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  YOU SHOULD KNOW.... 

The most important words of advice we can offer are to remember that things do run on "island time" down here! But you're on holiday so you're in no hurry, right? While we personally try to make things run as smoothly as possible for you, timetables and schedules should be followed loosely... Cars will stop in the middle of the highway and on the roundabout just to pick up a friend or chat... A honking horn is usually a greeting rather than an angry gesture... Signposts are few and far between and maps are a rough guide... The good thing is that Tortola is just 12 miles long and 3 miles wide at it's widest....how lost can you get? The island is still very safe, people are generally very friendly and helpful as long as you are polite and at least semi-clothed......wearing your bathing suit into shops and on the street will not earn you brownie points! Don't be surprised to be greeted with a "Good Morning" to "Good Afternoon", good old fashioned manners go a long way around here. As long as you have a good 4WD vehicle you should head out and explore. There are numerous stunning beaches off the Ridge Road that runs along the North shore of the island, all of them un-sign-posted. 
 
The Welcome Guide is a great resource for phone numbers, websites, schedules and more, there will be one at your villa. The Limin Times offers a weekly update on what's happening....where the live music is playing, where to find the happiest happy hours and much more.....

But having local knowledge is the only way to discover the best of the best. Here are our personal recommendations to really make things easy on yourself. Some are obvious choices shared by everyone, others a little less famous.... 

GENERAL STUFF THAT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT....
  • You DO need a passport to enter the BVI, make sure yours is up to date...it's amazing how many people realize too late! 
  • Currency is $US. Credit cards widely accepted.
  • Electricity 110v as in the US
  • We do not have US cell providers here in the BVI, We have local companies Digicel, FLOW and CCT Boatphone. Do plan to get a roaming package if you will be making calls back home.
  • There is a $15 departure tax when exiting the BVI and a $10 departure tax when exiting the USVI. 
  • The last ferry from the USVI t the BVI leaves at 16.15 (16.30 on Sundays)