Things to Do in British Virgin Islands

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Under the watch of Tortola-born coppersmith Aragorn Dick-Read, Aragorn's Studio has grown from an art gallery into a burgeoning collective, where crafts... Read More

Eldred Williams and David Archer sell hand-glazed lanterns and bowls at Bamboushay, a colorful wooden cottage just outside town. Read More

Don't miss the legendary full-moon parties at this island staple. Read More

Swimmers reach this natural whirlpool, formed when the surf breaks against rocky outcroppings, via a sage-dotted trail from Foxy's Taboo. Read More

Yachtsmen stop in here for staples, but it’s also the place to put together a gourmet picnic lunch for the beach. Read More

Christina Washburn's Cantik Interiors also caters to the home. Best find: diaphanous shell-embedded curtains. Read More

The Scene: Don't let the name scare you off. Sure, legend has it Blackbeard marooned 15 mutinous men nearby and it didn't end pretty (rum and a sword... Read More

Insider head to this more obscue full-moon party hosted by the Trellis Bay Cyber Café and Aragorn's Studio. Expect the BVI's own fungi-style... Read More

The Scene: If you're looking for a party, Foxy's is always raging with nonstop entertainment, whether you're listening to Foxy, the charming owner, spin... Read More

On Saturdays, this renegade outdoor market appears in Spanish Town. Jewelry and sarong designers join forces with DJ's for a lively morning that... Read More

In the Old Customs House, interior decorator Jillian Dunlop runs Hucksters, a well-edited housewares boutique. Read More

Virgin Gorda's main strip, Spanish Town, may be a who-cares-if-you-miss-it blip on the radar, but Margo's Jewellery Boutique is an enchanting discovery... Read More

Set within a tropical refuge, the Mahogany Trail winds a quick 300 yards up to the summit of Mount Sage. At 1,716 feet, it’s the highest point in... Read More

Along this archipelago of 60 islands—most of them deserted—you can rent a yacht and drift away from civilization. Sleep under the stars;... Read More

The island's most famous beach is a series of small coves. Its many granite boulders look like marbles tossed into the blue bay. Tip: go early or late... Read More

One of the top yacht-rental companies, expert sailors can skipper themselves with a bareboat charter (from $410 a day), while novices can hire a crew... Read More

The Scene: Just steps from the water's edge, this simple shack has walls covered with quirky sandcastle murals and only 10 wooden stools at the bar.... Read More

Located near the yacht harbor in Spanish Town, the shop sells treasures from the sea—starfish, shells, and coins found in shipwrecks from the days... Read More

A regular bartender here who goes by the name Zeus holds court over a tribe of bikinied lasses as they line up for a four-way “shotski,”... Read More

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