"idyllic British Virgin Islands" Top 5 Page for this destination British Virgin Islands by arasnosliw

British Virgin Islands Travel Guide: 463 reviews and 1,357 photos

A beautiful archipelago of 36 islands in the northern Caribbean. The British Virgin Islands consist of lush, green, rolling hills, with the exception of one. Anegada is a flat coral atoll that merely rises to about 20 ft. above sea level. The islands base economy off of tourism, especially within the sailing industry. This is one of the best places in the world to sail, with constant winds year-round. No wonder why boat enthusiasts from around the world travel here. With extensive coral reefs, the BVI is also a premiere destination for Scuba diving. The famous Wreck of the Rhone is located here as well as the Norman Island Caves.

I adore these islands, although a bit expensive. Next time I return, I'd rather plant my feet on land. After a week on a sailboat with 9 other people, I almost went insane.


Places I visited:


Beef Island, home to airport and Trellis Bay
Cane Garden Bay, great wide bay and fantastic music
Frenchman's Cay, good for escaping the tourists
Jost Van Dyke, party island extraordinaire
Marina Cay, tiny yet beautiful
Norman Island, the legendary island that is the setting for Treasure Island
Peter Island, largely undeveloped and snotty resorts
Road Town, capital of the BVI
Salt Island, salt ponds and famous wreck dive
Tortola, largest of the islands
Virgin Gorda, one fat virgin indeed



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  • Oct 16, 2008 at 3:56 AM

    great page. will be here next month. looking forward to experiencing caribbean life like you did!

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    Apr 30, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Nice, tips on the British Virgin Islands, that is fun!! I love these small island countries!

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2007 at 3:11 PM

    Wow...great job....what a nice place to visit.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2006 at 10:58 PM

    Hi! I really enjoyed your tips & photos.. thanks for sharing a great page! Greetings from Dubai :-) Jess

  • JoelWillTravel's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2005 at 5:09 AM

    Great BVI tips, I hope to go there one day! Greetings from the UK!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2005 at 2:03 PM

    I didn't know there were so many islands. Great page

  • Gwynneth's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2005 at 9:26 PM

    Relaxing on a hammock ... now, that is living! Greetings from Australia and me!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2005 at 6:43 PM

    Great tips!

  • themajor's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2005 at 3:48 AM

    A veritable voluptuous vista of the Virgin Islands! Glad to see British traffic confusion is still spreading around the world even if our weather isn't!!

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2005 at 4:06 PM

    Thanks for the great overview of the BVI's! I'm going down in December, can't wait, have only done brief day trip from the USVI's till now...cat

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