Country: British Virgin Islands
Where is it?: Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
Why do people go here?: Surprise! Very similar to the US Virgin Islands, but a little less touristic, and British.
What are the main entry points?: Catch a flight from a nearby island.
Currency used: US dollar (USD)
Religion: Protestant 86% (Methodist 33%, Anglican 17%, Church of God 9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah’s Witnesses 2%, other 15%), Roman Catholic 10%, none 2%, other 2%
Ethnic Breakdown: 83.36% West African, 7.28% British, Portuguese, 5.38% Multiracial, 3.14% East Indian, 0.84% Others
Government: British Overseas Territory
Languages: English (official)
Major Cities: Road Town
Attractions: Sand, Boating, Relaxation
Accommodation:Virgin Islands Hostels
Tourism Office locations and links: British Virgin Islands-Tourist Board Josehp Josiah Smith Social Sec Bldg Wickhams Cay I Road Town, BWI +1-809-494-3134, 3864, 3489, 3865; //www.bvivacations.com/
Health Issues: No vaccination requirements for any international traveler.
Tips for Visiting
When to go: If you’re looking to dive, there are less tourists and clearer water during late spring to early summer.
Specific Events/Holidays: Territory Day, 1 July
Getting Around: Dole out the cash and charter a sailboat to see the real beauty of the isles.
Cheapest airport to fly into: There are two main airports for travelers taking flights to British Virgin Islands such as Terrance B Lettsome International Airport and Virgin Gorda. In order to get a cheaper flight, it would be wise to use the airport that is near your trip destination.
Need more information?: Check out the British Virgin Islands travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.