Travel Guide

Overview

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The British Virgin Islands offer unblemished beaches, unspoilt anchorages and a taste of the Caribbean's laid-back charm. Visitors will soon discover why they're nicknamed 'Nature's Little Secrets'.

Located just east of Puerto Rico, the islands are clustered around the Sir Francis Drake Channel, which is renowned for its sheltered, crystal-clear waters. Yachting enthusiasts prize the archipelago for its reliable trade winds, near-perfect weather and selection of secluded bays.

The largest island, Tortola, is the Caribbean's yachting capital, and the territory's main commercial centre. Visitors will find tropical fruits and flowers on its mountain slopes. Tortola is also an ideal base from which to explore some of the other inhabited islands. Jost Van Dyke is perfect for travellers who prefer remote, rustic retreats, where calypso music and freshly baked banana bread sail the air around them. Virgin Gorda is notable for its spectacular geological formations. Divers will enjoy the reefs surrounding Anegada's low-lying coral atoll. Several shipwrecks also feature among the destination's tremendous dive sites.