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British Virgin Islands Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in British Virgin Islands

Special purchases include carved wooden items, straw-work, jewellery made from conch (pronounced 'konk') shell, rum, local spices and sauces and the attractive batik material, designed and made locally.

Shopping hours

Mon-Sat 0900-1700.

Nightlife in British Virgin Islands

Many hotels have special nights with live music or dancing. There are several bars offering live music and/or DJs on both Virgin Gorda and Tortola. A full moon party takes place on the beach at Apple Bay, Tortola every month. There is one cinema (on Tortola). The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board publishes details of all forthcoming events in its publication, The Welcome, which appears every two months (

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