The yachting experience

The British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, it is situated within a group of about 100 islands in the northern Caribbean, mainly composed of islets and reefs. Only 16 of these islands are inhabited (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, and others). With the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea to the South, the Virgin Islands offer splendid scenery and activities of all kinds.

Be aware that these islands are divided into three distinct political entities, namely the British Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands of the United States and the Virgin Islands Spanish (Puerto Rico), but that they all have three common currency (the American dollar).

These islands have always been a meeting point for lovers of the sea and yachting. Indeed, with its hundreds of secret bays and hidden coves, this archipelago was a refuge of pirates and the theatre of back and forth of Spanish galleons laden with gold. Moreover, Barbe Noire often went there and Robert Louis Stevenson was inspired by it for his book "The Island of the Treasure".

If you want to relax, go to the beaches of Apple Bay and Brewers Bay, the most famous of Tortola. In Road Town you can stroll through the colourful streets, visit the folklore museum or the botanical garden of the city. Also on Peter Island you can enjoy activities such as diving, recommended in all tourist guides, or visit one or more of the three national parks present in this part of the archipelago.

One of the most beautiful islands to visit is that of Saint-Martin, at 15 hours of navigation of Tortola. Half French and half Dutch, this island is distinguished by its beautiful beaches, its festive atmosphere but especially its duty-free stores.

The Virgin Islands are characterised by hot and humid tropical climates, with pleasant temperatures all year. Average temperatures vary between 20ºC and 26ºC in January and 23ºC and 31ºC in August. In this part of the world, the seasons are reversed; The rainy season is between August and December and the dry season from January to April.On average, 1,200 mm of rain fall every year. The temperature of the water is ideal because it oscillates between 26ºC and 28ºC during the year.
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