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Imagine a paradise where luxury meets seclusion, and billionaires like Richard Branson sail on pristine waters and trek untouched, breathtaking rainforests. This utopia, known as the British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a sought-after haven for the elite where exclusivity permeates every nook and cranny. Indeed, one of the most coveted experiences here is sailing; BVI is, after all, hailed as the "Sailing Capital of the World." Nestled in the northeastern Caribbean, the BVI comprises over 50 islands, cays, and islets, with the four larger ones - Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke - being the heart of this enchanting territory. Stepping into this ethereal archipelago, one is immediately captivated by its alluring landscape. Even the most seasoned travelers are in awe of its verdant rainforests, ivory beaches, and crystalline waters. They are even more impressed with the idea that luxury villas and yachts await in such untouched nature, promising an opulent time. And for those seeking ultimate seclusion, the more isolated Guana, Peter, and Necker Islands offer rustic hideaways where one can truly reconnect with the elements. The history of the BVI is as fascinating as its breathtaking landscapes. From the first Dutch settlers to 17th-century English cane planters, the islands' past brims with cultural influences and inspiring tales of resilience and triumph. With a storied history and a landscape that seems plucked from a dream, BVI is where legacy, luxury, and natural beauty converge.
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These four areas in the British Virgin Islands are among the loveliest and most exclusive. It’s easy to see why:
Anegada is the only coral island in the Virgin Islands’ volcanic chain. It is surrounded by the most incredible coral reefs, secluded by sandy beaches, and clear springs that bubble from coral beds. Needless to say, Anegada is a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. It’s also replete with nature trails that are home to some of the most interesting wildlife such as rare rock iguanas. The reef’s mazes, tunnels and drops are rich in needlefish, bonefish, stingrays, parrot fish and other marine life. The waters are calm and ideal for swimming.
This area was named for the early Dutch settler and former pirate, Jost Van Dyke. Visitors can explore greenery-covered sugar mill ruins, old trails crisscrossing the island and a natural, sea-formed hot tub on the east end. Whales and dolphins often also make their presence known. The BVI’s smallest island has only 300 residents, but fun and good food still abound on the island. Visitors can sample BBQ, West Indian rotis, flying fish sammies, fresh grilled fish and lobster and take part in yacht-filled parties on Halloween and New Year’s Eve.
Tortola has everything a luxury traveler could hope for: Sunshine, sand, lush mountains, and harbors filled with yachts. Beaches are palm-shaded and secluded. Water sports and fishing enthusiasts will love the protected anchorages of Brandywine Bay, Soper’s Hole, and Trellis Bay. Surfing is great on Cane Garden Bay and game fishing is exemplary at the North and South Drops. Tortola residents are friendly and hospitable and it’s no wonder why many vacationers spend their British Virgin Islands luxury holidays here at Villa My All, an exquisite estate perched on the ocean hillside above gorgeous Trunk Beach Bay. The villa has many unique and wonderful features like soaring ceilings and a number of detached, guesthouse bungalows for family and friends. The property has a lovely outdoor infinity pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, outdoor dining area, and patio. There is room for up to 16 people.
Virgin Gorda is the BVI’s third largest island, enticing visitors with its yacht clubs, quiet coves, and safe harbors. There are many plant-lined trails, nature sanctuaries and natural wonders in protected parks. For an incredible view of the surrounding islands, hikers make their ways to Gorda Peak. There is evidence of the rich African, Indian and Spanish history here – from the Spanish ruins at Little Fort National Park to the Cornish Copper Mines ruins. Virgin Gorda is also home to many shops and restaurants and has lively arts and fashion scenes.
Off the coast of Virgin Gorda, Mosquito Island (sometimes spelled Moskito Island), with its beauty and tranquillity, has captivated the hearts of many scuba divers and sailors. Mosquito Island is one of the most gorgeous places for any sea-lover. Sir Richard Branson is the proud owner of this island, with ambitions of transforming it and its neighboring Necker Island (also owned by Branson) into an idyllic Caribbean escape.
The Branson Estate sits within Moskito Island's confines, epitomizing an idyllic haven for those seeking a serene escape. Immerse yourself in tranquil leisure by the poolside or enjoy exhilarating water activities. End your day with intimate gatherings with family and friends at The Cove, the estate's exclusive beach. Every aspect of your stay will be personalized, including your culinary experience. Bespoke menus will be created to accommodate your dietary preferences or needs. Before your arrival, our resident private chef will be available to curate a variety of gastronomic masterpieces tailored precisely to your taste.
From engaging in thrilling water sports and beachfront activities to relishing the tranquility of its communal spaces and secluded dining spots, the estate offers diverse experiences. Embark on an exhilarating boat excursion, or indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, all within the estate's boundaries.
Perched majestically atop Moskito Island, the Oasis Estate is a modern-day architectural marvel. The estate offers panoramic views of the Caribbean's cerulean expanse, courtesy of its unique 360-degree vantage point. One of the defining features of this property is its vast wraparound infinity pool, complete with a swim-up bar, seamlessly integrating the main house with the poolside pods. The four-story haven features floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that allow natural light to illuminate every corner of the home. Customized menus are offered that take into account special dietary requirements or tastes. Even before your arrival on the island, our resident private chef will meticulously plan every detail to ensure the most sumptuous and satisfying culinary experience.
Moskito Island promises an extraordinary experience with many activities to partake in. You can indulge in aquatic adventures, engage in a game of tennis, or sit back and enjoy your drink as you soak in its breathtaking vistas.
Nestled on the far western tip of Moskito Island with spectacular views of Virgin Gorda, The Village Estate exudes modernity with its 1,680-square-meter estate of multiple cottage-like buildings, complete with thatched roofs harmonizing with its natural environment. Boasting nine bedrooms with a capacity of 18 guests and available for exclusive buyout only, this estate sets itself apart from the rest with its futuristic features and quirky amenities. Hidden DJ booths, two-story infinity pools, a cantilevered glass-bottom hot tub, and a wraparound slide are just some of the out-of-this-world additions, while its advanced lighting and sound system further elevate this unique experience. The Village is the ultimate private retreat for discerning travelers, offering unparalleled luxury and sophistication. As a guest of the Village Estate on Moskito Island, you can access its luxurious communal areas featuring two tennis courts, a watersports center, gaming and entertaining spaces, and even a private beach. Guests can opt for a picnic on Manchioneel Beach or a romantic, star-lit dinner. For those seeking an indulgent experience, bespoke spa treatments can be arranged.
The British Virgin Islands have a number of restaurants that offer the finest cuisine. These six establishments are among the finest the town has to offer:
The Beach Club on Virgin Gorda, serves club-style eats infused with island-style flair. Order a juicy handmade burger cooked to perfection, or share an artisan pizza with favorite toppings. Try the delectable hand-rolled sushi and farm-fresh salads, perhaps with a side of Oil Nut Bay’s legendary fries. The restaurant supports local industries and works closely with neighboring farmers and fishermen to procure homegrown produce and freshly caught seafood whenever possible.
This upscale eatery is located in the Scrub Island Resort. The restaurant offers fine cuisine accompanied by spectacular panoramic vistas. Freshest local and imported ingredients are used to offer guests refreshingly modern Caribbean cuisine with an American twist. Seamlessly blending gourmet fare with casual dining, Cardamom & Co leaves a lasting impression. Feast on delightful Caribbean staples or opt for a hand-cut premium aged steak or chop.
Nestled between giant granite boulders, a pristine beach and the crystal waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, Cocomaya not only offers amazing culinary choices, but sunset views that are unrivaled. It is the ideal place to breathe easy and enjoy a leisurely lunch or a relaxing dinner with a favorite cocktail while watching the sun dip below the horizon. Here, diners will find a fusion of American and Latin flavors with a hint of Caribbean. Choices include shrimp lettuce wraps, house ribs, deep-fried CocoMaya roll with tempura shrimp, avocado and spicy mayo. Sharing plates are also available with choices like Pad Thai and skirt steak with crispy tempura onions and chimichurri sauce.
Deadman’s Beach Bar & Grill serves a tempting fusion of Caribbean and continental flavors. Guests can enjoy delicious wood-fired pizzas, colorful buffets, signature sandwiches and Peter Island’s famous ribs, or soak up the sun on the beachside deck with a delicious blended drink. The eatery also offers beach service, so guests can order right from the sand. A steel drum band sets the mood on select Sunday afternoons and thrills guests with a repeat performance to spice up Wednesday nights at the restaurant’s Caribbean buffet.
The uniquely relaxed island atmosphere and stylish gastronomy at Saba Rock will delight all fans of good food and drink. It’s even more adventurous, since the only way visitors can get to the island is by boat. The Ahi is fabulous, and Anegada lobster appetizer should not be missed. At 5 p.m. each day, staff feed the Tarpon off the deck which diners love to see. Staff is welcoming, professional, and hardworking.
The fine dining restaurant at the Sugar Mill Resort on Tortola is famous for its fresh lobster, tender steak in its “steak bar,” tournados Rossini, scallops in champagne sauce, pate foie gras, and escargots. The restaurant is hidden within the 400-year-old stone walls of an old rum house. Needless to say, the ambiance is wonderful. Diners can choose to enjoy their meals inside or on the terrace. Either way, the sea views are amazing.
Many artists have been lured to the British Virgin Islands, giving rise to many exhibition spaces, studios and museums. These three venues are worth checking out:
For well over 200 years through the 1990s, prisoners were housed in this building built in 1775. It was turned into a museum, opening its doors in 2016. Upon entering the gates of the old prison, visitors are greeted by two museum historians who come with interesting stories about the prison’s past. Visitors will get to experience the cells in which prisoners stayed before being hanged and where those hangings took place. All in all, the museum provides good information on a chunk of the BVI’s prison life.
Although visitors can tour on their own, a guided tour is the recommended way to explore Old Government House. Former BVI governors have left their marks on Old Government House in terms of bequeathing mementos such as china, uniforms, clocks and art. Many interesting artifacts are in cases throughout the property including the guest book with the strikingly similar autographs of the Queen Mother in 1964 followed by Queen Elizabeth in 1977. The last known member of the Royal Family to sleep in the house was Princess Margaret in 1972. Other members of the Royal Family have visited the house in addition to Queen Elizabeth in 1966 and 1977. The late Prince Philip and Prince Andrew have also passed through its doors.
McCleverty slaves built this sugar works structure in the 18th century. It was once part of a booming harborside sugar plantation. Inside is a veritable treasure trove of island artifacts, including old muskets, coal irons, bedding stuffed with banana leaves, woven baskets, and a native folk medicine exhibit. Visitors will also enjoy viewing a rotating art gallery and learning how molasses, sugar, and rum were produced in the 1940s.
Whether looking for a night of partying or relaxing in a lounge with a glass of wine, everyone will enjoy the nightlife in the British Virgin Islands. These four venues might appeal:
Best known for its monthly full moon parties, Bomba’s Shack has become a must-visit spot for tourists and locals alike looking to party until dawn. In addition to its popular rum punch, Bomba serves a special mushroom tea during the parties, setting the bar apart from other celebrations on Tortola. Thanks to live music, laid-back vibes, and a non-stop flow of drinks, this place is a good time no matter when it’s visited.
This place is home to more than 100 kinds of rums, making it the BVI's largest collection. Up for grabs are rare aged editions, house infusions, and cocktails made with rum from places throughout the Caribbean. Want to get a little history alongside a drink? Order a sampler board, and the bartenders will provide a lesson on the origins of each offering.
Pirate’s Bight combines a menu of beach bar staples – surf and turf, salads, and tacos included – with an impressive bar menu. Here, guests can go all out with a satisfying seafood entree or nosh on an array of appetizers and top it all off with a caipirinha, tropical martini, or the classic painkiller. Even better, its beachfront location in the Bight, the island’s most popular anchorage point, makes it a convenient stop for guests looking to relax in the sun, play in the water or nap on the powder sand beach.
The Soggy Dollar Bar is the sometimes-disputed birthplace of the painkiller, the BVI’s signature cocktail made of dark rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple and orange juices, topped with nutmeg. Going to this watering hole? Order a painkiller online, and it will be waiting on the bar’s drink board! The bar gets its name from the many patrons who swim there from boats moored in White Bay, hence, soggy dollar.
No matter when visitors descend upon the British Virgin Islands, there is always some event taking place. These five offer something for everyone’s tastes:
The British Virgin Islands shows off its status as one of the world’s top windsurfing spots during the world’s greatest windsurfing and sailing adventure in this annual competition. A week-long journey between Virgin Gorda’s Bitter End Yacht Club and the nearby Caribbean island of Anguilla attracts the world’s best athletes and sailors to the BVI.
The biggest music festival in the British Virgin Islands takes place each Memorial Day weekend at the end of May. Some of the world’s biggest calypso, jazz, fungi, reggae, and rock artists perform at this lively three-day event on Tortola’s Cane Garden Bay Beach. Music is accompanied by delicious local food and a pristine white sandy dance floor.
None of the numerous sailing regattas held throughout the year match the size of this week-long event at Tortola’s Nanny Cay Marina during the last week of March. Over 150 boats participate in three thrilling races around the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Fun victory parties at several Road Town bars follow all regatta events.
The British Virgin Islands Carnival celebration coincides with the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in 1834. The parade on the first Monday of every year commemorates this special day in one of many lively events held during the biggest festival. One unique event is the annual horse race at Tortola’s Little A Race Track. The festival has beauty pageants, live music, tasty food, and J’Ouvert early morning street parties.
For many years now, Virgin Gorda’s capital has hosted this deep-sea fishing showcase at the same time as the island’s annual Easter festival. The festival’s main event is a wahoo fishing tournament, but visitors can also sample the fresh catches, attend lively parades, and listen to spontaneous fungi band performances.
Every destination has a unique geographical configuration. That's part of the allure of travel. Whether your vacation takes you to exotic mountainous terrains, or areas replete with sand dunes, the dynamics of the land can add a welcome depth to your vacation
Sage Mountain stands at 1,716 feet, overlooking Tortola. Much of the park is under the cover of rainforest full of mahogany trees, elephant ear vines, and tropical birds, but there are also some magnificent views of the other Virgin Islands, both British and US, from lookout points along the way. Hikers say venturing through the park is a nice way to break up a beach-centric vacation, and the flora and fauna are spectacular. Travelers suggest budgeting at least two hours to complete one of the trails and hikers should wear sturdy sneakers or boots they aren't afraid to get dirty. There aren't any park rangers, but the banana smoothies at the small gift shop/restaurant are delicious.
The RMS Rhone sailed for the last time on Oct. 19, 1867, and sank near Salt Island during a Category 3 hurricane. Now, the wreck site and its surrounding waters are known as the Rhone National Marine Park, and it's a go-to dive for intermediate to advanced divers, though there are sections beginners can enjoy, too. The ship's bow can be spotted from the sea's surface, but divers will have to descend some 90 feet to explore the rest of the largely intact vessel and swim among moray eels, turtles, and octopus that now call the ship home. Some divers were in awe of how much of the boat is still intact, with even experienced scuba pros saying it's the best dive they've done. Others say the experience is almost eerie, especially for travelers who read about the ship's sinking before diving.
Anegada has traditionally been a hidden gem for guests visiting the British Virgin Islands. For many years, it was off-limits because of its remote location away from the main cruising grounds and the dangerous reefs surrounding it. In recent times, this has changed. Anegada offers visitors a wealth of natural beauty to explore. The Anegada Reef Hotel and Hotel Neptune's Treasure have an intimate feel and offer guests full-service restaurants. The first thing guests see when they get to the main dinghy dock is the famous restaurant Potter's By the Sea, providing its customers with freshly caught lobster and lively evening entertainment. Its walls are covered with signatures and doodles left by visitors from all around the world. This is a beautiful place to spend a night on a British Virgin Islands luxury vacation.
This natural wonder, known as The Baths, includes wading through colorful coves and granite boulders. Travelers and experts agree: It's the must-see attraction of the BVI archipelago. Massive smooth ash gray boulders of varying sizes rise from the sea's crystalline waters, making a maze of sorts for travelers to wade or swim through. Although photo opportunities are rife at The Baths, some travelers recommend saving camera space for a few shots of The Baths' Cathedral Room, a natural pool within a small cave.
The Bubbly Pool is a curious little geological treat that’s formed from a small wall of rock and boulders on the island of Jost Van Dyke. Named for the bubbly whitecaps that flow over and into the rock pool whenever the waves hit, the spot mimics a Jacuzzi with the onslaught of the swell. Travelers enjoy baths as regular waves froth over and into the water, while there’s also a section of pretty sand to kick back on for the day. What’s more, the walk over to the Bubbly Pool is a pretty one and includes crisscrossing the mud paths and salt ponds around Cape Wright.
The islands of the BVI are a veritable mecca for watersports enthusiasts and among the most popular areas for aqua-based adventure is the North Sound on Virgin Gorda. Hailed as the water sports capital of the entire British Virgin Islands, its jetties are packed with everything from 40-foot charter yachts to zippy little jet skis – most all of which are for rent. Situated on the northeast shore of Virgin Gorda, the picturesque Sound offers calm, well-protected waters that make it ideal for any number of activities including diving, sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing, and water-skiing. There are also a variety of anchorages, bays, creeks, and reefs to explore.
This is a great place to learn to kitesurf. Conditions are perfect for this pastime, winds are strong, the water is calm, and there is loads of room, making it the ideal practice ground for a beginner. Look for introductory kitesurfing courses or consider visiting the kite and paddle festival, which only happens once a year.
The BVI is located right on the geographical line between the Caribbean Sea and the Indian ocean – an ideal place for swimming and interacting with marine life. The most popular aquatic animals to be found in the area are undoubtedly the dolphins, which are known to swim in the waters off of Tortola. It’s for this reason that a few tour companies have set up facilities where tourists can interact with one of the sea’s friendliest creatures. If it’s not for you, make sure you let your child experience the magic of swimming with the dolphins in BVI.
For the quintessential watersports experience, try rowing in a see-through kayak. Be in the spotlight while kayaking the open waters of the BVI in this transparent kayak. It gives you an unparalleled view of the ocean floor below. Kayaking has never been so interesting and so much fun, but wait it gets better… At night they are even more enticing when fitted with LED underwater lights so you won’t have any problem seeing the marine nightlife below.
Whether you are lone wolfing it or headed on a romantic trip for two, the Hobie Cat is perfect for a serene and quiet escape from the island. Enjoy an array of sea life that call the Caribbean waters home. Whether you are sailing for thrills or serenity, both are possible via Hobie Cat.
Surfers travel from far afield to experience some of the best surfing conditions in the world. You can rent the equipment, learn to surf, or improve your skills. There are a few popular surf spots in the BVI that include Apple Bay; Cane Garden Bay is a great surf spot for advanced surfers; Long Bay is another good spot, and the most consistent is Josiah’s Bay. Josiah’s Bay is great for beginners and intermediate surfers both.
For the adventurous amongst you, take flight on a Flyboard above the turquoise waters in North Sound. This activity is a 'must-do' for anyone looking to add a splash of adrenaline to their B.V.I holiday experience.
From the novice to the experienced, SUP is a fun way of getting out on the water for the whole family. Compliment your week of relaxation with some adventure. Experience a unique mix of cardio and serenity as you paddle along BVI’s white sandy beaches. If you've never paddle boarded before, you can always sign up for a lesson or two and learn everything you need to get you paddling with confidence in minutes.
You will find Painted Walls near Dead Chest Island; one of the most popular places in the British Virgin Islands, this diving site got its name from the wonderful sceneries that lay under the waters, with the colorful, coral-covered walls. A fabulous dive where parallel passages and vertical walls run perpendicular to the island. The unusual underwater landscape and abundance of fish make Painted Walls one of the most popular dives in the BVI. The rocky ridges are coated with orange, purple, red, green, and yellow encrusting coral accented by many hard and soft coral bouquets.
The RMS Rhone sailed for the last time on October 19, 1867, and sank near Salt Island during a Category 3 hurricane. Now, the wreck site and its surrounding waters are known as the Rhone National Marine Park and it's a go-to dive for intermediate to advanced divers, though there are sections beginners can enjoy too. The ship's bow can be spotted from the surface of the sea, but divers will have to descend some 90 feet to explore the rest of the largely intact vessel and swim among moray eels, turtles and octopuses that now call the ship home. Some divers were in awe of how much of the vessel is still intact, with even experienced scuba pros saying it's the best dive they've done. Others say the experience is almost eerie, especially for travelers who read about the sinking of the ship prior to their dive.
There is a reason the British Virgin Islands’ nickname is Nature’s Little Secrets. The BVI chain contains a stunning variety of islands ranging from the coral atoll of Anegada, with its endless white sand beaches, to the main island of Tortola and its emerald green mountains. One of the easiest ways to explore this warm underwater paradise, with its outstanding visibility, healthy coral, vibrant reefs and abundant fish populations, is by snorkeling. Put on your mask, snorkel, and flippers and explore the BVI below the water. There are several outstanding snorkel spots in BVI you should not miss. Here is our list:
The Indians, off of Pelican Island and near Norman Islands The Caves at Norman Island The Baths on Virgin Gorda Monkey Point At the southern tip of Guana Island Diamond Reef across from Scrub island
If you’re not a diver but wish to swim with turtles, tropical fish and colored corals in the BVI, then a private SNUBA tour is for you. Snuba allows you to explore a three-dimensional world you cannot experience while snorkeling. Swim alongside turtles and fish along the brightly colored coral reef. Breathe through a simple-to-use regulator while your air supply floats on a comforting support raft at the surface. You can enjoy SNUBA at any depth – 2, 10, or 20 feet. SNUBA is experienced at your own level of comfort with a SNUBA guide right beside you.