British Virgin Islands
The British Virgins Islands, part of a volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean, belong to the British Overseas Territory. Composed of four large islands and two smaller ones, they were discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second travel in 1493. They were later abandoned by the Spaniards, who were looking for richer lands. Thereafter, the place became the landmark of pirates: French, Dutch and English succeeded one another to lead their armadas against the Spanish. The Virgins Islands were annexed in 1672 by the English. Just like the rest of the Caribbean, the place is ideal to come and revitalize yourself, in a mix of calm, luxury and voluptuousness. Between February and April, what could be better than to visit these islands aboard one of our luxurious charter yachts, available on our yacht site, to enjoy even more of these paradisiacal landscapes.
The British Virgins Islands are known for being an important yachting destination, but also for their reef-fringed beaches. What could be better to practice marine activities such as diving to discover the richness of the seabed? However, these archipelagos are not only rich in natural resources, but also in history. And to discover these places why not explore them by the sea, in the comfort of a luxury yacht.
You can visit Road Town, the capital of the island of Tortola. It is the place for upmarket tourism and offshore finance. This spot is prized by international stars, and you can enjoy the secluded setting still influenced by the British and Dutch colonies. Walk along Main Street, the main shopping avenue, where there are several historical monuments to be seen urgently.
Speaking of history, Tortola is home to the oldest pot distillery in the Caribbean. Located next to Cane Garden Bay, this place is said to be a family business that is over 400 years old. Here is produced a quality, authentic rum that has survived through the centuries. You can visit, taste and buy their products from March to August (when the rum is produced), which are local and made from the sugar canes located just behind the distillery. Discover the history of the place by visiting the museum, a moment of sharing that will delight young and old alike.
For nature lovers, come and discover the natural richness of the Sage Mountain National Park, covering 35 hectares and created in 1964. Thanks to a generous donation from Laurence Rockefeller, this place was able to develop and become what it is today. It is the highest point of the British Virgin Islands. From its belvedere, admire the panoramic view of all the archipelagos. With its very rich vegetation it is an immersion in the wildest nature. It is the very heart of the islands.
And for those who imagine themselves luxuriating on the beach, come to the island of Gorda and more precisely Baths beach. This place formed by eroded granite rocks laid out on the fine sand of the Caribbean. Come sunbathe under a sun as soft as velvet, and bathe in the turquoise waters of the Gorda archipelago. With its natural swimming pools, you will be able to rest in all discretion in a very touristic place. You can also lay your towel on the warm sand of Spring Bay. It is the ideal place to practice aquatic activities and visit the coasts by yacht to appreciate the place from another angle. You can take a hike through the rocks on the beach.
To visit the Caribbean in a different way, you can charter one of our luxury yachts to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. Come to a place with a strong character and rich resources that will delight the whole family.
When to go
February - April
December - January
Comprising 4 main islands and many smaller ones, it's known for its reef-lined beaches and as a yachting destination. Tortola is home to the low-key capital, Road Town, and rainforest Sage Mountain National Park. On Virgin Gorda is The Baths, a labyrinth of beachside boulders.