About the British Virgin Islands
Thanks to the line-of-sight sailing, constant trade winds, warm crystal-clear waters and the most exotic bars you can ever imagine the British Virgin Islands are the perfect place to sail!
The British Virgin Islands’s consist of more than 60 islands and bays, which are part of a Caribbean archipelago known as the British West Indies. The verdant green hills of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and other islands feature dozens of exquisite, white sand beaches and are a contrast to Anegada, which could be described as one big beach!
The islands are colourful with picturesque villages and harbors. You’ll find hundreds of spectacular anchorages and hidden rocky coves to discover and enjoy. The British Virgin Islands culture is rich and varied – a blend of British and West Indian influences. The people are friendly, warm and outgoing. There is really no place like The Virgin Islands – the cuisine, the sailing and snorkeling are superb.
PEOPLE TRAVEL FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO CELEBRATE “OLD YEAR’S NIGHT” - AS THE LOCAL PEOPLE CALL IT.
- Location: Caribbean Sea – Part of the British West Indies in the Leeward Islands. Approximately 60 miles east of Puerto Rico.
- Capital Coordinates: 18.26 North – 64.37 West
- Capital: Road Town, Tortola since 1741. Prior to that, the capital was based in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda.
- Population: 22,417
- Language: English
- Time Zone: GMT-4 (summer), GMT-5 (winter)
- Electrical Power: Standard 110 Volt (same as in the US)
- Climate: Subtropical. Average Temperature 78-85F.
At the risk of using a hackneyed phrase, the British Virgin Islands are truly an “island paradise”. If you close your eyes and imagine a Caribbean sailing vacation… odds are you are envisioning the British Virgin Islands’s beaches!
The most frequently visited of the British Virgin Islands’s handful of inhabited islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. All of these are idyllic sites for unwinding, wriggling your toes in the sand, and absorbing the laid back pleasures of sunshine and sapphire seas.
The British Virgin Islands is the ultimate destination for first time and returning charterers alike with diverse anchorages and dining and drinking choices at every stop. Add to this easy, breezy sailing between islands and you'll fall in love with the British Virgin Islands.