The British Virgin Islands are windows to the pleasant beauty of the Caribbean Islands. It is a former Dutch territory, now under British rule. The islands sprawl lazily next to the US Virgin Islands.

The official currency is US Dollar. Some establishments accept credit cards. Also, there are ATMs in Tortola and Virgin Gorda. 

Electric plugs and sockets are of types A and B. The standard voltage is 110V. So, you don’t need to bring an adapter, if you are coming from the USA

The timeless beauty of nature is on display here. However, consider yourself warned! This destination is not for the frugal traveler! It is a pricey place to visit. It can take some time to adjust, but once you do, you’ll be glad you came.

The Virgin Gorda is East. Both Anegada and Jost Van Dyke are west. Tortola is the center. It is the largest of them all. It holds Road Town, which is also the capital city. The south is also populated by small southern islands.

There are no flights directly to the British Virgin Islands. The only airport is on Beef Island. This tiny airport cannot accommodate international planes. Travel here requires changing planes at intermediate destinations in Puerto Rico, Antigua, etc. Ferries are extremely popular means of transport. Cars can also be used to get around. These islands are small in area. Travel by foot is also accessible. If you have money to spare, hire a taxi, which can be shamelessly expensive. Also, if you want to hire a car, you can do it through one of the many local or international companies. However, you need to be over 25 to hire a car. 

Warm sandy beaches are the backbone of tourism in the British Virgin Islands. The Caribbean coastline showcases heavenly beaches. On a pleasant day, you can still find empty beaches. Most travelers flock to a few affluent beaches in the region.

In addition to sunbathing, you can also take part in many activities. Learn to sail the Caribbean waters. It will be an experience unlike any other! The stunning coral reefs are a temptation for any diver. Dive in! Say yes to surfing. There are also tremendous opportunities for windsurfing.

Fishing is not allowed. However, with enough money, you can purchase a permit.

Purchase mementos in classy local boutiques. Enjoy souvenirs and memories of the enchanting islands. Experience The British Virgin Islands! They are unlike any traditional beach you’ve encountered.

September 3, 2016 11:31 am Published by 1 Comment

Join the Travel Club