THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS INFORMATION

THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: LOCATION

Located in the north of the 'Small Antilles' the BVI is a wide archipelago of islands and islets, some of them being inhabited. They are very green, have beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal waters for diving.

They offer varied activities as visiting rum distilleries, exploring the islands, snorkeling and scuba diving, windsurfing... water-ski and sea scooter are forbidden in the BVI, in order to insure quiet holidays without noise nuisance!

NAVIGATION

The islands collar surrounding Tortola offers the best sailing spot in Caribbean for an easy and comfortable cruise. This area, 30 miles long and 15 miles wild, allows to sail quietly between numerous islands, thanks to the regular trade winds. This is a paradise for beginners sailors.

You will have a great choice between peaceful anchorages and lovely marinas.

CLIMATE

The West Indies have pleasant weather condition all year round thanks to the trade winds. The air temperature is between 25 and 30 C, the hottest in summer, water between 26 and 28 C.  

During the dry season (December to May) the trade winds are permanently between 15 - 20 knots. Local showers can bring some extra wind for a short period of time. 

During the wet season (June to November) winds are not that stable. It is also a season when tropical storms may appear (September October).

ON SHORE  

A seducing mix of traditional Creole restaurants and exquisite hotels will allow you to discover the famous rum-punch in impressive sights, delicious grilled 'mahi mahi', and of course the famous 'bananas flambe'... 

MISCELLANEOUS

Language spoken: English and Creole.

Currency: Dollar US or Dollar Caribbean.

Visas: No visa for US citizens and EEC citizens. Passport for all nationalities (even EEC) requested.

Telephone: three-band

HOW TO REACH THE BVI:

From Europe: regular flights to St Martin, then local flight to Tortola.

From USA: regular flight to Puerto Rico/San Juan, then local flight to Tortola.