British Virgin Islands

Territory reaching out to new visitors

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The British Virgins may be branded as “ Nature’s Little Secrets” because of their abundant beauty and rich natural resources. But the 60 plus islands will soon be attracting more attention. The British Virgin Islands government is stepping up it efforts to attract global travelers seeking an authentic vacation experience.

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Only in Anegada

The name sounds alluring with a bit of intrigue. But this island in the British Virgins is restful rather than exotic. Only 27 feet above sea level at its highest perch, it has long stretches of white beaches.

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Nurturing the "golden goose"

Visionary leadership is embracing conservation and preservation. We are finally realizing bigger is not necessarily better, and an island's authenticity is everything. The BVI is leading the way.

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Just one more jewel in the BVI

Most anyone who has ever visited or sailed in the Briitsh Virgins, knows about Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke. But discovery is alive in the BVI, with so many tiny jewels to explore.

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The Baths at Virgin Gorda

courtesy Mauricio Handler

BVI named Caribbean's best quality of life

The British Virgin Islands landed at the top of the list for the region’s best quality of life, according to a report “Caribbean & Central American Countries of the Future."

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Low Key Luxury

Biras Creek Resort, on a stunning peninsula, off Virgin Gorda’s North Sound, provides guests with a rare opportunity to feel in their own skin again.

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Soothing it at the Soggy Dollar

When you approach White Bay in the BVI's Jost Van Dyk you may sense you're about to drop anchor at one of those places, you won't easily forget. And you'll be right. There is no dock to tie up, so you must swim or dinghy in. The bar got its name because many boaters swim to shore and pay for their libations with soggy dollars

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Perla George British Virgin Islands Tourist Board general manager, North America speaks with Maura Curley.

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Boating in the British Virgin Islands
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Feature Stories

Pleasures of the parks

The Parks of the U.S. and British Virgins Islands are a source of inspiration and exhilaration for all of us who need to get in touch with nature and ourselves. Click for more.

Learning to sail in the BVI

Understand, the three of us have collectively lived in the Virgin Islands for more than 40 years. So why would we book a learn to sail trip on a 32-foot sailboat in hurricane season? Click for more.

A welcome and a weapon

The Pineapple is ripe with symbolism in the Caribbean with an exotic past. Click for more.

BVI celebrates Emancipation Festival

The British Virgin Islands, known for its cyan sea and sensational sailing,also excels at special events, especially the annual Emancipation Festival July and August. If you’re looking for an authentic experience this is for you. Click for more.

Educator and fungi master

Elmore Stoutt, spent 46 years in education and is credited with making massive improvements. He is also an engaging entertainer and known as one of the islands' most intriguing fungi masters. Click for more.

BVI steps up tourism strategy

The British Virgins may be branded as “ Nature’s Little Secrets” because of their abundant beauty and rich natural resources. But the 60 plus islands will soon be attracting more attention. The British Virgin Islands government is stepping up it efforts to attract global travelers seeking an authentic vacation experience. Click for more.

British Virgin Islands wins at Caribbean Travel Marketplace

Delegates from the British Virgin Islands celebrated the islands attributes at the 30th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Atlantis resort January 22 to 24. Click for more.

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

The annual BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival signals spring in the BVI. Click for more.

She shines in Cane Garden Bay

Perched on a hill overlooking Cane Garden Bay, Lighthouse Villas in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, provides s a cool respite from the heat of the beach. Proprietor Malcia Rymer Bean adds to the ambiance, with her quiet charm. Click for more.

Fischer's Cove a family affair

Fischer’s Cove Beach Hotel, in Virgin Gorda’s Spanish Town, transports you to another era. This family owned property overlooks Sir Francis Drake’s Channel and serves wonderful West Indian treats in the dining room. Click for more.

Lumbering red footed

You could be fortunate to see the red footed tortoise out and about for the day. It doesn't do much but lumber along, scrounging for food. Click for more.

Tryst in Tortola

Tortola offers opportunities for beach exploration. Favorites include a soothing stretch of sand at Cane Garden Bay, dotted with little shanties serving up luscious lunches and cold beer Click for more.

Terrific in Tortola

Just three minutes from the famed Cane Garden Bay beach, Heritage Inn in Tortola offers a private getaway with food to match its fabulous view. Click for more.

The Best Shopping in the BVI

The British Virgin Islands is brimming with authentic made in the BVI souvenirs and keepsakes. Click for more.