A List of Things To Do and See in The BVIs
Take a sail- the BVI are world famous for its perfect sailing conditions. You can rent your own boat, or rent a boat, get a crewed charter. So many options to sail you can even learn to sail with anyone of sail schools on island.
Dive or snorkel the many dive sites, the shipwrecks. Diving landscape here includes wrecks, underwater caves, pinnacles and so much more. A well administered Marine Park and mooring system is in place to ensure the protection and preservation of reefs and the marine environment. The wreck of the Rhone on Salt Island is a must. A habitat of sea grass beds with the wreck of a steam ship sunk in 1867. It lies is waters 30-90ft.
Go on a fishing charter to reel in that, kingfish tuna or wahoo. Try your hand and Compete in a local fishing tournament.
Participate in one or many of the events and festivals of the BVI. Mostly colorful and lively events, there are many weekly scheduled and annual events which in one way or another celebrate the island life and culture of the BVI . Music festivals, full moon parties, Fishing Tournaments, Easter festivals, Emancipation festival and quite a few international sail regattas and weeks held throughout the year.
Visit the Pusser Company store and buy one of the local products. Pusser’s was a rum company which was charged with manufacturing rum for the royal navy fleet and still produce rum today.
Take a hike or swim within the BVI national Parks. There are 20 national parks in the BVI include bird sanctuaries, historical sites, tropical forest, shipwrecks. Sage Mountain site of the first national park. Dead Chest north east of Peter’s Island is an uninhabited national park with prime dive sites. Fallen Jerusalem an island with a 30 acre bird sanctuary for endangered, nesting, birds. Prickly Pear Island is over 200 acres of national park, beaches, salt ponds and red mangroves.
Take a local ferry to neighboring islands- Jost Van Dyke is known as the party island where yachters and locals alike frequent daily.
Stroll through the BVI capital of Road town. Main street is the main shopping district, but also find historic landmarks such as the Post Office which was build in 1800s and the and the Anglican Church constructed in 1840.
Visit Virgin Island Folk museum. Here carib and Arawak tools, pottery, historical wreck the Rhone and other artifacts and items which are of historic significance found in the museum.
Spend a few hours at any one of BVI fabulous beaches.
Helicopter ride over the BVI islands and take it all in from the air.
Historic sites such as Castlewood Distillery in Garden Bay, Tortola. Fort Burt built on a hill with spectacular views fort was established in 1776 by Governor of eth Leeward Islands, Gov. Burt. The military gun post and the intact ruins of Fort Recovery and are the oldest historical landmark. Built as early as 1640.
North Shore Shell Museum this is an eclectic collection of thousands of shells with various sea souvenirs and prizes.
The Vigilant, this is a 25’ traditional; sloop, constructed as it was traditionally done in the 1800. These sloops were used as main form of transport in the 18th century.
The BVI national landmark and former governor’s residence the Government House in Tortola.
MUST EAT & Must DRINK
At Foxy’s Restaurant & bar on Jost Van Dyke. With its own microbrewery and live music. Foxy’s holds the annual Old Year Night party which is known of worldwide. Yachtsmen during travel would intentionally chart a course to end up in the BVI for this beach party.
Pusser’s in Road Town serve up the national drinks – the painkiller and the Bushwacker.
Fat Hogs Bob in east end, a rustic hangout for yachties and locals. BBQ, seafood.
Cane Garden Bay- try a local roti with island conch.
Fungi a local side dish, similar to polenta made with cornmeal and okras.
Bomba’s Shack host a monthly full moon party and is known for its out of this world rum punch