Vacation In The British Virgin Islands

I thought I’d write a little about my recent vacation to the British Virgin Islands. It was an incredible experience, and I think you’ll enjoy learning about what I did.

British Virgin Islands, commonly called BVI is a collection of many islands and cays. This self-governing British dependent territory is located in the caribbean sea and just 100 miles east of Puerto Rico. The article will give you some tips on how to have an unforgettable vacation in BVI and what not to miss during your trip

The British Virgin Islands face the treacherous Atlantic Ocean and provide shelter for yachts, sailboats, and even superyachts. Luxury yachts anchored in the British Virgin Islands offer a carefree anonymity that is hard to find any where else in the world.

Are you in the market for a summer Caribbean vacation? This short primer is designed to assist prospective British Virgin Island vacationers in their planning.

Are you looking for a safe and secure place to put your money? You may want to consider purchasing real estate in the British Virgin Islands. BVI is a group of islands that are composed of more than 40 islands. These islands are located east of the Caribbean archipelago of the Virgin Islands which is why they have the same name. Why invest in the BVI? Simple, location, location, location. If you look at a world map, you will notice that the BVI is just east of Puerto Rico and south of Saint Thomas.

Steeped in the exceptional beauty of the Caribbean Sea, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are a collection of about 50 islands, with hotels and resorts for all budgets and styles of traveler awaiting your exploration. The largest island is Tortola – but if you want to find a hidden gem, don’t stop your search there. If you’d like to do a little island hopping, you’ll certainly have the chance.

Vacation In The British Virgin Islands

Across this stunning island collection, you’ll find resorts of every stripe, from super luxurious to stripped down budget-friendly accommodations to the most remote destinations, where it’s just you, your loved ones, and the beach – and hardly anyone else standing between you and relaxation.

Depending on which resort and island you choose, you’re sure to find friendly hospitality, mouthwatering Caribbean cuisine, and inviting beaches. From family-friendly to pet-friendly resorts and romantic couples’ getaways, plan your next Caribbean vacation with our list of the best resorts in the British Virgin Islands.

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1. Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Photo Source: Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Photo Source: Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Tucked away on a half-mile of crescent beach on the island of Virgin Gorda, the iconic Rosewood Little Dix Bay has been known for “barefoot luxury” and sophistication since its founding in 1964. Though childcare is available, this resort is ideally suited for couples.

The resort has been refreshed with updated accommodations and luxurious amenities. Choose from beachfront cottages, treehouse suites, or villas. Some of these accommodations include private plunge pools, outdoor showers, and expansive patios for the ultimate in exclusive getaways.

Dining al fresco, with breathtaking views of the waterfront, is the name of the game here, and you’ll have your choice of three breezy restaurants serving farm – (or sea)-to-table cuisine in a relaxed yet elegant setting, just steps from the ocean.

Treat yourself to a tour of seven private beaches on Virgin Gorda, some of which are only accessible by boat. If you’re seeking calmer waters, check out the two on-site pools, including an infinity pool at the spa. Rosewood Little Dix Bay also offers meticulously groomed tennis courts and a full-service on-site spa and fitness center. Yoga and meditation sessions are offered to help guide your bliss.

Accommodation: Rosewood Little Dix Bay

2. Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection

Photo Source: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection
Photo Source: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection

A hidden gem located on rugged Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands, this boutique resort offers ocean-view guest rooms, one-bedroom suites, and luxurious villas nestled in the hills and overlooking the marina, which glows beautifully after dark.

Choose from four restaurants, ranging from international to American cuisine, plus a gourmet market and an open-air grill. There are three pools, including a children’s pool on-site, as well as a whirlpool.

Feeling adventurous? Take your pick of boating activities, hiking the local fitness trail, kayaking or sailing, snorkeling or scuba diving. Get in a workout session at the on-site gym. Then pamper yourself with a post-workout treatment at the spa, which offers Ayurvedic treatments, including massages, wraps, and facials with views of the ocean.

Accommodation: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection

3. Guana Island

Photo Source: Guana Island
Photo Source: Guana Island

This secluded island resort is only accessible by the resort’s private ferry from Tortola – giving you your very own private island retreat during your stay in the British Virgin Islands. Guana Island offers 850 acres of rugged natural beauty and seven secluded white powder beaches, which you only have to share with a few dozen guests, at most.

The resort was created in 1934 on the foundation of a centuries-old Quaker estate and offers 18 rooms and villas with views of the Caribbean Sea. All meals are included with your stay and are created by chefs using island-grown produce, fresh-baked breads, and cookies.

Spend your days hiking the dozens of trails dotting the island, relax on the deserted beaches, and enjoy the ultimate expression of “getting away from it all.”

Accommodation: Guana Island

4. Wyndham Tortola BVI Lambert Beach Resort

Photo Source: Wyndham Tortola BVI Lambert Beach Resort
Photo Source: Wyndham Tortola BVI Lambert Beach Resort

Located on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Wyndham Tortola BVI Lambert Beach Resort offers guests access to a perfect Caribbean beach and one of the largest pools in the islands, complete with private cabanas.

Italian-inspired rooms and suites are decorated in muted colors with romantic canopies sweeping over beds and bright pops of turquoise to complement the ocean views from Lambert Beach outside your window. Free Wi-Fi access is available, and the resort is also pet-friendly.

The outdoor pool is 170 feet long with a spacious sun deck, and there is a children’s pool. The resort also offers a fitness center, on-site spa, and laundry service.

Enjoy Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine at the understated and elegant outdoor restaurant or a quick bite to eat at the poolside café – or enjoy a private meal in your room with full room service.

Accommodation: Wyndham Tortola BVI Lambert Beach Resort

5. Bitter End Yacht Club

Photo Source: Bitter End Yacht Club
Photo Source: Bitter End Yacht Club

After being completely destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017, the Bitter End Yacht Club is re-opening in 2022. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the four-star resort has over a mile of beachfront property and a laid-back vibe that has been attracting guests since the 1970s.

The property caters to boat owners, with a decked-out marina, as well as travelers just arriving on one, with its brand new Mariner Lofts. These are the only over-water bungalows in BVI and are inspired by vintage sail lofts. The wooden structures have floor-to-ceiling doors that open onto furnished patios and allow you to float right up to them in a paddleboard or kayak.

There is an on-site restaurant and plenty of activities to keep you busy. Near some beautiful coral reefs, the snorkeling and diving here is excellent. There are also opportunities to learn how to sail, windsurf, and kiteboard.

Accommodation: Bitter End Yacht Club

6. The Sugar Mill Hotel

Photo Source: The Sugar Mill Hotel
Photo Source: The Sugar Mill Hotel

Located at a 400-year-old sugar mill, the Sugar Mill Hotel is on Tortola’s Apple Bay. It is a boutique hotel with just two dozen rooms, allowing guests to have an intimate getaway in the classic Caribbean style.

Each of the hotel’s 24 double or twin rooms have been recently renovated, and offer views of the sea from the balcony or terrace. Rooms include refrigerators, robes, and slippers, and some include outdoor showers. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

There are two restaurants on-site, including one fine-dining restaurant and a Mediterranean restaurant situated right at the water’s edge. An all-inclusive dining option is available with your stay if you wish.

Enjoy the hotel’s private beach, outfitted with complimentary loungers and sun umbrellas. Other amenities include a freshwater pool on-site underneath palm trees and bordered by lush, tropical floral gardens. Take your relaxation to the next level with a scrub, wrap, or massage treatment at the on-site spa.

Accommodation: The Sugar Mill Hotel

7. Anegada Beach Club

Photo Source: Anegada Beach Club
Photo Source: Anegada Beach Club

It doesn’t get anymore Caribbean than this: your own private thatched-roof, palapa-style luxurious accommodations right on the beach, including outdoor bathtubs and gently swinging hammocks on your front-row seat to the exquisite turquoise sea.

Anegada Beach Club offers nine exclusive “glamping-style” Palapa Retreats and 16 standard rooms, depending on your needs. The on-site restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, including fresh-caught entrees and local Caribbean favorites. The resort offers a complimentary airport and ferry shuttle.

Want to learn a new skill? Book your adventure at the kitesurfing school located right at the beach club, where in addition to kitesurfing, you can rent stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and everything you need to enjoy a snorkeling adventure.

Elsewhere on the property, you’ll find beach volleyball courts, cornhole, Jenga, and horseshoes. You can also rent bicycles and electric scooters to explore Anegada on your own.

Accommodation: Anegada Beach Club

8. Mango Bay Resort

Photo Source: Mango Bay Resort
Photo Source: Mango Bay Resort

Virgin Gorda’s Mango Bay Resort offers a quaint and luxurious beach vacation ideal for couples, singles, and families on four beachfront acres in the British Virgin Islands. You’ll have your choice of six private villas, each nestled among lush tropical greenery – two just 30 feet from the water – and decorated in a contemporary Italian style.

Villas have one- and two-bedroom suites, which can be rented together for groups if you wish. Each has a separate living room, as well as a full kitchen and spacious bathroom. Enjoy a quiet meal or a moment of relaxation on your spacious terrace. Smaller upstairs studios have kitchenettes. Each unit includes an outdoor shower for refreshing yourself after a day at the beach.

You might want to spend your day exploring the coral reef barrier that surrounds the resort’s beach – go snorkeling, sailing, or kayaking here for spectacular underwater landscapes. Snorkeling equipment, beach mats, and kayaks are available for guest use for free. Or take a hike along the trails that snake through the surrounding hilltops.

Other excursions, such as scuba diving, fishing trips, and Jeep rentals, can be arranged through resort staff. You can also arrange for an en-suite spa treatment, such as a massage, pedicure, or manicure, in the comfort of your guest room or villa.

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