BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
A group of idyllic Caribbean islands offering world-class sailing, white sand beaches and tales of buried treasure that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write Treasure Island.
Only, in September 2017 it was directly hit by Hurricane Irma, the worst Atlantic hurricane on record, causing devasting destruction across the territory.
We know because we were there when it happened.
The recovery for the territory and its people is underway. And with such a reliance on tourism – in particular, boating – we sincerely hope that it’s not too long before the islands can welcome back people from across the world.
THE ROTI MAN OF TORTOLA
The green shoots of recovery are apparent in the British Virgin Islands – and here’s one family-run catering business who are leading the way…
SANCTUARY – HOW WE FOUGHT TO BE EVACUATED FROM TORTOLA
How we finally made contact with the outside world after Hurricane Irma and our frantic search for a way to evacuate from Tortola…
AFTERMATH – STAYING STRONG IN THE FALLOUT FROM HURRICANE IRMA
Irma’s devastation on the British Virgin Islands was total – and like everyone else, we had to stay strong if we were to survive its aftermath…
THE EYE OF THE STORM – HOW WE SURVIVED DEVASTATING HURRICANE IRMA
Our house sitting assignment in the British Virgin Islands was quietly drawing to a close – but the largest Atlantic hurricane in history changed everything…
A PERFECT DAY OF SAILING IN THE IDYLLIC BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
How we combined a perfect day of sailing lessons with a beautiful round trip between Tortola to Norman Island, via “The Indians”…
THE BEST BEACHES IN TORTOLA – AND HOW TO EXPLORE THEM IN A DAY
Visiting the British Virgin Islands soon? Here’s how to explore the best beaches on Tortola by road
POSTCARD FROM THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
How we’ll spend 21 weeks house sitting in the British Virgin Islands – the premier sailing destination in the Caribbean
WHERE WE’VE STAYED
House-sitting assignment – 21 weeks
MORE ON THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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