Creating Your Dream Vacation
With over 60 lush and beautiful islands to discover, it's no surprise that the British Virgin Islands are known as "Nature's Little Secret." Consequently, your itinerary can be as adventurous or relaxing as you wish and can easily be adjusted if another island “floats your boat," shall we say. From boat recommendations to questions about passports, currency, crews, customs and charts, we are here to make planning the perfect BVI vacation as easy as possible. If you need more information about the topics listed here – or anything else – please contact us.
First - Your Map of the BVI
With its vivid blue waters, line-of-sight navigation, and deep-water passages – not to mention amazing seafood, pristine beaches, and numerous activities both on and off the water – the British Virgin Islands are a popular charter destination for good reason.Here's a map of the British Virgin Islands so you can follow along as you explore just one of the many itineraries you can choose from.
Arrive in the British Virgin Islands via ferry from St. Thomas or a flight into Beef Island, take a deep breath, and relax. Your pre-arranged transfer will bring you to your hotel where you'll spend the first night soaking in the scenery, exploring the resort, or simply kicking back with a drink. You can also spend your first night as a sleep aboard your power catamaran at our base on Nanny Cay.
After completing your boat briefings, it's time to head off into the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean for your first destination - The Baths on Virgin Gorda. These enormous boulders are a sight to see. it's a great spot to explore and snorkel. Make your way to the Top of the Baths Restaurant for a stunning view and enjoy lunch. Take a dip in the pool and then head back down and to your boat. From here, Leverick Bay makes a great stop for the evening. Mooring balls are available and Leverick Bay offers a restaurant, pool, grocery, entertainment and spa.
From Leverick Bay, you can cruise to Anegada Island where you can snorkel, visit tiki bars and dine on the famous Anegada lobster after watching them be pulled from the sea. Cars and scooters are available to be rented so you can explore the island and all that it has to offer. It's known for secluded beaches like Loblolly Bay and Cow Wreck Beach as well as waterside restaurants. Enjoy the evening and get ready for the next day!
From Anegada, head to Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina to enjoy lunch and a dip in their two pools. In the afternoon, make your way to Jost Van Dyke for an overnight stay in Great Harbour. Along the way you can stop at Monkey Point to snorkel. Dinner can be enjoyed at Foxy's in Great Harbour.
Another day in paradise, another day with options. While spending the day at Jost Van Dyke you can tender to Foxy's or Soggy Dollar in White bay for drinks and food. For those interested in booking a dive trip, this is a good day to do so. You can also visit the famous Bubbly Pool on the north side of the island.
Time to head to Norman Island! Stop at The Indians and The Caves to snorkel. Make sure to keep your eyes open as The Caves at Treasure Point are believed to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Mooring balls are available at the Bight where you can enjoy stargazing after dinner at Pirates Bight restaurant.
Enjoy a leisurely morning at Norman Island, relax on the beach and then it's a short trip to Cooper Island with a stop along the way to snorkel. Mooring balls are available and cold drinks and delicious food can be found at the Cooper Island Beach Club. The next morning you'll make your way back to Nanny Cay where you can enjoy lunch at the resort and relax on the beach. Once you complete your boat debrief with the MarineMax Vacations team, you'll head home with a week's worth of memories and, most likely, dreams of returning again soon.
5 Reasons to Choose MarineMax Vacations
- Expert planning team to help every step of the way so you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime
- Our own custom amenity-packed power catamaran fleet in the British Virgin Islands with 2, 3, 4, and 5 cabin options
- Access to power and sail boats of all types and sizes throughout the world in amazing destinations
- Explore an extensive resource library of videos and articles to prepare for your trip
- Our commitment is to exceed your expectations and provide an extraordinary experience
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