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13 Reasons to Visit British Virgin Islands

Last updated : Nov 4, 2016

Home to more than 60 islands, islets and cays, and spread across 1000 square miles, British Virgin Islands is a group of most mesmerizing islands in the world. It serves as a wonderful vacation location where you can relax, explore and take part in some adventure activities.  Hoping from island to another and spending some time with your loved ones is a real fun when you are at a place as gorgeous as this. There are many reasons to fall in love with this beautiful set of islands, so here are some of them.

Why Visit British Virgin Islands ?

Costa Magica docked in Road Harbour at dusk at British Virgin Islands

1- Beaches: These picturesque beaches on the British Virgin Islands are one of the most beautiful beaches you would ever see. Crystal-clear, tall palm trees, soft white sand are surely going to make you fall in love with this place. This is even s perfect spot for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts.

2- Cooper Island: The Cooper Island Beach Club is an eco-friendly resort. 30 minutes of a boat ride and you can reach this amazing resort. It is also a paradise for all types of seafarers. It has luxurious rooms and top notch service to make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

3- Peter Island: For those in search of some grand and luxurious holiday may choose Peter Island, for this place pampers you the best. Each villa comes with a dedicated chef, driver, maid, and, of course, plunge pool. Five beaches, villas and junior ocean suites are all set to greet you.

4- Jost Van Dyke: Jost Van Dyke is home to the famous Soggy Dollar Bar, Foxy’s, One Love Bar and Grill, and Gertrude’s. All those who enjoy bar hoping can surely take a tour of this place. Situated on the White Bay Beach,Jost Van Dyke is the place for the party animals.

5- Snorkeling: British Virgin Islands is one of the best diving and snorkeling destinations because of its crystal clear water, abundant and diverse sea life, and coral reefs. Follow the underground trails and you may come across some of most stunning reef fish near the coastline.

6- The Baths: This national park on Virgin Gorda’s north shore is a must visit place on the British Virgin Islands. The gigantic granite boulders on the trails were the hiding spots of the pirates at one point of time. The Baths can be reached by boat or land.

7- Tortola: Tortola is the largest beach on the British Virgin Islands. Take a sunbath on the gorgeous beach and then go to Road Town for some wonderful shopping experiences. Spend a day at Cane Garden Bay, a small village with some beachfront restaurants and lively music.

8- Pirates: The British Virgin Islands was once a hiding ground of the pirates. In the early 18th century, 55 chests of silver coins stolen from a Spanish galleon were buried in the sand at the once-deserted Norman Island. A lot of their treasures have been discovered and a lot are still hidden.

9- Savannah Bay: If you have kids who love to swim but are scared of the deep waters, then bring them to the Savannah Bay. The water here is shallow and the island too is never crowded. Situated on Virgin Grda, this is the largest beach on the British Virgin Islands.

10- Island Hopping: The British Virgin Islands is a group of around 60 islands, islets and cays spread across 1000 square miles. This gives you the opportunity of island hopping. Go from one island to another via boat and make your vacation a fun filled package.

11- Shipwreck: Dive deep into the ocean and look at the remains of the RMS Rhone off Tortola. The back half of the ship is in shallow waters. It is even one of the best diving spots to take a closer look at the marine life. In the bones of the ship you can spot huge fish, octopus, turtles and reef sharks.

12- Virgin Gorda Peak: This is the highest point of the island. A 20 minutes hike through the marked trail gives you the opportunity to get a spectacular view of the island. The wooden observation tower gives you a bird’s eye view of the islands around you.

13- Local Delicacies:  Fresh fish served with a hot lime sauce or local fish in mayonnaise served with fungi are some local cuisines you cannot afford to miss. Sugar Apple on Virgin Gorda is one of the best restaurants that you will find on the island.

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