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Big Island British Virgin Islands

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Big Island British Virgin IslandsSituated in the northeastern Caribbean, the islands which make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago are known as the British Virgin Islands. The beauty and calm waters of the British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller isles and cays.

Only 15 of the British Virgin Islands are inhabited, and the capital city of Road Town is located on the biggest island of Tortola. This island has a multitude of excellent anchorages which make the BVI one of the best locations for sailing vacations in the Caribbean. 

Big Island Tortola is a charming resemblance of historic Caribbean, as the quiet, colonial atmosphere provides an island hot spot for the best possible experience. Tortola’s powdery white sandy beaches, lush green mountains, and sheltered harbors symbolize the island variety of exciting vacation possibilities.

Big Island British Virgin Islands1You will enjoy your Tortola Caribbean holidays as you spend time in any of these wonderful areas on the island. Visit Brandywine Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Hodge's Creek Marina Cay, Soper's Hole or Trellis Bay which are perfect for sailors or yachtsmen, while  the secluded palm beaches at Apple Bay, Brewer's Bay, Elizabeth Beach, Josiah's Bay Beach, Long Bay Beach and Smuggler's Cove make excellent swimming, snorkeling and romantic spots for couples.

Wander through the old ruins of the Dungeon, Fort George, Fort Recovery, the Mount Healthy Windmill or Callwood's Rum Distillery, to get a glimpse into the island rich history. Explore Tortola's history at the Folk Museum in Road Town. Road Town also houses the magnificent J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens that offer serene walks through its beautiful pathways covered with colorful vines, as well as a miniature rain forest and a fern house.

Road Town offers an array of shops and restaurants; providing everything from local spices, jams, rums, and soaps to handcrafted jewelry and local art. Tortola delicious cuisine reflects the island's rich cultural mix, enjoy a mouth-watering dinner in a converted sugar mill or a tasty roti at a cottage style restaurant.

Big Island British Virgin Islands2Escape to the cool hills of Sage Mountain National Park, to see a prehistoric rain forest that runs through the island, and while there observe the way the locals live with its spectacular farms, towns and lovely churches.

 

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