The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are part of a volcanic archipelago located east of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The BVI comprises four main islands and about thirty smaller ones, many of which are still uninhabited. Discover what these islands have to offer through BVI yacht charters and explore the waters. The mix of man-made decadence and untouched natural beauty has made the BVI one of the best destinations to travel to within the Caribbean. The areas inviting turquoise blue water, bountiful coral reefs, and sun-bleached sand beaches will make any vacation unforgettable. Get unrivaled access to the waters with private yachts in BVI and go at your own pace.
The largest island is Tortola and is home to the capital of BVI, Road Town. Tortola is not like most capital cities; it is the perfect location to relax and unwind. The island’s cobblestone pathways and winding walkways make it the ideal place to explore and go shopping, especially since it is home to many boutiques and small gift stores. Like all the islands in the BVI, Tortola has some stunning beaches, including Smuggler’s Cove and Cane Garden Bay. Anegada Island is known as one of the best places to go scuba diving or snorkeling. BVI catamaran charters offer a wide array of activities, so don’t wait to include them in your itinerary. If you are looking to get lost in nature, this is the place for you. Jost van Dyke may be small in size, but it is the ideal place to go if you are looking for a place to party. Make sure to head over to the Soggy Dollar Bar in White Bay to try the famous rum cocktail known as the Painkiller. Last, Virgin Gorda is the third-largest island in the BVI and is known for its luxury resorts and exclusive yacht clubs.
One of the main draws of BVI is the sheer number of islands located within the archipelago. Travelers can spend the day on the beach on Jost Van Dyke before enjoying a sunset drink at Pirates Bight on Norman Island before heading to the Cooper Island Beach Club for dinner. Island hopping is a must in the BVI, so that is why British Virgin Island charters is a great option. In the end, the possibilities are endless, so whatever type of vibe you’re looking for, BVI has something perfect for you.
The BVI has a tropical climate, which means that travelers can visit the islands year-round. The average temperature is 22-28°C (72-83°F) all year long.
The high season in the BVI is between February through April as well as the weeks of Christmas and New Year's. During this time, favorable winds coupled with the balmy warm weather make the islands the ideal vacation destination for many North American and European travelers. Fun fact, if you like a strong breeze, the best time for a sailing breeze is around Christmas, when the legendary Christmas winds blow at around 25-30 knots for days.
In general, November through May is a great time to visit; however, as mentioned previously, some periods are more popular than others, such as New Year's or Spring Break. In summer, charters continue through June and July, but most yachts stop offering charters August 1st as hurricane season approaches.
The best time to visit is May and June which is just after the high season crowds that come to the islands during the winter.
The other months that are less crowded but still fantastic to visit are November, early December, and January.
You should avoid planning a trip August 1st until November 1st as many things are shutdown for hurricane season. August through October are often the slowest, hottest, and most “active” hurricane months.
The islands are known as one of the best sailing destinations and as a result, chartering a boat is one of the best ways to explore the BVI. Chartering a yacht in the British Virgin Islands gives you the freedom to take your time to explore each of the many islands within this archipelago and anchor down wherever you want.
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Suppose you want to learn more about the British Virgin Islands. In that case, we recommend that you look at Visit BVI, the official tourism website of the islands, for more information about what to do and up-to-date details on COVID-19 entry requirements.
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