Language: English Currency: U.S. dollar Temperature: Average 85°F winter, 90°F summer Square Miles: 59 Approx. Population: 21,000
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are composed of about 60
islands, islets, and cays, with Tortola leading all the others in size and
population. These islands are of volcanic origin except for Anegada which
is coral and limestone. Temperatures range between 75 and 80 degrees all
year. Tradewinds keep the air pleasant. The beaches are white powdery
sand, and the water is a crystal clear blue. The islands look green with
palm trees, sea grape trees, and massive blooms of bougainvillea and
hibiscus, especially in summer.
are frequently seen skimming over the water, and there are numerous marinas.
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Amerindians and other tribes originally settled these
islands. Christopher Columbus was the first European to sight the
Virgin Islands, in 1493. Pirates frequented the area. But eventually
the English won out over the Dutch, French, Spanish, and Danish, who were
all contending for control of the islands. After a prosperous period of
sugar cane plantation settlement and rum production, the economy has
mainly turned to tourism.
Possible accommodations in the British Virgin Islands include
resorts on "private" islands, traditional hotels, very small hotels,
villas, and apartments. The islands are perfect for weddings and
honeymoons. Dining options include upscale restaurants, beach bars, and
Boat lovers may also opt for a yacht holiday. With their
closely-spaced, sheltered islands, constant trade winds, and many marinas,
the British Virgin Islands offer sailors the ideal sailing environment
for exploring secluded beaches. Marlin and wahoo fish attract deep-sea
fishermen; coral reefs and the shipwrecked HMS Rhone promote the
popular Caribbean activities of snorkeling and scuba diving. Other water
activities include windsurfing, swimming with dolphins, and parasailing
as well as sea kayaking, surfing, and bonefishing.
Anegada is the only coral island in the British Virgin
Islands group. This flat and sandy island features quiet beaches and
has limited accommodations. There is only one town on the island, but
almost 300 wrecks in the area make it attractive to divers.
Only three square miles in size, Jost Van Dyke has beautiful
beaches, and several bars, including the famous Foxy's. Colorful houses
overlook the water. This mountainous island is surrounded by the nearby
islands of Little Jost Van Dyke, Green Cay, and Sandy Cay.
Peter Island, with its jagged coastline and sandy beaches,
lies south of Tortola. While it can only be reached by sea, it has a
luxury hotel complex. The island is covered with lush vegetation, and
the coves are perfect for boat anchoring and swimming.
Tortola is the island hub of the British Virgin Islands,
linking them to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean Islands via scheduled
air and ferry services. On this most developed island of the BVI group,
visitors will find restaurants, shops, and galleries, as well as banks
and charter yacht companies. While Tortola has long, white beaches on
its north side, the center of the island still has rain forests. There
are also mango and banana plantations on the island.
The famous Baths, formed out of giant boulders on the beach,
attract visitors to the island of Virgin Gorda. The northern part of the
island features a large bay dotted with small islets. The central part
of the island is mountainous, while the southern part is rocky and flat.