From countless picture perfect beaches and world-class watersports, to local cuisine and traditional festivities, a getaway to the British Virgin islands should be everyone’s go-to destination this summer! Whether a girls trip, family adventure or spa retreat for two is in store, the BVI has the accommodations for all of that, and more! We’ve gathered intel on the 5 best reasons you should start booking your flight to the BVI.
Celebrating its third year, the BVI is holding discounts and deals focused on the whole family, and even allows kids to stay for free! Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina’s hillside villas provide the ultimate in British Virgin Islands luxury with two-, three-, or four-bedroom private villa homes with fully equipped kitchens, master suites, private pools, and spectacular Caribbean views. Or, you can play and save at Peter Island Resort & Spa! Five sugary sand beaches for endless sand castle building and activities galore await at this 1,800-acre private island paradise.
Searching for some serious alone time with that special someone? At Guana Island, couples can enjoy a private Castaway Picnic. After being dropped off by boat onto a small luxurious beach - Muskmelon Bay Beach, Bigelow Beach, or Harris beach - they’ll enjoy a special lunch, a bottle of wine, and a romantic seaside picnic for two.
Things are howlin’!
From island music and dancing to local cuisine, art and shopping, the Full Moon parties are infamous throughout all of the BVI. Whenever a full moon occurs, and completely illuminates the night sky, beachside celebrations take place from shore to shore. Drawing in crowds of tourists and neighboring islands, this full moon is believed to cause abnormal behavior in humans, due to the lunacy, where they transform into werewolves! You can plan to gather on Tortola's west side at the Bomba Shack to try some legendary drinks, or plan to party at Foxy's on Jost Van Dyke with an infamous ‘painkiller’ in hand, and dance all night long!
Who Would’ve Known?
The BVI is infamously known as ‘Nature’s Little Secrets’, and for good reasons too! There are so many secluded and pristine in’s & out’s, filled with beauty and history unlike any other destination! Visitors to the secretive anchorage of Bottomwood Bay, on Peter Island, can relax on hammocks, rent kayaks or dive and observe the site’s abundance of marine life. If you’re looking to cram a bit of knowledge in on your vacation, Sugar Works Museum is a little-known museum on Tortola that features artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of BVI’s history and how life was on the islands several generations ago.
Villa! Villa! Villa!
Fulfill all of your wanderlust fantasies when you spend a day in the life of Sir Richard Branson himself. The three villa complex, going for a measly nightly rate of $47,300 per night, is recently available for booking, and holds a total of twenty-two guests, has three freshwater pools, and a watersport center with equipment at the ready for wakeboarding, snorkeling, kayaking and more! Throughout the eleven bedrooms spread across the property, amenities such as meals, beverages, direct beach access, and a DJ at the ready for a night are all included!
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