Things to Do / Activities
The British Virgin Islands has a wealth of activities from relaxed, laid back sightseeing to the more adventurous sports such as sports fishing and scuba diving. For those looking for 'walk in' fun, there are plenty of art galleries, unique gift shops and entertainments.
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The BVI is fast becoming recognized as one of the Caribbean’s top dive spots. It has over 100 dive sites for undersea exploration and offers crystal clear waters, abundant sea life, stunning coral gardens, canyons, tunnels, caverns, grottos, and shipwrecks.
Home to some of the best sports fishing in the world, the BVI is close to the famous "North Drop". As well as organised competitions and events, there are plenty of boats available for fishing charters and many of the islands dedicated yacht charter companies can kit your charter yacht out with all the gear you need.
Hiking & Cycling
There are many opportunities for walking and hiking in the BVIs.
Tortola has the cool slopes of Sage Mountain National Park, where traces of the primaeval rain forest can still be seen at higher elevations.
For a fixed fare, most taxi drivers will take groups of three or more around the islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada or Jost Van Dyke.
Kiteboarding & Windsurfing
With its year-round steady trade winds the BVI is a windsurfers paradise. If you don’t want to bring your own gear, then the island has some great rental companies who can hire you top-quality kit and give you the inside track on the best spots to sail.
Marine & Sea Life
The BVI is famous for diving and its rich marine life and now there are more ways to experience it than ever, whether you want to sit comfortably in A/C through a live sea exploration or don a wetsuit and jumpin with the dolphins!
Sailing / Boating
Sailing is without a doubt the BVI's most popular activity and with some of the most beautiful islands and scenic views in the world, its easy to see why. The islands are home to hundreds of companies specialzing in everything from day charters to month long bareboat charters. If you've never sailed before, many companies offer courses for a week, followed by a week sailing your own boat in a flotilla!
Shopping in the BVI is a bit of an adventure. There are no shopping malls here, and familiar, multinational brand names are few and far between.
If you know your barrel from your beach break then you’ll feel right at home on one of the BVI’s many surf beaches!