Many of the accommodations in the BVI are accessible by both land and water and have on-site restaurants, bars and pools or are in close proximity to popular island hot spots, beaches and eateries. Others promote health and wellness through on-site spas and gyms, whilst some offer guests outdoor adventures. All in all, you won’t be dissapointed with the following suggestions, which only represent a fraction of the BVI’s gems.
“Between [the British Virgin Islands’] breathtaking combination of hilltop vistas and sparkling white-sand beaches; our clear, aqua waters and lush topography, travellers can carve unlimited experiences to suit their individual tastes,” says Marketing Manager Keith Dawson at the BVI Tourist Board.
“As an archipelago of approximately 60 islands, rocks and cays, we believe the British Virgin Islands offers layered experiences within one destination,” Dawson says, adding, “These are only a few of the many reasons why the BVI can be a life-changing experience, a world where nature’s little secrets await to be discovered.”
Looking for a romantic villa, family-friendly resort or properties welcoming adventure or rest and relaxation? Look no further than the BVI.
Picture this: your own private island getaway, where moonlit strolls on Honeymoon Beach are commonplace. And if that’s not romantic enough, how about a pampering day for two at the spa — Peter Island Resort & Spa is touted a honeymoon paradise and is a totally stress-free zone.
Sol y Sombra is an enchanting vacation property on Virgin Gorda’s leeward coast. Coincidentally, it is also the name of a digestif. So, begin the night with a private dinner at one of the five romantic pavillions on the property, set in over an acre of tropical gardens. Don’t forget to bring your after-dinner drink — and your partner of course.
Oil Nut Bay, also located on Virgin Gorda, is one of the newest BVI properties. Infinity pools, spa treatments and private dining catered for couples are all mainstays here — and the property is only accessible via boat.
Oil Nut Bay is also ideal for families. Activity coordinators are available to personalise family bonding time — or families can take the reign and organise activities at the beach, pool, wellness studio, yoga and Pilates room, the kid’s club or the Nature Center instead.
Children 5 years or older can participate in the daytime kids’ activities programming.
Fort Burt Hotel is located in the heart of Road Town. Its location makes traversing the city uncomplicated and gives easy access to nearby family-friendly activities like Dolphin Discovery, where kids and adults alike can swim with the friendly marine mammals. Free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant offer even more possibilities for vacationing families.
Leverick Bay Resort and Marina, located in North Sound, Virgin Gorda, is the choice for families looking for the perfect mix of shopping, watersports, dining and entertainment. Moko jumbies, or stilt dancers, are regular visitors on Friday nights at the Jumbies Beach Bar.
Bitter End Yacht Club is both family friendly and an adventure destination. Loved by visitors and locals alike, the property’s reputation for good food and watersports is well known. The popular Sunday breakfast buffet, sailing school, nature walks on the trails and dancing after dinner are just a few of the family-friendly activities offered by Bitter End.
A sailing vacation at the Mariner Inn and Marina on a mobile hotel at sea — or yacht — is the definition of adventure, whether you choose to sail on one of the charter yachts or stay on land at the hotel. The BVI is known in many circles as the sailing capital of the world, so The Moorings is an ideal choice. The Mariner Inn and Marina also offers a full-service marina, spa, restaurants, boutiques and a coffee shop.
Rest and Relaxation
Surfsong Villa Resort is one beachfront property that boasts rest and relaxation and a TripAdvisor ranking of #2 of 28 hotels on Tortola. The resort is located on Beef Island, on the eastern end of Tortola, which puts it in a strategic location to access other Virgin isles, but also in a perfectly discreet and private rest spot. On Google Reviews, Paula Thurman writes, “The beach, the borders, the bungalow, the quiet, the location. I could make this place my annual vacation spot and if they are ever hiring, I would work for free just [to] be there.” Its restaurant serves gourmet meals, and the resort has seven villas that can accommodate up to 30 guests.
Now that you’ve learned a little more about a few of the BVI’s best accommodations, it’s time to change your life and book a BVI getaway now.