The British Virgin Islands — Nature’s Little Secrets — staging events and designing websites
Perfect Pineapple Inn
BOOKING CHALLENGE: EFFECTIVE WEB SOLUTION Greg Callwood, the proprietor of the Perfect Pineapple Inn, asked Kollins to help with a web refresh. We incorporated current accommodation information and reservations, as well information about the surrounding area, using an interactive, online solution. This has given prospective guests the opportunity to make quick decisions on spending a getaway weekend or a few days on Jost Van Dyke. The site is optimized for tablets and smartphones.
Super Yacht Regatta, RC44 Race, Guana Island
ISLAND EVENTS: SUN & FUN PRODUCTIONFAM Worldwide, in association with Kollins Communications, produced a number of major events in the BVIs. Some of these included extensive staging, AV, and lighting on Virgin Gorda and Guana Island. Putting on events at these locations require extensive use of sea transport, from barges to small craft, and planning for almost every contingency possible. If you’re thinking about an event or production in the BVIs, let us use our thirty years experience in the Caribbean to make your project bask in the sun.
Bunn’s Land and Sea Taxi
TAXI: SIMPLE CONNECTIVITYBunn’s is home-based on Jost Van Dyke, a small island a few miles from Tortola, but only accessible by sea (to those unfamiliar with islands). With the introduction of this website, we pair users with Bunn’s so they can easily find information about this unique service to get them around the island, over the hills of Jost, and across the sea to Tortola or St. Thomas. Whether viewed on a desktop or mobile device, this website provides legible info for the traveler and a phone number that will be answered.
Rolex Swan Regatta
THEATRE: ISLAND STYLEEvent management in the islands might sound glamorous, but in reality it presents quite a challenge. Understanding the forces of nature along with the time and distance involved to move gear from island to island is what has made us successful over the years. Partnering with a local Tortola AV production company, FAM Worldwide, our Kollins team sourced and supervised a full HD large screen outdoor venue with multi-channel audio, lighting, and band backline/front of house support for Rolex’s Swan Regatta Awards night. Although coordinated over a week’s period, set up and tear down was a same day project. The YCCS yacht club, located on top of a small mountain, significantly increased the logistics effort from dock to venue.
North Latitude Marina
SMART PHONE PERKS: BEER & ICE CREAMWhen you really need gas or diesel fuel, there’s nothing like finding a fuel marina with a simple web search. Not every Virgin Island has a fuel station and those that do are sometimes difficult to locate — especially for a novice boater. We helped the North Latitude Marina with a simple, yet straight forward website to attract customers. Navigable via smartphone, the website offers important information about fuel, the convenience store, provisions available, and hours of operation. Our website development has helped make the North Latitude Marina a popular place.
Summer Sizzle Fashion Weekend 2013-2014
FASHION: SHOW & PARTY PRODUCTIONA number of Kollins resources were enlisted to promote this annual international event to attract tourists to a weekend of fashion and gala parties. Combining high fashion and the allure of the islands while offering sponsorship opportunities to prospective advertisers was our primary mission. Website design, production planing, staging, lighting, audio, video production, management and execution all contributed to the success of this annual event.
Jost Van Dyke Scuba
DIVE BVI: INCREDIBLY EASY WEB ASSIST In search of a place to get SCUBA certified or to snorkel for a day? This website allows for vacation planning from your home, as well as a handy reference while in the Caribbean. Collin Aldridge, the founder, began Jost Van Dyke SCUBA and BVI Eco-Tours with the mission to bring the tourist the best the Caribbean has to offer and provide guests with one-of-a-kind adventures that educate and have minimum impact on the surrounding environment. Small groups, friends, families, and solo-travelers can choose from a number of unique and exciting way. We enjoy doing the website as well as diving.