British Virgin Islands: Introduction

40 Islands of sailing fantasyland

British Virgin Islands Introduction British Virgin Islands Introduction

The numerous exotic locations and exquisite cuisine make the British Virgin Islands one of the most popular tourist resorts in the world. Given the chance to explore this fascinating country and relax on one of literally hundreds of exotic beaches that make up the stunning coastlines of the BVI archipelago, it's not difficult to understand why. The pristine beaches and serene bays are idyllic beyond imagination and with most offering a host of water sport activities, there is something for everyone.

The British Virgin Islands is a picture of contrasts. There are protected anchorages in quiet palm-fringed coves with spiraling sheer rock faces that plunge to the ocean. One comes across dramatic volcanic formed mountains as well as a flat all-coral atoll. The rolling terrain of dramatic mountains, smouldering volcanoes and lush terrain are perfect for exploring by bike or foot whilst the number of beautiful islands offer their own unique characters can be discovered by one of the many cruises. Tortola is the most developed of the British Virgin Islands whereas the others have limited places of interest though are cheaper for dining out. The BVI archipelago offers some of the best scuba diving in the world, together with sailing, snorkelling, surfing and wake boarding. Culture vultures are limited with very few places of interest to visit and the few museums and art galleries only offering modest collections. Cuisine is vastly varied and excellent quality as is the range of quality accommodation though both are fairly expensive. The tropical climate is warm all year round with little difference from one season to the next and the British Virgin Islands are relatively unaffected during hurricane season.