THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Located just a short flight from the continental United States, the dreamy land and seascapes of the US Virgin Islands have earned it the nickname “America's Paradise.” A year-round destination that has no real "off" season with an average winter temperature of 28 degrees Celsius (slightly higher in the summer), here the weather is almost always beach perfect. The United States Virgin Islands is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Spend the day sunbathing your cares away or relaxing in a beach chair or hammock at one of the islands' beaches that are consistently ranked among the top 10 in the world.
If you want to kick it up a notch there is an abundance of exhilarating water activities, from world class diving, deep sea fishing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding to windsurfing and jet skiing. Nowhere else in the Caribbean can you dive a wreck, wall, pier and reef all in one day! Whether you're a newly certified diver or a more advanced one, there is much to see in the pristine waters, with more than 500 species of fish, 40 types of coral and hundreds of invertebrates inhabiting the sea. Land activities are sure to fascinate with lush landscapes and awe-inspiring vistas creating the perfect setting for horseback riding, hiking, biking, and entrancing eco tours.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains, and sheltered, yacht-filled harbours characterize the islands of the British Virgin Islands. The past of the West Indies and the present-day BVI mix and mingle with ruins existing alongside the luxury resorts that draw visitors from around the world.
Swim or stroll the secluded palm-shaded white sands of dozens of beaches, including Apple Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Smuggler’s Cove, Long Bay Beach, Elizabeth Beach and Josiah’s Bay Beach to name just a few.
If watersports or fishing are more your style, don’t miss the protected anchorages at Brandywine Bay, Soper’s Hole and Trellis Bay and surfing Cane Garden Bay or game fishing off the North and South Drops.
Warm, friendly and hospitable, step away from the sand just long enough to discover Tortola's history with a visit to the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum, Fort Burt, Mount Healthy Windmill, Callwood's Rum Distillery, J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens, Old Government House Museum and VI Folk Museum.