The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are part of the Virgin Island archipelago located 50 miles east of Puerto Rico. Visitors are attracted to this tropical paradise by scenic ocean views, unspoiled beaches, sparkling turquoise water and excellent yachting conditions. For vacationers ready for memorable island retreat away from the hustle and bustle typical of other destinations, the British Virgin Islands offer a laid-back Caribbean experience. Explore by island hopping from the major islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada, and then visit the smaller islands such as Jost Van Dyke and Anegada as well as the intimate cays that make up the chain.
Islands in the Chain
Tortola is a mountainous island with hillsides laden with tropical fruit and scattered with flowers. Virgin Gorda is known for its spectacular geological formations called The Baths, while visitors to Jost Van Dyke island will find outstanding beaches along with Caribbean culture with calypso music and treats like freshly baked banana bread. Anegada is appreciated by snorkelers and divers for its long stretches of deserted white, sandy beaches and coral reefs. Yachters are drawn to the British Virgin Islands because of reliable trade winds and ideal weather conditions with temperatures averaging in the low 80’s year around. The crystal clear waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel make for excellent visibility, and there is an array of secluded bays to explore.