Sun-kissed BeachesMore than 50 isles to explore
With over 50 idyllic isles to explore, the British Virgin Islands are perfect for sun-worshippers and water-lovers alike. Protected bays and coves offer some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, where you can spend your holiday relaxing on soft sands, swinging in hammocks, swimming with tropical sea life and searching for shipwrecks. Azure offers a range of luxury hotels in BVI, providing you with the perfect base from which to explore the stunning scenery and vibrant nightlife.
The British Virgin Islands are home to an array of picture-perfect beaches, each with its own unique charm and attributes. For leisurely walks on a footprint-free sand, a trip to Savannah Bay offers over a mile of pristine shoreline with stunning ocean views. The crystal clear water of Spring Bay is ideal for snorkelling, with majestic boulders creating a natural seawater pool teeming with marine life. Take a trip to Norman Island, said to have been the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island’, or go for a heart-thumping drive down hairpin bends to reach the palm-fringed Brewers Bay, a secluded retreat with a real away-from-it-all feel.
In and on the water
Stories of pirates and buccaneers are abound in the British Virgin Islands, and there’s plenty of opportunities to discover age-old shipwrecks. RMS Rhone has been stranded in the waters of Salt Island since 1867 and can be explored by divers and snorkelers of all levels of ability. For the more experienced in the water, the 250-foot long shipwreck Chikuzen is guarded by bull-sharks, reef-sharks and lemon-sharks, and offers a golden opportunity to see these underwater wonders up close. Alice in Wonderland, just off Ginger Island, is the place to see some of the most beautiful coral formations the BVI have to offer. Meanwhile, the rocky formations known as ‘The Indians’ at Pelican Island majestically rise out of the sea and are home to a wide variety of rainbow-coloured fish.
If you prefer to be on top of the water, paddle your own kayak on a sea safari through the mysterious mangrove forests on Beef Island, with the chance to see stingrays, turtles, barracuda and baby sharks. Alternatively, try your hand at kite-surfing on Virgin Gorda and Anegada, where the trade winds are perfect for picking up a hair-raising speed.
The BVI are famous for relaxed hospitality and genial get-togethers. Head to one of the beach bars and try the famous Painkiller cocktail - a heady mix of local rum, coconut, tropical fruit juice and nutmeg. If you’re out for an evening stroll, stop off at a local stall vendor who will happily chop the top off a coconut for you to enjoy the refreshing milk inside - and even add a splash of rum if you desire. Food-wise, lobster is a favourite dish across the islands and is usually served barbecued with the chef’s secret blend of herbs and spices.
At Azure, our British Virgin Islands luxury holidays are guaranteed to leave you with memories that will last forever. To find out more about our tailor-made packages, why not get in touch with us today?
where to stay
We work with a range of hotels throughout the region, and our specialists can ensure you pick the perfect place for you to stay during your holiday. Below is a snapshot of some of the properties we love, but this list isn't exhaustive, so if you want any more advice and full details of all the hotels we work, with please don't hesitate to contact us on 01244 322770.
Moskito IslandFrom...Want your next getaway to be a once-in-a-lifetime taste of paradise? Discover the blissful British Virgin Islands with a stay at the luxurious The Branson Beach Estate, Moskito Island, an idyllic hideaway like no other. The newest offering from Virgin Limited Edition collection, this sumptuous sanctuary lies close to the well renowned Necker Island.
Owned by the famous business personality Sir Richard Branson, Necker Island is a truly special part of the British Virgin Islands. The 74 acres island can be exclusively hired out to individuals and groups up to 48 people and for a brief period of time during the year known as Celebration Weeks, couples and families can book individual rooms.
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