ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – In addition to unspoiled natural beauty and world-class sailing, diving, and dining, the British Virgin Islands offers visitors an exceptional range of locally-owned and operated accommodations, many of which can now be found on a new website http://www.JewelsoftheBVI.com. The website was developed by the BVI Tourism Accommodation Properties (TAP) with the support of the BVI Tourist Board.
“This new website provides the association with a much needed tool for marketing our properties,” said Ms. Julia Dawson, president, BVI Tourism Accommodation Properties. “We are now able to take advantage of wider marketing opportunities because we have a central location to which we can direct potential visitors.”
The “Jewels of the BVI” is a collection of 43 hotels, inns, and villas owned by BVIslanders on the territory’s four main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke. In addition to the website, potential visitors can call toll-free 1-866-GOTOBVI (866-468-6284) to learn more about what each property has to offer and make bookings.
“Beyond our natural resources, our most valuable tourism assets are the many people who serve our destination’s visitors at our fine hotels, resorts, villas, and intimate inns,” said Mr. Myron Walwyn, chairman, British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. “Locally-owned and immaculately cared for, the BVI TAP member properties are indeed ‘Jewels of the BVI,’ and it is our hope that this new website will help travel consumers in the US and beyond uncover these jewels at an increasing rate in the months and years to come.”
The website lists all 43 BVI TAP member properties and provides valuable information about the properties, the BVI’s main islands, and activities for tourists. Website visitors can search for properties by island, type of accommodation, and number of guests. The properties range from economical accommodations with rates of less than US$150 per night to more luxurious villas and hotels.
As locally-owned hotels, villas, and intimate inns, each property is carefully maintained and offers an authentic experience imbued with the stories and culture of the British Virgin Islands. Not unlike the overall sense of the destination, a stay at one of the Jewels of the BVI offers a relaxing pace, a personal connection, and a warm feeling of hospitality that cannot be replicated.