The British Virgin Islands, the BVI, are a string of over 50 islands in the Caribbean located east of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With sparkling waters and beautiful bays, the British Virgin Islands is a perfect destination for lounging on the beach or taking off with the wind. Great winds make these the perfect islands for sailing and relaxed people and plenty of small islands and beaches make this a favorite destination for many vacationers.
Discovering the beauty of BVI is all about uncovering the unique character of each island. From the culture and history of BVI’s four largest islands to the pristine natural splendor of more than 50 smaller isles in this unspoiled volcanic archipelago, every place offers its own special magic. Whether its Virgin Gorda’s natural granite pillars, the island spirit on Jost Van Dyke, picture-perfect beaches in Tortola or a glimpse of paradise in Anegada, no matter where you land, you’ll find friendly people, incredible beaches and recreational activities that exceed all expectations.
There are two ways to get to the British Virgin Islands. The first is to fly directly to Beef Island Airport on Tortola. This option is the simplest but sometimes more expensive as it’s a small airport with only one runway. If you want the easiest, simplest option and/or have a lot of luggage, flying directly to Tortola (EIS) is the way to go.
The second way is to fly to St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and then take the ferry to Tortola, BVI. There are a lot more flights into St Thomas (STT) than Tortola so you are more likely to find a trip with only one connection. Ferries run regularly to Tortola, are about an hour long and it’s a beautiful ride. If you want the cheapest option or you want more flexibility and flight options, this is the way to go.