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The Best of the BVIs

Posted: 18/10/2012 14:29

As winter creeps in, the idyllic archipelago of the British Virgin Islands sounds like the escapism we all crave. Much more than just beautiful, sunny isles (which they do deliver in bucket loads, of course) The BVI's are stuffed full of culture, music, rustic beach bars, out-of-this-world diving and perfect surf. So bursting with culture, in fact, that together with our sister company, Beach Tomato we found a way to bring a slice of this sun to the streets of London with a guerilla art exhibition. The exhibition, hung around London's Shoreditch, consists of art inspired by scenes of the British Virgin Islands by up and coming artist, Victoria Lacroix.

As if that weren't enough, those who spot three of the six pieces and upload them to Beach Tomato's Facebook Page are in the running to win a once in a lifetime, all expenses paid five star trip for two people to the BVI's.

The exhibition runs until Sunday 21st October 2012. Stay tuned to Beach Tomato and their facebook page for daily clues as to where the art hides. Here's five of our favourite places in the British Virgin Islands that just have to be checked out.

The Best Beach Bar - Soggy Dollar Bar
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To get this Jost Van Dyke institution - located in the secluded White Bay- you need to jump ship and wade your way through the warm waters before traversing a cliff path that winds its way to the bar, (now you know why your dollars might get soggy). The delicious cocktails, however, make the adventurous trek there worth it. Make sure you try The Painkiller: a mouth-watering concoction of dark Rum, Cream of Coconut, Pineapple and Orange Juice topped off with grated Grenadian Nutmeg. We'll raise our glasses to that
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