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Quick Guide to Virgin Islands Music

Virgin Islands Music

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) are separate Caribbean territories that share common colonial history and musical influences. These musical influences reflect the island groups’ rich cultural histories and provide an opportunity to learn about the vibrancy and rhythm of Caribbean island life. Quelbe (called fungi in the BVI)…

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BVI Customs Rules – What You Can Bring into the BVI

BVI Customs Rules

If you’re planning to travel to the beautiful British Virgin Islands, it’s important to know what products you can and can’t bring into the country. Familiarizing yourself with customs procedures and entry requirements can help avoid unforeseen delays, misunderstandings, and legal issues. Every country requires travelers to go through customs when crossing an international boundary,…

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What Language Is Spoken in the Virgin Islands?

What Language Is Spoken in the Virgin Islands?

English is both the official language and the dominant language in the British Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands. You may also hear people speaking Creole in both of the Virgin Island territories. Due to regional migration and the islands’ proximity to Latin America and other Caribbean countries, you may hear French and…

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What Is the Official British Virgin Islands Currency?

British Virgin Islands currency

The official British Virgin Islands currency is the US Dollar. You’ll find items priced with the dollar symbol throughout the islands and can use physical cash brought from the USA or another country that issues USD. This is very convenient for US travelers because they don’t have to convert costs mentally or worry about exchange…

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4 Best Things to Do in the British Virgin Islands

Things to Do in the British Virgin Islands

There are plenty of ways to experience the best of island life in the British Virgin Islands. You can try water sports off Caribbean beaches, sailing tours on crystal clear waters, and day trips hiking through lush Caribbean rainforests. Then there’s the delicious array of fresh Caribbean food! The British Virgin Islands offer something for…

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How to Get to the British Virgin Islands by Air Travel

Flights to BVI

The easiest way to get to the British Virgin Islands by air is to fly into the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island (EIS), located near Tortola (BVI’s main island). This airport serves as a hub for most major airlines arriving from North America and Europe. Some travelers may find it easier to…

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5 Unique Corporate Retreat Ideas for Your Executive Team

Corporate Retreat Ideas for Executives

Are you tired of the same old corporate retreat ideas? Then it’s probably time to spice up your retreat planning process and take your executive team to a new level by selecting a unique retreat location for corporate team-building events.  A creative corporate retreat should aim to inspire and motivate your entire executive team. From…

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Best Time to Visit the British Virgin Islands

best time to visit British virgin islands

The best time to visit the British Virgin Islands depends on what you’re hoping to get out of your stay. For a destination wedding or scuba diving vacation, you’ll probably want to come when it’s sunny and dry and the turquoise waters are at their clearest.  However, if you’re keen to see the turtle nesting…

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Do You Need a Passport to Go to the British Virgin Islands?

do you need passport to visit british virgin islands

A question we’re frequently asked by people who are planning a trip to The Aerial, BVI is: “Do you need a passport to go to the British Virgin Islands?” As we are located on Buck Island, just off the coast of Tortola, the entry rules are the same as they are for the larger islands…

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How to Choose Between the US Virgin Islands vs British Virgin Islands for Your Vacation

The Aerial luxury wellness resort in the British Virgin Islands

People are often curious about the differences between the US Virgin Islands vs British Virgin Islands, especially when it comes to deciding on a vacation spot. At The Aerial, BVI, we settled on the British Virgin Islands for their natural beauty, serenity, and seclusion—which make them ideal for a luxury wellness retreat. However, the US…

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