Places to Visit in British Virgin Islands, America

Places to Visit in British Virgin Islands, America

British Virgin Islands is one of the special collectivities of British overseas territory situated in the Caribbean Sea, is spread over an area of 153 sq. km. located at the coordinates of 18°25.883′ N 64°37.383′ W. English is the official language and Road Town is the capital and largest city of British Virgin Islands.

British Virgin Islands is made up of 4 major islands namely Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and more than fifty other smaller islands and cays. Tortola is the largest island including capital city Road Town with a length of 20 km and width of 5 km.


History of British Virgin Islands:

It is believed that, Arawaks were first human settlements at Virgin Islands and they inhabited until the 15th century and migrated to other regions after the attacks of Caribs. Christopher Columbus was the first European to spot Virgin Islands in 1493. Virgin Islands was named by Columbus during his voyage. After the very long rule of Dutch, French, Spanish, and Danish, the British finally claimed the islands.


How to reach British Virgin Islands?

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is the most important airport at British Virgin Islands located in the capital city, Road Town. It has flights to and from Anguilla, Antigua, Sint Maarten, Santo Domingo, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia and many other domestic and international locations, served by BVI Airways, VI Air Link, Anguilla Air Services and many other prominent airlines.

Boats are useful to reach neighboring islands such as US Virgin Islands and Spanish Virgin Islands and there are taxis and cars available for local travel in Road Town.


Culture, Food and Shopping in British Virgin Islands:

English is the primary language of BVI and also natives speak Spanish and local dialect. A Fungi is the traditional music of the British Virgin Islands. Cornmeal dish is very famous all around the island.

Some shopping options in British Virgin Islands (Road Town) include:

  • Philatelic Bureau
  • Serendipity Bookshop
  • Pusser’s Outpost
  • Bamboushay

The major food corners in British Virgin Islands (Road Town) are:

  • Charlie’s
  • Indigo Moods
  • Serendipity Bookshop Cafe
  • The Road Town Bakery


Things to do in British Virgin Islands:

  • Sail
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • BVI Kite Jam


Places of interest in British Virgin Islands:

Lambert beach:

Lambert beach is one of the major beaches of Virgin Islands and is very high in quality in terms of cleanness and calmness.


BVI Scuba:

BVI Scuba offers great scuba diving trips along with snorkeling and eco-tours from 8AM-6PM every day. Scuba equipments are provided.


Folk History Museum:

Folk History Museum is located on the main street of Road Town featuring photographs and artifacts related to the history of BVI.


Other places of interest in British Virgin Islands are:

  • Botanic gardens
  • Coral reefs
  • Historic villages
  • Churches
  • Anegada Island
  • Rhone National Marine Park
  • North Shore Shell Museum
  • BVI Folk Museum
  • Fort Burt
  • Smith’s Ferry


Best time to visit British Virgin Islands:

September and November will be the ideal months to travel British Virgin Islands because of the pleasant weather.


Accommodation options in British Virgin Islands:

British Virgin Islands is home to some of the best hotels of Caribbean offering world class facilities and services at reasonable prices. Tourists can choose luxury resorts and hotels or locally owned inns or guest houses for accommodation. Most of the major hotels are established in capital city Road Town. The major hotels and resorts in British Virgin Islands (Road Town) include:

  • Sebastian’s on the Beach
  • Maria’s by the Sea
  • Nanny Cay Marina & Hotel
  • Fort Burt Hotel
  • Moorings Mariner Inn Hotel
  • Sea View Hotel
  • Elm Beach Suites
  • Village Cay Hotel
  • Villa Majesty
  • Hotel Castle Maria
  • Hodge’s Creek Marina Hotel
  • Paradise Suites
  • Prospect Reef Resort
  • Cooper Island Beach Club
  • Hummingbird House

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