Things to do in the British Virgin Islands
At just 153 sq km in total land area, there are not too many things
to do in the British Virgin Islands. This tiny Caribbean nation in
fact is a far cry from all the bright lights of Jamaica or the hustle
and bustle of the US Virgin Islands. If you are planning on visiting
the British Virgin Islands it will be to get away from all the pomp
and show, to a more natural existence.
Here you can find numerous wonderful beaches to enjoy. Every island
has its own share of beaches, which means that there is plenty for
everyone. For example, on the island of Virgin Gorda alone, there
are 14 lovely beaches to enjoy, thus you can spend a quiet day at
the beach with not many people around to disturb you.
Tortola is the most happening place in the British Virgin Islands
and is where you can find plenty of activities. These islanders
love to eat out, so you will find a number of great restaurants
out here that serve top quality seafood. From some classic West
Indian fare the Capricco de Mare and the C&F Bar & Restaurant
are great places to visit, while if you are in the mood for a steak
head to the Pub on the waterfront. Le Cabanon is one of the best
restaurants on the island and is a lovely French bistro that serves
French West Indian cuisine.
Scuba diving and snorkeling are also popular in the British Virgin
Islands with many sheltered bays and coves. The waters off the coast
of these islands are pristine with fantastic underwater visibility,
excellent coral reefs and a wide variety of marine life. You can find
a number of top class snorkeling and diving sites all over the British
Virgin Islands. If you are interested in some wreck diving, you can
find a number of shipwrecks near Anegada.
Surfing and windsurfing are also great in the British Virgin Islands
with conditions ideal for both novice as well as expert surfers.
The waters here produce some big swells and you will always find
a gentle breeze blowing through. Tortola’s northern coast
is the ideal place to some surfing and windsurfing particularly
between the months of November and March. Apple Bay, Josiah’s
Bay and Cane Garden Bay are the top surfing spots out here. On the
island the biggest windsurfing operation is Surf and Sail at Nanny