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.