A scattering of more than 50 islands, the British Virgin Islands tick along at a laid-back, Caribbean pace. Our specialists have explored this archipelago, searching for the best experiences, low-key beachside towns and luxury island retreats. We might suggest a holiday in the British Virgin Islands that includes a stay on a private island resort, a shipwreck dive or a picnic on your private sandbank.
Most of the islands are uninhabited, sheltering secluded coves, pockets of virgin rainforest and flourishing reefs. They were also a playground for pirates, and you can follow the myths and legends surrounding these privateers on a day’s sail, stopping at Soper’s Hole, reputedly the base for Blackbeard’s fleet. For complete freedom, you could charter a private, crewed yacht, dropping anchor whenever and wherever you wish.
With other Caribbean destinations a short hop away, combining the British Virgin Islands with nearby islands gives you a real sense of the region.
Trip ideas for your beach holiday in British Virgin Islands
These trip ideas come from our Hidden Beaches collection of specially selected beach hotels.
They combine lazy days on the beach with a few days of exploring.
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Our expert guides to travelling in British Virgin Islands
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to British Virgin Islands. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate British Virgin Islands at its best.
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