The archipelago of the British Virgin Islands consists of 40 islands, many of them uninhabited.
The main and largest island is Tortola, where most of the population and commerce are based, along with protected boat anchorages, beaches and excellent opportunities for swimming and snorkelling. A visit to Callwood's Rum Distillery and strolling the streets of Road Town are not-to-be missed.
Anegada is home to one of the world's largest coral reefs, the Horseshoe Reef. Often referred to as the "drowned land", Anegada's highest point is only 28 feet above sea level. Don't miss the Walls at the Settlement with its unique artifacts and be sure to explore the mazes of reefs for pirate treasures.
Virgin Gorda, "the Fat Virgin" was named by Christopher Columbus as its shape reminded him of a reclining woman. Virgin Gorda is the third largest island of the BVI, and visitors are awestruck by its unique beauty. The most popular site on Virgin Gorda is The Baths, which are huge granite boulders that create saltwater pools and mysterious grottos. Virgin Gorda is also a great place to spot exotic birds.
The "barefoot island", Jost Van Dyke is best known for its casual lifestyle, beaches, restaurants and bars and protected boat anchorages. The island's Great Harbor is one of the busiest ports in the BVI with thousands of tourists arriving by private boat or ferry.
- Electricity: 115V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: The British Virgin Islands enjoy a relatively dry climate.
There is little temperature variation throughout the year, with summer highs around 89° F (32° C) and winter temperatures around 84° F (29° C).
The rainy season runs from September through November, coinciding with the end of the hurricane season.
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|Land Area||151 km2|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Democracy (House Of Assembly); Self-governing Overseas Territory Of The UK|
|GDP (PPP)||$500.00 Million|
|GDP Per Capita||$42,300|
|More Information||British Virgin Islands|
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This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.