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VIRGIN ISLANDS HOLIDAYS   >   CARIBBEAN  


Holiday British Virgin islands.

Travel information Virgin Islands  -  BVI  -  Overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

Group of islands located in the northeast Carribean. They include Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Peter Island, Salt Island, Beef Island, Cooper Island, Ginger Island, Norman Island, and many other small islands all clustered around Sir Francis Drake Channel.

The British Virgin Islands is recognized as one of the top sailing destinations in the world.

National Capital City of the British Virgin Islands: Road Town


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Camping

  White Bay Campground   -   Jost Van Dijk Island
The White Bay campground, has bare campsites, tent campsites equipped with a bed, lamp and ice chest, and screened cabins similarly equipped.  The cabin and tent platforms are nestled into a beautiful natural setting.  However, the bare campsites on the bluff right above the beaches of White Bay are truly magnificent , the finest camping sites in the world.  Snorkeling is good in White Bay and is even better out on the point off the White Bay Campground.

Holiday Homes

  Caribbean Way   -   Virgin Gorda Island
The island, the second largest of the British Virgin Islands, is a haven of laid-back Caribbean charm…attracting vacationers who book Virgin Gorda villa rentals to really get away from it all. Virgin Gorda villas make it easy, providing a relaxing yet elegant atmosphere for guests to unwind in. Many of the Virgin Gorda villas in Caribbean Way's repertoire lie right on the island's famous beaches. Its most celebrated beach - The Baths - is an intriguing group of granite grottos filled with sea water. While geologists ponder the origins of these mysterious boulders, guests of Virgin Gorda villa rentals can swim or snorkel in the refreshing waters of hidden pools and secret passages.

Hotels in the British Virgin Islands

 

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

National Parks

  National Parks Trust of the British Virgin Islands
The BVI National Parks Trust currently manages 17 National Parks. These include 15 terrestrial(land) parks and one marine(sea) park, (Wreck of the Rhone). Several of the parks are off shore islands such as Great Tobago, The Dogs, and Fallen Jerusalem.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  P&O Cruises
Caribbean cruises.

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  Kuoni Holidays 

   -   Create your perfect trip to the British Virgin Islands
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  Bareboat BVI   -   Yacht Charters and Sailing Vacations
Caribbean sailing charters and motor yacht vacations in Tortola. Charter a bareboat catamaran, monohull sailboat or power boat and sail BVI! Crewed holidays and ASA sailing lessons available in the British Virgin Islands.
  Sabarock Island Resort
Saba Rock is among the cluster of serene, scarcely inhabited islands that form the North Sound of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. The North Sound neighborhood consists of Richard Branson's exclusive Necker Island and the private Island of St. Eustatia with the surrounding pristine waters of Eustatia Reef, a snorkeler's paradise.
  The Moorings   -   The Best Sailing Vacations in the World, at your fingertips!
  Tropical Locations   -   specialist travel organizer

Travel Guides British Virgin Islands / Related Books

Best of the British Virgin Islands - ISBN 1892285118 Best of the British Virgin Islands
An Indispensable Guide for Anyone Visiting Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, Cooper, Guana, and All ... Cooper, Guana, and All Other BVI Destinations.
Pamela Acheson and Richard B. Myers.
Brimming with insider hints and local information, this new edition of a trusted travel guide tracks all the newest hotels, resorts, and villas on each of the inhabited British Virgin Islands, along with the best restaurants, coffee houses, and beachside bars. The most spectacular scenic drives, deserted beaches, hidden snorkeling spots, and historic ruins - and the best locales for live, local music - are also revealed, and detailed information is provided for activities from horseback riding and nature walks to boat charters and boutique shopping.
Paperback: 144 pages; Publisher: Two Thousand Three Associates,U.S.; 4th Revised edition edition (25 Jun 2006); ISBN-10: 1892285118; ISBN-13: 978-1892285119.

British Virgin Islands: Sheltered Isles of Sea and Sun
Claudia Colli (Author)
The British Virgin Islands (BVI), a sprinkling of sheltered isles in the north-eastern Caribbean, is renowned for its crystal-clear sailing waters, pristine beaches and laid back charm. This lively and informative guide takes a look at the islands history, culture, geography, flora and fauna; introduces its friendly and easygoing people; and explains how visitors can enjoy many leisure activities such as sailing, diving and hiking. From national parks to beaches, from wildlife to arts and crafts, the visitor will find all the information needed to make the most of a trip to these delightful islands.
Paperback: 151 pages; Publisher: Macmillan Caribbean (30 Sep 2006); ISBN-10: 1405028629; ISBN-13: 978-1405028622.

Transport / How do I travel to the Virgin islands

No direct flights from the USA, Canada, Europe or South America to our main airport - the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS) which is located on Beef Island, a cay that is linked to Tortola by the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

All flights must connect through another Caribbean airport such as San Juan [ Puerto Rico ], St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts or St. Maarten / St. Martin.

  BVI Airport   -   Terrence B. Lettsome Airport [ EIS ]

  Auguste George Airport [ NGD ]   -   about 1 mile northwest of the Settlement

  

 
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  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights  
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Ports of entry are located in Road Harbour - Tortola, West End Harbour - Tortola, Great Harbour - Jost Van Dyke and St. Thomas Bay - Virgin Gorda.  See BVI Ports Authority

Fequent ferries that travel between downtown Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, St. Thomas and Tortola.

  Ferry Schedules BVI
Smith's Ferry Services, Native Son Inc., Nubian Princess, Inter-Island Boat Services, Speedy's

  Maps International  - Maps of the Virgin Islands   
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
  Maps of British Virgin Islands [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castaņeda Library - Map Collection ]


Links  

  BVI Tourist Board

  Government   -   British Virgin Islands Gateway to the Government

  Road Town   -   National Capital City of the British Virgin Islands
  Spanish Town [ southern Virgin Gorda }
Second largest town on the British Virgin Islands.
  The Settlement [ Anegada ]

Each island has its own special character and charm. But these are only the major islands of the BVI.  There are also dozens of secluded islands, islets and cays, all unique and beautiful in their own right.

  The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority

  Anegada   -   a coral atoll with miles of deserted Caribbean beaches
Anegada is known for miles of white sand beaches and the 18-mile (29 km)-long Horseshoe Reef, the largest barrier coral reef in the Caribbean, and the fourth largest on earth. Anegada is the northernmost of the British Virgin Islands.
  Beef Island
  Cooper Island
  Ginger Island
  Great Harbour, Jost van Dyke
  Jost Van Dyke   -   the "barefoot" island, The Caribbean as it used to be...
An island named for a female pirate. It has magnificent beaches and two small settlements. Main street here is a beach.  It is four miles long and known for it's protected anchorages, fine beaches and beachfront restaurants and bars. A favorite destination of boaters and those who really want to relax. See Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society and Sloopnews.org [ SloopNews.org follows the progress of building a 21st Century Island Sloop that bridges forty years of  boat building in the British Virgin Islands ].
  Norman Island
  Peter Island
  Salt Island
  Tortola   -   the largest island
Primary center of Caribbean yachting.
  Virgin Gorda  -  an isle of natural wonders and home to The Baths.

  Copper Mine [ on Virgin Gorda ]   -  
National Park containing the ruins of an abandoned 19th-century copper mine.
  Guana Island   -   the wildlife sanctuary
  Sir Francis Drake Channel
  The Baths.

  National Parks Trust of the British Virgin Islands
From sunken shipwrecks at Rhone Marine Park to the awe-inspiring boulders of The Baths, the British Virgin Islands love to show their natural beauty to visitors.
Established in 1961, the BVI National Parks Trust is responsible to safeguard the territory's natural assets as well as the territory's first national park at Sage Mountain on Tortola. In all, there are 28 national parks, which encompass a stunning array of land and marine areas including historic sites, tropical forests, bird sanctuaries and one of the world's most famous shipwrecks, each a jewel in its own right.

  Education   -   H. Lavity Stoutt Community College
  News from the British Virgin Islands   -   The BVI Beacon
  Island Sun Paper   -   Local news, Caribbean news, Sports news
  Virgin Islands News Online 
  University British Virgin Islands  -   University of West Indies
Autonomous regional institution supported by and serving 15 different countries in the West Indies

Cuisine  -  Virgin Island Cooking Recipes

  Foxy's Bar on Jost Van Dyke is a Favorite among the Boaters visiting the BVI.

History of the British Virgin islands

First settled by the Dutch in 1648, the British Virgin Islands were soon after (1672) annexed by the English. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous U.S. Virgin Islands to the west.

Conquest of Eden, 1493-1515: Other Voyages of Columbus - Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Virgin Islands 
Michael Paiewonsky
A collection of letters and journal entries from Columbus and members of his exploration parties describe the new land, encounters with Indians and cannibals, and more.
Hardcover 176 pages (July 1991);  Publisher: Academy Chicago Publications;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0926330039

Music, Art & Culture, Events British Virgin Islands

  Music of the Virgin Island
From its neighbors, the Virgin Islands has imported various pan-Caribbean genres of music, including calypso from Trinidad and reggae from Jamaica.

  Culture British Virgin Islands

  Virgin Islands Creole [ English-based creole ]


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