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Cruising the British Virgin Islands

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Along this archipelago of 60 islands—most of them deserted—you can rent a yacht and drift away from civilization. Sleep under the stars; anchor off an empty islet and hunt for conch shells; stop at the far-flung island of Anegada, famed for its sweet lobster; or swim up to the Soggy Dollar Bar, on Jost Van Dyke island.

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Inspired by: Dream Trips | 2008 — by Clark Mitchell, Published Jan. 2008

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    Peter Island Resort & Spa

    This private-island retreat is all about serenity and catering to classic desert-isle fantasies. The resort is committed to delivering in quantity

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    Biras Creek Resort

    Biras Creek sits on 140 the hilly and secluded acres on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda. Guests arrive by boat, helicopter, or ferry from Beef Isla

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    Foxy's Beach Bar

    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,

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    The Moorings

    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 cr

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    Bomba's Shack

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

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    Aragorn's Studio

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

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    The Soggy Dollar Bar

    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

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    Virgin Gorda

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