The British Virgin Islands – Peaceful, Personal, Paradise

The British Virgin Islands – Peaceful, Personal, Paradise

We have been working with BVI Holidays and today’s guest post is by Managing Director Joyce Burnett.

The British Virgin Islands lie in the northern Caribbean about 60 miles east of Puerto Rico and comprise approximately 60 islands, islets and cays.  Most of the islands are uninhabited but approximately 12 offer accommodation which include apartments, luxury villas and hotels, from small and inexpensive to 5 star deluxe.

Tortola is the main island in the BVI and is home to the capital of the British Virgin Islands – Road Town.  This is the only busy place in the whole of the BVI!  The major banks are here, small boutiques and shops, plenty of restaurants and coffee places and the bustling ferry terminal, serving Virgin GordaAnegada and also the US Virgin Islands of St Thomas and St John.

The hotels are small and there are no high rise buildings.  The Sugar Mill Hotel on Tortola is a boutique hotel on a beautiful beach and the food is a culinary delight.  You could spend your whole holiday here or just a few nights followed by a few nights at Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda.  Another option would be to take the short scenic flight to Anegada and spend a few nights at the Anegada Beach Club.  Anegada is your typical Robinson Crusoe island in the sun offering miles of deserted beaches.  Below is the view from one of the Beachfront Palapa Retreat rooms at the Anegada Beach Club.

There are many things to do in the British Virgin Islands where the snorkelling and diving is second to none and you can go fly-boarding, kite-surfing, walk or hike the many trails, visit the Botanic Gardens or the Callwood Rum Distillery and a host of other activities or….you can just relax on the beach and go for the occasional day sail.

If your passion is sailing, look no further – the BVI is known as the Sailing Capital of the World – you can charter a monohull, catamaran or power boat or if you don’t sail but would like to spend time on a sail boat,BVI Holidays can arrange a skipper for you.  There is also an option to charter by the cabin.

If this is of interest and you would like more information on the British Virgin Islands, or would like to download a free guide to the BVI please visit BVI Holidays