10 Virgin Islands reads

I love to read and I love the Virgin Islands. Here are 10 of my favorite Virgin Islands books.

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The Way We Were: BVI culture in days gone by

Who has not entertained a fantasy of quitting your job and living the simple life on a quiet tropical island? Living in a house you built by hand, surviving off the bounty of sea and land, warmed by… Read More

The Baths

The Story of the Boulders: Virgin Gorda’s Enchanting Baths National Park

“This cove was a place where nothing had changed since time began, a half circle of white sand, flanked by huge squarish smooth rocks, the rocks overlapping to form cool caves and the water turquoise blue above the… Read More

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Island cooking at home: an adventure with St. Croix’s newest cookbook

September is a good time to cook at home. Many restaurants in the Virgin Islands cut back hours or close altogether. The doldrums of the tourist season and the height of the hurricane threat are a good time… Read More

Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys

I came across Jean Rhys’ 1934 novel, Voyage in the Dark, in a used bookshop several months ago and read it during a recent trip to St Croix. I had read and enjoyed Rhys’ best-known work, Wide Sargasso… Read More