Destination guide

Make like Enya and sail away, sail away, sail away—to BVI

Anchors aweigh! Hoist up the main sail and chart a course for the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where sailing between the archipelago's 50 islands is a yachter's dream come true. Prefer terra firma? No worries—this sailor's paradise is just as idyllic for landlubbers, too, with stunning, uncrowded beaches, calm waters, and plenty of bars and eateries. British Virgin Island vacation rentals offer visitors the chance to while away in paradise for a week or two. So crack out that captain's hat and sunscreen—it's time to sail away.

Things to do

Beach bums do it better in the British Virgin Islands

Craving the feeling of sand between your toes? Then get booking British Virgin Island vacation rentals where you'll practically live on the beach. The Baths, in Devil's Bay National Park, is one of the most famous beaches on the islands, and with its #nofilter turquoise waters it's not hard to see why. But what makes it extra special are the boulders that turn the beach into a treasure trove of grottos and pools. Not far from The Baths you'll find Spring Bay, which has equally picturesque views, as well as some scattered boulders and pools—but smaller crowds.


Isn't about time you tried a captain's hat on for size?

Wet is best in BVI, where water is a way of life and sailing is king. The islands' combination of calm currents and steady trade winds has made it a sailing mecca for centuries. Even if you're not used to being onboard, there are plenty of tours on offer, or you could learn the ropes yourself with some sailing lessons. British Virgin Island vacation rentals are ideal for beach bums too, with beach hopping being something of a national sport—after all, with so many to choose from, how could you stick to just one?


Hot hot heat doesn't even cover it when it comes to BVI

Unsurprisingly, it's tres hot down in the tropics, and BVI is no different. You can expect warm weather year round here in paradise. Most visitors come between December and April, when temperatures hit the mid- to upper-70s, but temps between May and October can climb to highs in the upper 80s. When it comes to rain, you can certainly expect it—rainfall is at its lowest between January and April, while the months between May and December can be rather wet. Hurricanes are at their peak between June and November.

Natural features

Footloose and fancy free in #nofilter BVI

BVI is made up of 50-plus islands, with the 4 main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke being the most popular with travelers. If you're planning to sail around the archipelago, you'll have more chance of seeing some of the smaller, harder-to-reach islands. Each one has a distinctive personality and natural features, whether it's the coral limestones and remote reefs of Anegada, the rainforest-filled Tortola where you can visit Sage Mountain National Park, or the volcanic-made boulders of Virgin Gorda. Wherever you go in BVI however, you'll be greeted by palm-lined beaches and picture-postcard turquoise waters.

Where to stay around British Virgin Islands?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 237 vacation rentals near British Virgin Islands. From 44 Houses to 140 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near British Virgin Islands for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in British Virgin Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in British Virgin Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tortola: 224 vacation rentals
  • Virgin Gorda: 77 vacation rentals
  • Necker Island: 77 vacation rentals
  • Road Town: 161 vacation rentals
  • Spanish Town: 109 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in British Virgin Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in British Virgin Islands?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in British Virgin Islands:

  • Tortola: 224 rentals
  • Road Town: 161 rentals
  • Spanish Town: 109 rentals
  • Great Camanoe: 164 rentals
  • Sprat Bay: 156 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to British Virgin Islands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in British Virgin Islands are:

  • Anegada Island (NGD-Auguste George): 49 vacation rentals
  • North Sound (NSX): 142 vacation rentals
  • Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ): 229 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in British Virgin Islands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in British Virgin Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Oil Nut Bay Beach: 119 rentals
  • The Baths: 231 rentals
  • Cane Garden Bay Beach: 233 rentals
  • Leverick Bay Marina: 169 rentals
  • Virgin Gorda Peak: 177 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around British Virgin Islands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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