British Virgin Islands

About British Virgin Islands

Rising dramatically from the sea, the stunning 50-plus islands and cays that comprise the British Virgin Islands have two great assets – virgin beauty and accessibility. Unlike the neighbouring U.S. Virgin Islands, the BVI remains a relatively sleepy Caribbean outpost known mostly to sailors, who are drawn to its many sheltered bays and harbours, hidden beaches, and laid-back marina bars and restaurants. They were among the first to realise this was indeed one of "Nature's Little Secrets", which is the territory's official slogan.
These idyllic islands are a slice of paradise, with sloping hills of green, lush mountainous terrain, extensive coral reefs and famous shipwrecks. A picture of contrasts they can be dramatically different from one to the next, due to soil composition, rainfall and sun exposure.

Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands and also its gateway. You won't experience the crowds of the U.S. Virgin Islands, or the overbearing resorts on this laid back 24-square-mile island. It's best assets are the stunning, underdeveloped and untouched beaches such as Long Bay, a mile of white sand with just a few houses and one resort at one end. Or Smuggler's Cove on the west end of Tortola, hard to get to and thus perfectly tranquil.

Virgin Gorda (Spanish for Fat Virgin) is an island with many natural attractions, the most famous of these is The Baths - an area on the southern tip with giant boulders forming spectacular sea pools and grottoes. A favourite of snorkellers and sailors alike, it is now incorporated as a National Park, along with two exquisite white sand beaches, Devil's Bay and Spring Bay spanning either side of the boulders with a trail connecting both.

Peter Island, another island named after a Dutch privateer, is now home to a world-class resort complete with seaside spa and restaurants. With regular ferry service from Tortola, one can enjoy the beautiful beach at Deadman's Bay or dine al fresco by the sea. Dramatic wind-swept hills and beautifully grouped tropical plantings around the resort make a stroll through the grounds worthwhile. Just off to the east is Deadman's Chest, another island bearing the mark of pirate lore.

Hotels
1.

Peter Island Resort & Spa

Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
There are some places on earth that simply must be experienced to fully understand. Peter Island is...
Peter Island Resort & Spa
2.

Aquamare Villas

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Aquamare is a secluded enclave comprised of three 8,000 square-foot, five-bedroom villas, each...
Aquamare Villas
3.

Biras Creek Resort

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Recognized as one of the top luxury destinations in the Caribbean, Biras Creek Resort features 31...
Biras Creek Resort
4.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Just beyond a colourful barrier reef, lapped by gentle blue waters, lies Rosewood Little Dix Bay - a...
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
5.

Necker Island

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Necker, Sir Richard Branson’s private island paradise, is situated in the British Virgin...
Necker Island
6.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina

Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
You are invited to experience the newest private island luxury resort built in the British Virgin...
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina
7.

St. Bernard's Hill House

Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Surrounded within a lush oasis of stately Royal Palms, this private 8-acre hilltop estate provides...
St. Bernard's Hill House
8.

Falcon's Nest - Peter Island Resort & Spa

Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
If you’re looking for island living at its finest, “Heavenly Hideaways” perfectly...
Falcon's Nest - Peter Island Resort & Spa
9.

Crow's Nest - Peter Island Resort & Spa

Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
If you’re looking for island living at its finest, “Heavenly Hideaways” perfectly...
Crow's Nest - Peter Island Resort & Spa
10.

Hawk's Nest - Peter Island Resort & Spa

Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
If you’re looking for island living at its finest, “Heavenly Hideaways” perfectly...
Hawk's Nest - Peter Island Resort & Spa
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