The British Virgin Islands. Found in the blue and warm Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico, the island group is an overseas territory of Britain. Moreover, people of the island have British and European Union citizenship. Being among the most prosperous states in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands makes approximately half of its wealth from tourism.
Numerous soft sandy beaches and crystal clear water make it a desirable holiday destination. The volcanic origin of the islands however provides even more versatile landscape. The Baths – a coastal area of Virgin Gorda – is famous for the grottoes, tunnels, pools and huge boulders on the beach – similar to those in Seychelles. Tourists can enjoy many activities: snorkeling and exploring the coral reefs, enjoying a cocktail in one of many bars, sunbathing, sailing or hiking in the rain forest – the options are inexhaustible!
Why to go there?
Nature is the main attraction of course. Pristine beaches, but also great towns and villages, with historic heritage and facilities, attract vacationers from all around the world, but mostly from America.
When to go there?
The islands drop into a tropical climate zone, making the weather mild all year round. The wettest season takes place from September to November. The hurricane season strikes the area from June to November.
How to get there?
A lot of tourists come here on the Caribbean cruise. The Terrence B. Lettsome Airport is the main airport here, however, it doesn’t have direct connections with the USA, Canada or Europe. One has to fly to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts or St. Martin first and then reach the British Virgin Islands from there.
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