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Take a solo or group tour to the beautiful British Virgin Islands located just west of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Travel on a small ship cruise that allows access to smaller coves, reefs, and ports. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters or take a walk through the white sanded beaches as your cruise tours take you through the blissful islands. Read your favorite book on a picture perfect deserted island or take a hike to the top of the volcanic mountain, Mt. Sage, and enjoy the gorgeous view of the British Virgin Islands while you hike through the tropical forests. Additionally, you could combine your trip to the British Virgin Islands with any number of other cruises: you could visit other prominent Caribbean cruise ports, Puerto Rico, or even Spain!  Contact our travel experts to start planning your personalized trip today!
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Best Time to Visit the British Virgin Islands

The best time to visit the British Virgin Islands is between March and early August. This is because temperatures are extremely comfortable and there's a heavy dip in tourism during this time, usually resulting in less expensive air fare, better hotel deals, and better deals on activities. Do be aware that hurricane season does begin in June, so it's possible that could put a damper on your trip but it's unlikely as hurricane season lasts until November and generally the rains peak between late August and November.

Another good time to visit the British Virgin Islands is between December and February. This is because it's winter in many parts of the world but it's still sunny and warm in the Virgin Islands. With this season there's extremely high tourist traffic and the hotel and activity prices generally go up quite a bit.

Between September and November is an okay time to visit the islands with cheaper prices and warm temperatures, but be aware that it rains quite often during this season and this is the peak of the hurricane season.
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British Virgin Island FAQ

What's the official language of the British Virgin Islands?
English, sometimes with a creole twist.

Which Virgin Islands are British?
Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke along with some 50 smaller, less-memorable islands. 

Are the British Virgin Islands safe to visit?
The British Virgin Islands are generally safe to visit, there's very little crime. Just be wearier in the bigger cities as that's where a majority of the crime happens.

Are the British Virgin Islands part of the Lesser Antillies?

If you're a UK citizen, do you need a passport to go to the British Virgin Islands?
Yes, you do need a passport and a visa regardless of where you're coming from. 

What is the drinking age on the British Virgin Islands?
18 is the legal drinking age but if you're under 21 you cannot legally transport alcohol outside of the British Virgin Islands.

Can I use my cellphone on the British Virgin Islands?
You will need to buy a SIM card (usually found at the airport) unless you want to be charged for data roaming.

Is the tap water safe?
Yes, many foreigners drink the tap water without any harmful effects.

What currency do the British Virgin Islands use?
The U.S. dollar.

Are there ATMs on the British Virgin Islands?
On every major island there won't be any shortage of ATMs.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
Yes! It's important to be prepared for the worst - just in case. One small investment can save you thousands of dollars. Additionally, if you're traveling during hurricane season it's even more highly recommended that you buy travel insurance as hurricanes can sometimes force your plane ride to be canceled. Adventure Life's once you're booked page has more details on this, including some deals with our partner companies.

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