Sixty islands, islets and cays make up the archipelago that has fascinated sailors for centuries and enchanted holiday makers since the sixties. For lovers of beauty, peace and tranquility, the British Virgin Islands offer a complete antidote to mass tourism.
No high rise, no hotel chains, no all-inclusives , in the British Virgin Islands the resorts are small and luxurious but low-key. Several private islands to suit all budgets, such a Necker, Guana, Cooper and Peter, offer the ultimate in exclusivity. But all hotels and resorts, from quaint shoreside B & Bs to three, four and five star properties, provide a stress free 'get away from it all' experience.
Most visitors to the British Virgin Islands take to the water in some way, whether on a sailing holiday, on a day sail from their hotel or resort, or for diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding or fishing. Seeing the beauty and tranquility of the island from the water, mooring at the world famous beach at 'The Baths', finding your own desert island for the day and swimming ashore for a Painkiller ( rum cocktail) at the Soggy Dollar Bar, are all experiences not to be missed.
Most of the islands, including Tortola and Virgin Gorda, are volcanic in origin, but still have the advantage of perfect white sandy beaches.
Hidden Gem: A day trip to the island of Anegada, the only coral island in the BVI and is only 45 minutes away from Virgin Gorda. There you can literally walk for miles on the sand beaches and never see another footprint.
What's Hot: Dancing the night away at Full Moon beach parties at Bomba's Shack and Trellis Bay
How Do I Get There: The British Virgin Islands can be reached by ferry from St. Thomas or by air from San Juan, Puerto Rico or St. Maarten.