The British Virgin Islands consist of a group of 60 islands in the north-eastern Caribbean. This place is known for its smooth tropical climate, nice landscapes, and stable economy. The turbulent historical past of the Virgin Islands is reflected in the fortress, the ruins of sunken ships, the legends about the adventures of pirates. The Dutch, the Spaniards, the Danes, and the British had been competing for the right to rule this beautiful area, and it left its impact on the future cultural development of the islands.

Those wishing to visit the British Virgin Islands will have to get a visa at the British Embassy. The islands have the authority both of the most serious offshore zone and the region's major tourist center. These two aspects are contributed by the reliability and stability of the islands and the high level of financial and environmental safety. Here is a good combination of business and leisure.

The largest island is Tortola, and this is the place where the capital of the British Virgin Islands, Road Town, is located. One of the main attractions is the traffic light ... the only one in the archipelago. Mountainous Tortola was created by volcanic activity and became famous for the unprecedented beauty, sandy white beaches, such as Cane Garden Bay. Once you are in the island, you will be hospitably greeted at the largest recreation center Hodges Creek, equipped with every imaginable facility for a comfortable and memorable vacation. Guests often stay at the beautiful Peter Island Resort hotel, located on the very coast.

The island of Anegada is a coral atoll, surrounded by the world's longest thirty-kilometer coral reef, Horsshoe Reef, which is a unique natural structure. Its lagoon is known for the remains of about 200 ships sunk here in antiquity. Clear water and the rich variety of underwater fauna is a superb experience even for the most experienced divers. On Anegada, there are two dozen inland saline ponds, one of them is the base for the Flamingo Pond Nature Reserve, where flamingos, sea hawks, egrets and many other rare birds create a truly unforgettable atmosphere. Despite the fact that the island is sparsely populated, the infrastructure provides a high degree of travel comfort with maximum privacy. The resorts offer accommodation in separate villas and treat you with the fine local cuisine and a huge selection of seafood dishes.

Virgin Gorda Island stretches on a strip of land between the stormy Atlantic Ocean and the smooth surface of the Caribbean Sea. The north-east part of the island was shaped by the underwater volcano. Here one will see a lot of rocky slopes, reefs, capes and peninsulas, projecting far into the sea. The southern part has a plain outlook and serves as the area for Spanish Town, the capital of Virgin Gorda. The real pride of the islanders is the mountain forest around Mount Gorda Peak, because the rest of the island is dominated by only succulents and cacti. The name of the island is translated from Spanish as 'fat virgin', as it was first called by the discoverer of the island Christopher Columbus. Wonderful sea view opens from the sumptuous local restaurant. Here one can have a look at the private property of the billionaire Richard Branson. Tourists can also witness the local carnival, which is always a splash of emotion by no means inferior to other famous carnivals.

Relaxing under the warm breeze on the tender white sands with friendly islanders and nimble iguanas around, it is hard to imagine that this land was the place where pitates concealed their treasures and where wealthy merchant ships were attacked. Once dangerous islands became a place of comfortable and safe recreation. The crime rate is the lowest in the Western Hemisphere, and the crimes associated with violence are hardly ever recorded.

Travel agents on British Virgin Islands can be a great resource to plan and organize yout trip. BVI tour operators can find the best tour guide, book hotels and plan excursions.