Find your dream Caribbean island retreat and choose one of our luxury hotels in the British Virgin Islands where the laid-back Caribbean lifestyle meets style and opulence. Comprising over 60 islands and countless deserted cays and islets, the British Virgin Islands are renowned for pristinely calm waters perfect for sailing, enchanting coves, dazzling white sandy beaches and captivating natural beauty.
Luxury beaches in the British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful white sandy beaches complete with swaying palm trees and glistening azure seas. Cane Garden Bay on the capital island, Tortola, is the hub of the island’s beach scene with numerous beachfront bars and restaurants. For a quieter experience, head to Smuggler’s Cove, perfect for snorkelling, or relax in the calm waters of Long Bay. The famous granite boulders, The Baths, are on Virgin Gorda. Walk along the winding path from The Baths through pools and grottos to the gleaming sands of Devil’s Bay. Hire a sailing boat to Jost Van Dyke and discover White Bay Beach’s stunning stretch of white sand and superb snorkelling reef.
Water sports in the British Virgin Islands
With so many sheltered anchorages amidst the islands’ calm bays, it is not surprising that the British Virgin Islands is one of the world’s most spectacular sailing grounds with an annual Sailing Festival and Regatta. Charter a yacht and discover the island of Anegada. Surrounded by reefs and shipwrecks, it is famed for snorkelling, diving and fishing, with lobster a real speciality. Surfers should head for Cane Garden Bay, Josiah’s Bay and Apple Bay on Tortola while there are a host of wrecks to dive near Cooper, Norman and Tortola Islands as well as coral reefs to explore such as the Indians, Painted Walls, Alice’s Wonderland and Ginger Steps off Ginger Island. Explore the North Sound off Virgin Gorda and take a kayak trip through open water and mangroves to discover places only accessible by boat.
Other activities in the British Virgin Islands
There are 21 national parks throughout the British Virgin Islands. Discover the bird sanctuary at Diamond Cay on Jost Van Dyke that includes terns, pelicans and migratory wading birds. Or trek to the highest point in Gorda Peak National Park for an unsurpassable view of the surrounding islands. Dive Rhone Marine Park to observe the decking, rigging, steam engine and propeller of the Royal Mail Steamer that sunk in 1867. To enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the islands, take an exhilarating helicopter flight over several islands before landing on Anegada Island. Visit the wildlife sanctuary with its colonies of pink Caribbean flamingos, herons and ospreys and then relax on beautiful Loblolly Bay Beach for a lobster and champagne lunch accompanied by Caribbean music.
Experience an idyllic island escape when you book your luxury hotel in the British Virgin Islands with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and discover one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos.