|Explore The BVI
RELAXING, SERENE, BLISS, LUSH, MESMERIZING are just a few words that describe the islands of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). These sun-soaked islands offer cool breezes and a balanced mix of open-water passages such as the Sr Francis Drake Passage, and island hoppng jaunts making this a sailing paradise for all skill levels. The BVI has over 25 islands to choose from all within line-of-sight passages. You can combine rest and relaxation with fun and adventure as you explore the sandy beaches, lush greenery and crystal-clear waters of each island.
PLACES TO GO AND THINGS TO DO
You will begin your islands adventure on the famed island of Tortola, once known as the British capitol of the Caribbean. Crossing the Sir Francis Drake Passage to one of the three most popular islands Peter, Cooper and the island made famous in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island" Norman Island. Then perhaps sail Northeastward to the Baths of Virgin Gorda and spend the day hiking through the stunning granite boulders and once through snorkel at the pristine Devel's Bay. The next day a sail past Guana Island to stop at Monkey Point, considered to be one of the best snorkeling locations throughout the islands.
JOST VAN DYKE
At roughly 8 square kilometers, and about 3 square miles Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the four main islands of the British Virgin Islands, but packed full of some of the most amazing beaches and coves in the BVI. Located in nearby White Bay is the Soggy Dollar Bar, another famous beach bar on the island. The Soggy Dollar is reputedly the birthplace of the popular drink known as the Painkiller. The Soggy Dollar bar is appropriately named because when built there was neither road nor dock. (There is now a road from Great Harbour, but still no dock). To reach the beach where the bar is located, it is a common practice for boaters to anchor off the beach, swim to shore, and pay for their drinks with wet money.