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The Dove

The Dove (67 Main Street, Road Town, Tortola) — featuring Asian and French fusion haute cuisine in a 1912 “gingerbread” cottage, The Dove Restaurant offers Thai curry prawns, delicious Dove Steak and great Chilean sea bass.  As a warm-up, diners can enjoy the complimentary amuse bouche (a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre such as fennel topped […]

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The Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grille

The Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grille (Bitter End Yacht Club, North Sound, Virgin Gorda) — The Grand Dame of North Sound , and the favorite rendezvous spot for visiting boaters and resort guests alike is the Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grille — offering both a la carte and generous buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. […]

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Chez Bamboo

Chez Bamboo (Lee Road, Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda) – this restaurant is a cultural cornucopia of food, drinks and atmosphere. The interior décor is European chic, while the terrace is a magical tropical garden.  The tapas bar and menu feature the flair of Mediterranean cuisine, spicy favorites from New Orleans, exotic Asian flavors, and of […]

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Brandywine Estate

Brandywine Estate (Sir Francis Drake Hwy., east of Road Town, Brandywine Bay, Tortola) —  this restaurant truly has ambiance.  It has a garden, lounge setting with stunning views and a beautiful breeze, while its friendly staff serves Mediterranean Bistro cuisine.  Sample dishes are: Moules a la mariniere, lobster and fennel salad, chevre chaud, tuna tartar, […]

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Water Taxi services

Water Taxi services —  for those wishing to island hop (literally) between the different BVI islands, there are a number of charter boat firms that offer water taxi services, such as Inter Island Boat Services (www.interislandboatservices.com), New Horizon Ferry Service (www.newhorizonferry.com), North Sound Express, and Speedy’s (http://www.bviferries.com). Some of these boat firms have pre-set schedules […]

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William Thornton Estate

William Thornton Estate (Pleasant Valley, Tortola) – located just off of Sir Francis Drake’s Highway, this one-time estate (now in a state of ruin) belonged to the architect who designed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.  Low stone walls are all that remain of the home.

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Virgin Islands Folk Museum

Virgin Islands Folk Museum (Penn House, Main Street, Road Town, Tortola) — Located on Main Street just past The Sir Oliva Georges Plaza, the Virgin Island Folk Museum has some Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, including a decorated spindle, wreck of The Rhone and H.M.S. Nymph artefacts, plantation items and reef conservation information. […]

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The Dungeon/Fort Purcell

The Dungeon/Fort Purcell (Pockwood Pond, West End, Tortola) — this fort was first built during the 17th century by the Dutch, and expanded by the British in the mid-18th century.  It housed a garrison of soldiers responsible for protecting the islands, and was named for Governor James Purcell, who oversaw the fortification of both Tortola […]

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The Baths

The Baths (North Shore, Virgin Gorda) — the centerpiece of this dramatic area on Virgin Gorda’s north shore is The Baths, a geological wonder comprised of awe-inspiring granite boulders, which form sheltered sea pools on the beach’s edge.  The protected area also includes Devil’s Bay, which can be reached from The Baths by a series […]