One of the world best kept secrets.
The British Virgin Islands have long been a holiday hideaway for the rich and famous looking to escape the pressures of everyday life. It consists of 60 pristine islands with just 16 inhabited and each one oozes pure luxury and exclusivity with hidden coves and secret bays. The private Islands of Peter Island and Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island are a private paradise and the breathtakingly beautiful island of Virgin Gorda measures just 8 and half square miles. If you’re looking for barefoot luxury you need not look any further.
Flying time: 8.5hrs to Antigua, then onward flight of 1 hour to Tortola.
Time difference: GMT -4hrs.
Getting there: Direct services operate to Barbados with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, with onward flights to Tortola on Liat or on shared or private charters.
British Virgin Islands
Hot and tropical climate tempered by trade winds throughout most of the year. The driest period is from January to April and there is increased rainfall in summer and towards the end of the year. Like the other Leeward Islands, Antigua can be affected by hurricanes, which are most likely to develop between June and November.
A moment to remember: Don’t miss a trip to the Island of Anegada, a coral atoll just an hour away from Virgin Gorda. Here you can walk for miles on coral sand beaches and never see another footprint.
Tailor-made: A great destination to twin with BVI would be Antigua, just an hour flight from Tortola you will find two different Island experiences.
British Virgin Islands – My Kind of Paradise
by Caroline Bailey