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British Virgin Islands (BVI)

"Nature's Little Secrets", over 60 pristine Caribbean islands that comprise the British Virgin Islands, have been home to some of the most striking white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean. In addition to sailing which is a key attraction of the area, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of accommodations options.

picture of bviWe have traveled to the larger islands including Tortola, the largest island in the BVI, Virgin Gorda, the third largest island measuring 8½ sq. mi., Jost Van Dyke with the highest point of elevation (1,054 ft.) and Anegada, the only coral island in the volcanic BVI chain. 

Sailing, boating and snorkeling are key attractions in the area. The British Virgin Islands flank the broad Sir Francis Drake Channel, which has beguiled sailors for centuries with scalloped coves and great anchorages.

On one visit to the islands, my husband and I chartered a 36' sailboat, (bareboating - no skipper) and enjoyed a terrific week sailing and swimming our way through the islands. Our favorite stops included Cooper Island, a very popular island with beautiful snorkeling right off the beach; Peter Island, an exquisite island in a very romantic setting; and Jost Van Dyke, a fabulous overnight mooring that led to a very fresh lobster dinner. And don’t forget to pick up your bottle of British Navy Pusser’s Rum at Soper’s Hole (Tortola West), the original West Indies grog of the British Navy, still winning awards around the world for quality.   

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