Girl snorkeling underwater through the rocks in Tortola, British Virgin Island. Snorkel past swimming stingrays and tropical fish. Marvel at ancient Arawak conch mounds.
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The British Virgin Islands often foster images of intrepid sailors and adventurers living their own version of a Jimmy Buffett song: sailing the seas, relentlessly drinking rum, stopping at hidden beaches, and exploring deserted islands. Standing behind the wheel with the wind whipping at your hair as the sails of your boat take you from island to island sounds wonderful to many of us. It sounds too expensive!
The British Virgin Islands with a constant trade wind and a sheltered sailing area, abundant safe anchorages and a daily average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, become one of the most favorite destination of many sailors. They consist of more than 60 islands, 21 of which are inhabited. The islands are located about kilometers or 35 -minute flight east of Puerto Rico.
The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The islands had a population of about 28, at the Census, of whom approximately 23, lived on Tortola;  current estimates put the population at 35, July Although the territory is not part of the European Union and not directly subject to EU law, British Virgin Islanders are deemed to be citizens of the EU by virtue of their British citizenship.
Relish the sun, sand, and warm ocean breeze on an eight-day luxury Caribbean yacht cruise through the British Virgin Islands with swimming, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving in April Scuba diving is operated and arranged by the Cuan Law. Wander the wide expanses of the sunsoaked top deck with some of the fascinating women sharing your journey, then return to your luxury yacht stateroom with private en suite bathroom to unwind.
Please refresh the page and retry. T he British Virgin Islandsa scattering of a hundred islands — volcanic colossi, palm-fringed outcrops and sandbars that disappear at high tide — are widely touted as the finest sailing grounds in the Caribbean. The islands are not far apart, with easy runs between isolated strands and well-protected overnight anchorages.
Former president of the BVI's Financial Services Commission, Michael Riegels, recites the anecdote that the offshore finance industry commenced on an unknown date in the s when a lawyer from a firm in New York telephoned him with a proposal to incorporate a company in the British Virgin Islands to take advantage of a double taxation relief treaty with the United States. Within the space of a few years, hundreds of such companies had been incorporated. This eventually came to the attention of the United States government, who unilaterally revoked the Treaty in