From the boulder-spattered beaches of Virgin Gorda to the hidden smuggler and onetime pirate coves of great big Tortola Island, the secluded sands of pretty Jost Van Dyke to the reefs and lobster gardens of Anegada, the British Virgin Islands (that’s just the BVI for short) are a picture of the pristine and paradisiacal Caribbean region.
They are diverse and different from each other at every step, with the great granite rocks of The Baths contrasting with the volcanic peninsulas of Tortola and the rest.
Coral gardens and multi-coloured Horseshoe Reef bring a multitude of tropical and exotic marine life too, which also bursts out of the shipwrecks under the sea.
Then there are the locals, forever smiling and ready to cook up a BBQ of smoky mahi-mahi meets English pork cuts – a surf and turf to remember! Here are the best things to do and see when holidaying in the BVI…
1. Bathe in The Baths
A labyrinth of winding tunnels and hidden grottoes, plunge pools and sandy boulders that rings the southern reaches of Virgin Gorda and creates one of the most scenic costal spots in the entire archipelago, The Baths are an undisputed must for any traveler making their way to the BVI. Now a national park, the whole bay is perfect for snorkelers, swimmers, wildlife lovers, nature photographers and rock walkers.
It’s known for the colossal granite stones that pepper the beaches and the shoreline, placing it in stark contrast to the more rugged volcanic makeup of the other Virgin Islands.