British Virgin Islands

Known as “the land that time forgot,” the British Virgin Islands remains an undeveloped haven for natural treasures; you wont find high-rise hotels, casinos or crowds here! It may take a little more effort to get there from the UK, but trust us, it’s worth the journey!

Mystical, lush and inspiring with 60 storied islands, the BVI lures adventurers, romantics and escapists with verdant hillsides covered in ancient mahogany trees and cacti, pristine beaches kissed by technicolor tides, a colourful aquarium of the world’s most diverse sea life, extensive coral reefs responsible for claiming renowned wrecks, and vast outbacks and wildlife sanctuaries sheltering endangered species

Situated between the deep waters of the Atlantic and the glittering Caribbean Sea, just east of Puerto Rico. Other nearby neighbours include the United States Virgin Islands, located to the immediate south west of the BVI. The BVI has become renowned as the homeland of Richard Branson’s private destination, Necker Island.

Most islands lay in a distinct formation flanked around the Sir Frances Drake Channel – including the main island of Tortola creating the backbone of the Channel, Virgin Gorda stretching to form the eastern border, Jost Van Dyke lingering in the west, Anegada dangling remotely north in the Atlantic and a series of smaller islands, including our featured Scrub Island, are speckled in the south.

The many coves and bays of the BVI’s offer breathtaking coral reefs just below the surface and at deep depths for snorkelers and divers of all levels. There is world class sailing conditions and the destination is known as the sailing capital of the Caribbean, with the largest fleet of bareboats totaling over 700. If you don’t want to try your hand at sailing, there are plenty of ferries to whisk you from one island to the next for a day of exploring, if you can tear yourself from your luxurious villa!

The beaches of the BVI are carved in all shapes and sizes.  From the surf-worthy waves of Apple Bay, to the pristine white sands that blanket Elizabeth Beach, to the boater’s paradise, Deadman’s Bay, every beach has its special own magic to offer.  With endless skies and inviting water, you can plan a different beach adventure every day of your holiday.

The main islands are:
Scrub Island: Famed for its protected coves, nature trails and stunning scenery.
Tortola: The largest of the islands and the most lively, Cane Garden Bay is a popular beach destination and Sopers Hole is a vibrant centre of activity.
Virgin Gorda: stretches of uninhabited beaches and home to The Baths which is a wonder of exotic pools and grottos formed by giant boulders.
Jost Van Dyke: Excudes a lost in time feel to it where the beach is actually the main road, a popular and must do day excursion
Anegada: known as the ‘drowned island’ is remotely located to the north , go hungry and enjoy a succulent lobster feasts if you choose to visit!

DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

Infused with Caribbean flair and West Indian influences, authentic dining is a trademark of the BVI, with local dishes of Roti, Pate and Fungi, which is delight is made from cornmeal and okra, and is usually served with seafood dishes; very similar to Italian polenta
Anegada lobster is also widely available and the ultimate in BVI seafood delicacy and reputed to be the best in the Caribbean

On the Rocks

On the Rocks

On the Rocks, British Virgin Islands

On The Rocks is a uniquely designed villa, which offers luxury and complete privacy as well as quick access to one of Virgin Gorda’s most beautiful white-sandy beaches less than ...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Virgin Gorda
From £884per night
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Scrub Island

Scrub Island

Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands

Scrub Island Resort is a stunning secluded resort on a private island offering 52 accommodations overlooking the beach and marina. Named after its location, Scrub Island is a peace...

  • Bedrooms: 1-4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 1-4
  • Location: Scrub Island, near Tortola
From £1,036per night
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St Bernards Hill House

St Bernards Hill House

St Bernards Hill House, British Virgin Islands

St Bernards Hill House is a stunning five-bedroom villa set high upon a private hilltop with 360-degree views of the British and US Virgin Islands and the yachts dotted across the ...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Location: Tortola
From £3,005per night
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Turtle Bay House

Turtle Bay House

Turtle Bay House, British Virgin Islands

Turtle Bay House is a stunning four bedroom villa offering spectacular ocean views from all the rooms. Perched on a lush tropical hillside in Nail Bay, you can enjoy views of Sir F...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Location: Nail Bay, Virgin Gorda
From £536per night
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Valley Trunk

Valley Trunk

Valley Trunk, British Virgin Islands

Valley Trunk is a luxury villa located on the beautiful island of Virgin Gorda. It has been privately owned for over 30 years and offers 10 bedrooms in 19 acres of impeccably manic...

  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Maximum Guests: 16
  • Bathrooms: 10.5
  • Location: Virgin Gorda
From £4,950per night
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Villa Aja

Villa Aja

Villa Aja, British Virgin Islands

Villa Aja, pronounced “Ah-Jah” (meaning magical in Indonesian), is a secluded luxury villa located on the North shore of Tortola, the British Virgin Islands. This vi...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Tortola
From £730per night
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Villa Ariana

Villa Ariana

Villa Ariana, British Virgin Islands

Villa Ariana offers a sophisticated private tropical escape and features four bedrooms. The villa is nestled in the lush, sun-drenched hills of Tortola’s West End at Smuggler's C...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: West end Tortola
From £454per night
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Villa LaVida

Villa LaVida

Villa LaVida, British Virgin Islands

Villa LaVida is a beautiful five bedroom, seven bathroom beachfront villa in a secluded location on Virgin Gorda. This villa has been cleverly designed to make maximum use of the b...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Virgin Gorda
From £1,414per night
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Villa Lune

Villa Lune

Villa Lune, British Virgin Islands

Villa Lune is a stylish, contemporary three bedroom house with a distinctly Mediterranean fee...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 7
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Location: Tortola
From £392per night
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Villa Maya

Villa Maya

Villa Maya, British Virgin Islands

Villa Maya is a luxury four-bedroom villa situated in the lush Belmont Estate area of Tortola, and you can enjoy breath-taking panoramic ocean views and neighbouring islands. This ...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Location: Smuggler's Cove Beach, Tortola
From £536per night
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GETTING THERE

There are no direct flights into the main airport of the BVI – the Terrance B. Lettsome Airport (EIS) from the UK . Connections can be made via Antigua which has direct service on Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. VI Airlink offers connecting flights on to EIS (times coincide with the UK arrival times) and you will be at your villa in time for dinner! VI Airlink offers a meet and greet service after immigration and escorts passengers through the baggage hall, customs and security to their departure lounge or waiting plane.

Connecting flights to Tortola can also be booked with LIAT, the region airline.

Ferry services within the larger islands of the BVI & USVI are frequent, speedy and efficient – the perfect way to go island hopping – See more at: http://www.bvitourism.co.uk/inter-island-ferries#sthash.l4iiRqjX.dpuf

Capital: Road Town, Tortola
Flying time: 10 hours via Antigua
Language: English
Time Difference from UK: -4 hours Winter/ -5 hours Summer
Currency: US Dollars
Voltage: Voltage is 110/220v. American style 2 pin plugs to adaptors are required for British appliances.
Driving: Left hand side of the road
Airport: Terrence B Lettsome International Airport (EIS)
Entry Requirements: British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.
Drink the water: Yes
Health and Safety: No inoculations are needed to travel to the BVI

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Constant trade winds with an average temperature of 85 degrees provide the perfect setting for casual summer attire during the daytime fun in the sun and semi-formal night time attire. Flip-flops and bathing suits are worn year round with only a light jacket occasionally needed during evening of the winter months.