British Virgin Island: the paradise of sailors
A great classic for your holidays on a catamaran or sailboat in the Caribbean: more than 60 islands composing the archipelago of the British Virgin Islands, surrounded by majestic and uncontaminated coral reefs into a clear blue sea. A true paradise for the ones who practice snorkelling and water sports, where you can enjoy unforgettable views, white beaches, jagged peaks and granitic rocks, in a Caribbean Sea as you've never seen it.
The largest islands are Tortola, Anegada and Virgin Gorda, with the most beautiful beaches: "the Baths" and "Jost Van Dyke". This archipelago is also called "the land that time has forgotten", as a paradise still unspoiled and rich in natural beauty. The BVI are an ideal destination for those seeking total relax both at sea and on a beautiful tropical beach. The ecosystem of these Caribbean islands is protected with 20 nature parks, 19 parks on land extending between the remains of the ancient rainforest, inhabited by migratory birds and genuine ornithological rarities, and a marine park: the wreck of the Rhone, a steamer of the English Crown that, due to a hurricane, broke in two pieces in the waters of Salt Island and sank on 29 October 1867. Diving enthusiasts can visit this vessel that, at a depth of 25 meters and after 117 years, is almost intact. Crystal clear waters, beautiful backdrops, lush vegetation, expanses of sand are the main features of this paradise once appreciated by the pirates of Barbanera.
Tortola is the biggest island of the archipelago and the most populated as economical and politic centre. Its mountainous feature is depicted by the Mount Sage, while the rest of the land is surrounded by a Caribbean landscape, better to explore it by sailing boat: white beaches, crystal-clear water, luxuriant vegetation. Unmissable a visit to the market in the city centre Road Town and its little artisans' shops and a dive into the clear water of Cane Garden Bay, the most beautiful beach of the island. Virgin Gorda is a little touristic harbour, numerous luxury resorts and hotels. For the ones who want to explore the real soul, this island owns a marvellous beach, known as ‘The Baths’: a breath-taking landscape immersed in the uncontaminated nature, an earthly paradise.
Devil’s bay and Spring bay are here near: natural swimming pool with crystal clear water, golden sand, desert beaches and full of relax, while Mahoe Bay is the most renowned for the sea bottoms full of marine flora and fauna where to practise snorkelling.
Jost Van Dyke is the ideal destination for the ones searching for peace and tranquillity. Along the turquoise coastline there are a lot of renowned restaurants, managed by local people who want to live far from crowded places, with the unique aim to transmit a dreamy holiday to the tourists in a unique frame in the world. The island of Guana, a true paradise full of luxuriant vegetation, wants to preserve the ancient wild spirit; the rock around the island is covered by the hundred's shades of green flora. Sandy Cay, a desert island surrounded only by silence and crystal-clear water, far from the comfort offered by the other islands. This is a true oasis of tranquillity, where to enjoy sun and white sand, immersed in solitude. Another desert paradise is Anegada, an island half underwater famous between the snorkelling lovers, because they could venture themselves in the shipwrecks.