Caribbean Tourism

British Virgin Islands

Anegada

LL-L Anegada Reef Hotel, T4958002, F4959362 or by VHF Ch 16. 18 rooms, where there is an anchorage, fishing packages, dive equipment, beach bar, restaurant, great service, famous lobster barbecue, if arriving by yacht radio in advance for directions through the reef, minibus and bicycle hire, taxi service, boutique, closed Sep-Oct. Also under same...

Accommodation

Hotels There is a 7% hotel tax and a 10% service charge in the BVI. Rates apply to double rooms, EP, winter-summer. Villas There are some truly luxurious houses for rent if you can afford them, with the most famous, or infamous, being Richard Branson’s house on Necker Island. A wide choice of stylish properties is on offer. Camping Allowed only on...

Tourist Information

Local Tourist Office The BVI Tourist Board, 2nd floor, AKARA Building, Wickhams Cay 1, PO Box 134, Road Town, T4943134, F4943866, Email: bvitourb@caribsurf.com; there is also an office at Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, T4955181, F4943866; some offices overseas can help with reservations. The BVI Welcome is a bimonthly colour tourist guide now on line as well,...

Communication

Telephone Services Direct dialling is available locally and worldwide. All telecommunications are operated by Cable & Wireless. Telephone, facsimile transmission, data transmission, internet access and telegraph facilities are all available. Phone cards are available, US$5, US$10, US$15 and US$20, discount rates in evenings at weekends. To make a credit...

Getting Around

Air Clair Aero flies from Tortola to Anegada Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, US$27 one-way, or hire the whole plane, US$300, seats eight people, T4952271. Fly BVI is a small charter airline with 7 aircraft which is often cheaper and more convenient than a scheduled flight if there are a few of you, to Anegada US$125 one-way T4951747, 800-1-FLY BVI,...

Getting There

Air From Europe: Same day connections can be made through Puerto Rico (British Airways from London, Iberia from Madrid) or Antigua (BWIA or British Airways from London). From the USA: Connecting flights can be arranged through Puerto Rico or the USVI. American Eagle (T4952559), Air Sunshine, Cape Air and LIAT fly several times a day from San Juan. From the...

Before Travelling

Climate The temperature averages 84°F in summer and 80°F in winter. At night temperatures may drop about 50°F. Average annual rainfall is 40 inches. Documents An authenticated birth or citizenship certificate or voter’s registration may suffice for US or Canadian citizens. All other nationalities need a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. Visitors...

The British Virgin Islands (BVI)

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) The British Virgin Islands (BVI), grouped around Sir Francis Drake Channel, are less developed than the US group, and number some 60 islands, islets, rocks, and cays, of which only 16 or so are inhabited. They are all of volcanic origin except one, Anegada, which is coral and limestone. Most of the land was cleared years ago for its timber or to grow crops...

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES British Virgin Islands, Main office British Virgin Islands Tourist Board P.O. Box 134 Road Town Tortola Telephone: +1-284-494-3134 Fax: +1-284-494-3866 Email: bvit...@surfbvi.com Main web site: http://www.bvitouristboard.com Germany British Virgin Islands Tourist Board Schwarzbachstrasse 32 40822 Mettmann bei Dusseldorf Telephone: +49 2104...

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING Restaurants available - Local Gourmet. International Most hotels add 15% service charge. Hotels & restaurants may require slacks and shirt for dinner. NIGHTLIFE Entertainment available includes - Disco. Dinner/dances. Nightclubs. Cinema. Live Music. Concerts. Plays. Fashion Shows. SHOPPING Locally produced items - Spices and seasoning. Cane rum....

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY Latitude - 18.5 N. Longitude - 64 W. Highest point above sea level is Sage Mountain 1,780 ft. The British Virgin Islands is an archipelago of about 50 islands, cays and rocks spread over 59 sq miles. All the islands but one are volcanic in origin, most are mountainous and green, with scalloped coast lines of small coves and white sand beaches. The...

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS Banco Popular. Bank of Nova Scotia. Barclays bank. Chase Manhattan bank. Development Bank of the Virgin Islands. BANKING HOURS Monday to Thursday 0900 - 1500. Friday 0900 - 1700. BUSINESS HOURS: Government offices 0830 - 1630. Private firms 0900 - 1700. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS October 21: St. Ursula s Day. November 15: Birthday of Heir To The Thourone....

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES Air Anguilla. Air St. Thomas. Air Sunshine. American Eagle. Claire Aero. Fly BVI. Winair Liat. WRA Caribbean. AIRPORTS (EIS) Beef Island, located 10 miles from Road Town. Virgin Gorda. Anegada. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Passports recommended for al However, U.S. and Canadian citizens require proof of citizenship passport, birth certificate, or...

THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS -When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote "Treasure Island

When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote "Treasure Island," he spoke of a place in the BVI -- a thirty-five mile chain 60 miles east of Puerto Rico, marked with abundant anchorages and dive sites, rich in remnants of a swashbuckling pirate history. But landlubbers also find these islands much to their liking. Hotels are gracious, including several private island...

Introduction

Lying some 60 miles east of Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands are chiefly volcanic in origin, with the exception of Anegada, a coral and limestone atoll. Most of the islands are grouped around Sir Francis Drake Channel, named after that famous English sea dog. Although there are over 50 islands, rocks and cays dotting the sparkling blue water, many of...