The Best of the British Virgin Islands

From deserted and nearly deserted islands to perfect beaches and the best beach parties in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands have a little something for everyone. Which island is perfect for you?

Photo: Mainsail Lodging & Development
Photo: Mainsail Lodging & Development

Scrub Island: Find protected coves, nature trails, stunning views of the British Virgin Islands, shallow coral reefs, brilliant blue water, and a single resort on Scrub Island.

Photo: Cooper Island
Photo: Cooper Island

Cooper Island: Escape to an almost-deserted island with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a handful of privately owned homes, a small beach club, and lots shipwrecks just offshore.

Photo: Matt & Nayoung [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Matt & Nayoung [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Norman Island: Search for buried treasure, deep caves, wild goats, shipwrecks, hidden bays, and an open-air restaurant on an uninhabited island.

Photo: Peter Island Resort & Spa
Photo: Peter Island Resort & Spa

Peter Island: Relax on a private island that’s home to six white-sand beaches, quiet snorkeling spots, a soothing spa, a beachside jacuzzi, a steel drum band, and plenty of happy hour options.

Photo: Walker Mangum.Nwmangum at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Walker Mangum.Nwmangum at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Keel Point: Watch for pink flamingoes, dark-moving spots under the water, and boats far offshore from the least populated British Virgin Island.

Photo: Frenchmans Resort
Photo: Frenchmans Resort

Frenchman’s Cay: Stay on the West End of Tortola longer than expected once you find a hillside dotted with gingerbread cottages and bougainvillea, Sage Mountain looming in the background, sailboats bobbing in the harbor, and a cool breeze off the water near stand-alone cottages.

Photo: VACATION (B.V.I.) LTD.
Photo: VACATION (B.V.I.) LTD.

The Baths: Explore one of the most gorgeous spots in the Caribbean, where you’ll find an endless white-sand beach, swaying palm trees, teal water, and giant granite boulders.

Photo: Ivan's Stress Free Bar
Photo: Ivan’s Stress Free Bar

Jost Van Dyke: Sail to the best place to party in the Caribbean, where you’ll find calypso music, sandy floored beach bars, soggy money, and strong painkillers.

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