Best-Kept Vacation Secrets in the BVI

Go big or go home. — This ever-popular mantra has guided wanderlust spirits and adventure-hungry souls for quite some time now. Albeit slightly unoriginal, it is not a bad life motto to live by. After all, the message is positive and powerful, but we’ve come up with something even better...Go BVI or stay home.

If you’ve set sail in the British Virgin Islands before then you know exactly what we’re talking about. And if you have not yet embarked on a BVI charter vacation aboard your own private Sail, Power, or all-inclusive Crewed yacht—what are you waiting for?

Nestled in the heart of the cerulean-blue Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands (affectionately known as “Nature’s Little Secrets”) will transform your dream vacation into a real-life experience you’ll treasure forever. From the compact cruising grounds to the warm tropical climate and even warmer island culture, there’s simply no place like the BVI. In addition to the fan-favorite attractions and popular travel hot-spots, here are six lesser-known ways to capture unforgettable memories in the blissful British Virgin Islands.Take a Hike.

Trails from the Bitter End Yacht Club lead up into the hills for an exhilarating climb and breathtaking panoramic views of turquoise waters and exquisite coastlines. Follow the well-marked paths where you’ll discover the bird sanctuary salt pond and encounter lush exotic orchids thriving in their natural environment. Choose from several trails, each diverse but all equally enchanting. There are even some guided nature walks offered at various times throughout the week.

Go Jeepin' in Virgin Gorda.

The island of Virgin Gorda is gorgeous to explore by land. Hire a taxi or rent a Jeep to enjoy the ultimate on and off-road adventure revealing all sorts of Caribbean gems along the way. Be sure to stop at Hog Heaven where the sweet aroma of low-and-slow-cooked BBQ will tempt and satisfy your taste buds with mouthwatering flavors and the elevated location will deliver majestic views.Enjoy a Little Bubbly.

On the east side of Jost Van Dyke at Diamond Cay, a short walk from fan-favorite Foxy's Taboo restaurant, you'll find a geological delight known as the "Bubbly Pool". This naturally splendid place is particularly fun when a north swell is in, topped off with an island-inspired cocktail at Foxy's Taboo.

Get the Scoop at Cooper Island.

Cooper Island is such a charming place that makes it merely impossible not to fall in love with the Caribbean. There are several unique places to visit there, including a local coffee shop, rum bar, and a darling little ice cream parlor. No vacation is complete without at least one signature ice cream cone and there’s no better place to sit back, relax, and indulge in a sweet treat while savoring the laid-back island vibes and picture perfect scenery that surround you.Sail to the Windward Side.

Sail from Virgin Gorda to Norman Island on the windward side of the islands, if only just once. The scenery is completely different, featuring jagged rock formations and glistening cliffs on the other side of the islands that you can’t see from inside Sir Francis Drake Channel. It's also a prime location to drop the fishing line and go trolling for dinner in the deep water.

Explore the Local Bar Scene.

Everybody who steps foot onto the British Virgin Islands ends up at the world-famous Soggy Dollar Bar once or twice, or ten times, and with good reason! But don’t stop there. Explore beyond the Soggy Dollar Bar in White Bay, Jost van Dyke. The beach is lined with one-of-a-kind bars and memorable restaurants, many of which are not crowded and are frequented by the island’s locals. Grab a table and enjoy some refreshing cocktails paired with supreme relaxation.Not all who wander are lost....And all who wander into the BVI will most definitely find their way back to this enchanting country. Few places have the unique ability to deliver such an inviting experience time and time again, but the British Virgin Islands never cease to amaze us. Whether you’re visiting for the first, second, or 17th time, you can always bet on the BVI to whisk you away on an unforgettable charter escape that you’ll daydream about forever and ever—or at least until you return for your next visit!

Capture the Magic of the British Virgin Islands

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