The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is made up of many small islands in the Caribbean that is east of Puerto Rico. The BVI major islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke and Anegada. Tortola is the largest island and the center of most yachting activity. More than 60 islands make up the entire BVI, as there also are many secluded islands, islets, and cays. The lush tropical zone is a haven for both water sports enthusiasts and those seeking to do nothing but sunbath and eat.
Today we look at the Caribbeans BVI. Rest assured that other island destinations are forthcoming. Rest assured that coverage of additional Caribbean hotspots is forthcoming.
Luxury Hotels in British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gordas Biras Creek Resort consists of 33 suites on Bercher Bay on a 140 acre estate. It is called a resort but it is more like a private community. The spa and restaurant at the harbor are fabulous. The resort just completed a million dollar makeover before reopening in October. The ocean and garden suites are mini-mansions. Peter Island Resort has been named as one of the worlds top resort by both Travel Leisure magazine and Conde Nast Traveler. A recent multimillion dollar makeover enriched the resorts tropical charm. A new villa and a spa have been added.
The exclusive Guana Island resort is seven beaches spread over 850 acres with cottages and villages for only 32 guests. There are numerous water related sporting activities as well as biking and hiking trails. The establishment is serious about making this resort a world apart, as the rooms do not have telephones or televisions.
Best Restaurants in British Virgin Islands
The Brandywine Bay Restaurant reserves four moorings for drop-in guests. However, the easily approachable moors support yachts up to 50 feet only. The menu, which is masterfully prepared by owner/chef Davide, changes daily. Additionally, check out Davides other place, the Capriccio di Mare, an Italian cafe promises the best pizza in the entire Caribbean! The Eclipse Restaurant and the Luna Lounge are a package deal. The Eclipse offers an eclectic fusion cuisine (i.e., unique dishes) and an extensive wine list. The restaurant is located in Fat Hogs Bay of Penns Landing Marina on Tortola. The Pavilion at the Rosewood Dix Bay is an open air restaurant that serves up elaborate breakfast and lunch buffets as well as a dinner menu of Caribbean-influenced dishes. The breathtaking view alone is worth the price of admission.
To Do in British Virgin Islands
Is there a better part of the world in which to charter a yacht than the BVI? Island hop, take a tour, go fishing, go sailing, go snorkeling, scuba diving, or skiing. BVI Yacht Charters, Horizon Yacht Charters, and North South Vacations re three seaworthy chartering companies to consider. Why not try some island hopping via a chartered helicopter? Island Helicopter offers custom flights and tours with hourly and daily rates available.
How about trying something that does not involve the water while staying in the Caribbean? There is a 92 acre national park on Tortola Island around Sage Mountain. The mountain peak is the highest of the Virgin Islands at 1,740 feet. There also are national park trails on Virgin Gorda Island. Parasailing is a fairly new sporting activity to the BVI. A parasailing boat leaves from Sopers Hole Marina in the west end of Tortola from Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda. The info was brought to you by all places no less the BVI Scuba Organization.
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