By Robert Curley. The British Virgin Islands are among the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, so it stands to reason that most of the top places to visit and explore in the BVI involve nature of some sort. Apart from one noteworthy inland hike you'll find yourself constantly in contact with the sea whether you're relaxing at a beach bar, exploring semi-submerged caves, diving a wreck, or finding your own piece of paradise on an idyllic desert island.
With four major islands and over 50 smaller mostly uninhabited islands, The British Virgin Islands are a treasure trove of places to sightsee, snorkel, and sail. With so many options, it can be difficult for travelers to pinpoint the best places that the islands have to offer. Whether you are on a BVI yacht charter or a bareboat charterhere are some of the most spectacular spots to drop anchor.
Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands. If you have some time to spend here before embarking on your boat, be sure to check out the different beaches! You can also walk around Road Town for a little shopping or for a quick bite. Fort Burt was built by the Dutch in the early 17th century to safeguard Road Harbour.
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Under the watch of Tortola-born coppersmith Aragorn Dick-Read, Aragorn's Studio has grown from an art gallery into a burgeoning collective, where crafts Read More. Eldred Williams and David Archer sell hand-glazed lanterns and bowls at Bamboushay, a colorful wooden cottage just outside town.
From Tyra Banks to the honeymooners you met at dinner last night, everyone who holidays to the British Virgin Islands gets their obligatory Baths photo moment. Situated about halfway between Jost van Dyke and Tortola is a spit of, well, sand. Sandy Spot is a popular launching spot for kite and windsurfers since the channel between the islands funnels wind in a prevailing direction.
Many Caribbean islands feel like an unfortunate extension of the United States, complete with familiar chain restaurants, shopping centers, and all the comforts of home. A string of islands located east of Puerto Rico and the U. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands are a perfect destination for lounging on the beach, getting down in the dirt, or taking off with the wind. Jamie Ditaranto.
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InBritish planters took over the islands from the original Dutch settlers, and they attained the status of a British colony. Today, the BVI remain a Territory under the British Crown and are world-renowned for their excellent sailing and yachting, many dive sites, and dazzling beaches. Home to the capital city of Road Town, Tortola is the most populated of the islands and a gateway to the archipelago. Except for Anegada, all these islands are volcanic, with dramatic landscapes of lush peaks plunging to crystal clear bays.