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Dive Into the BVI

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Paradise is, it turns out, easily found—simply head south and take a left at Puerto Rico. Sixty miles east, the British Virgin Islands, or BVI, are a string of some 60 islands, scattered along the Sir Francis Drake Channel. The archipelago offers pretty much everything you might wish for in an island vacation—white-sand beaches, pristine dive spots and restaurants from white-tablecloth and golden-sunset options to friendly beach bars. Read on for five reasons to follow the sun to the BVI.
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The Sir Francis Drake Channel, sort of like an inland sea of the BVI, is named for the famed explorer. It’s fitting, as the channel invites exploring with most of the territory’s islands located along it, from Virgin Gorda to Tortola, the largest...
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In latitudes farther north, November is a month to say goodbye to fall and prepare for the short, dark days of winter. But in the British Virgin Islands, it is a time to celebrate the bounty from the sea, exquisitely prepared by leading chefs....
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If images of island hopping, white-sand beaches shaded by palms, and green mountains brightened by the blossoms of flamboyant trees and hibiscuses come to mind first when you think of the BVI, that’s only part of the story. Much of what makes the...
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After Labor Day, we can all suffer from some end-of-summer blues. Ahead lie shorter days and colder temperatures, as the swimsuits and shorts go into storage and out come the winter coats. The BVI has a cure for this common malady, with summer...