This 1998 edition of the best-selling book on the British Virgin Islands is an informative, reader-friendly guidebook. Using her appealing, personal style, Ms. Acheson shares her profound local knowledge of the British Virgin Islands. She covers all the islands, from the well-known islands like Tortola and Virgin Gorda to the lesser known ones such as Anegada, Cooper, and Jost Van Dyke. You'll learn about the best resorts and the best inns on all the islands, the best restaurants and barefoot bars, the best beaches boat rides, and snorkel trips, the best place to go for a relaxing massage or a great fungi band or a romantic guitarist. Delightful special features cover topics like "Things Visitors Usually Wish They Had Known Sooner," "Wonderful Sights to Look For," and "A Perfect Day in Paradise."
Pamela Acheson was Vice-President and Director of Marketing for a Fortune-500 publishing company in New York City until she and her husband headed south over a decade ago. Since their successful escape she has lived in, explored, and written extensively about Florida and the Caribbean. She is also the author of The Best Romantic Escapes in Florida, The Best of the British Virgin Islands, The Best of St. Thomas (USVI), and the upcoming More of the Best Romantic Escapes in Florida. In addition to her own books and consulting, Ms. Acheson regularly contributes to many guide books including Fodor's Caribbean, Fodor's Virgin Islands, Fodor's Florida, and Fodor's Cruises and Ports of Call.
Her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Travel and Leisure, Caribbean Travel and Life, and Florida Travel and Life. She lives and travels in Florida and the Virgin Islands with her husband.Review:
"Pamela Acheson shares her intimate knowledge of hotels, inns, bars, restaurants, shops, and attractions." -- Virgin Island Weekly Journal, 1997
"The Best of the British Virgin Islands is aptly named, and in the hands of a traveler bound for these islands is a near-guarantee of a great trip." -- Independent Publisher, March 1998
"The Best of the British Virgin Islands is essential to getting the most out of any trip to the British Virgin Islands." -- Midwest Book Review, January 1998
"Unquestionably the best guidebook ever written on the BVI." -- Caribbean Dream Travel, January 1998
From the opening chapter, all the way through the index, it's obvious that this is a travel book written by a local, and not a visiting travel writer; found here are inside secrets, tips and just plain chatter no short-term visitor could hope to learn. If you want to see the real Virgin Islands, and not just the picture postcard, this book is for you. However, it does not contain photographs or detailed maps, so might be best used as a companion guide, along with other materials. Author Pamela Acheson shares such quaint insights as why one might encounter goats in boats (their owners frequently move them from island to island), how to maneuver through a roundabout (slowly and carefully, despite what other drivers are doing) and where to get the best cinnamon rolls (Christine's on Jost Van Dyke). A "Best of" list at the end of the book is quite valuable, as are the author's insights into each of the listed resorts, cabins, campgrounds and rental houses. The "Great Things to Do" sections, however, frequently state the obvious: "Float - just lie on one of those floats on the warm Carribean and do nothing." The Best of the British Virgin Islands is aptly named, and in the hands of a traveler bound for these islands offers a near-guarantee of a great trip. -- From Independent Publisher
Descrizione libro Two Thousand Three Assocs. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0963990551I3N00