The Virgin Islands were heavily affected by two category 5 hurricanes in September 2017. They are vigorously rebuilding the infrastructure and refurbishing the beauty of the islands. We have a frequent presence there and can help you to determine if this the right time to experience these islands.
The British Virgin Islands are known for reef-lined beaches and world class yachting. The main islands consisting of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke along with another 50 smaller islands and cays. About 15 of the islands are inhabited, the largest being Tortola, about 36 square miles and the home of the major air hub for the BVI.
Highlights to consider on each of the main islands:
– The Baths: A labyrinth of beachside boulders creating intriguing
enclaves easily explored at one’s leisure
– Luxurious yacht clubs exemplified by Bitter End Yacht Club
– Quite coves with white sand beaches and safe anchorages
– Gorgeous rental villas and resorts
– Numerous white sand beaches in which to stroll and sunbathe
– Ancient ruins to explore
– Excellent local cuisine to satisfy the most discriminating palate
– Fantastic snorkeling, boating, and diving opportunities
– Stunning rental villas
Jost Van Dyke
– 12 square mile secluded island with fewer than 300 inhabitants
– Geared to those desiring less hassle with local favored cuisine such as fresh caught fish and lobster, West Indian rotis, barbecues and flying fish sandwiches
– Great Harbour: Noted for world-famous yacht-filled parties on Halloween and New Year’s Eve
– The Soggy Dollar Bar: Popular rendezvous for the party set located on a white sand beach with easy anchorage for boats and catamarans and the originator of The Caribbean’s most famous cocktail, The Painkiller
– At 13 square miles, the only coral island in the Virgin Islands’ volcanic chain
– Easy to explore with highest elevation at 28 feet
– Many striking coral reefs extending around the island, the most impressive being Horseshoe Reef, the Eastern Caribbean’s third largest continuous reef,
– Private sandy beaches
– Numerous clear springs bubble from coral beds to support a variety of wildlife
– Home to the rare rock iguanas at Bones Bight and exotic birds at Nutmeg Point.