This tiny cluster of island just east of Puerto Rico is home to some of the world's most gorgeous beaches and interesting dive sites. Make sure to take time out from your busy schedule of lazy poolside naps and sunset walks on the beach to explore everything these islands have to offer!
Located on Virgin Gorda, this awe-inspiring collection of boulders sitting just on the coast of the bay is pretty amazing. Explore from the sand, or take a swim with snorkeling gear. If you are interested in spending plenty of time in the water here, visit during the summer months when the weather is consistently better--when ocean swells are higher, you shouldn't swim near The Baths.
A popular item on many a bucket list is swimming with dolphins. In Tortola, you can head to Dolphin Discovery to live the dream. You can stop by for just an hour or two or opt to spend the whole day and take a ferry ride around the bay. Otherwise, there are many different tours and excursions to spot ocean wildlife in their natural habitat.
Rhone National Marine Park
The most popular dive site in the British Virgin Islands is undoubtedly the wreckage found at Rhone National Marine Park on Salt Island. The RMS Rhone, carrying mail and supplies, crashed here in 1867 during a hurricane. Now, divers explore the wreckage, swimming around the iron hull (pictured above) or rubbing the reputedly "lucky porthole" for good luck.
Tortola's West End
Visit the western end of Tortola to find cute shops, pretty marinas, and plenty of dining options. From here you can also catch ferries going to the other islands. There are also several resorts and hotel accommodations located in the "West End" and near Frenchmans Cay (across the water from the ferry terminal).
At 1716 feet tall, this trail leads you up to the highest point in both the British and US Virgin Islands. Hike through old growth forests, spotting amazing trees like the ones pictured above. Most of the trails lead in a circular route, so although you should always be prepared with a trail guide or map when traveling, your trails should be clearly marked.
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