The British Virgin Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, just off the east coast of Puerto Rico. British Virgin Islands holiday villas would suit holidaymakers on the hunt for world-class beaches, excellent scuba diving spots, windsurfing, sailing and a wide array of other water sports.
At self-catering villas on the British Virgin Islands you’ll be able to choose from a spectacular range of sandy beaches. Here there are so many that it’s perfectly possible to find one where you’ll be the only visitor for the entire day. The majority are completely unspoiled, especially the ones one the west coast of Virgin Gorda and the north coast of Tortola. The best served in terms of amenities is Tortola’s Cane Garden Bay.
At holiday accommodation on the British Virgin Islands you’ll be in one of the world’s top diving destinations. There are a host of superb dive sites around the islands, not least the wreck of the RMS Rhone, which was a Victorian iron-hulled ship. There are numerous other shipwrecks to explore underwater, and even a plane to be found just off the coast of Great Dog Island. There are plenty of dive operators on the British Virgin Islands, offering tours of the key sites.
Other top activities around British Virgin Islands self-catering accommodation involve the water, with fishing available with a permit, surfing beaches to be found at Apple Bay and Josiah’s Beach, while windsurfing is especially popular. Taking place on the weekend of the 4th July is the well-known HiHo, windsurfing event, involving a long-distance island-hopping tour of the territory.
From Beef Island Airport you’ll be able to make the short flight to neighbouring Puerto Rico, and its capital, San Juan. You could head to San Juan from a villa in the British Virgin Islands to visit its various historic forts, including the Palacio de Santa Catalina,, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site erected in the mid-16th Century to defend San Juan’s harbour.
There’s very little fluctuation in the temperatures season by season around holiday rentals in the British Virgin Islands; summer highs rise just above 30 degrees, while winter high are just below 30. The wettest weather arrives around September, October and November.
If you’re heading for a holiday villa on the British Virgin Islands, then you’ll need to first fly to Antigua (ANU) from London Gatwick (LGW) with Virgin or British Airways, before connecting to Beef Island (EIS) with Aguilla Air Services.