British Virgin Islands

Hotels in British Virgin Islands

With such a picture-perfect location, it would seem like hotels in the British Virgin Islands need to do little except offer you a window to enjoy the view, but with spas, great restaurants, live entertainment and ocean activities (sailing, fishing, surfing), they go out of their way to be excellent hosts for your BVI vacations.

Right by the beach, Anegada Reef Hotel is a laid-back, family-run hotel where the 20 rooms have relaxing views of the ocean or the garden. At the Garden Restaurant, enjoy an outdoor meal of lobster, baby back ribs and their house specialty, the Rum Smoothie.

Over at Virgin Gorda, the Bitter End Yacht Club is one of the most relaxing hotels in the British Virgin Islands. With gorgeous ocean-view suites and beachfront cottages (with hammocks in the deck), you may not want to leave your room, but make sure you pay a visit to their Sailing School, or test your skills at kite boarding, snorkeling or windsurfing. Reward yourself with a meal of fresh-caught fish at the Clubhouse Steak & Seafood Grille.

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.

You’ll find a relaxed vibe inside the 10 hillside retreats, which all have spectacular views of St. Thomas and St. John and are equipped with full kitchens and cool tile-floored rooms, some with double doors leading out to the verandas.

The affordable rooms are basic but come with kitchenettes.

Once a pit stop for European explorers, the 230-acre island has been virtually uninhabited for decades—until this luxe property opened its doors. Accessible only by ferry (a 10 -minute ride from Tortola), the 52-room resort is the only destination on the entire island—and it has plenty to offer.

Christopher Columbus once thought Virgin Gorda resembled a supine lady from afar, but the similarities end there: this spot in the British Virgin Islands isn’t the place for spending all day flat on a beach towel.

Those who rent Richard Branson's Bali-inspired eight-room villa and three smaller guesthouses get exclusive access to this 74-acre island. It's the preferred spot for celebrities such as Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

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.