|Mount Sage in Tortula, British Virgin Island. // Photo by Freeimages.com/Gregory Runyan|
As the British Virgin Islands gear up for the high season this winter, Travel Agent highlights some of the popular Caribbean destination’s hottest tourism news from new airlift to property upgrades and developments and more.
Anegada Beach Club added brand new beach tents in December. The tents offer beach living at its finest and are equipped with a king canopy bed, a furnished deck with a hammock big enough for two, beautifully crafted bathroom with a hot shower, and an extra daybed for stowaways. Agents should contact Jamie Johnson, operations manager, at [email protected].
Peter Island Resort & Spa welcomes new General Manager Scott Hart, who started this role on July 8. Additionally, the resort announced that it has completed its beautification project, which includes enhancements to the Mega Yacht Harbor, a new welcome pavilion, new dive shop, yacht captains’ lounge, commissary and renovations to the Ocean View and Ocean View Deluxe Suites.
Peter Island also announced it will offer Learn-to-Sail and Island-Style Boot Camp packages, as well as a Summer Villa Rental Program, which provides up to 40 percent savings on villas. Agents should contact Marike Friends, director of sales, at [email protected].
Rosewood Little Dix Bay offers a re-envisioned wellness experience that incorporates a holistic approach to health and relaxation under the guidance of new Regional Spa Director Menique De La Rosa. The spa will feature a new treatment menu that boasts specially curated spa products, as well as the region’s natural ingredients and remedies. The resort also partnered with Frankly Fitness of New York City to offer a complete wellness program, including on-site trainers who provide everything from wellness consultation, or classic strength and conditioning training, to yoga and meditation along the spa’s private relaxation beach. Agents should contact Kristoffer Sarreal, marketing manager, at [email protected].
Scrub Island Resort & Spa recently welcomed new Director of Food and Beverage Maheesha “M” Ratnayake and new Executive Chef Juan Morrison. The resort also made hires for several key positions, including James “Jim” Miller as managing director, Douglas “Chip” Nelson as general manager, Daniel L.A. de Kok as director of finance and Denise Gordon-Morrison as spa manager. Agents should contact Heather Roose, sales manager, at [email protected].
Due to increased demand, VI Airlink introduced a new scheduled flight that connects with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways flights to offer service from Antigua to the BVI two days per week on Fridays and Saturdays.
LIAT announced daily flights between Tortola and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The new service between Tortola and Puerto Rico provides convenient same day interline connections to New York, Newark and Orlando on JetBlue Ariways and United.