British Virgin Islands Travel Facts

The Basics

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)

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%

Population: 22,000

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)

Travel Information

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; //

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.