Let's go to the British Virgin Islands!
Known as “the land that time forgot,” the British Virgin Islands remains an undeveloped haven for natural treasures; what the destination lacks is its greatest asset — no high-rise hotels, no casinos and no crowds. Mystical, lush and inspiring with 60 storied islands, the destination lures adventurers, romantics and escapists with verdant hillsides covered in ancient mahogany trees and cacti, pristine beaches kissed by Technicolor tides, a colorful aquarium of the world’s most diverse sea life, extensive coral reefs responsible for claiming renowned wrecks, vast outbacks and wildlife sanctuaries sheltering endangered species.
Flanked around the Sir Frances Drake Channel – including the main island of Tortola creating the backbone of the Channel, Virgin Gorda stretching to form the eastern border, Jost Van Dyke lingering in the west, Anegada dangling remotely north in the Atlantic.
Rising majestically out of the Caribbean Sea, the islands, nearly all mountainous with lush elevations, envelope visitors in the relaxing embrace of Caribbean lifestyle. . .
Discover the British Virgin Islands
Tortola is the main island in the BVI and home to about 80% of the islands' citizens. The island has a wide variety of places to stay, ranging from luxury resorts and private villas to a scenic campground. Soft, white sand beaches, lush green mountains, and sheltered, yacht-filled harbours characterize the island of Tortola!
Located east of Tortola, the quiet island of Virgin Gorda is home to some of the Virgin Islands' most gorgeous beaches. Virgin Gorda's most popular tourist attraction is The Baths, a collection of huge granite boulders on the island's south coast. The area also has pleasant beaches such as Savannah and Mahoe Bay.
Jost van Dyke
The 4-mile-long island of Jost Van Dyke, named after an early Dutch settler and former pirate, is a short sail west from Tortola. Jost Van Dyke has a few open-air restaurants and a handful of accommodations. The island is perhaps best known as the location of Foxy's Bar, an open-air restaurant and beach bar.
Located about 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda, Anegada is infamous for rocky and coral-strewn shores that have sunk more than 300 ships in the island's history. As such, Anegada attracts many divers and snorkelers. Remote beaches are strewn throughout the island and accessible by foot, rental car or taxi.
Sailing in the BVI
The BVI is known as the Undisputed Sailing Capital of the World – with fair weather and constant winds, most islands are reached by line of sight navigation and contained within an 80 nautical km radius. Both crewed and bareboat charters available (Tortola houses the largest bareboat fleet in the Caribbean).
Snorkeling & Diving
- Whether you are a seasoned vacationer or thinking about going to the Caribbean for the very first time, sailing in the Virgin Islands should be one […]