Virgin Islands, British
If you plan to visit the British Virgin Islands, you need to know some important information about this territory. The islands are part of the archipelago of Virgin Islands that include the adjacent islands of Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix of the US Virgin Islands. Located between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean and 50 miles (80 kms) east of Puerto Rico, the territory is internally self-governing, and has 36 islands with Tortola as the largest of the 16 inhabited islands where its capital Road Town lies, and 75% of the population resides. Generally 50% of the entire population are British Virgin Islanders and the other half is composed of nationals of other Caribbean countries, while 90% of the population are of African descent and the remainder, of Amerindian, East Indian and Middle Eastern descent or white expatriates.
One will realize that the territory is an undeveloped paradise of natural treasures having no high-rise hotels and casinos but only the innate beauty of the land with pristine beaches, crystal-clear sea waters and beautiful coral reefs. Its coastlines are rugged and interrupted by coves, beaches of white sand and nature-cared palm and mangrove swamps. Visitors will also discover the territory’s abundance in little secrets of nature, the storied islands of Anegada, Norman and Deadman’s Chest, and the luxury resorts in the islands of Peter, Necker and Guana. Those of worship the sun can visit the islands of Jost Van Dyke, Cooper and Virgin Gorda and feel how to be in direct commune with nature. You will as well know that the territory is divided into two types of being flat coral islands and steep volcanic islands once you set foot on the islands of Ginger, Great Camanoe, Great Thatch, Mosquito, Peter, Necker, Salt and Guana. Now you are ready for the islands.