British Virgin Islands

Sunset on Peter Island in the BVI
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Let’s be honest, there’s no such thing as a bad sunset in the British Virgin Islands. But some spots do offer a particularly good vantage point to watch the sun dip below the horizon. At the end of the day, here’s where you need to be to see it... Read More

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Rum smoothie Anegada Reef Hotel in the British Virgin Islands
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As most travelers to the Caribbean know, the issue of where and what to drink is just as pressing as choosing a place to stay. Fortunately for those visiting the British Virgin Islands, we’re making that decision a bit easier with our picks for the best bars on the archipelago. Soggy Dollar... Read More

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 Jetty Pavilion/Huka Lodge
Jetty Pavilion/Huka Lodge

What does “affordable” mean when you’re Richard Branson? We sifted through some of the world’s priciest properties and looked at a resort’s or hotel’s lowest rates (not necessarily the penthouse or presidential suite, of course, which are always more expensive than standard rooms) to see what the most “basic” overnight stay in one of these... Read More

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Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea.  Want to win 100 days of free cruises?... Read More

Biras Creek Resort

There’s something universally mysterious and appealing about a full moon. Across the globe, it makes its way into legends, folk traditions, and spiritual practices. And now hotels all over are beginning to feel the vibes, too, offering everything from specialty cocktails, to yoga, to sailing under the stars at the... Read More

Bushwacker USVI

Ever had a Dirty Banana? Can you handle a few Painkillers? They’re both related, but not how you might think. See, when you belly up to a Caribbean bar, chances are these drinks will appear on a cocktail menu. Sure, you’ll see some familiar­ mixes like mojitos, piña coladas... Read More


Getting to the major Caribbean islands is pretty easy these days, with the major airlines providing direct service from many U.S. cities, Canada, and even Europe. But what if you’ve set your sights on a smaller island? Or if you plan to island-hop between destinations in paradise? Inter-island ferry service... Read More

Cocktails for National Rum Day

Just a few weeks ago, we were celebrating National Tequila Day. But that isn’t stopping bars from charging head-on into yet another booze-filled national holiday: National Rum Day falls on August 16 (a Friday, in case you were wondering), in honor of…well, no one’s exactly sure. But who cares?... Read More

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PunchStockA peaceful afternoon on the undiscovered island of Vis

Everyone loves a little slice of island paradise! Unfortunately, that’s the problem with an island beach vacation – you’re often forced to share your stretch of sand with countless others in search of a little R & R. If you’re looking for an island getaway minus the crowds, we’ve... Read More

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay

As the sun was beginning to slip behind the bay, I wasn’t anywhere near Rosewood Little Dix Bay’s crescent-shaped beach. Nor was I clad in some breezy sundress, sipping a rum punch by the bar. While other guests at the resort were doing what most people like to do in... Read More

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa Anguilla

If you’re thinking of heading to the Caribbean for a romantic, week-long winter getaway, here’s an idea: Instead of spending all seven nights on one island, why not split your time between two? Island hopping is easier in some destinations than others, so here’s a roundup of five two-island... Read More

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La Mamounia

Celebrities expect and get the very best. This high end clientele pulls in to tip-top spots around the globe, at properties as iconic as they are. These six sexy properties have played home away from home to everyone from the Obamas to Madonna, providing the perfect respite for royalty, rock... Read More

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Villa Aquamare Wedding

If you’re reading this and just beginning to plan your wedding (it is, after all, not only holiday season, but also “engagement season”), you should take a look at Villa Aquamare on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. I stayed here for a few days earlier this year... Read More

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Couples looking to slow down, reconnect and kick back (while kicking their TV habit) should consider a visit to the British Virgin Islands. It’s just a half-hour flight from San Juan to Beef Island/Tortola and then a 10-minute to 40-minute ferry ride from the airport to your resort. This... Read More