Things to do in the British Virgin Islands

Things to do in the British Virgin Islands

SNORKELING AND DIVING:
This extraordinary setting provides outstanding underwater visibility, healthy coral and a wide variety of exotic dive sites, with air temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Countless reefs, coral pinnacles, underwater caves, lava tunnels, canyons and grottoes create a choice of dive sites that range from shallows for snorkelers to fascinating shipwrecks for the experienced scuba diver.

For further information on dive spots please visit: http://www.bvitourism.com/diving

BEACHES
Discover our beautiful beaches! From surfing at Apple Bay to the pristine white sand at Elizabeth Beach, each spot has its own magic and attraction.

For information and a searchable list of all of our beaches please visit: http://www.bvitourism.com/beaches

DINING
The BVI are home to nearly 200 bars and restaurants and the “British” in their name does not mean bangers and mash served alongside conch fritters. (Although you can definitely find fish and chips if you have a craving.) From the barefoot places, like the Willie T and Foxy’s to the finest dining at the Brandywine Estate Restaurant you will find continental and Italian food along with West Indies-inspired fare.

For an extensive list of BVI Restaurants please visit: http://www.caribbeantravelmag.com/gallery/restaurants-and-beach-bars-bvi

HISTORIC SITES
Columbus came across the Virgin Islands on his second voyage to the New World in 1493. He named this archipelago Islas Virgines, comparing their untouched beauty to the legend of St. Ursula and the 11,000 virgins who followed her to martyrdom. Columbus’ sights though, were on the larger islands of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola where he hoped to find gold. The Virgin Islands remained untouched for over 100 years . . . or at least until its many sheltered coves were discovered by the pirates and privateers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Some of the era’s most famous scallywags are reputed to have launched their raids from the BVI’s shores, including Black Beard, Norman and Jost Van Dyke. The stories of slavery, pirates and fishing are born of these days and your trip won’t be complete without visiting our national parks, forts, museums, burial sites and old plantations.

For more information please visit: http://www.bvitourism.com/historic-sites

FISHING
The fishing is unparalleled in the BVI. Every good fisherman knows you have to go where the fish are – and in the BVI you’ll be surrounded by them! Whether you’re offshore hooking into a trophy marlin or wahoo, or combing the shallows fly fishing for world-class bonefish or tarpon, you will not be disappointed when fishing in the BVI. Licenses are required, for a BVI fishing licence application please visit:http://www.bvitourism.com/sites/default/files/upload/Pleasure_Fishing_License_Application.pdf