About British Virgin Islands
The archipelago of the charming British Virgin Islands comprises around 60 beautiful, tropical islands, lying just a 45 minute flight west of Antigua. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea to the south, most of the islands’ origins were volcanic, leaving them with a rugged terrain, lush green hillsides and heavenly beaches. The British Virgin Islands truly represents the original Caribbean ; untouched, totally relaxed and with the exact amount of thoughtful development to offer the ultimate holiday retreat for visitors in a completely unspoilt and picturesque environment.
The British Virgin Islands are perfect for island hopping as they are so close to each other with quaint boats and ferries to transport you. Each island has its own delightful charm and range from the largest islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke to numerous, tiny uninhabited islands and islets favoured as sailing trip stopping points for exploration and picnic lunches.
From the stunning beaches, tiny coves, tropical fauna and flora, magnificent views from every angle, historical points of interest and natural wonders such as The Baths on Virgin Gorda, the British Virgin Islands has something for everyone with its variety of activities; Watersports, magnificent diving spots, fabulous sailing waters, cuisine ranging from fine dining restaurants to laid-back beach bars and most of all the warmest of welcomes from the local “BV Islanders”.
Tortola and Virgin Gorda offer a splendid luxury villa holiday environment with private homes available for rental throughout these magical islands. We offer a wide range of private homes from 2 bedroom cosy cottages to magnificent estates such as those on the private islands of Guana Island and Necker Island. Individually owned and unique in architectural style and interior design, each villa and private estate offers a superb luxury villa living experience with tailor-made services to suit every requirement.
For those wishing to have access to a variety of resort activities but still enjoy the privacy of a villa, we also feature impressive resorts such as Oil Nut Bay, Scrub Island, Peter Island, each offering a range of activities and restaurants and a choice of individually styled villas that are ideal for groups of friends or families.
British Virgin Islands Key Facts :
Where are The British Virgin Islands: the collection of over 60 islands, cays form The British Virgin Islands, with less than a 3rd of the islands inhabited. Located around the Sir Francis Drake Channel in the northly Leeward Islands, and 50 miles east of Puerto Rico
The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke
Getting to The British Virgin Islands: Flights from the UK with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (approximately 8 hours) into Antigua
Flights from US and Canada also through San Juan in Puerto Rico
with connections through Tortola (EIS) and Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ)
Local Currency : US Dollars –
Time Zone : GMT - 4 Winter -5 Summer
Entry requirements : Full passport ( 6 months validity ) return ticket - for visas please check
Electricity : 110v/60ac
Climate : Average Temperatures 23 – 27.5 degrees C
Driest Months - Februay/March/July
Local Language : Official Local Language is English
For More British Virgin Island information please visit BVI Tourism