The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a popular place to visit due to its reliable mild climate and world renowned sailing, diving, beaches, and much more.
Condé Nast put together an article highlighting some of the best strategies to travel to the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Condé Nast Traveler ~ ” The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is an archipelago that has four main islands—Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke—and nearly 60 smaller isles with a reliably mild climate and gentle trade winds. No surprise, island hopping by boat is a popular way to make the most of the destination.
But the hardest part of visiting is deciding where to drop anchor. If you’re looking for hiking and rum tasting, Tortola is your best bet. For great lobster, it’s Anegada (especially if you can plan around the Anegada Lobster Festival). Each island has something to brag about, though, with a consistent laidback attitude—even in the BVI’s many luxe hotels—that’ll make you want to linger.
Getting to and around the British Virgin Islands While the weather is near perfect year-round, the dry season in the BVI is December through April. It’s Now is a good time to visit, too: Though the British Virgin Islands were hit hard by Hurricane Irma in 2017, which caused devastation across the islands, many of the impacted hotels have recently completed repairs and are ready to welcome visitors again—and borders have finally reopened to vaccinated travelers. Here are the best things to do on the main British Virgin Islands, with tips for each.
Best to avoid hurricane season from June to November, with the greatest likelihood of tropical systems occurring between August and October.
There are no direct flights from the U.S. to the BVI, so the best option is to fly into Saint Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and reserve a boat transfer with Island Time Water Taxi. These can run around $400-$1,500 depending on the number of passengers, final destination, and the time of year.
Unless you plan on staying on one island, chartering a boat is how most choose to explore the unofficial sailing capital of the Caribbean. However, there are inter-island ferries and water taxis if you prefer to spend more time on land.” ~ Condé Nast Traveler.
Don’t forget to check out Tortola, the largest island of the BVI. Home of the famous Road Town (image above) and blessed with famous white-sand beaches!
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