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British Virgin Islands

One of the world best kept secrets.

The British Virgin Islands have long been a holiday hideaway for the rich and famous looking to escape the pressures of everyday life. It consists of 60 pristine islands with just 16 inhabited and each one oozes pure luxury and exclusivity with hidden coves and secret bays. If you’re looking for barefoot luxury, then you need not look any further.

The private Islands of Peter Island and Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island are an elite paradise where you’ll experience flawless service and unspoilt natural beauty all around.

Tortola has the renowned white-sand sanctuary of Smuggler’s Cove – a picture perfect beach offering swimming and snorkelling in a magnificent setting. Spend a lazy day doing absolutely what you wish but make sure you retreat to the beach bar for a wonderfully cold drink, a friendly chat and a bite to eat.

There’s an abundance of watersports available in the BVI including snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, flyboarding and diving. Surfing is mostly concentrated along the north shores of Tortola and there are several places to hire a surfboard or take some lessons.

Guana Island is one of the few remaining privately owned islands. Boasting seven white-sand beaches and 850 acres of mountains, hills and lush forest, this is a unique ecological preserve which appeals massively to nature lovers.

When dining, you’ll find a good choice of excellent restaurants and local eateries available, serving local and international dishes. The food is simply exquisite with sublime seafood dishes cooked to perfection including snapper, lobster, fish chowder and conch stew. The fresh local fruits of sugar apple, mango, passion fruit and guava are sure to tantalise your tastebuds too.

We can’t think of many places more romantic than the British Virgin Islands to get married. You’ll be tying the knot in a blissful Caribbean paradise – simply perfect! So, if you’re thinking of saying ‘I do’ in a destination such as this, please get in touch as we can help make the process as stress-free and utterly memorable as possible; just how your special day should be.

Designer Travel aim to ensure you have the hard-earned holiday you want and one which leaves you with such amazing memories that you’ll want to book your next adventure as soon as you possibly can! We have Travel Experts who know the British Virgin Islands so they can answer your questions, search for the best options for you, make recommendations and follow up with a full after sales service. We are ABTA bonded and independent so we have literally thousands of flight and accommodation options at our disposal. To start your journey with us, please complete the enquiry form or give us a call – we’d be delighted to help.

Key Highlights
  • This wonderful destination is particularly suited to couples and honeymooners
  • The breathtakingly beautiful island of Virgin Gorda measures just 8 and half square miles
  • Guana Island is home to Sugerloaf mountain; a great hiking spot
  • Get around on foot or by taxi. Many taxi drivers also double up as tour guides that can be hired
  • You can hire a car but some roads are steep and narrow – perhaps best left to someone more experienced with the local terrain!
  • Ferries operate frequently and yachts and boats can also be chartered
  • The fish and seafood are exceptional here, especially when accompanied by a rum cocktail
  • Take a challenging hike in Sage National Mountain Park in Tortola
  • Smuggler’s Cove is an idyllic retreat ideal for a days sunbathing and snorkelling
  • For more spectacular snorkelling adventures, jump aboard a boat and visit the Norman Island Caves
  • We can organise your wedding in this amazing destination – please contact us for details

Travel Information

Time difference: GMT -4 hours

Currency: US Dollar

Climate Information

The islands have a hot and tropical climate tempered by trade winds throughout most of the year. The driest period is from January to April and there is increased rainfall in summer and towards the end of the year.

Hurricanes can occur in this region, with the primary season for these being between June and November.

Leisure & Activities

Anegada
Don’t miss a trip to the Island of Anegada, a coral atoll just an hour away from Virgin Gorda. Here you can walk for miles on coral sand beaches and never see another footprint. It’s also a fantastic destination for snorkelers, with crystal clear waters teaming with exotic fish.

Smuggler's Cove
Situated on the island of Tortola, Smuggler's Cove is a fantastic place to get away from it all and just relax. It’s one of the quietest beaches in the whole of the British Virgin Islands. Snorkellers will also find it an excellent spot to swim amongst colourful fish and coral.

Sage Mountain National Park
Overlooking Tortola and standing at just over 1700 feet, Sage Mountain can be seen from many of the British Virgin Islands. Ideal for hiking, the National Park is mostly rain forest with a profusion of exotic birds and mighty mahogany trees. You’ll need a good pair of strong walking shoes or boots to complete some of the organised trails.

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