British Virgin Islands
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
The British Virgin Islands, part of a volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean, is a British overseas territory. Uncover the unique character of each island in this unspoiled volcanic archipelago. From the culture and history of BVI’s four largest islands to the pristine natural splendor of more than 50 smaller isles, every place offers its own special magic.
The British Virigin Islands (BVI) are territories of Her Majesty’s land, but aside from scattered offerings of fish and chips, there’s little that’s overtly British. Most travelers come to hoist a jib and dawdle among the 50-plus isles. With steady trade winds, calm currents, protected bays and pirate-ship bars, this is one of the world’s sailing hot spots.
Most visitors travel to the British Virgin Islands between September and November, but winter is still a great time to visit, too –New Year’s is a particularly popular holiday for many travelers. Skies are sunny, and temperatures stay between the 60s and 70s, plus diving conditions are excellent and remain that way until the spring.
Interesting facts about The British Virgin Islands:
- There’s a scuba-dive site named Alice in Wonderland, on the south-west side of Ginger Island. Where the coral has formed in such a way that they look like gigantic mushrooms, much like the ones Alice stumbles upon on her own adventures.
- There is a Trellis Bay Full Moon Party just off Beef Island and it is a monthly event not to be missed.
- In 1493 Christopher Columbus visited the islands and named them ‘Las Virgines’.