British Virgin Islands Travel Guide

The British Virgin Islands are an archipelago of about 56 volcanic islands, known for their unspoilt beaches, enchanting coral reefs, excellent diving spots, scenic mountain peaks and beautiful sunsets.

Tourist attractions in the islands include the capital Road Town, the bays and beaches of Tortola, Sage Mountain National Park, J R O’Neal Botanic Gardens, Cane Garden Bay, Anegada the only coral island, Salt Island, Norman Island, the grottoes and caves at Virgin Gorda Island and the beaches at Smugglers’ Cove, Long Bay and Brewer’s Bay. The British Virgin Islands also offer excellent conditions for diving, sailing, yachting, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Getting There & Away

Regular flights from St John’s (Antigua) and San Juan (Puerto Rico) to the Terrence B Lettsome international airport on Beef Island. There are no direct flights from Europe, USA, Canada, or South America. Regular ferry services also operate between Road Town, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola and Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands and St Thomas and St John in the US Virgin Islands.

Weather & When to Go

The British Virgin Islands enjoy a humid subtropical climate tempered by trade winds, with little temperature variation between summer and winter. The islands get very limited rainfall, varying from island to island. The threat of hurricanes remains high between June and November.