An Easy Way To Get Information About These Caribbean Islands
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Travel Blogger
In the wake of hurricanes Irma and and Maria, the British Virgin Islands has taken a beating and getting clear information about what businesses are open and which ones are not, the current conditions and news about the islands has been difficult or inconsistent to obtain.
A new app from the tourism board, BVI Now, seeks to change that, as well as to provide information about the Caribbean islands with things to do, highlights, activities, hotels and charter boat companies.
It is available for a free download on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
“We believe BVI Now will enhance our guests’ experience, whether they are visiting for a day, a week, or longer. We also believe people who live and work in the BVI will find it to be an indispensable tool.”
PubClub.com downloaded it and it has an “explore” area for looking at activities and things such as bars and restaurants – although PubClub has an outstanding guide to the best beach bars in the BVIs as well as an article on the signature drinks of the islands – but the most useful area may be its News section.
It is a nice-looking app, well designed and easy to navigate. And it seems to have pretty much everything, including information on thing you don’t necessarily think of when you go on a trip, such the location of gas stations and hospitals. Hopefully you won’t ever need the latter.
When people are near a place of interest they are automatically notified with information about that place. Most importantly, BVI Now operates even if the user hasn’t purchased a data plan or has lost their cell signal.
The British Virgin Islands are comprised of Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke and 50 smaller islands and cays. St. Thomas is part of the USVIs.
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