For those seeking relaxation and pure tranquility, the British Virgin Islands have some of the most picturesque and downright luxurious beaches in the world. The majority boast powder-white sand, gin-coloured waters and swathes of palms waving in the breeze. Each island boasts it’s own long-perfected stretch of oceanfront bliss, with the most friendly and eclectic mix of bars and restaurants nestled in their tree-lined edges.
Island hopping is made easy in the BVI, and unlike it’s Caribbean relations, guests don’t have to choose which beach to ‘make a day of’. They can easily navigate between them via boat and orchestrate their own bar-hop during sunlight hours. So use your Luxury Villa in the British Virgin Islands as your base point and set sail for some of the most spectacular sights this side of the Equator.
North of BVI’s Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, Savannah Bay is a beautiful long curving stretch of sand, perfect for relaxing on the beach, swimming and taking in spectacular sunsets.
A tranquil location for swimming and snorkelling, or just relaxing under the shade umbrellas, Devil’s Bay is one of Virgin Gorda’s most beautiful beaches. At the southern end of the beach is a trail to Stoney Bay, where the Atlantic swells pummel the coastline and seabirds soar overhead.
Most visitors who visit this beach usually access it by boat, and it is a famous beach for boaters who usually anchor and go swimming right from the deck. There is a trail to this beach that leads you along the salt pond to this sandy clear water haven.
Sprinkled with boulders, this stretch of white sand is one of Virgin Gorda’s loveliest and features some of The BVI’s clearest waters.
Legend has it that that Deadman’s Beach was named after the pirates who were marooned on neighboring Dead Chest Island and washed up on their shores. And it takes a mere second – or one toe in the sand, whichever comes first – to realize that those swashbucklers may have discovered gold after all. A mile-long crescent of perfect palm trees, pristine white sand and turquoise-blue waters, Deadman’s Beach is the island’s biggest beach, perfect for snorkeling, sunbathing or just an afternoon of wondering why it took you so long to discover Peter Island.
Facing Norman Island, rumored to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, and located opposite the resort, White Bay Beach is the beach you picture when you imagine a British Virgin Islands vacation.
Big Reef Bay
Located on the windward side of Peter Island, Big Reef Bay & Beach is nestled next to the world-class Spa at Peter Island. Those visitors who find themselves out for an early-morning or mid-afternoon jog particularly enjoy Big Reef Bay & Beach because of the trail that runs along its shores.
A 1000 foot beach with 10 chaise lounge pairing artfully blended into the natural surroundings. Six of these are secluded from other guests on the beach. Two of these secluded parings come with a hammock. We recommend you to make North Beach your first full day activity on Scrub Island. Most guests never want to leave. This is what a private, quiet, pristine Caribbean beach should look like.
The small beach located directly below the Tierra Tierra and the swimming pools is the perfect place to pull your chaise lounge into the surf edge and relax. Some of the area’s best for snorkeling are in the shallow waters surrounding this beach.
JOST VAN DYKE
One of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, and maybe the most spellbinding place I’ve ever been lucky enough to visit. Home to the infamous Soggy Dollar Bar and plenty of hammocks, painkillers and sparkling sands. A truly once-in-a-lifetime moment when sailing into the bay, and swimming to the shore. Total, unadulterated bliss.
Boasting a hub of ocean-side restaurants and a beautiful sheltered cove for guests to unwind in, Great Harbour is a real Caribbean hot spot. Foxy’s Bar is legendary for it’s celebrity clientele and incredible parties.
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