Virgin Islands Traveller

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

biking on st croix

Riding the coast: bike tour of St Croix

We get off to an early start; by 8:30 a.m. Troy and I are astride our mountain bikes and ready to go. Troy, a long-time St. Croix resident and experienced cyclist, is one of the regular guides at… 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

The VI’s Best Beaches

There are hundreds of beaches in the Virgin Islands. There are small beaches and large beaches; pebbly beaches and fine-sand beaches; beaches with bars and restaurants and beaches with no human development at all. Some beaches have great… 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