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Things to do in British Virgin Islands

Adrenaline junkies looking for things to do in the British Virgin Islands will not lack options. Tortola’s Cane Garden Bay is a beautiful beach where you can rent jet skis, water skis, or go snorkeling, while the island’s Sage Mountain National Park is ideal for hikers. As the highest point in the US and British Virgin Islands, Sage Mountain offers spectacular views of the sea and all the islands.

For underwater adventures, head to Rhone Marine Park in Tortola, one of the most popular diving sites in the area. Explore the wreck of the Royal Mail Streamer, as well as sea grass beds and coral reefs. Snorkelers should not miss Anegada Island’s Loblolly Bay Beach or the Norman Island Caves, which are lined with orange cup coral and red sponge. And if you’re in the mood for a more relaxing experience, check out the Baths at Virgin Gorda. These giant boulders form an amazing grotto and peaceful pools in the shore. You can snorkel and climb, or just walk around and take in the view.

If you’re looking for things to do in the British Virgin Islands on your winter break, you should consider heading to Foxy’s Great Harbour in Jost Van Dyke for New Year’s Eve. The bar’s Old Year’s Night has been named “best New Year’s Party in the world” and has been a tradition since the 60s.

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  • Bomba's Shack

    Don't miss the legendary full-moon parties at this island staple. More
  • Bubbly Pool

    Swimmers reach this natural whirlpool, formed when the surf breaks against rocky outcroppings, via a sage-dotted trail from Foxy's Taboo. More
  • Buck's Market

    Yachtsmen stop in here for staples, but it’s also the place to put together a gourmet picnic lunch for the beach. More
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  • Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill

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  • Fireball Full Moon Party

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  • Foxy's Beach Bar

    The Scene: If you're looking for a party, Foxy's is always raging with nonstop entertainment, whether you're listening to Foxy, the charming owner,... More
  • Grandma's Kitchen, Virgin Gorda

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  • Hucksters

    In the Old Customs House, interior decorator Jillian Dunlop runs Hucksters, a well-edited housewares boutique. More
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  • Mount Sage National Park

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