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British Virgin Islands


Internationally known as a paradise for sailors, over 60 British Virgin Islands also offer the “landlubbers” all the charm of the Caribbean nature and no problem whatsoever. A necklace of islands that runs along the Sir Francis Drake Channel between Puerto Rico and St. Kitts, the British Virgin Islands enjoy unspoilt scenery, a high standard of living and a peaceful atmosphere. Many of these islands are rich with indigenous fauna, including the red-legged tortoises and Anegada iguanas.

Tortola is the largest island, and its capital, Road Town, is home to government offices, banks, shops, a ferry service and an international cruise, as well as being the main location for charter boats. The north coast of Tortola is peppered with small bays and secluded beaches like Brewer’s Bay and Smuggler’s Cove. The more populous Cane Garden Bay, which offers many restaurants and bars. The hilly roadways make it a challenge to follow them to four wheels, but provide spectacular views.

On Virgin Gorda mountains, full of lonely beaches and natural attractions, are the Baths, giant granite boulders overlooking the beach, where you can see the puddles of water that fill and empty with the tide and where you can practice dell ‘excellent snorkeling. Jost Van Dyke is prosperous island for the fame of festivity linked to its coast and because it provides excellent protected anchorages for yachts. To the north-east, you can visit in a day Anegada and Horseshoe Reef – with its 29 km, one of the longest coral reefs in the world – for bird-watching and snorkeling. Norman Island, supposedly the Treasure Island novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, has no inhabitants, except for the managers of a couple of restaurants. Here are the caves destination for lovers of snorkeling; Indians and Marina Cay are also very popular. Necker Island is privately owned by Sir Richard Branson, and Peter Island, largely undeveloped, hosts a resort that invites visitors to lunch and relax on the beach. Guana Island was officially designated wildlife sanctuary for the presence of species such as the masked booby.

The Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival the British Virgin Islands is a seven-day long event that takes place in April, attracting an average of 135 yachts. Scuba divers explore more than 200 shipwrecks, especially Rhone Marine Park near Salt Island, where the Rhone, warship of His Majesty, sank to the 1860 Game fishing is widely practiced; surfers gather each day off of Apple Bay Tortola to ride the best waves of the Caribbean. Hiking lovers can stroll along the Ridge Road to Sage Mountain, a park that extends for more than 37 hectares.

AERPORTI / FLYING TIMES: Airports: TB Lettsome International (Beef Island), 16 km from the capital, Road Town Tortola, Virgin Gorda Airport and George Airport Auguiste to Anegada. Scali / Flying Times: Antigua – 60 minutes. Puerto Rico – 45 minutes. Saint-Martin – 30 minutes. St. Thomas, USVI – 20 minutes.

British Airways and Virgin operate flights from Gatwick, bmi and from Manchester to Antigua where, with connecting flights to LIAT is reached Beef Island, Tortola (EIS). American Airlines operates flights with a stopover in the United States to San Juan and from there connecting flights to Tortola.

CLIMATE: Average annual temperature: 32.3 ° C. Winter Estate 29.4 degrees C. The mean annual precipitation are around 132 cm. Indicative Timetable dawn: Summer 5:45. Winter 06:10. Indicative sunset time: 19:30 to 20:30 Summer. Winter 17:00 to 17:30.

CATERING: Available cuisine restaurants: local. Gourmet. Internazionale. Most hotels add a 15% service charge. Some hotels and restaurants may require slacks and shirt for dinner.

LANGUAGE: English.

NIGHTLIFE: Entertainment available includes: – Clubs. Restaurants / nightclubs. Nightclub. Live music. Concerts. Theatrical performances. Fashion shows.

SIGHTSEEING:
– Baths in Virgin Gorda.
– Rainforest Sage Mountain on Tortola.
– Copper Mine in Virgin Gorda.
– Distilleries of rum.
– Botanical Gardens.
– Wreck of the Rhone.
– Gorda Peak.
– Government House Museum in Tortola.
– Dolphin Discovery – interactive program to swim with dolphins.



September 4, 2014
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