British Virgin Islands - BVIs, Caribbean

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The BVIs are back...

...and are looking better than ever

Lush interiors dotted with papaya and mango trees, and pockets of white sand beaches characterise these laid-back Caribbean islands, which are ready for a revisit.

We’re thrilled to announce that the BVIs are now officially back in business. After Hurricane Irma hit the British Virgin Islands in 2017, the islands have been slowly but surely rebuilding and we’re delighted to report that they’re better than ever. Read on for our guide to the best of the BVIs.

Tropical resorts Guana and Necker Island are both private islands laden with natural charm, and these luxurious idylls have reaped benefits from extensive refurbishments.



"The British Virgin Islands feel like a world away, but are surprisingly easy to reach. Be wowed by powder-soft white sand, sparkling aquamarine seas and yacht-filled harbours."

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Necker Island - BVIs
British Virgin Islands
Necker Island - BVIs
Necker Island - BVIs, Caribbean

NECKER ISLAND

"It’s great to see Branson’s exclusive yet utterly laid-back retreat evolve with the times, and for big-group gatherings Necker Island is still hard to beat."

Necker Island has reopened and the glorious Great House has an additional two rooms, plus there’s a stunning Balinese-style house that has a seascape panorama. Turtle Beach is looking more beautiful than ever and kids will be delighted to know there’s a new sunken trampoline cleverly built into the sand.

Guana Island, BVIs, Caribbean

GUANA ISLAND

With just 18 rooms and accessible only by boat or helicopter, Guana Island is a more intimate resort with a stylish, pared-back décor that makes the most of the tropical colours that surround this sensational island. In a clever, forward-thinking move, Guana has taken the step to move much of its infrastructure underground, leaving a wild untamed island where guests are free to explore its seven powder-soft beaches or hike through its lush interior spotting iguanas, flamingos and many other endemic species that call this paradise home.

 

 

British Virgin Islands - BVIs, Caribbean

Sail the BVIs

The BVIs are made up of more than 60 islets and islands, all scattered amid an aquamarine Caribbean Sea that benefits from near-constant trade winds making the BVIs a mecca for keen sailors. In fact, the BVI Spring Regatta is one of the
largest in the Caribbean.

For those that prefer a more hands-on experience why not take to the seas on your own vessel? Sail in between uninhabited islands with dazzling white beaches, discover an underwater world by snorkelling remote reefs or drop anchor at buzzy beach bars or marinas where glamorous restaurants await. Chartering a crewed yacht is ideal for big family gettogethers, where you’ll all relish the ultimate wind-in-your-hair freedom.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVIs, Caribbean
Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVIs, Caribbean
Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVIs, Caribbean
Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVIs, Caribbean
Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVIs, Caribbean
Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVIs, Caribbean

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

"To experience a totally private piece of paradise, be dropped by boat on one of Gorda’s many deserted beaches with a gourmet hamper and chilled champagne for a day of secluded bliss."

Fifty years ago, conservationist Laurance Rockefeller discovered a pristine area of Virgin Gorda with astonishingly blue seas, rugged hills backing beautifully isolated beaches and created idyllic, eco-pioneering Little Dix.

After Irma devastated the resort in 2017, a multi-million-dollar renovation has reinstated the hotel to its former glory. January 2020 will see the first guests through the door, enveloped in warm Caribbean hospitality. Those familiar with the resort will recognise its trademark look and style, but with the addition of newly designed suites and a stylish open-air arrival lounge. Rockefeller’s original treehouses have been rebuilt – our favourite is the stilted Tree House Suite which floats among the palm trees with a wraparound terrace and beach view, so you can be immersed in the encircling nature.

 

 

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