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Find BVI Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to the British Virgin Islands.

About The British Virgin Islands

A dependency of the United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands consist of 36 islands east of Puerto Rico, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; of which 16 are inhabited.

British Virgin Islands

Christopher Columbus visited the islands in 1493.

Map of British Virgin Islands

The main islands are Tortola (the largest), Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Peter Island, and Salt Island.

The capital and port of entry to the British Virgin Islands is Road Town; situated on the south-eastern coast of Tortola.

The islands were first inhabited by the Arawak Indians and then by the more fierce Carib tribes.

The Dutch settled on the islands in 1648 and they were acquired by England in 1666.

British Virgin Islands:
Find out more about Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, other islands, getting married in the BVI and the charter yacht industry.

BVI Welcome:
Online version of the BVI Welcome Tourist Guide Magazine, published for more than 26 years in collaboration with the BVI Tourist Board and the BVI Hotel and Commerce Association. Includes BVI feature stories, pictures and maps, calendar of events and weekly updates of island entertainment.

British Virgin Islands Accommodation

Tortola Island Hotels - Virgin Gorda Island Hotels.

BVI Transportation

Air Sunshine:
Scheduled flights between Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands.

Cape Air:
Connecting Tortola with St Thomas, St Croix and Puerto Rico.

Fly BVI:
Tortola based aviation services company specialising in air charters for bareboat yacht sailors sailing the Caribbean

You must be 25 years old to rent a car in the BVI and there is a $20 cash departure tax at the airport or $5 at the ferry boat.

Sailing in the British Virgin Islands - by Bareboats BVI

The British Virgin Islands is truly a sailors' paradise!

In recent years, the British Virgin Islands have become the most desired yacht charter destination in the world.

There are over 60 islands and Cays to explore, steady trade winds, crystal clear waters and an abundance of sunshine.

Most charter companies are based in Tortola, the capital of the BVI. There are no direct flights from the main land, but Tortola is easily reachable from St. Thomas by air or by ferry and by air from St. Martin, St. Kitts, Antigua or Puerto Rico.

Part of the reason that the BVI Tourist Board uses the slogan, 'Nature's Little Secrets' is because there are no jumbo jets arriving by the hour as at other Caribbean destinations.

The islands are not overrun with tourists, there are no hotel or restaurant chains and you won't find anyone hawking their wares while you are trying to relax on the beach!

When selecting where to stay, you will have a choice of several luxury resorts, a couple dozen hotels, several small inns, and many individual villas for rent.

Of course, you may also choose a floating vacation, in which case there are more than 800 sail and power yachts to choose from!

The British Virgin Islands cater to the discerning traveller who enjoys spectacular scenery, outstanding beaches, the best sailing territory in the world, great food and most importantly, peace and quiet.

The British Virgin Islands are exactly what most people imagine in their minds' eye when they dream of a Caribbean vacation:

Magnificent, (uncrowded) white sand beaches, shimmering, aquamarine waters, swaying palm trees, gentle trade winds, your sweetheart's hand in yours and a Pina Colada in the other.

It doesn't get any better than the BVI.

Bareboats BVI:
Bareboat sailing and motor yacht charters aboard monohull and catamaran yachts from 32' to 56'. Based in Tortola. Crewed yacht charters and ASA sailing lessons also available.

BVI Charters:
Find a charter company or private charter yacht operating in the British Virgin Islands to enjoy the trade winds, clear blue water, a variety of islands and sunshine every day.

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