Que Bella: Virgin Gorda villa Bellamare!

Bellamare Villa gardens (Don Hebert photo)
Bellamare Villa gardens (Don Hebert photo)

Virgin Gorda treasure Bellamare is just steps from the white sand and gentle surf of Mahoe Bay, tucked amongst cultivated gardens and sheltering palms. The generous floor plan provides over 4,000 square feet of living space, with contemporary furnishings, daily maid service and modern amenities. 4 elegant, air-conditioned bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, outdoor wet bar and gas grill, hand crafted furnishings and coral stone decking combine to create a unique abode for up to 8 happy guests. Ideal for families, couples, even corporate retreats! Continue reading “Que Bella: Virgin Gorda villa Bellamare!”

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St. Thomas Villa Review – Ocean Haven lives up to its name!

Welcome to Ocean Haven!
Welcome to Ocean Haven!

From  a recent guest:

My family and I enjoyed our stay at Ocean Haven Villa! The villa is bright, clean, and quiet; truly a “haven.”

It was a great place for us to relax and spend time together as a family! We spent most of our late afternoons/early evenings on the deck enjoying the beautiful views and the calming breezes. Continue reading “St. Thomas Villa Review – Ocean Haven lives up to its name!”

Revised BVI Festival 2015 Schedule – Heritage, Culture and History in Splendor!

BVIFestival2015ScheduleThe British Virgin Islands annual Emancipation Celebration heats up to a brilliant crescendo of  flair, music, and community from July 17-August 8, 2015 (revised). This celebration of freedom from colonialism provides residents and visitors from around the world with a glimpse and a delicious taste of the BVI – international musical artists, royalty and Calypso, street jam (J’ouvert), gospel and folklore presentations, and a fabulous parade. The activities radiate out to different villages from August Monday (8/3) to August 8th. Continue reading “Revised BVI Festival 2015 Schedule – Heritage, Culture and History in Splendor!”

Supremely elegant – Tortola’s Canefield House

canefield-house-viewCanefield House, is a resplendent and historical estate embraced on all sides by well tended and lush gardens on the serene northern side of Tortola, British Virgin Islands. 3 bedrooms on 10 acres of 17th century plantation grounds will accommodate up to 8. Your privacy is assured from within its manual gated entry, yet you are only minutes away from a delightful array of beaches, including the entertainment, dining and night life of Cane Garden Bay. Continue reading “Supremely elegant – Tortola’s Canefield House”

Magens Bay Nature Trail on St. Thomas USVI

by Angela St. Hilaire

20150629_074116I had the opportunity to take a hike up the Magens Bay Nature Trail on a recent visit to St. Thomas. I have hiked this trail many times before as I spent over 20 years on this beautiful island; my children were raised there. At any time of day, it is quite invigorating, but mornings are my favorite time. This trail is a 25-acre donation by Frank McConnell to The Nature Conservancy and is dedicated to McConnell’s mother Virginia.

You will see small crabs rolling around on the hike and enjoy the loud screams of the multi-colored parakeets flying overhead. Most of the trees along the way have a name signs that describe their characteristics and you will see plants like agave and the beneficial noni. Throughout the day, nature will display itself at its finest in so many ways! Continue reading “Magens Bay Nature Trail on St. Thomas USVI”