British Virgin Islands

Hotels in British Virgin Islands

Guests hardly need to leave the 52-acre, plantation-style Long Bay Resort, which has two restaurants, a spa, three bars, and tennis, snorkeling, and diving, except for a day sail to the cave-filled Norman Island, the backdrop for the 1950 film Treasure Island.

A rum distillery turned residence on Tortola, this five-bedroom estate sits on eight manicured acres and includes a maid, cook, tennis courts, pool, and gym.

When Laurance Rockefeller founded Little Dix Bay in 1964 as a haven for well-to-do travelers, he had the foresight to choose an island that would dodge the wrath of rampant development, which has spoiled so many pristine Caribbean locales.

A modest 17-room property that often schedules soca music during cocktail hour.

This private-island retreat is all about serenity and catering to classic desert-isle fantasies. The resort is committed to delivering in quantity everything the genre is known for, especially peace and privacy.

What to Expect: This circular island ringed by a shallow white-sand beach is protected by nearby islands, making its calm waters ideal for guests wanting to snorkel or learn to scuba dive, as well as for families.

Owned by longtime food and travel writers Jefferson and Jinx Morgan since 1982, the Sugar Mill Hotel is one of Tortola’s best hotels.

Head to the outdoor bar for Wreck punch, made with rum—and bartender Alex Warren won’t tell you what else.

Biras Creek sits on 140 the hilly and secluded acres on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda. Guests arrive by boat, helicopter, or ferry from Beef Island Airport, and are whisked off in a golf cart to one of the cottage suites—most of which has an outdoor shower and a pair of bicycles parked at the e

The resort, on Manchioneel Bay on the northwest side of 480-acre Cooper Island, has no nightclubs, casinos, shops, or even televisions in the rooms. And there’s not a single car on the island. Not much is needed to enjoy yourself here. Read on the beach. Swim in the ocean. Watch the sunset.