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 discover a large number of beaches to choose from in the area. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you should be able to find just the right beach. Just click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that particular location.

If you are hoping to go snorkeling, a place with that option 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 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: Protected by a gorgeous coral reef system and lined with beach bars, White Bay Beach is a great spot no matter what your favored beach activities are.

These are just a few of the available choices. Take advantage of this page if you want additional facts.

Landmark Attractions

Callwood Historic Distillery

Many travelers choose to visit VI Maritime Museum. It is a part of H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and located on Tortola, the BVI. You can visit the Maritime Museum between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Old Government House Museum. It is located in Road Town, the BVI. Visited by many royal figures through time, this location once housed all important government functions and was a residence for the governor. The building deteriorated quickly in the tropical climate and was almost demolished.

1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum: Inside 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum guests will be treated to a collection of exhibits which display examples of how life was on the island several generations ago. Historical artifacts, relics of daily life, and an exhibit of historic machinery is on display, as is a monthly art selection by a local artist. In addition to culture, the museum also touches on natural history, with a room of photographs discussing animal and plant life throughout the British Virgin Islands.

This region has plenty of additional interesting landmarks. To navigate to our page about landmarks in this area, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

Copper Mine National Park

Copper Mine National Park is one of the natural attractions you might enjoy visiting. 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.

Little Fort National Park is another local site you should consider visiting. 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.

These are just a few of the options. Click this link to check out our page concerning natural attractions in this area.


Caribbean Casinos

Travelers don't generally come to the BVI to gamble, although there is one to check out nearby, Rock Bar Gaming. 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.


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