LOCAL LIFE IN THE BVI

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When summer arrives in the British Virgin Islands, it’s time to slow down, take a deep breath and uncover soul-satisfying moments. In between leisurely days both in and on the water, dive into the local way of life and celebrate alongside the islanders.

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Race for a Good Cause
Get ready for the 18th Annual Leverick Bay Poker Run! Taking place on Sunday, May 26, 2019, this hugely anticipated event welcomes participants from all over the Caribbean and beyond. So much more than a race, it’s practically become a national holiday: Launching from Virgin Gorda, boaters speed off to neighboring islands, each picking up one playing card per stop. Upon their return to Leverick Bay Hotel & Marina, the team with the best poker hand wins. In its first year, the Poker Run drew in 12 competitors and has since swelled to more than 250 boats and over 2,000 gleeful spectators. Proceeds will benefit the Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust. For more information, visit http://www.pokerrunbvi.com.

Summer Sail + Stay
With nearly 600 nautical miles and 60 islands, cays and islets, your BVI experience is shaped by your surroundings. Spend your nights on land where endless possibilities are just a beach away. Or sleep aboard at sea with the wind in your sails and a rich underwater world just beneath your feet. From luxe villas and resorts to private yachts, the call of the sea is captivating: snorkel or dive into waters where life thrives among brilliant coral reefs and sunken shipwrecks; take advantage of steady breezes for spectacular windsurfing and kite surfing; or simply set sail toward tucked-away coves and secluded beaches. Once you find your next adventure, you’ll fall in love with these islands again and again.

For more information, please visit BVITOURISM.COM or call 1-800-835-8530.

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