British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands travel advice

First inhabited by Arawak and later by Carib Indians, the Virgin Islands were settled by the Dutch in 1648 and then annexed by the English in 1672. The islands were part of the British colony of the Leeward Islands from 1872-1960; they were granted autonomy in 1967. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous US Virgin Islands to the west; the US dollar is the legal currency.

 Location – Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

Tortola hotels |
Virgin Gorda hotels |
Anegada hotels |

Travel Alerts

Leisure

Information

 US Travel videos Airports
 New Zealand  Things to do  Travel health
 UK Tortola port shopping
 Canada  Map
virgin-is-UK-map

British Virgin Islands cruises

Print Friendly, PDF & Email