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From the Editor

As a time when the brakes have been engaged on the tourism front, June welcomes an even more relaxed island lifestyle for residents relishing an existence envied by many, and visitors still indulging the extravagance of tropical living in the BVI. Bars and restaurants will provide more seclusion and marine activities may be even more easily accessible – can’t really see a downside.

Opening June’s issue, we review Taino in our Villa Showcase this month, inviting you to tour one of Tortola’s finest vacation rentals; a property that blends its traditional Caribbean style with an injection of Asian design influences.

We are also honoured to exhibit Roseweood Hotels Little Dix Bay in this edition – a phenomenal iconic resort of luxury, rejuvenation, and tranquillity with the fortune of being located on an island—Virgin Gorda—that has such rare distinction, it truly stands as unique in the Caribbean.

Stephen L France

Editor-in-Chief – Stephen L France

BVI HomeSense reminds us how diverse this archipelago is in reviewing the differences between island living choices in the Territory – this is definitely a pleasure that distinguishes the BVI from the rest of the Caribbean.

This year, we welcomed back the Oyster Regatta with its fantastic fleet of cruising yachts and compelling social vibe – renowned as the ‘Oyster Family.’ They permitted us to put one of their fantastic vessels under our Yacht SpotlightBandido, an outstanding live-aboard experience for those fortunate enough to sail her.

From Sea Level writer Megan makes soup a spectacular dish through her versatile culinary skill with Roasted San Marzano Tomatoes that we’re sure all her Lolalita guests have thoroughly enjoyed; this paired with a vibrant Pinot Noir selected by Caribbean Cellars to top it off.


We interview the authority on hurricane season here in the BVI to provide sailors with as much preparation as you need. The BVI is a very fortunate location, but it’s best to be at optimum efficiency should an adverse scenario present itself.

We entertain more from the BVI Maritime History Tales of our resident historian Geoffrey Brooks, who relays the fable of a ‘fateful spark’ that creates quite explosive results.


Staff Writer – Lauren Charley

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Marketing and Sales Manager – Erin Paviour-Smith

Another refreshing addition to our pages is a visit to Little Switzerland, experts in jewellery and watches, excelling in knowing ‘what to wear’ and how to maintain those treasured trophy pieces.

House, home accessories retailer enlighten us with some warm gift ideas for Father’s Day in Things We Love, cherishing our dad’s and bringing a smile to their faces. Following, we are still in reverence of time’s almighty speed as VIPY RC Nominations are up – log on at bvipropertyyacht.com and let us know who should be counted for the July-August vote as the best in their individual categories.

Closing, we present a unique aspect of the British Virgin Island’s geographical location – some very attractive sunsets in our Virgin Islands Life segment. This spread demonstrates why you need to be here.

Wishing you enjoyment of the LAND, SEA, and LIFE of the Virgin Islands.

Stephen L France

*** Clarification with regard to the Virgin Islands Property & Yacht April 2015 article Adulation of Architectural Genius

With reference to the Necker Bali Buildings in this article, VIPY would like to make the succeeding clarification following permission from Roger Downing and Partner and wording provided by the RIBA:

“The original architecture firm behind the Necker Bali Buildings was Osman Adams Partners and the remodelling works were done by Roger Downing and Partner.”

RDP would like to apologise for any misrepresentation – this was never intended.

Erin Paviour-Smith

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