Peaceful, pretty and as close to paradise as you’ll get, the British Virgin Islands are a stunning destination. There are around 50 islands in the BVIs but there are four larger ones, the main two being Tortola and Virgin Gorda, and sailing fanatics will be spoilt for choice.
About Luxury Villas in British Virgin Islands (BVIs)
A luxury villa holiday in the British Virgin Islands is perfect for a memorable trip to mark a special occasion or an action-packed family holiday. Necker Island, for instance, is owned by Richard Branson and can be hired exclusively for the ultimate private luxury villa experience right on the beach.
The British Virgin Islands are a mecca for sailors, with more than 50 exquisite islands dotted throughout the turquoise seas of the Caribbean combined steady trade winds and gentle currents. There are hundreds of white-sand-fringed bays to explore from a luxury villa on the island and you can be sure of a warm welcome when you arrive.
It is possible to stay on Richard Branson’s private superyacht ‘Necker Belle’ which offers a fantastic way to explore the islands.
The BVIs have had a colourful history. Settled thousands of years ago by the Amerindians, and then by the Dutch and the British since the 1600s, the different cultures are still in evidence today in the food, architecture, language and music.
The main island in the British Virgin Islands is Tortola and holds most of the population and commerce. Virgin Gorda is a real beauty, favoured by movie stars, millionaires and yachties. Jost Van Dyke is more relaxed and the remote island of Anegada is super-chilled, perfect for just flopping into a hammock and taking it easy when on a luxury villa holiday to the British Virgin Islands.
There are watersports-a-plenty in the BVIs – the sailing, scuba diving and big game fishing are all world class.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The BVIs are tropical islands so there is always a possibility of light showers, but January through to March are the driest with balmy warm temperatures averaging 28°C. April and May experience only a few more showers in the afternoons than the driest months, so still a great time to travel. The most rain is found between September to November during hurricane season.
What we love about British Virgin Islands
We love the endless choice of pristine white sand beaches, the delicious grilled lobster, the punchy rum-punches and of course that friendly laid-back island-style culture – pure heaven.
To reach Necker Island, fly to Virgin Gorda or to Beef Island (Tortola) from San Juan in Puerto Rico (35 minutes), St. Thomas in Antigua (1 hour 20 minutes) or from Barbados (4 hours 15 minutes with stopover).
Best Places to Eat and Drink
Dining in the British Virgin Islands tends to be island-style – low key and relaxed. Being surrounded by the ocean the islands have a wonderful variety of fresh seafood. When staying in an exclusive luxury villa expect to see mahi mahi, snapper, conch and, of course, grilled lobster on the menus.
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