Which British Virgin Islands’ Beach is Best for You?

The sailing capital of the Caribbean, the infectious laid-back island life-style in the BVI and of course, its alluring white sand beaches catapults these islands to the top of the pile of Caribbean countries.

Known as 'natures little secret', the BVI has something to offer every type of sun-seeker, whether you’re looking for a sandy escape or to get in on a piece of the action, there's plenty of beaches to plonk yourself on, that will tickle your fancy.

For the nature lovers - The Baths, Spring Bay National Park, Virgin Gorda

Looking to tick another amazing natural wonder off your list of travels? Visit The Baths at Spring Bay National Park on the south side of Virgin Gorda. Thousands of mysterious, large boulders have accumulated on the shore, creating beautiful pools to swim in and many caves for exploration. Spend a day snapping pics against the beautiful blue backdrop, bring a picnic, or visit the pool and restaurants that line the park.


For the adventurous - Apple Bay, Tortola

Grab your board and ride the waves at Apple Bay, a small community on the West End of Tortola. Famous for an awesome surf, the area is dotted with local restaurants such as D’Coal Pot for authentic Tortolan cuisine and Sebastian’s for posh dining on the water. You may have also heard about Bomba’s Shack - a beach bar that’s open year round and is infamous for parties each month during the full moon.

Apple Bay, BVI

For the explorers - Sandy Spit

Accessible by a private boat, Sandy Spit is a tiny uninhibited islet off the coast of Jost Van Dyke, less than half an acre in size. A popular stop for locals spending a day out on the water and for sailors who know the BVI's best kept secrets. Surrounded by a sandy shore with light foliage, the glimmering waters around the island are perfect to moor a boat and swim up to explore the tiny cay.


For fun seekers - Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

On cruise ship days you’ll find this beautiful white sand beach filled with tourists enjoying 2-for-2 cocktails, live music and water sports galore from the early morning until mid-afternoon. In the evenings most beach bars celebrate happy hour where you’re bound to meet and mingle with the locals. At night, you’ll experience Tortola’s best nightlife, as most of the restaurants serve up-scale local cuisine and welcome those moored in the bay to hop on dry land and head for the dance floor. 


For party-goers - White Bay, Jost Van Dyke

White Bay is a popular spot for any group of sailors looking to turn it up a notch on vacation. This beach where the British Virgin Island’s legendary drink, 'the painkiller', was born and is home to a strip of eclectic beach bars. If you’re looking for a cool place to spend the day and meet other sociable tourists, White Bay is your place. Just over the hill is Great Harbour, another beach spot with a ferry port, restaurants, and lots of boutique souvenir shops. 

For the off-the-beaten-track travler- Smuggler’s Cove, Tortola

Hidden down narrow, rocky, unpaved roads, Smuggler’s Cove is a well- kept secret by the locals of Tortola who have managed to preserve this calm and unspoiled beach under the BVI National Park System. You won’t find any cruise shippers here, only colourful waters filled with fish. If you visit TortoIa be sure to ask a local for directions on how to get here. 


For the snorkeler’s - Loblolly Beach, Anegada

Loblolly Beach on Anegada is a peaceful and pristine paradise  and is quintessentially Caribbean. Those who love marine life will relish the opportunity to snorkel among the bright coral reefs near the shore, where you'll spot tropical fish, stingrays, and sea turtles. On the beach you'll find the restaurant 'Big Bamboo', serving local Caribbean cuisine and cocktails, try the Bushwhacker and thank us later.


For modern luxury - Deadman’s Beach, Peter Island

Spend a day or a few nights relaxing on one of the BVI’s most elegant escapes, Peter Island. Just a short ferry away from Tortola, Peter Island features five private beaches plus options for dining and accommodations. Deadman’s Beach is a mile long crescent of white fluffy sand, coconut palms, and clear turquoise water. It is the island’s largest beach and has a full-service restaurant just steps away from the shore.

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