, the capital, lies just 8 miles east of St. Thomas
in the US Virgin Islands
. The British West Indies are among the most popular Caribbean vacation destinations
They offer one of the most supreme sailing territories anywhere and are home to the world's largest yacht charter fleet. More than 3.0 million visitors have stayed in hotels, villas and yachts around the island and keep coming back for more!
The beaches of the British Virgin Islands come in many different shapes and sizes. They are secluded, serene, untouched, and naturally beautiful. The palm-fringed, white, sandy beaches border the clear blue ocean. The waters surrounding the islands are filled with marine life and coral reefs that attract boaters and land lovers alike. Snorkeling, sailing, sunbathing, or looking for shells on the golden beaches are some of the most popular activities that are easily accessible near your British Virgin Islands vacation rental
. In fact, the British Virgin Islands are referred to as the sailing capital of the Caribbean, offering the finest and safest sailing in the world. The beaches in the British Virgin Islands have been voted the "best beaches" by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine. Beaches like Cane Garden Bay Beach
on Tortola, Loblolly Bay Beach on Anegada, White Bay Beach on Jost Van Dyke, The Baths on Virgin Gorda, and Deadman's Bay Beach on Peter Island were rated "World Class".
Along with the relaxing beach activities to enjoy on the island,
there are many historical sites that you could visit near your British Virgin Islands vacation rental
. To learn a little history about some of the wrecks that were uncovered in the Caribbean one could visit the Saba Rock Nautical Museum.