25 Reasons to Visit British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands, part of a volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean, is a British overseas territory. Comprising 4 main islands and many smaller ones, it's known for its reef-lined beaches and as a yachting destination. Here are 25 Reasons to Visit British Virgin Islands.
Baths Beach, Virgin Gorda
Bomba, the Buddha-like proprietor of Bomba's Beachside Shack, sits with an air of laid-back majesty in a makeshift alcove inside his makeshift establishment.
For divers, there's yet another reason to sail the waters of the BVIs — rendezvous diving, for which a dive boat picks you up directly from your charter vessel and delivers you back to your floating home after a couple of tanks.
Virgin Gorda is the third-largest and second most populous of the British Virgin Islands. Located at approximately 18 degrees, 48 minutes North, and 64 degrees, 30 minutes West, it covers an area of about 8 square miles.
Josiah's Bay plantation
The Josiah's Bay plantation is a ruin of an old plantation house on Tortola.
Lambert Beach Resort
Gorda Peak National Park, Virgin Gorda
Gorda Peak National Park comprises 107 hectares of semi-rainforest with dry forest cloaking its upper slopes.
The North Sound, on the northeast shore of Virgin Gorda, is a major water sports center in the British Virgin Islands.
Sage Mountain National Park
At 1716ft, Sage Mountain rises higher than any other peak in the Virgin Islands. Seven trails crisscross the 92-acre surrounding park, including the main path that leaves from the car park and moseys up through the greenery.
An excellent beach with national-park designation.
The Cooper Island Beach Club, an eco-friendly resort located 30 minutes by boat from Tortola, has become a hot spot for all types of seafarers.
Jost Van Dyke
Sun worshipers and party animals flock to this smaller BVI cay to get their groove on.
Smuggler's Cove Beach
At the western-most end of Tortola lies Smuggler's Cove, a secluded, sheltered, and undeveloped patch of island that lures beach lovers seeking an escape from the busier resort scene.
A flat, unassuming coral atoll with more than 300 wrecks you can dive to; flocks of flamingos; and deserted beaches covered in pink conch-shell mountains.
A perfect spot for non-divers while their comrades check out the shipwrecks to the south.
Sandy Spit, Green Cay
A little bump of sand that's ideal for a picnic stop during a day sail.
Steamy open-air parties are brought to life by exuberant calypso, "fungi," and reggae bands.
Snorkeling and scuba diving
With the sheer number and variety of fish around easily accessible reefs, skipping out on snorkeling or scuba diving would be criminal.
The breeze is so strong in the B.V.I.'s that an annual 150-mile race takes competitors to seven different islands in one week.
From November through March, the best break is on Tortola near Bomba's Shack or at Josiah's Bay.
Savannah Bay on Virgin Gorda is one of the longest beaches in the British Virgin Islands and its shallow waters stretching out to the horizon mean it’s perfect for children and swimming.
Go island-hopping on one of the inter-island ferries or book a day trip from your Kuoni hotel.
Dive the shipwreck
Dive down to the remains of the RMS Rhone off Tortola.
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