The Virgin Islands are the world's most popular recreational sailing and yachting destination. These beautiful by nature islands of eternal summer are comprised of some sixty mainly lush mountainous islands and one flat sandy coral island with most having beautiful white sandy beaches. Upon discovering these islands, Christopher Columbus named them "Las Once mil Las Virginies" after the legendary St Ursula and the 11,000 virgins. The Virgin Islands are bathed in sunshine year round and experience ever present cooling breezes that offer sailors an unparallelled cruising experience.
The British Virgin Islands, or simply the BVI are a magical Caribbean archipelago consisting of about fifty closely spaced islands, islets, rocks and cays. They are a sailor's paradise with steady trade winds and numerous sheltered anchorages and protected coves within easy reach. Compared to other Caribbean Islands, the BVI remains remarkably laid back. On the lush islands you will find no building taller than the nearest palm tree. Beach bars and restaurants are open-air and serve up a delectable menu of Caribbean dishes and tropical drinks. Under the stunning night sky you will discover stars and constellations not seen in the big cities. Under the stunning deep blue and turquoise sea novice snorkelers and experienced divers alike will discover a multitude of pristine coral reefs, tropical fish and sea turtles.
Daily flights from the US connect through Puerto Rico to Beef Island Airport on the Eastern side of Tortola. Numerous ferry systems operate between the islands of the BVI as well as the USVI.
Come see for yourself why these islands are called "Nature's Little Secrets".
The United States Virgin Islands, or simply the USVI lie next to the BVI, to the South East. Purchased from Denmark in 1917, they retain their Danish flair to this day. Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas is known for its duty free shopping. St Thomas has direct non-stop flights from the US as well as connecting flights through Puerto Rico. Many charter yachts base in St Thomas and sail to St. John and the BVI.
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