Black Meetings and Tourism

May / June 2016

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B M & T ••• May/June 2016 ••• 42 BVI'S HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND SITES ARE PERFECT FOR INTIMATE GATHERINGS & EVENTS BY SOLOMON HERBERT II Discovering the beauty of The British Virgin Islands is all about uncovering the unique character of each island in this unspoiled volcanic archipelago. From the culture and history of BVI's four largest islands to the pristine natural splendor of more then 50 smaller isles, every place you drop anchor offers its own special magic. Be drawn in by Virgin Gorda's natural granite pillars. Rediscover play and adventure in Tortola. Let the island spirit move you on Jost Van Dyke. Glimpse perfection in Anegada. No matter where you land, you'll find friendly people, incredible beaches and recreational activ- ities that exceed all expectations. It is safe to say that no other destina- tion in the Caribbean offers the diversity and quality of the British Virgin Islands. The accommodations and meeting ven- ues are world-class and the people are helpful and friendly. The scenery is never ending and breathtaking. The recreational opportunities on the water and on the land are virtually endless. Together, the secrets of the British Virgin Islands will offer you and your guests an experience you will cherish for the rest of your life. Known for its serene beaches and amazing Caribbean beauty The BVI is an excellent option for travelers seeking a location for their wedding. Many of the islands Resorts come fully equipped with facilities and resources to accom- modate not only meetings but also wed- dings and small to medium sized gather- ings. They can offer everything from suggesting the best beaches, fine and casual dining, hiking areas and sites of interest, to mapping out a day-by-day guide for you. Boat trips, tennis courts, dive shops, sailing lessons, horseback riding, parasailing, fishing etc. can all be arranged for you. The British Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival, 22nd July - 6th August 2016 is a celebration of the people's ancestors' freedom from colonialism and the cultural history. During this time the islands natives showcase the culture and history of their people in grand style with extrav- aganzas of local and international music, pageants, food fairs, j'ouvert (street jam- ming), parades, gospel celebrations and folklore presentations. Browse items from the past that tell a story of yester years. Gaze at beautiful art from Local and Caribbean Artist. Stare in awe of the breathtaking landscapes skillfully captured in print. Whether you are looking for a glimpse into The British Virgin Island's rich history or to find the perfect memento to grace your walls back home; the various museums and galleries around the islands have some- thing for you. U.S. citizens travelling by air to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda must present a passport or other WHTI-compliant documentation to enter or depart from the United States. Connecting airports surround the BVI, making arrivals and departures an easy part of your travel itinerary. When travel- ling to the BVI, there are no direct flights from the USA, Canada, Europe, or South America to the British Virgin Islands' main airport, the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS). All flights must connect through anoth- er Caribbean airport on islands such as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts, or St. Maarten/St. Martin. AREA GUIDES B R I T I S H V I R G I N I S L A N D S • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS Long Bay Beach Resort 150 Little Dix Bay, A Rosewood Resort 100 Sebastian's On The Beach 26 Village Cay Hotel & Marina 21 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? The British Virgin Islands (800) 835-8530 Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Signature Outdoor Shot Photo Credit: Anguilla Tourist Board

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