The British Virgin Islands is a non-sovereign, internal self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the Caribbean. It is comprised of more than 60 islands and keys that make up part of Virgin Islands archipelago, with the rest being the US Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands. The name of the territory is still officially Virgin Islands, but it is often referred to as the British Virgin Islands or BVI to distinguish it from the neighbouring island American and Puerto Rican territory. Only around 15 of the islands are inhabited by people, with the main islands being Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke. Being 20 kilometres long and 4 kilometres wide, Tortola is the largest island and contains the capital Road Town.
Where to go
Josiah's Bay plantation - The hillsides of the British Virgin Islands were once filled with sugar plantations between the mid-18th and 19th centuries, most of which had been completely destroyed. Josiah's Bay Plantation, located on the northern shore of Tortola, is the exception. It was restored as a project of the heart by the present owner, Freddie Freeman, and currently houses an art gallery with paintings and prints by both local and Caribbean artists, a craft and antique furniture shop, and an outdoor restaurant.
British Virgin Islands Beaches - The spectacular beaches of the British Virgin Islands are extremely high quality and abundant. There are so many beaches on the north side of Tortola and the west side of Virgin Gorda alone that most are generally not crowded, meaning there are also very little to no vendors to tout tourists. The downside of this is that many of the beaches do not have amenities either, but the only essential things to bring are food, water, a towel, and a change of clothes.
Sailing - British Virgin Islands is a popular destination for sailing. The islands are close together and well protected from the Atlantic, making it perfect for first timers and experts alike.
Shopping - The shopping options in British Virgin Islands vary from locally made to high-end. For the most part, international chains are banned in the nation to encourage patronage of local products and to protect local character, but some international brands managed to put up shops. The main shopping location on Tortola is Wikcham's Cay, situated in Road Town.
The departure flights from the British Virgin Islands are to the other Caribbean islands. Most of the tourist attractions are generally associated with a maritime tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and natural attractions. Aside from beach activities, each of the islands' cultural attractions is also popular, as are wildlife reserves, botanical gardens, and Caribbean cuisine.
Currently, there are no long-haul flights offered by the main airport.
How to get out
Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is the main airport serving the British Virgin Islands. It is located on Beef Island, a small island just off the main island off Tortola connected to the mainland by the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge. The airport is served by Air Sunshin, BVI Airways, Cape Air, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, and Winair. Scheduled passenger service is provided out of British Virgin Islands to the surrounding island territories, namely Anguilla, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands, Nevis, Dominica, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, and Antigua and Barbu