Virgin Islands Traveller

The beauty of catch n keep

Anyone who has ever bushwacked through the forest in the VI or, especially, had anything to do with land which has been cleared of trees, is probably well familiar with kasha, also known as catch n keep. Acacia… Read More

Atop St. Croix’s Maroon Ridge

Ras Lumumba picked me up in his Rasta-colored 1970s Land Rover and we set off for a drive along back roads to a viewpoint overlooking the north coast of St Croix. We were going on a hike, along… 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

bat cave

Off the beaten track: hiking at Shark Bay National Park

Shark Bay is one of the newest national parks in the British Virgin Islands and probably the least well-known. Declared in 1999, the 18.4 acre park on a headland just east of Brewer’s Bay, Tortola, is one of… Read More

Kevin fishing the Flats.

Hunting for bonefish

The day could not have dawned with less promise. After the achingly beautiful weather of the past few days, the grey skies that greeted me at breakfast were doubly disappointing. From the patio of our hotel on the… Read More