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.