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 will find several beaches to consider in the area. Regardless of whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you should find some appealing options. You can click on each beach name for a detailed article concerning that individual beach.

One beach that's good for snorkeling is The Bight. This bay is peppered with boaters and the beach boasts a pier. The small patch of sand here is gray, but very soft.

Another good choice for those 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.

The BVI offers plenty of additional beaches. If you'd like to dig deeper, you can find out more here.

Landmark Attractions

Callwood Historic Distillery

One popular destination is VI Maritime Museum. It is situated at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and located within Tortola, the BVI. Set on the second floor of the Centre of Applied Marine Studies at H. Lavity Stoutt Community Collage, the VI Maritime Museum honors the rich boat building history of the British Virgin Islands.

Another landmark worth visiting is Old Government House Museum. It is located 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: The 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works was built by the McCleverly slaves over three centuries ago and the property continued to produce sugar, lime juice, and cotton until the 1940s.

These are just some of the available options. To read our detailed page about landmarks in the BVI, click here.

Natural Attractions

Copper Mine National Park

One of the better known natural attractions is Copper Mine National Park. 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.

Another local attraction you should consider visiting is Little Fort National Park. 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.

Needless to say, there are a full range nature attractions. For a more comprehensive look at natural attractions in the BVI, click this link.


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