If crystal clear, turquoise waters, long, white sandy beaches and warm sunny days are what you are looking for then The British Virgin Islands are the place to visit!
The great year-round weather conditions make for fantastic sailing and with over 50 different islands making up the BVIs there is still the opportunity to find your own private piece of paradise away from the crowds. Each island has its own character and a little something to offer every visitor!
For more detailed information on our islands please visit the online cruising guide www.onlinecruisingguide.com
The largest island in the BVI, Tortola is home to the capital Road Town, as well as the main airport. With a large selection of bars, restaurants and shops together with some of the most beautiful beaches Tortola has something for everyone. Highlights include listening to the great reggae sounds of Quito Rhymer in Cane Garden Bay, catching waves at Josiah’s Beach, hiking in Sage Mountain and shopping in the small boutiques in Soper’s Hole and on Main Street, Road Town..
Supposedly named ‘The Fat Virgin’ by Christopher Columbus, Virgin Gorda is the third largest island in the BVI. Visitors will be stunned by the natural beauty of The Baths National Park offering some of the best snorkelling in the islands. Spanish Town offers good nightlife, with a lively piano bar and a small but good selection of restaurants whilst The Gorda Sound with its protected anchorages and beautiful scenery is the perfect place to wile away the hours with a cocktail as the sun sets over the water.
Located approximately 12 miles north of Gorda Sound and surrounded by the world’s third largest coral reef, Anegada is the perfect destination for those wishing to simply relax! With miles of white sandy beaches, fantastic snorkelling off the north shore and the best fresh lobster in the BVI, Anegada is well worth the sail! Caution note – the anchorage in Anegada is very shallow and the approach is scattered with coral heads. Be sure to get advice from BVI Yacht Charters before heading to Anegada.
Jost is well known for its relaxed laid back atmosphere with some of the best beach bars in the BVI. You can swim in from your boat to the Soggy Dollar Bar in White Bay and experience a Painkiller – a rum-based island speciality! For those looking to stretch their legs then you can walk from Diamond Cay to the Bubbly pool and splash about in the natural wave pool or if live music is what you seek then Foxy’s in Great Harbour is the place to be!
Also known as Treasure Island, Norman Island’s history is rich with tales of pirates and treasure! For present day visitors you can find such gems as The Indians and The Caves, beautiful coral reefs with an abundance of marine life. Happy hour drinks and dinner can be found at both the relaxed Pirates beach bar or the infamous Willy T floating bar and restaurant for dancing and drinking into the early hours!