The British Virgin Islands are back ! Following the devastating impact of hurricane Irma in September 2017 when so many areas of these beautiful islands were destroyed, we are pleased to say that through sheer determination and hard work, the people of the BVI are now ready to wholeheartedly welcome visitors to the many newly built hotels, private villas, restaurants, bars and recreational spots to enjoy the very best the islands have to offer.
The British Virgin Islands archipelago comprises around 60 beautiful, tropical islands, each with their own charm, and located just a 45 minute flight west of Antigua. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea to the south, most of the islands’ origins were volcanic, leaving them with a rugged terrain, lush green hillsides and heavenly beaches. The British Virgin Islands truly represents the original Caribbean ; untouched, totally relaxed and with the exact amount of thoughtful development to offer the ultimate holiday retreat for visitors.
The British Virgin Islands are perfect for island hopping, as the islands are so close to each other whwre quaint boats and ferries are able to transport you. The largest islands include Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke and many more tiny uninhabited islands and islets favoured as sailing trip stopping points for exploration and picnic lunches.
From the stunning beaches, tiny coves, tropical fauna and flora, magnificent views from every angle, historical points of interest and natural wonders such as The Baths on Virgin Gorda, the British Virgin Islands has something for everyone with its variety of activities ; Watersports, magnificent diving spots, fabulous sailing waters, cuisine ranging from fine dining restaurants to laid-back beach bars and most of all the warmest of welcomes from the local “BV Islanders”.
Our team all have specific personal knowledge of the British Virgin Islands and can assist you with all aspects of planning the perfect BVI holiday.
British Virgin Islands Key Facts :
Getting to the BVI :
The British Virgin Islands' main airport, the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS) is reached by connecting through other Caribbean airports on the islands such as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, or St. Maarten.
From the UK and Europe fly via London Gatwick with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic to Antigua. Flying time is approximately 8 hours
Connecting flights from Antigua to Beef Island (Tortola) are available on VI Link, Inter-Caribbean, Liat Airlines or by private charter flight. Onward journeys to the islands such as Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost van Dijk can be arranged on charter flights, by ferry or boat charter.
Local Currency : the official currency is the US Dollar.
Time Zone : GMT +4
Entry requirements : Visitors to the British Virgin Islands must be in possession of a valid passport (minimum 6 months) and a return or onward ticket. Visas are required from nationals of the countries as listed on this LINK
Electricity : standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz
Climate : Average Temperatures 29 – 32 Centigrade year round
Local Language : Official Language is English