British Virgin Islands Travel Vacation & Hotel Resorts
British Virgin Islands – Tortola, Virgin Gorda…
Caribbean paradise with luxury resorts and hotels
With subtropical climate that is tempered by trade winds, British Virgin Islands, as a major travel vacation destination, are quiet, friendly, and beautiful Caribbean paradise with 80 kilometers coastline.
British Virgin Islands are located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico; and are comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands; includes the islands of Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost van Dyke. The British Virgin Islands have total land area about 151 square kilometers, about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC of the United States.
First settled by the Dutch in 1648, the British Virgin Islands were soon after (1672) annexed by the English. Today,
Prosperous Caribbean Islands
The economy of British Virgin Islands, one of the most stable and prosperous in the Caribbean, is highly dependent on tourism generating an estimated 45% of the national income. More than 934,000 tourists, mainly from the US, visited the islands in 2008. In the mid-1980s, the government began offering offshore registration to companies wishing to incorporate in the islands, and incorporation fees now generate substantial revenues. Roughly 400,000 companies were on the offshore registry by yearend 2000. Because of traditionally close links with the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands has used the US dollar as its currency since 1959.
British Virgin Islands have 24,939 (July 2010 estimate) population, including black 82%, white 6.8%, other 11.2% (includes Indian and mixed) (2008 data). English is the official language in this British territory.
Tortola is the largest and the most populated of British Virgin Islands. It has fine beach resorts and hotels which are some of the most expensive in the Caribbean. Cane Garden Bay is Tortola’s most popular beach and a best-known anchorages in the islands. Frenchmen’s Cay, which is a little island connected by causeway to Tortola, has a marina, art galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Tortola Hotels and Resorts
Tortola Island and nearby islands offer visitors luxury resorts and hotels with beach access, swimming pool, health club, spa and airport shuttle.
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Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina is a beachfront hotel complex located in Scrub Island. on the West South Bay Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, a private beach area, free Wi-Fi and ocean views.
The guestrooms at Scrub Island Resort Marina and Spa are all accessible via exterior corridors. Balconies offer ocean, sea, or garden views.
The guestrooms feature air conditioning, a safe, iPod docking station, sitting area and a flat-screen cable TV. Each one has a coffee maker, minibar and balconies. The bathrooms are private and have bathrobes, a shower and slippers.
The Scrub Island Resort serves international and seafood. There are also a pool bar and a beach bar for the guests to enjoy.
Activities like hiking, kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling are also an option to arrange at this resort.
This private resort is accessible only by boat or helicopter and the Tortola’s Trellis Bay Dock is a 10 minute boat trip away. The dock is a 2 minute drive from Tortolas International Airport.
This 5.0-star British Virgin Islands hotel has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.
Long Bay Beach Club is located in West End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. This beachfront condo hotel is close to Long Bay Beach and Cane Garden Bay Beach. Another nearby attraction is Smuggler’s Cove Beach. Sage Mountain National Park is a 10-minute drive from the Virgin Islands Long Bay Beach Resort. The nightlife of Road Town is 7.5 miles from the property.
This stunning Virgin Islands resort boasts on-site dining, free Wi-Fi and free local calls in all rooms. It’s a 5-minute drive from the West End Ferry Terminal.
Each guestroom at Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas features vaulted ceilings and a furnished balcony. A flat-screen TV and coffee maker are provided.
Two lighted tennis courts are part of this Virgin Islands resort. Snorkeling equipment and body boards are available.
One of Long Bay Beach’s on-site restaurants, 1748, offers a daily breakfast along and barbecue and local cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, a spa tub, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The hotel’s full-service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4.0-star British Virgin Islands resort hotel offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and audio-visual equipment. This West End, Tortola hotel has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available.
Peter Island Resort and Spa is located in Great Harbour, this beachfront resort is near Deadman’s Bay Beach. This resort is a 10-minute walk from the Deadman’s Beach and 3.5 miles from The Baths Virgin Gordan geological formation. The Road Town Ferry Terminal is one mile away.
Peter Island Resort and Spa features an extensive garden and a terrace with swimming pool and hot tub. It is just over half a mile from the The Rhone dive site and 2 miles from the Norman Island.
The suites and rooms have free Wi-Fi, tropical décor, air conditioning, iPod dock, a private bathroom and sea views. The suites also include garden views and a hot tub.
The on-site restaurant serves Caribbean-style dishes and international cuisine, and guests can also find a variety of food places within a 5-minute walk of the property.
This complex features a business center, a gym, diving shop, spa treatments and tennis courts. Horticultural tours and snorkeling activities can be arranged too.
Virgin Gorda Island
Virgin Gorda is second largest among British Virgin Islands. It has several sandy beaches. The Baths is usually crowded, Spring Bay beach is one of best, and Savannah Bay offers a beautiful long sandy beach.
British Virgin Islands offer you a Caribbean paradise vacation with a enjoyable quiet atmosphere.
Virgin Gorda Hotels and Resorts
Virgin Gorda Island has many beach front hotels with swimming pool, health club, spa and airport shuttle.
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Rosewood Little Dix Bay Hotel is located in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda Island. Little Dix Bay Beach is an area attraction. Other attractions include The Baths Beach. Devil’s Bay National Park is less than 3 miles from the resort. The Nail Bay Sugar Mill Ruins are less than a 20 minute drive away.
Featuring 7 beautiful beaches accessible only by sea, this tropical resort on Virgin Gorda includes a cliff-side spa overlooking Little Dix Bay. On-site restaurants are also available.
Each bright, exotic room at Rosewood Little Dix Bay features a view of the ocean or gardens. A minibar, a refrigerator and a CD player are also included.
The upscale Sugar Mill restaurant serves fine cuisine including glazed grouper and Himalayan truffles. The Pavilion restaurant features a large daily breakfast and the Beach Grill offers a variety of cocktails and appetizers.
An on-site fitness center with flat-screen TV and exercise classes is open to all guests of Little Dix Bay Rosewood. Free nightly movies as well as tennis and snorkeling lessons are also provided.
This 5-star British Virgin Islands hotel has a business center and offers meeting rooms for small groups, audio-visual equipment, and business services. The hotel offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Wedding services and tour assistance are available.
Biras Creek Resort Hotel is located in North Sound, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. This beachfront hotel is near Bitter End Gardens. Another nearby attraction is Oil Nut Bay Beach.
Biras Creek Resort features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access is available, along with a fitness center and a private beach area.
The modern suites are decorated with bright, neutral colors and feature a furnished terrace. A spacious bathroom that provides free toiletries, bathrobes and a hairdryer is also available. Some units also include a private plunge pool. Amenities like an iPod dock and a minibar are also included.
Fine dining is available at the Hilltop Restaurant as well as casual beach-side barbecue lunches and happy hour specials.
Other facilities available at Biras Creek Resort include water sports facilities, a shared lounge and a game room. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the area, including cycling, hiking and windsurfing.
This 4.0-star Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands resort hotel has a business center. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional hotel amenities include a coffee shop/café, gift shops/newsstands, and dry cleaning/laundry services.