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Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
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Fort Recovery Villa

Fort Recovery Waterfront Villa on the Caribbean Sea
By Traci O'Dea

There’s something magical about the panoramic view across the Sir Francis Drake Channel from the Caribbean side of Tortola...
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A Smarter Island

A Smarter Virgin Island
By Traci O'Dea

Cooper Island Beach Club, under its new owners, aims to set the environmental standard for BVI beachfront resorts. The 90 solar panels atop the kitchen of Coop...
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Baraka Point

Baraka Point Breathes
By Owen Waters

The word Baraka stems from several Arabic terms, translating into ‘blessings’ in Urdu and Persian and “breath of life” to Sufis, which appli...
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Editor's Notes
Editor

Editors' Letter
By Traci O'Dea & Owen Waters

December 2010 & January 2011

The natural evolution of our magazine has occurred as BVI Property Guide and BVI Yacht Guide, once two separate publications then one publication under two covers, are now one magazine under one cover.

As more and more of the content between the two sides overlapped, we thought it practical to join the two publi...
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Pipe Dream
Pipe Dream

Pipe Dream: Rafting Across the Atlantic
By Traci O'Dea

When David Hildred was thirteen years old, he bought a book called Throw Out Two Hands by author Anthony Smith.“On the front cover of this paperback book was a balloon over Africa, and for some reason, at 13, that grabbed my imagination,” he said. Little did that thirteen year old boy know what a huge influence Anthony Smith ...
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Glass Furnace
Glass Furnace

Groundbreaking Glass Project Breaks Ground
By Traci O'dea

In the April issue of Yacht Guide, I wrote an article about Charlotte McDevitt’s crusade to remove glass from the waste stream in the BVI. This month, a small battle was won by Green VI, the non-profit organization that Charlotte runs, when Governor McCleary broke ground for the glassblowing furnace in Cane Garden Bay, and four BVI ...
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What's SUP
What

What's SUP?
By Traci O'Dea

The origins of stand up paddling (SUP) are the subject of some controversy. Naysayers claim the sport recently entered the world of watersports as a marketing ploy while the Stand Up Paddlesurfing website asserts that it started in the fifties when cruise ship tourists took surfing lessons from Hawaiian “beach boys”—they stood up with a paddle ...
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Treat Yourself
Treat Yourself

Treat Yourself Gingerly in the New Year
By Susie Younkle

Though New Year’s resolutions are a popular topic in late December, I don’t believe in them. If I want to make a change, I like to do it straight away—not wait until January 1. Still, like many people, I do consciously focus on healthiness in the new year. After the inevitable excesses of the holiday season, during my first s...
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Enjoying the Journey
Enjoying the Journey

Enjoying the Journey in the Air
By Owen Waters

Sometimes, when companies expand, we go with them. When we first started flying our magazine with BVI Airways, we knew we were onto a good thing, a treat for us and a delight for us to be flying BVIPY in the air. Things have started to go a long way, and BVI Airways is taking off, pardon the pun.

Originally flying to St Maarten with reduced fares, BVI Ai...
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Surfsong Retunes
Surfsong Retunes

Surfsong Retunes: Resort's Future Plans
By Victoria Bezemer and Richard Finnegan, Roger Downing & Partner Co. Ltd.

With the depletion in today’s resources, when it comes to architectural and interior design, it is essential that we first ask the question, what can be reused? Renovation, as opposed to new construction, is certainly the environmental preference (and perhaps more favourab...
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Winemakers Dinners
Winemakers Dinners

December Means Winemakers Dinners
By Traci O'dea

The Virgin Islands Winemakers Dinners take place from December 1st to December 7th. Guests hop to a different island destination each night to sample unique dishes, prepared in the BVI by internationally renowned chefs, paired with some of the top-rated wines in the world. Each location boasts Caribbean charm coupled with the inherent subtle ch...
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Design Inside & Out
Design Inside & Out

Contemporary Design Inside & Out
By Traci O'Dea

More and more in the Caribbean, the sleek, clean lines of contemporary design are infiltrating the architecture, furnishings and fittings of homes and commercial buildings. This isn’t a bad thing, just an evolution of style that reflects the increased clutter-free and simple living habits of many of our residents. New commercial buildings...
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