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British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands luxury holidays


Now the home to a rich yachting crowd rather than a hangout for pirates, the Virgin Islands are both a Crown Colony of the United Kingdom and an unincorporated territory of the USA but have a calypso and reggae rhythm that marks them out as defiantly Caribbean.

Popular with yachtsmen and people looking to escape, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are less touristy and more traditional than their more commercial US counterparts. A stringent environmental policy has meant that the archipelago hasn't been overly affected or damaged by visitors and wild, unspoilt beaches are everywhere.

Tortola is the main centre; Virgin Gorda is glitzy and full of superstars but also has some good national parks whilst Jost Van Dyke is so laidback that the inhabitants are virtually horizontal. Life on Anegada atoll, adrift in a reef is even slower though.


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Flying time from UK
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Time zone

Travel advice
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Special offers in the British Virgin Islands

Industry Bay beach, Bequia Island

Exotic Caribbean In-Depth on Seabourn Ovation

16-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,895 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Set Sail Event - up to US $800 shipboard credit per suite
Book by: 30 September 2023

Follow in the bow wake of the yacht set, heading off the beaten track for hidden beaches, rainforest treasures and colonial intrigue. It’s all showcased alongside the best in all-inclusive luxury.

Top places to stay in the British Virgin Islands

Peter Island, British Virgin Islands

Peter Island, British Virgin Islands

Traditional resort

Peter Island Resort is an excellent private Caribbean island resort across Sir Francis Drake Channel from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

View from the sea at Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVI

Traditional resort

Rosewood Little Dix Bay is closing on 1st May 2016 for around 18 months for a complete renovation. The resort is intending to re-open in time for the festive period in 201

When to go to the British Virgin Islands

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British Virgin Islands articles

Tucker's Point, Bermuda

Best Beaches in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is synonymous with beach holidays and there are exceptional examples of pure white sand and crystal clear waters throughout the region, meaning that wherever you touch down, you'll be able to find space on which to kick off your shoes and throw down your towel.

Unwinding in the British Virgin Islands

Wexas MD, Steve Allen, uncovers the beauty and appeal of Peter Island, a wonderful retreat in the British Virgin Islands, after a recent anniversary escape.

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