Cool and calm, the British Virgin Islands are pleasingly unstuffy and especially popular during the winter as a Caribbean holiday destination. The archipelago comprises sixty islands, 43 of them uninhabited and all heartbreakingly beautiful with sensational coral reefs, islets and cays. Villas in the British Virgin Islands are surrounded by a canvas of multifarious blue and green waters, making it a haven for sailing and diving.

The Caribbean is, of course, synonymous with sailing, and the BVIs do not let the side down. Hotels and luxury 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 serve fresh juice and rum punch. Talk to our travel experts about luxury villas for rent in the BVIs.



Water sports and fishing are also excellent in the BVIs, though noisy activities such as loud jet skis are not allowed so that nothing distracts from the peace and quiet on the beautiful white sand beaches.

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.


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    Flight time from London
    9.5 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC -4
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    US Dollar
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    Best Time to go
    November - August
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    Average Temperature
    25°C - 28°C

Featured Villas in the BVIs

Turtle Bay House

4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8
from £ 4,393 | $ 5,250
Per Week
swimming pool of Turtle Bay House, British Virgin Islands Nail Bay, British Virgin Islands

Located at Nail Bay on Virgin Gorda, Turtle Bay House is within walking distance of the beach and has terrific sunset views from its west-facing position.

Villa Ariana

4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 12
from £ 4,686 | $ 5,600
Per Week
Exterior of Villa Ariana, British Virgin Islands Smugglers Cove, British Virgin Islands

Situated in the West end of Tortola, Villa Ariana is a charming property in a private location close to the beaches of Smuggler's Cove. The villa has an infinity pool and ocean views.

Outer Banks

5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10
from £ 5,418 | $ 6,475
Per Week
The swimming pool of Outer Banks, British Virgin Islands Brewer's Bay, British Virgin Islands

A smart Caribbean villa in a peaceful and panoramic location above Brewer's Bay.

Baraka Point

5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 14
from £ 20,082 | $ 24,000
Per Week
The beach at Baraka Point, British Virgin Islands Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Set in two acres of mature tropical gardens with arguably the most scenic views on the island, this estate is in Balinese-style pavilions with living areas opening up onto outdoor terraces with beach access.

Featured Resorts in the British Virgin Islands

Peter Island

deadmans bay at peter island, British Virgin Island Peter Island

Peter Island has everything you need and a lot more besides. Its quintessentially Caribbean beauty, experienced staff and raft of facilities will leave you wanting for nothing.

Villa Specialist Nick Westwood


Caribbean Specialist


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