ISLANDS: Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, and about 50 smaller islands and cays
SIZE: Tortola: 10 sq. mi.; Virgin Gorda: 8 sq. mi. POPULATION: 19,000 LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: U.S. dollar GOVERNMENT: British territory WEB SITE: www.britishvirginislands.com
Surf and Turf, Pure and Natural
For casual and natural warm-weather escapes—as well as a mix of land
and sea—it really is hard to beat the British Virgin Islands. It?s a place accented
with the authentic rhythms and flavors of the West Indies, where
goats, chickens, and roosters roam freely; whether you describe the islands
as "authentic" or "ramshackle" depends on your point of view.
The BVI almost beg you not to forsake the land for the sea, and vice
versa. Powerboats and sailboats can be chartered for a day, and there
may be as many yacht berths for rent in this boater?s paradise as there
are land-based bedrooms.
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