The beaches in the British Virgin Islands boast fine white sand that doesn’t overheat in the midday sun. Also helping to make them so desirable is the fact that they are rarely overcrowded. At Apple Bay Beach, for example, the consistent waves lend themselves well to surfing, while Deadman’s Bay caters more to the boating […]
British Virgin Island Beaches
The British Virgin Islands are comprised of some 40 different islands, the majority of which are small and uninhabited. Found along the coastlines of many of these islands are gorgeous, white-sand beaches, and that's what brings in many of the tourists. While this Caribbean chain of islands continues to grow in popularity, the word crowded doesn't really apply. In fact, the BVI beaches are known for their pristine appeal, and the islands in general have a slow, laid-back nature that is hard to beat.
The British Virgin Islands are situated to the east of Puerto Rico and help to make up the larger Virgin Islands archipelago. This archipelago also includes the U.S. Virgin Islands. While the similarities are numerous, there are some pretty major differences between the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Large mega resorts are more common in the USVI, for example, and the overall scene is more laid-back in the BVI. Also true is the fact that the BVI resorts are generally more spaced out, thus providing their guests with an increased feeling of isolation.
Unlike some Caribbean destinations, the British Virgin Islands don’t offer much in the way of nightlife or entertainment. This is more a destination that revolves around relaxation, and when visitors feel like getting active, they most often find themselves boating, snorkeling, diving, and going to the beach. Those without their own boats can arrange visits to any number of BVI beaches through local boat tour companies, and depending on the island, renting a vehicle and driving to an amazing strip of sand can be possible. Of course, many visitors stay at a hotel, resort, or vacation rental that is on or near the sand, thus allowing for easy access to at least one great beach.