Tourism in the British Virgin Islands

23 Dec 2020  Wed

The British Virgin Islands is composed of more than 60 islands which are scattered like emeralds between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic. British bought these islands from Dutch settlers for plantation in 1666. Currently, the British Virgin Islands come under the British Crown. The tourists are mainly attracted to sailing, yachting, diving and dazzling beaches.

The principal islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke. Tortola is the most populated of the islands and a gateway to the archipelago. All these islands are volcanic except Anegada. Tourists often come to Anegada for fishing purpose.

Another most visited site is ‘Gorda Peak National Park’. It has a rich biodiversity. Tourists often see wildlife such as reptiles, tree frogs, birds, bats, soldier crabs, and the world's smallest lizard, the Virgin Gorda gecko, are also found in the park.

North Sound, Virgin Goda is the hub for water-sports activities such as diving, sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, glass-bottom boats, and trips to secluded beaches.

Visit philamart to view and purchase variety of stamps from all over the world.

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