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British Virgin Islands, beach Rosewood Little Dix Bay
British Virgin Islands, sea Little Dix Bay Rosewood
British Virgin Islands, sea Peter Island
British Virgin Islands, aerial Guana Island
British Virgin Islands, aerial Bitter End Yacht Club
British Virgin Islands, pool Bitter End Yacht Club

British Virgin Islands

Cool and calm, the British Virgin Islands are pleasingly unstuffy, especially popular during the winter as a Caribbean holiday destination. One of the wealthiest areas of the Caribbean, the BVIs, as they are often known, are uncrowded and not to mention incredibly beautiful. This winning cocktail has made it a magnet for some of the world's wealthiest and most sophisticated travellers; Richard Branson made his home here in 1978 when he purchased the idyllic Necker Island.   

The waters of the British Virgin Islands are a canvas of multifarious blues and greens, making it a haven for sailing and diving. The dive sites are diverse - coral pinnacles, caves and grottoes for great snorkelling, and sea caverns and shipwrecks for scuba divers. The Caribbean is of course synonymous with sailing, and the BVIs do not let the side down. Hotels and villas often provide private boats, and there are innumerable yacht clubs, marinas and moorings if you're sailing in; as well as ramshackle bars on perfect white beaches waiting to service fresh juice and rum punch when you need to pause for a while. Watersports and fishing are also excellent, though disruptive watersports such as loud jet skis are banned so there is nothing to distract from the peace and quiet.

Away from the water, the British Virgin Islands have beautiful national parks and lots of history to explore - from disused copper mines to forts, burial sites and old plantations that were once at the centre of the British sugar trade that boomed during the 17th and 18th Centuries. 

See a selection of specially selected luxury hotels below and contact our Caribbean specialist, Nick Westwood, on: +44 (0)1242 787 811   to arrange your tailor-made holiday to the British Virgin Islands.

Bitter End Yacht Club

British Virgin Islands, view from room Bitter End Yacht Club

As a well-established resort on the Caribbean sailing map and regular host of events, life at Bitter End revolves around the water, whether you like active days or prefer to kick back in your hammock to the sound of the waves. With a fantastic spa, restaurants, children's club and yoga, in addition to an excellent sailing school, Bitter End offers something to suit every taste. 

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  • Peaceful cottages with sweeping sea views
  • Large fleet of over 100 sailing vessels
  • Three white sand swimming beaches with private cabanas
  • Yoga on the deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea

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Guana Island

British Virgin Islands, view Guana Island

Guana is a stunningly beautiful private island offering total escapism amongst the natural bounty of BVI. With 850 acres to be enjoyed by only 30 guests, and secluded accommodation that allows you to retreat from the world, it is a low-key private hideaway where life revolves around swimming, sailing, relaxing on the beach and forgetting modern-day stresses.  

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  • Seven peaceful white sand beaches with no mooring
  • Spacious accommodation with sweeping sea views
  • Spa treatments and yoga tuition in the tropical garden
  • Miles of trails for hiking in search of rare flora and fauna

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Peter Island

British Virgin Islands, aerial Peter Island

The landscape of rugged and beautiful Peter Island has changed little since it was first developed as a luxury resort in the 1970s. Today its sea-fronted rooms and exclusive private villas offer seclusion and tranquillity amongst 1,800 acres of tropical greenery running down to inviting blue sea. Between the five beaches, pampering spa, sports facilities and dining options you will be spoilt for choice. 

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  • 'Book your beach' service - an escort will take you to your chosen spot with a picnic and snorkel gear
  • Rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments in an outdoor bohio overlooking Big Reef Bay
  • Walking for miles along deserted trails and coming face to face with rare birds and wildlife

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Rosewood LIttle Dix Bay

British Virgin Islands, terrace Little Dix Bay Rosewood

Centred around a white crescent beach on the beautiful Virgin Gorda island, Little Dix is a stylish hideaway with a relaxed, family-friendly feel. With accommodation ranging from peaceful Ocean View Rooms to expansive four-bedroom Villas, as well as excellent facilities and a spa overlooking the historic Sir Francis Drake Channel, it provides an idyllic escape for all ages. 

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  • Fishing for lobster from your yacht and enjoying it on a deserted beach at sunset 
  • Personalised wellness programmes and spa treatments by the sea
  • Fun activities for children and teenagers, including tennis coaching and nature excursions

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