British Virgin Islands
MANY COLOURS & THE BEST BEACH OF THE WORLD
White sand beaches, sparkling turquoise water, warm trade winds and friendly local people - that is the Caribbean paradise for sailing.
What are the best destinations?
About 60 islands and coral reefs belong to the British Virgin Islands. Your yacht charter base is situated in the Nanny Cay Marina in the main island Tortola and offers excellent service. New catamarans and sailing yachts in top condition are waiting to welcome you on board! The marina is situated about 3 miles away from the island capital Road Town.
How to get there: fly from Europe or from the USA over Puerto Rico, Antigua or the next American Virgin Islands (from there, you have a ferry boat going to Tortola).
TripAdvisor has chosen The Baths on Virgin Gorda to the best beach of the world based on voting. For us, this is good reason enough to experience it ourselves.
The Baths is the main part of the Baths National Park. This area is considered a geologic wonder because of the huge granite rocks. Some of them are up to 40 feet big and form spectacular turquoise pools and small white beaches.
Further highlights for sailors in this region are the Devil's Bay and the Spring Bay with its beautiful white sand beach.
North Sound (Virgin Gorda)
North Sound is the best spot for those looking for society and nightlife. In the Bitter End Yacht Club you can enjoy music every night! There are lots to do during the
daytime, too: you will find different shops, windsurfing, hobie cats rental and yacht service here.
A great restaurant and good service for yachts is also in the Leverick Bay.
If you like a glamorous place to go out: the restaurant in Biras Creek is the best on the islands and has a great wine cellar. Don't forget the dresscode after 7 PM!
Always be aware of shallow waters near in coastal areas. Here are the basic rules:
- the lighter the colour of the water the shallower!
- green and brown colours usually mean coral formations!