Many Caribbean islands feel like an unfortunate extension of the United States, complete with familiar chain restaurants, shopping centers, and all the comforts of home. A string of islands located east of Puerto Rico and the U. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands are a perfect destination for lounging on the beach, getting down in the dirt, or taking off with the wind.
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Irma was the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever to strike land and it ran an almost straight course through the whole island chain. As a born-and-raised BVIslander, I had never seen anything like it. No one had.
The official name of the Territory is still simply the "Virgin Islands", but the prefix "British" is often used to distinguish it from the neighbouring American territory which changed its name from the "Danish West Indies" to "Virgin Islands of the United States" in British Virgin Islands government publications continue to begin with the name "The Territory of the Virgin Islands", and the Territory's passports simply refer to the "Virgin Islands", and all laws begin with the words "Virgin Islands". Moreover, the Territory's Constitutional Commission has expressed the view that "every effort should be made", to encourage the use of the name "Virgin Islands".
For tranquillity and security there is no other. This is the essence of barefoot luxury. Our experience in the Caribbean region has shown that the British Virgin Islands continue to attract the lifestyle buyer, active business professionals and investors.
Girl snorkeling underwater through the rocks in Tortola, British Virgin Island. Snorkel past swimming stingrays and tropical fish. Marvel at ancient Arawak conch mounds.
Relaxed, yet refined, the BVI is nothing short of a posh paradise. While the BVI may be clandestine compared to its Caribbean counterparts, there is no shortage of activities to dive into. For divers, hundreds of wrecked ships give truth to the swashbuckling pirate tales. Given their close proximity, your next anchoring stop is always in sight.