2022 Updated BVI Travel Guide
An update to our most popular blog post ever. Our 2022 BVI Travel Guide is here!
The British Virgin Islands are…. Known as the some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, and really the World. Known for great sailing the islands close proximity is a boaters paradise.
First time visiting?…. The sailing is excellent. The BVI also offers great snorkeling, surfing and board sports, like wing foiling and kite surfing. Or just relax on one of our beautiful beaches. Grab a cold beer or a rum drink and find a coconut tree.
Casual & easy going…. The BVI vibe is casual and easy going. Shorts and T-shirts rule and linen is a great option to dress up a bit. Shop our HIHO linen styles online here. You may need a light sweater in the winter when nighttime temps drop below 80 degrees!
Surf or SUP…. Tortola and some of the outer islands feature some of the Caribbean best waves for surfing. Cane Garden Bay is a World class point break! If you like to SUP then there are plenty of wonderful spots- our favourites include Little Jost Van Dyke and the South side of Beef Island. Wing foiling is the new hot Watersport and we offer lots of windy and flat water venues to choose from. Our UPF50 Shirts are perfect for all day sun protection, shop here online.
Honeymooners…. Nothing better than spending a week in a small private villa or aboard your own yacht. There are lots of private anchorages and plenty of deserted islands you can call your own. Check out the tiny beach on the North West corner of Fallen Jerusalem, which is a stone’s throw from the tip of Virgin Gorda.
Best Island Cocktail…. Check out a Painkiller at Hendo’s Hideout on White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. Or mix your own rum punch- 1 part lime and OJ; 2-parts combined white and dark rum; 3/4 part of simple syrup; generous dash of Angostura bitters. Shake and enjoy. If you let this sit overnight it tastes even better!
Best Sunset vantage…. Watch the sun go down from the beach bar at the Anegada Reef Hotel. It’s priceless!
A perfect day is…. Sail down the Sur Francis Drake Channel and across to Sandy Spit. Rig you Wingfoil gear and island hop down to White Bay (with your yacht following you…). Have a Painkiller at Hendo’s Hideout. Stay for dinner, or Scott back up to Great Harbour and eat at Foxy’s.
Best Shopping… The BVI are not really known for great shopping, but check out the Beach House Boutique at Rosewood Little Dix Resort on Virgin Gorda. It has the best collection of casual and elegant island apparel and gifts. Treat yourself to a sumptuous meal at the Sugar Mill restaurant, which is located a stone’s throw from the boutique.
Secret Spot…. Stay at one of Long Bay Beach Resorts new beach front rooms. Take long walks down the powdery sand beach and enjoy their Thai curry’s for a quiet and romantic meal.
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are located to the East of Puerto Rico. Collectively there are over 60 islands, cays and rocks that comprise the territory which is still a part of Great Britain. Year round weather is very agreeable with temperature ranging from the mid-70's in the Winter to low-90's in the Summer. English is the official language and the currency is the US Dollar. The best way to get here is to fly to St Thomas (in the US Virgin Islands) and come across by ferry. We hope you visit soon!
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