Explore The British Virgin Islands: The Undiscovered Gem Of The Caribbean

May 25, 2020
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If you really want to get off the beaten path, then you should have the British Virgin Islands on your radar for your next vacation. The Caribbean, for the most part, has become commercialized to such a degree that it is hard to even identify where you are. With the same restaurants and shops as you would find in just about any suburbs and strip malls.

BVI on the other hand, still has a certain undiscovered feel to it and feels far away from everything. Despite being only an hour flight from Miami.

Looking to plan a destination wedding? Then BVI is an ideal spot. Looking to unplug from the world? Then BVI bareboat charters are a way to get away from it all by doing some island hopping.

In this article, we will go over several reasons that the British Virgin Islands will give you a trip to remember.

Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda is one of the islands located in the British Virgin Islands archipelago. If you are looking for some offbeat adventure then this island makes a great home base.

For starters, there are the baths that are a must for any visitor to the islands. They are made from a lot of gigantic boulders that have fallen together and form a sort of building. Located right on the beach, they form a cathedral filled with water that can be explored by swimming through them. It’s a one of a kind adventure with a magnificent white sand beach at the other side.

The best beaches are found in Virgin Gorda and are mostly wild and not at all commercialized. If you like having a beach to yourself, then this is the island where you want to be.

Much of the island has been set aside as a nature reserve and is where you can see the local flora and fauna of a typical Caribbean island. In many ways, it is a peak at what the Caribbean was like before the hordes of tourists descended on them.

 

 

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Tortola

This is the main island in the archipelago and where most visitors start their trip to the BVI. Many never venture off the island as there is so much to do and see here.

For starters, the food scene is incredible. If you love street food then you will be really happy exploring the cuisine of the Caribbean here. While many places in the Caribbean have altered their food to the tastes of many Americans, Tortola is where you will find typical dishes that even the locals love to eat.

It is also a shoppers paradise with many small boutiques that offer something that you can’t find in the bigger chain stores. From handcrafted items to artwork from local artists, there is something for everybody who loves to shop. A short ferry trip will take you to the wild Anegada island where you’ll find pink flamingos, wild cows, and some of the best snorkeling in the BVI.

 


 

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