Step Back In Time With the Callwood Rum Distillery In The BVI

You won't need a Delorean to go back in time to see how Caribbean rum use to be made. All you need is a passport and a trip to the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Here you will find the Callwood Rum Distillery located in Cane Garden Bay, one of the oldest continuously run rum distilleries in the Caribbean. We got the chance to visit the famous Callwood Rum Distillery during our … [Read more...]

A Day On The Water With Born To Rhumb

The US and British Virgin Islands are a special place, many of you already know that. I've been to many many places throughout the Caribbean, but I keep finding myself back in the USVI and BVI. Why? It's the "pinch me" feeling I get on days like the one I recently experienced with Born To Rhumb, a boat charter out of St. John. The Virgin Islands amaze you from land, but spending a day staring … [Read more...]

BackStage BVI’s – Part 2 Little Harbor, Jost Van Dyke

A few months back I found this great little series on YouTube called Baskstage BVI. It follows islander and musician Micheal Beans around the British Virgin Islands as he interviews well known figures in the BVI community. BackStage BVI's Part 2 takes us on a tour of Little Harbor, Jost Van Dyke. You'll get to know Sydney from Sydney's Peace and Love, and also Cynthia Harris from Harris Place, … [Read more...]

Get To Know The Sailing Vessel Maple Cookie

She was simply known as The Cookie. With elegant lines, a spacious salon, state-of-the-art navigation, and four large bedrooms--the Maples Cookie cut through the waters of the British Virgin Islands with style and grace. As for her passengers, well that's another story. Style and grace we are not, more like rum loving pirates on a floating magic carpet. That magic carpet was the Maples Cookie … [Read more...]

Loblolly Beach, Anegada BVI: Island Lime Videos

They say the best places to explore are ones that are hard to reach. I don't know who "they" are but I tend to agree. Anegada is the often over looked island in the British Virgin Islands. It's an odd ball. It sits about 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda, further than the other islands of the BVI and it's completely flat. All the other islands in the BVI have large rolling mountains that cascade … [Read more...]

Chartering With Virgin Island Sailing

The British Virgin Islands are one of the best sailing destinations in the world. With dozens of islands all within visual range, restaurants and marinas all over the place, and near constant trade winds--the BVI is a great place to charter a yacht. In three weeks I'll be setting sail in a three-boat flotilla in the BVI. This is the first time I've been a part of a yacht charter and the … [Read more...]

Video: The British Virgin Islands – Natures Little Secret

Do you want to know what it's like to fly like a bird through the British Virgin Islands? Watch this video and you will. Castaway Randall turned me on to this stunning video and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to share it with everyone. It was produced by photo and video company, All I can say is wow. Seriously, the truly spectacular island footage combined with powerful music … [Read more...]

Quito Rymer’s Reggae Express Music Video

Quito Rymer is one of the most famous musicians on Tortola. I have heard countless stories from many of you Castaways that have rested your sun-baked bodies at Quito's Gazebo Beach Bar and Restaurant and heard either Quito perform solo or with his band The Edge. His music and hospitality have tattooed the minds of many BVI vacationers. This reputation for authentic Caribbean music and kindness has … [Read more...]

Spectacular BVI Video: Kiteboarding with Cabrinha at Saba Rock Resort

Everywhere you look in the Caribbean you find inspiration. It could be the stunning landscapes or maybe the simplicity of the lifestyle. Then you watch a video like the one below and you find inspiration by watching people skim across the blue water while being pulled the wind. Cabrinha is a kiteboarding company that sells everything you need to get up on the water. They also produce … [Read more...]

5 Popular BVI Dive & Snorkle Spots

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are a sight to behold, lush rolling hillsides, white sand beaches bordered by crystal clear blue water. For all the beauty above the water, there is just as much beauty below. The BVI underwater landscape is filled with coral reefs, dramatic walls and shipwrecks. A wonderland for divers and snorkeling enthusiasts. Who wants to get wet! Whom better to tell us … [Read more...]

Norman Island, BVI – Pirates and Pleasure

We continue our quest to explore the British Virgin Islands. Norman island is a fantastic little island to explore by sea and it has a rich pirate past. Treasure Island? Yes indeed, the famous book written by Robert Louis Stevenson was actually modeled after this very Island. Legends of Pirates and Treasure Caves encompass the Island making it a popular stop with yachtsmen. In fact, pirate … [Read more...]