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    by guernseydonkey Written Aug 29, 2004

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    The food on necker isalnd is all free! but it does cost you £8000 a week each to stay there.
    Different wines from around the world are chosen to compliment the food.
    The wonderfully stocked bar is also free, and champange on ice is always availible.

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Guana Island

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    by Robert96 Updated Oct 25, 2004

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    Hiking around Guana's 850 acres is a "must do" activity. If the heat bothers you start your hike before breakfast. There are lierally countless birds, flora, and insects to observe on your hikes. There are many trails and the resort will provide you with maps.

    My wife with some Guana
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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