British Virgin Islands Holidays

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British Virgin Islands Holidays

With all the perks of a tropical climate and the cool action of the trade winds, British Virgin Islands Holidays are renowned above all for the quality of their sailing. Yacht chartering is a huge industry here, and with 60 Caribbean islands in the British half of the Virgin Islands alone, it’s easy to see why. Every day brings new sights and sounds, and all you need to experience it all is the freedom of a yacht and a beautiful hotel to retire to after an energetic day of travel on the waves. Here, absolute seclusion is possible: sail off and find an island or a patch of open-water with nobody around, and relax undisturbed by fellow tourists.

Whether you sail or not, British Virgin Island Holidays are perfect for the holidaymaker who likes to avoid the crowds and the tourist traps that accompany them. The beaches of each of the main islands are easily accessible, offering a wide range of water sports as well as the usual sunbathing opportunities expected from a luxury tropical holiday.

Luxury Holidays to the British Virgin Islands

Sailing is just one of the many ways to experience the British Virgin Islands. You can find more details about yacht inclusive packages with the Bitter End Yacht Club here, or alternatively, yachts can be chartered whilst on the islands. But whilst chartering a boat is an important, affordable part of many holidays in the British Virgin Islands, there are plenty of other things to see and do as an alternative. The nation’s hotels are dotted around the islands: on the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke, as well as exclusive holiday resorts on outliers like Anegada and Peter Island.

Interesting Facts about the British Virgin Islands

  • Area – 59 sq miles
  • Population – 27,000
  • Capital – Road Town
  • Official Languages – English
  • Currency – U.S. Dollar (USD)
  • Time Zone – UTC-4
  • March – Caribbean Arts and Crafts Festival
  • March – BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival
  • May – BVI Music Festival
  • August – BVI Emancipation Festival

Important Events in the British Virgin Islands

If you're after a holiday that gets you back to nature, has a slower tempo and enables you the freedom to make your own entertainment, holidays to the British Virgin Islands are a perfect proposition. Call us today to book for the upcoming British Virgin Islands holiday at a great price for the 2021 season.

Please note: All guests visiting the British Virgin Islands are now required to pay a $10 arrival tax.

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Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-4 hours)
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Language English
  • Location British overseas territory located in the Caribbean
  • Telephone code +1
  • Flying time 11 hours & 30 minutes (1 stop)

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Things to do

Discover Road Town

Discover Road Town

The vast majority of British Virgin Islands residents live and work in the capital - Road Town. Head here to see locals go about their day-to-day life and to see a few sights along the way. On Main Street, you’ll find a row of pastel-painted 18th century houses, plus the Old Government House, which has been converted into a small museum.

You’ll also be able to engage in a spot of retail therapy at the gift shops and boutiques that line the streets. Local crafts and artisanal wares are on display in brightly hued cabins alongside stalls positively sizzling with jerk chicken, roti with chutney, and grilled seafood.

 

Virgin Gorda Baths

Virgin Gorda Baths

The Baths on Virgin Gorda are not to be missed on your next holiday to the British Virgin Islands. A series of huge granite boulders, pools, and caves perched on a pristine beach on Virgin Gorda’s north shore, the Baths are a geological gem offering equal parts relaxation and exploration. Bask in the light of ‘the Cathedral’ - perhaps the crowning jewel in this national treasure - where a series of ropes and ladders can guide you on your adventure.

This protected area also includes Devil’s Bay, which you can reach by walking through until the end of the caves. This peaceful beach is popular for swimming and snorkelling, whilst the offshore dinghy dock prevents the bay from becoming too overcrowded.

 

 

Visit Guana Island

Visit Guana Island

This rocky, 1.3 square mile is verdant with dense rainforest but also leaves its visitors spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches. White Bay Beach is an idyllic seaside paradise with powder-soft sand, an honesty bar and a small marina. The other six beaches on the island can be accessed via hiking trails or by boat.

Anyone who does go to discover the hinterland of the island on foot, will find an incredibly diverse ecosystem. Spot iguanas and lizards roaming freely around the vegetation, whilst rare and exotic bird species flock around.