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Readers’ Choice 2016 Results Are In!!!


The three months of voting have flown by….

…you placed your opinions and the results are in.

We are proud to reveal our VIPY RC winners of 2016 – your favourite people, places, and services across a number of categories comprising LAND, SEA, and LIFE in the Virgin Islands.

With our NEW addition of the US Virgin Islands for the first time EVER, we hope this inspires residents and visitors to take in the VI as a whole with its diversity of businesses, amusements, and entertainment.

In alphabetical order of category, here are the results, nominated and voted by VIPY readers.

  • Best Air Travel or Air Tour company

BVI – Antilles Helicopter Services

USVI – Cape Air

Virgin Islands Overall – Antilles Helicopter Services


  • Best Architectural Firm

BVI – Roger Downing & Partner Co. Ltd

USVI – Springline Architects

Virgin Islands Overall – Roger Downing & Partner Co. Ltd


  • Best Bartender

Virgin Islands Overall – Christian MacDonald (BVI)


*** Those that aren’t able to compete on the night have been disqualified. Runner-ups may be replacing those that can’t participate

  • Best Crewed Yacht (individual)

BVI – Xenia

USVI – Feel the magic

Virgin Islands Overall – Feel the magic


  • Best Day Sail/Day Charter

BVI – Aristocat

USVI – New Horizons Daysails

Virgin Islands Overall – Aristocat


  • Best Health & Spa

BVI – Studio One Salon & Spa


Virgin Islands Overall – Studio One


  • Best Land Activity

BVI – Navanchor Events

USVI – Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands Overall – Navanchor Events


  • Best Marina

BVI – Nanny Cay Marina

USVI – Yacht Haven Marina

Virgin Islands Overall – Nanny Cay Marina


  • Best Marine Activity

BVI – Island Surf and Sail

USVI – Sunset Sail with Sail Pepper

Virgin Islands Overall – Island Surf and Sail


  • Best Marine Chandlery/Maintenance Company

BVI – Marine Maintenance Services

USVI – Budget Marine

Virgin Islands Overall – Marine Maintenance Services


  • Best Provisioning

BVI – One Mart

USVI – Sunrise Provisions

Virgin Islands Overall – Sunrise Provisions


  • Best Real Estate Company

BVI – Smiths Gore

USVI – Islandia Real Estate

Virgin Islands Overall – Smiths Gore


  • Best Resort/Hotel/Accommodation

BVI – Guavaberry Spring Bay Vacation Homes

USVI – The Buccaneer St Croix

Virgin Islands Overall – Guavaberry Spring Bay Vacation Homes


  • Best Restaurant/Bar

BVI – The Island, Last Resort

USVI – Dinghy’s Beach Bar and Grill

Virgin Islands Overall – The Island, Last Resort


  • Best Retail Store

BVI – Marco’s Men’s Clothier

USVI – Yacht Haven Grande

Virgin Islands Overall – Marco’s Men’s Clothier


  • Best Sailor

BVI – Captain Jacques Schoonees @ Tropical Day Sails’ Tropical Spirit

USVI – Captain Don @ Virgin Islands Boat Rental

Virgin Islands Overall – Captain Jacques Schoonees @ Tropical Day Sails’ Tropical Spirit


  • Best Vacation Villa (individual)

BVI – Limin’ House

Virgin Islands Overall – Limin’ House


  • Best Yacht Brokerage

BVI – BVI Yacht Sales

USVI – The Moorings

Virgin Islands Overall – BVI Yacht Sales


  • Best Yacht Charter Company

BVI – Tradewinds Cruise Club

USVI – Caribbean Soul Charters

Virgin Islands Overall – Tradewinds Cruise Club


  • Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award – Nominees

Alexandra Durante

Claudine Bourdon

Kristin Frazer

Charlotte Bailey

Maritha Keil

Geon Anthonette Boreland

Sylvia Driver – WINNER 

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Erin Paviour-Smith

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