The BVI Attractions

The British Virgin Islands are a prime spot for tourists looking to have fun

Photo credit: © Jim Barnes

You don't have to spend all of your vacation relaxing. Make sure to get out and explore all of the wonderful activities the British Virgin Islands has for its visitors. Whether you plan on exploring the nature, soak up the sun, or learn about the islands' history, there is plenty to do.


The Baths

You'll find a large number of beaches to visit in the area. Regardless of whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you'd rather have more of the beach to yourself, you should find some appealing options. You can click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

A nice beach where snorkeling is a popular is The Bight. Though the bay is big, the beach known as The Bight on its shore is fairly small. The rest of the coast is covered in rocks or foliage.

Another good option for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Marina Cay Beach. This tucked away coastline has velvet soft sand, gentle warm waters and plenty of privacy.

White Bay Beach: White Bay stretches for about a half a mile and is undeveloped outside of a few beach bars. The soft white sands are lapped by perfect turquoise waters, and the reef is so close to the shore that snorkeling is a must.

Of course, the area is home to a full range of beaches to choose from in the area. Read this page if you want to find more information.

Landmark Attractions

Callwood Historic Distillery

A common landmark for vacationers is VI Maritime Museum. It is found within H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and found within Tortola, the BVI. The VI Maritime Museum strives to preserve the history of sailing in the British Virgin Islands. Exhibits include boat frames, tools used in the traditional building methods of boat building, artifacts from the 1867 ship wreck the RMS Rhone, two fully built traditional wooden seine boats that almost half a century old, and more.

Another popular destination is Old Government House Museum. It is found in Road Town, the BVI. Explore the beautiful grounds and building that make up the Old Government House Museum and enjoy pictures of royal visits and occasions that took place here.

1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum: Current operating hours at the museum are from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m., though sometimes these hours are extended to 4:00 p.m.

These are just a sample of the options. For more in-depth coverage of landmarks this specific topic, go to this article concerning other interesting places to visit in this area.

Natural Attractions

Copper Mine National Park

Copper Mine National Park is one of the natural attractions that's a popular stop for vacationers. <p>Copper Mine National Park was originally used by the Spanish in the 16th century, though evidence exists that suggest the indigenous people of Virgin Gorda may have built mines even earlier. Mining was done at this spot on and off until 1867, and the ruins that exist today were built in 1838. The mines were rarely profitable and left to the elements, which has taken its toll on the structures here. Tourists enjoy touring these haunting ruins as well as the view of the ocean that is truly something to behold.</p>

Another site worth considering is Little Fort National Park. <p>Justin behind an old post office in Fort Point are the ruins of a small fort that is not easily accessed by those who don't know the area. Established as a national park in 1978, it was done in order to protect local wildlife.</p>

Fortunately, you can find plenty of other options too. To read a more detailed discussion of natural attractions in this area, check out this page.


Caribbean Casinos

People do not generally stay in the BVI to find gambling, although there is one option nearby, Rock Bar Gaming. <p>Every night is a good night at the Rock Gaming Bar. Grab a drink and test your luck as you how fun in the intense atmosphere and listening to the current music hits.</p>


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