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British Virgin Islands
Travel Planning
British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands at a Glance

The British Virgin Islands have some of the Caribbean's best sailing, which means harbor views are always replete with little white sails dotting the sea further out. Join sailers, beach combers and avid hikers in exploring this tropical playground.

If  you want to sail or go out fishing, the British Virgin Islands lead the world in charter boat rentals. Snatch up the vessel of your choice and spend a day being buffeted by the gentle trade winds. Watch the cawing frigate birds overhead and catch some of the sun's rays.

On shore, visit The Baths, which are enormous rocks scattered throughout a picturesque bay. These giant rocks are leftovers from the volcanic activity that shaped the island over 70 million years ago. If this popular sight has whetted your appetite for more, head to the interior for hiking, biking and rock climbing galore.

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High Season
December - May
Low Season
June - November
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Visitors to the British Virgin Islands need a valid passport from their country of origin. Contact a British Embassy to learn more about your specific travel requirements. American citizens can learn more about their travel requirements by visiting the U.S State Department's website.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather The British Virgin Islands experiences the threat of hurricanes and tornadoes from July to October.

      Safety Concerns Don't leave belongings or valuables unattended in cars, hotel rooms or on beaches.

      Health Concerns Drink bottled or purified water while on the British Virgin Islands.