Lying in the Caribbean Sea, just east of Puerto Rica is the archipelago of more than 60 islands which make up the BVI’s. It enjoys a tropical climate, moderated by trade winds with temperatures varying little throughout the year. With secret bays and hidden coves, each island has its own special magical beauty, character and legends and with only 16 inhabited it is easy to find seclusion.
Of those which are inhabited, Tortola is the largest and most of the populated. For spectacular rugged scenery look no further than Jost Van Dyke, named after a former Dutch pirate it has a colourful folklore shaped by the Arawak Indians, Caribs, Dutch Africans and British who have lived here, it is a jovial island where time easily flies by. The only coral island in the archipelago is Anegada that seemingly floats in a remote reef which protects the secluded sandy beaches. The reef’s mazes, tunnels and drops, rich in marine life are a delight for both snorkelers and divers. Virgin Gorda is the beauty of the BVI’s and with her quite coves, safe anchorages, villas and luxury resorts she is beloved by millionaires and yachties alike
The BVI’ s are the world’s boat charter capital, with tame currents and steady trade winds, every sailor worth his sea salt sails here to different islands, some just with a beach bar, some with shipwrecks to dive on. Non sailors can still take to the water to go sport fishing, bone fishing, water skiing and windsurfing.
Back on dry land, experience the rich and eclectic Caribbean culture; enjoy the rhythm of a local steel band, indulge in the cuisine at a local restaurant and taste the island specialities of award winning chefs. Stories of slavery, pirates and fishing and a visit to Museums, Churches and Plantation Houses will enrich the experience of history lovers. Nature lovers will delight in the tropical forests, bird sanctuaries and exotic plants.