Relaxing sailing vacation on beaches of the BVI
Starting point: Scrub Island
About: The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, located sixty miles east of Puerto Rico and a few miles north of the US Virgin Islands. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the north of the BVI, and the Caribbean Sea lies to the south.
The BVI is comprised of 60 islands and cays with approximately 27 that are inhabited. There are four main islands: Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke. Every island on BVI has its own character and charm.
Most of the islands in the BVI are volcanic in origin and mountainous with lush terrain with the exception of Anegada. With a terrain of limestone and coral, Anegada lies at the northeastern edge of the BVI archipelago. Each island captures a view of the surrounding seascape.
Scrub Island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean is a part of the Lesser Antilles and home to the Scrub Island Resort where you will spend your first day and start your sailing adventure in the morning.
Virgin Gorda is the third-largest BVI island. Spring Bay, located on the southwestern coast of Virgin Gorda, offers crystal clear waters and golden sand for all varieties of beachgoers.
Because of its location bordering the populated Baths on the island, the beach is a nice alternative to the massive crowds and for fun, you can easily access it by swimming from The Baths.
The giant boulders line the beach and there are excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities for novices and professionals alike.
The island Anegada is the second-largest island in the BVI group, it also has around300 residents and is a perfect choice for those looking for seclusion.
The Setting Point is Anegada’s only mooring point. Due to its convenient location close to the arriving sailors, many hotels and restaurants have established their place of business here.
The British Virgin Islands has no shortage of shellfish, and it’s one of the territory’s most iconic foods.
One of the few remaining privately-owned islands in its part of the world, Guana has seven white powder-sand beaches and 850 acres of tropical forest, mountains, hills, and valleys.
The private island getaway, home to 18 suites, has long been a rarefied, in-the-know retreat, renowned for its natural beauty, its commitment to local and organic sourcing, and its pristine beaches.
Jost Van Dyke is the idealized destination that everyone imagines when they think of a quiet island in the Caribbean.
Between the beautiful scenery and the crystalline waters, sailing around Jost Van Dyke is something that is hard to replicate, so don’t even try.
White Bay Beach’s long stretch of white sand is protected by a great snorkeling reef and is dotted with award-winning beach bars.
Definitely try our snorkeling while you’re there, whether you’re a beginner or expert snorkeler, there are things to see!
Peter Island is a 720-hectare private island located in the British Virgin Islands. It is about 5 miles south-west from Road Town, Tortola.
Norman Island is an island at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands archipelago. Norman Island is a well-known destination for cruisers and other tourists because of three water-level caves at the base of cliffs just outside the western edge of the Bight.
The caves are ideal for snorkeling, and, if one goes deep enough into the cliffs, darkness makes the experience like a night dive.
Cooper Island, formerly known as Bergen Island under Sweden-Norway administration until 1905 is a small island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. There are five privately owned properties on the island, plus a small beach club resort.