Latest Tortola Stories

2011-07-25 13:03:00

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to increased demand for a tropical, warm weather itinerary in North American waters for the 2012 holiday season, Crystal Cruises is moving its 2012 holiday cruise on Crystal Serenity from the Holy Land to the Caribbean. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110725/LA40926) With Crystal's "Save Now, Save Later" promotion, travelers can save 20% on the 2012 all-inclusive Christmas/New Year's sailing by also booking one of this year's...

2010-03-19 12:34:00

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas proudly announces its participation in Tortola's first ever "Dow Live Earth Run For Water" - the largest solutions-based initiative aimed at solving the global water crisis in history. The global event takes place in multiple countries on April 18, 2010, which consists of a series of 6km runs/walks. The famed full service resort on Tortola, Long Bay Beach Resort, will kick off the race at 10am,...

2009-11-24 09:00:00

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- All eyes of the extreme sports world will be on the British Virgin Islands in anticipation of the inaugural BVI Kite Jam, taking place March 1-5, 2010. Five days of inter-island events including flat water freestyle, waves, sliders and racing, plus A-list parties on some of the destination's top locales will serve to highlight the destination as a kiteboarding Mecca for riders from around the globe. (Photo:...

2009-10-20 12:48:00

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural BVI Kite Jam taking place March 1-5, 2010, will be a unique kite boarding experience and internationally renowned affair presented by the BVI Tourist Board and will include Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island. Richard Branson, an avid kite boarder himself, conceived of the event after staging an impromptu race between Necker Island and Anegada with friends. BVI Kite Jam will be a five-day event aimed at building...

2009-10-09 07:48:00

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many wonderful reasons to visit Long Bay Beach Resort, Tortola's only full service resort featuring a recent multi-million dollar renovation. Now the list has greatly expanded, as Caribbean vacationers will wish to discover why Long Bay just won TRAVEL WEEKLY's prestigious 2009 Silver Magellan Award for "Best Beach Resort." In addition, the British Virgin Islands just won first place in 2009 by SCUBA DIVING's readers...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.