THE ISLAND

The British Virgin Islands or "nature's little secret" is a group of islands in the Caribbean, just east of Puerto Rico. The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. With most of the islands uninhabited and a population of some 24,000, the natural and pristine beauty is well-preserved. Tortola is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on the north and the Atlantic Ocean on the south.

With some 60 islands making up the British Virgin Islands, it is one of the world's best sailing destinations.

Day sails to explore the various islands or scuba diving trips are readily available. On Tortola, experience the different flavours of our many beaches. Explore the many national parks, rum distilleries, ruins, and breathtaking views. Sample the wide range of culinary treats, including local and international dishes. Shop for local products. Sample our local fruits.

Visitors can fly into Tortola, usually through a connection in Puerto Rico. Alternatively, visitors can fly into St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and take a ferry for a short, scenic ride to Tortola.