the Astonishing British Virgin Islands

Facts about Travel to the Astonishing British Virgin Islands

You want to travel to the astonishing British Virgin Islands! The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Anegada, Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda. Along with more than 50 cays and smaller islands. The British Virgin Islands are located to the east of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. And to the north-west of Anguilla. The British Virgin Islands have a population of  30,030 (2019 est.). The largest ethnic group is Black (76%). Besides 5% Hispanic, 5% White and 5% Mixed. The largest religion is Christianity (55%). The capital is Road Town. The typical local meal consists of sea food. Including lobster, snapper and fish chowder. And also mussel pie, whelks and conch stew. 

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When you travel to the British Virgin Islands, this is important to know:

  • The official currency is the United States Dollar (USD)
  • The official language is English
  • The time zone is UTC-4
  • Driving side is left
  • Calling code +1-284
  • The main airport is Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, located on Beef Island. Tortola is accessible by the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

Best Time to Travel

The driest months are February to May. The majority of the rainfall occurs from September to November. It is pleasantly warm all year round (around 80° F / 27° C). The sea temperature is between 78-82° F (25-28° C).

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There are no cities in the British Virgin Islands. The capital Road Town is the largest town. Well known as a centre for bareboating (self-hire yacht chartering). The harbor is a jumping-off point for many ferries servicing the island. The second largest town is Spanish Town. It has numerous shopping possibilities. The Spanish Town Fisherman’s Jamboree in March is an annual event celebrating fishing. Visitors can try freshly caught seafood. 

Attractions Of the astonishing British Virgin Islands

The beaches of the British Virgin Islands are ravishingly beautiful! For example White Bay at Jost van Dyke or Smuggler’s Cove Bech at Tortola. The larger resorts are located on Tortola, the main island. The islands of Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke are well known among nature lovers and boaters for a more secluded experience. All of the British Virgin Islands are ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving and sunbathing. And also for reef fishing, bonefishing and deep sea fishing. Two beautiful and well-marked hiking trails can be found at Gorda Peak National Park on Virgin Gorda. 

The British Virgin Islands, relax and enjoy!