Have you been searching for that one place in the world that you can take a vacation in paradise? The British Virgin Islands are the vacation paradise of the Caribbean, offering white sand desolate beaches, secluded coves to sail into, quaint art and gift shops to quell any shopper's appetite, and fine dining establishments spread through the British Virgin Islands territory.
Vacation accommodations vary from small intimate hotels to five star vacation resorts, with all one could want. The islands also have private homes and rental villas for those that are looking for a more get-away vacation. The topography of the British Virgin Islands varies from island to island with Tortola having a mountainous terrain, to lowly, reef surrounded Anegada with a height above sea level of only twenty-seven feet!
The British Virgin Islands are made up from over one hundred islands to form the very unique and diverse archipelago. The main islands (4) populations range from two hundred residents, to the capital island of Tortola having around ten thousand people making up the populace.
Development in the islands is very tightly controlled, keeping the British Virgin Islands a true vacation destination with unspoiled islands through the territory. While on vacation in the islands though, you will find all of the modern day conveniences that one would need, while still enjoying the reality of the island feeling.
The British Virgin Islands are known as the Mecca all over the world for sailing and all types of watersports. The lure of the Caribbean Sea has brought many people to the islands to spend their vacation time sailing the beautiful waters through the islands. Every type of yacht is available for a vacation charter in the islands from Mega Yachts to small, family size vacation yachts. If you're on a landlubber vacation, do not miss out on taking a day sail around the islands, with a professional crew. A day sail tour is always a memorable day for many people making the British Virgin Islands their vacation destination
Land tours are also offered throughout the British Virgin Islands, with tours to historical sites, botanical gardens, secluded beaches, and fine restaurants for lunch with breathtaking views. Vehicle rentals are also readily available for those that would rather tour the islands at their own pace. Remember that we drive on the left side of the road in the British Virgin Islands!
Being only fifteen hundred miles from the east coast of the United States makes the British Virgin Islands very accessible, and there are many airline hubs in Europe with non-stop flights to the nearby islands of Puerto Rico and Antigua, with a short commuter flight into the British Virgin Islands. Another means of transportation that comes to use while on vacation in the islands, is the ferryboats that run on daily schedules between all of the main islands to further your vacation options in paradise. Some visitors choose to move from island to island during their vacation stay, to taste the different flavors that all the British Virgin Islands have offer.