Situated in the eastern Caribbean, are a group of islands known as "Natures Little Secrets". The British Virgin Islands are a group of four islands, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke and Anegada. The main cruise port is based on the island of Tortola, in the territory`s capital, Road Town. English is the main language spoken and you may be surprised by some shops on the island selling UK branded candies and groceries as well as the famous Pussers Rum. Visit a local bar or restaurant and try local delicacies such as a Roti - a wrap filled with various meats or vegetables in a spicy sauce washed down with a Carib â€“ the local beer served on the island.
Tortola is made up of steep hills leading to unimaginable views of neighboring islands, wall murals, and turquoise blue ocean. Enjoy surfing or relaxing at the picturesque Cane Garden Bay. Various marinas fringe the island where rain is no stranger to the island all year round. An island with more than 23000 people and the most inhabited of the group of islands, you will find yourself in the mecca of the sailing world. Interisland ferries can be taken to visit the neighboring islands. Virgin Gorda, which translates to "fat virgin", is named after the shape of the island according to Columbus. Dotted with beautiful tropical flowers, luxurious houses, and exclusive resorts, this island is quickly becoming an up and coming playground for the rich and famous. There is Necker Island nearby, the private island owned by Virgin`s Sir Richard Branson, which hosts annual tennis tournaments. This island is also home to the Baths - a natural wonder of rock formations where you can walk through the structures and climb atop for wonderful photo opportunities.
If you are looking for something off the beaten path, then head towards Anegada. Home to flamingoes and conch style formations just offshore, this island is situated north of the group of islands and is almost untouched by tourism.
Jost van Dyke is a small island with stunning white beaches and offers various fun beach bars. Foxys, famous for its New Year and Full Moon Parties lies just off White Bay beach on this tiny island. From frozen drinks such as a Bushwhacker to the famous Painkiller, pick your cocktail and enjoy the rum.
Cruise to Norman Island, where Robert Louis Stevenson was inspired to write the classic Treasure Island childrenâ€™s book.
Snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing, as well as sailing, are extremely popular activities to do whilst visiting any of these islands. There is a fascinating wreck dive to the sunken HMS Rhone situated, which is easily accessible by boat.
Fun Fact: Tortola driving is on the left-hand side of the road just like the UK. Many cars are imported from US therefore driving can be quite an experience on the island!