If you're looking for a luxury holiday, the British Virgin Islands are one of the world's premier sun-drenched destinations. A thriving hotbed for sun worshippers and sailing enthusiasts, the British Virgin Islands offer year-round perfect weather and some of the best nature preserves in the entire Caribbean.
Some activities to add to your itinerary include:
-Sailing excursions: With warm winds blowing through, the British Virgin Islands are a mecca for sailors. Even if you don't want to captain your own boat, you can still hop on a sailing charter for an enjoyable day on the water.
-Scuba diving: Whether you want to swim through a coral reef or view the remains of the island's most famous shipwrecks, these islands offer some of the best scuba diving in the world.
-Nature tours: Beyond the picturesque seaside towns and villages that dot the islands' coast lie coral reefs, tropical nature preserves, and wondrous collections of marine life. Nature tours are among the islands' most popular activities for visitors.
-Beaches: Even by the high standards of the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands' beaches are nothing short of spectacular. It's very possible to find a quiet corner of beach all to yourself even during the high season for tourism.
-Fishing: You will need to get a permit if you intend to take part in a charter fishing excursion, but the British Virgin Islands offer outstanding opportunities for angling enthusiasts to sharpen their skills.
While there are plenty of hotels in the British Virgin Islands, staying in your own vacation rental makes for a more relaxing and enjoyable vacation. With all the comforts of home, a beach villa or condo in one of area's cities offers a lot more space and privacy than a traditional hotel room.
You can continue your trek through the Caribbean by heading to the neighboring U.S. Virgin Islands, or head over to San Juan, Puerto Rico, which is just a hop, skip and jump away. The British Virgin Islands also offers excellent air links to other nations in the southern Caribbean and the United States.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
New to FlipKey?
FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 300,000 homes and rooms around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home.
Find the vacation rental perfect for you. Learn how.