If there is one destination that should be on the list for your world exploration, it is the British Virgin Islands.
Charter a yacht in BVI’s for one of the most incredible experiences of your life, and there is so much else to do – you won’t know where to start.
You can switch between diving, sailing, snorkelling and really make the most of the breathtaking waters you are surrounded by.
Picture a place that is so relaxed and designed for enjoyment that you will walk directly from the water to a bar to enjoy fresh and fruity cocktails.
When we picture places that offer true luxury and relaxation – we might not know it, but the BVI’s is it!
Gone are the days when all people wanted to do was lay on a beach reading… (well, maybe); instead, people want to have exciting and immersive experiences while they explore new countries.
So, where should you be heading, and what should you be doing in the British Virgin Islands?
For water sports lovers, there is the stunning and action-packed Virgin Gorda. It’s not just water sports you can take part in here, one of the second most enjoyed activities is hiking.
From here you can take part in parasailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and some of the most relaxing sailing around.
There are a few secluded beaches if you want something a little more lowkey and private – these are only accessible by boat.
Devil’s Bay National Park
The Devil’s Bay National Park has mooring buoys and a dinghy dock, so it makes it ideal for boaters who want some peace. The area is incredibly tranquil and one of the best places for swimming.
The bay is also accessible by foot, but the ground isn’t always easy to navigate as it is covered in moving and shifting pebbles and rocks. Slipping here is very common – so keep that in mind!
The horseshoe-shaped bay is a little piece of paradise but certainly better to get to by boat.
If your idea of the perfect holiday involves a cocktail in one hand and sand between your toes as you stroll along a sunlit beach, then White Bay is your place.
This location has a lot to offer, and it certainly is high up on the list of peaceful; even the sand is described as being the softest sand in the world.
You’ll be surrounded by beachside cottages, beach activities, bars and villas, which makes it the ideal place to spend a few hours before heading back for an evening watching the sunset from your boat rental.
As the sun sets, the party-goers will come out to play, and you can enjoy the scenes from a distance.
If you want to wade through some beautiful colourful boulders and enjoy something a little less sporty, then The Baths are for you.
You can wade through the warm waters and slowly explore the nooks and crevices that have appeared over the years due to them being lapped by the sea.
At first glance, it might look a little tricky to navigate, but actually, the maze-like feeling will soon disappear when you realise it’s not channelling! Although even if you are not lost, you can spend hours here and won’t notice the time slipping by.
Like with any rocks, from time to time, they can become a little slippery, so make sure that you use water shoes with a gripped sole if you’re the type of person who always wants to explore further.
Perhaps what you have in mind is the quintessential Caribbean dream—walking along soft, warm, pale sands. You want to head the water gently, lap the shore and look out to the horizon at all times of the day just to take a deep relaxing breath.
Anegada Island is the place for you! When looking for unique and stunning views and scenery, this island should be high on the list because there are some of the most stunning limestone and coral in the world.
You can hop off the boat and enjoy snorkelling around the 300 different wreckages for those who love to explore by water. What’s more is that you can do it here for free, unlike some other destinations that charge for wreckage snorkelling.
If you are a keen wildlife observer or photographer, then the huge flocks of bright pink flamingos will give you plenty to enjoy. The bright contrast of all the colours will give you photos that you will be enjoying – and showing off – for years!
While there are many luxury hotels in the area, it is better to visit Anegada by boat, and most people who do visit the area are sailing from Tortola.
If you’ve ever fancied yourself a pirate, then, of course, you should visit Smuggler’s Cove. Unlike the name suggests, though, the only treasure you’ll find here is in the form of a delicious snack bar.
Unlike some other parts of Tortola, Smuggler’s Cove is typically not packed with people, and instead, you can spend hours snorkelling in a relaxing environment.
No matter where you choose to sail around these islands, you will be inundated with a huge range of activities – and the only time you will need to lay on a beach is if you want to! A yacht charter means exploring each of the different things available and making the most of your vacation time.