The British Virgin Islands

Surrounded by sapphire-blue seas, pristine beaches and hidden coves, the British Virgin Islands are a vacation destination unlike any other.

Activities in the BVI run the gamut from horseback riding and sunrise swims to full-moon parties and sunset sails. As "the Water Sports capital of the Caribbean," the BVI offers snorkeling and scuba diving, water skiing and wind surfing, all with up to the minute equipment and expert instruction for every skill level. If you have a taste for adventure, explore the wreck of the RMS Rhone, which sank in 1867 and is today one of the most extraordinary dive sites in the Caribbean. Underwater landscapes in the BVI rival those above sea level, with miles of coral reefs teeming with colorful fish. The Dog Islands offer an exciting variety of great dive sites, notably Joe's Caves, the Tow Rock, and the Painted Walls. Among the more unusual and inviting spots in the BVI is the bubbling pool at Jost Van Dyke's East End, where the foaming sea forms a natural Jacuzzi.

Tortola is the largest and most developed of all the BVI and home to the capital, Road Town. The majority of the charter fleet based in the BVI can be found in the many marinas located on the island.
Jost is the smallest of the four main islands of the BVI and home to the famous Foxy’s and the Soggy Dollar Bar nestled along the some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
Virgin Gorda is where you will find the highest point in the BVI and the beautiful, mysterious boulder formation called The Baths, ready for you to explore.
Thought to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate novel Treasure Island because of its storied past, Norman Island is also where you will find one of the most popular anchorages in all of the BVI and the location of the infamous shipwreck bar, the Willy T.
Home to upscale resorts and gorgeous beaches, Peter Island has several anchorages popular with the charter fleet.
Most notable for the numerous salt ponds which were once a valuable resource, the island is now known for its proximity to the wreck of the RMS Rhone, the most popular dive and snorkeling site in the BVI.
Cooper Island has a great smaller resort where you’ll find lots of moorings and anchorages close in proximity to many of the wreck diving sites in the BVI.
While all of the other islands of the country have volcanic origins, this northernmost island is an atoll formed of coral and limestone and is the lowest point of the BVI. Well known for its lobster BBQs, beautiful beaches and their well-stocked bars. Great sportsfishing is based here as well.