If you’re looking for a warm tropical destination to spend your next vacation, than look no further than the British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands are located east of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Ocean. Comprised of 59 islands, with 16 habited and 43 uninhabited, The British Virgin Islands fall into two types where the topography is either steep volcanic islands or flat coral islands. Crown Mountain is the highest point in the British Virgin Islands. The island’s climate is very tropical with low humidity and minor seasonal temperature variation.
To experience the island’s outdoor activities and see its beautiful scenery is usually the reason why people come here. Lying on white sandy beaches lapped by the beautiful blue ocean is a temptation many people can’t resist. Other attractions to experience include seeing the historic villages, churches, Botanic Gardens, and a museum in Road Town. There is also snorkeling and diving, in addition to many hiking tours.
Seafood is the food of choice at the Virgin Islands. Various fish and lobster dishes can be found in most of the small restaurants. Also, there are many other ethnic dishes available from Guyana and Trinidad to Italian, French and Asian that can be found on the island.
Visa and Passport regulations are strictly enforced at the harbors, most importantly for boats sailing to and from the US and British territory. As of June 2009, certified birth certificates are no longer accepted and ferry operators can only take passport carrying US citizens.