Known as “the land that time forgot,” the British Virgin Islands remains an undeveloped haven for natural treasures; unlike the glitz and glam of its Caribbean neighbours, what the destination lacks is its greatest asset – no high-rise hotels, no casinos and no crowds. With more than 60 islands, most in a distinct formation flanked around the Sir Frances Drake Channel – including the main island of Tortola creating the backbone of the Channel, Virgin Gorda stretching to form the eastern border, Jost Van Dyke lingering in the west, Anegada dangling remotely north in the Atlantic and a series of smaller islands speckled in the south – the BVI reveals nature’s little secrets in every cove.
Woven throughout the emerald green coastline, like hidden gems awaiting discovery, are a series of simple, intimate inns, villas and cottages lovingly referred to as the Jewels of the BVI. Locally owned by BVIslanders, these jewels allow guests to enjoy the islands on the most genuine level. Accommodations dotting the islands range from modest seaside inns, with simply a bed, bathroom and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea to deluxe villas equipped with every luxury one could want.
Wording and images courtesy of the BVI Tourist Board
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