At last! Spring is upon us, and what better way to embrace the warm weather than a beachside celebration in the British Virgin Islands? With a barefoot chic vibe, this Caribbean getaway delivers activities, festivals, food and more for every type of traveler.
Where to stay:
Scrub IslandScrub Island offers the ultimate private island retreat, with secluded beaches and pristine shorelines, world-class spa services, and several dining options right on the property. The island’s various suites and villas provide luxury accommodations for all types of travelers.
Guana IslandGuana Island is a luxury resort with high-end dining, spa and leisure accommodations. The island has 12 miles of hiking trails, tennis courts, and an organic orchard. The resort offers a range of private rooms and spectacular villas, many with their own individual pools and terraces.
Oil Nut BayOil Nut Bay is an exclusive neighborhood on the eastern end of Virgin Gorda. The area is home to incredible private estates, while the resort itself (which opened in 2013) features breathtaking villas and suites -- some even designed and furnished by Fendi. The staff is revered for its hospitality and constant attention to detail.
Cooper IslandCooper Island is an eco-friendly family-owned resort on the shores of Manchioneel Bay. Copper Island Beach club has 10 rooms total, but with a coffee shop, boutique, rum bar and an innovative restaurant on the property, you won’t be looking for things to do. They even have their own microbrewery where they brew their own beers – and $1 from every IPA sold goes to a turtle conservation program, so there’s one more reason to enjoy a cold beer on the beach while watching the boats.
What to do:
- Virgin Gorda 50th Anniversary Easter Festival (4/13-4/17) – This year marks the 50th Annual Virgin Gorda Easter Festival, known famously to many as Carnival. Don’t miss the calypso monarch competition parade, queen show and nightly village entertainment.
- Spanish Town Fisherman's Jamboree/Annual Wahoo Fishing Tournament (4/15-4/16) - Fishing enthusiasts from far and wide gather for Wahoo Madness during Easter Weekend in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda.
- Tortola Torture (4/22) – This 33.4-mile ultramarathon features a challenging course covering 6,587 feet of elevation change, with just 7.5 miles on flat land for the entire course! It’s the ultimate challenge for the ultimate thrill-seeker.
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