British Virgin Islands Family Vacations Are Unique

British Virgin Islands Family Vacations

British Virgin Islands family vacations can be whatever you want them to be. If you’re considering the British Virgin Islands as your next family vacation destination because you think it’s an area that combines British culture with Caribbean climates, you need to reconsider.

The British Virgin Islands are a real experience in Caribbean living, without the need for neon signed bars and themed discos. This is a part of the world where things slow down and allow you to experience paradise in a serene environment.

The weather in the British Virgin Islands is more or less fluid. With temperatures that only range from 25 degrees (winter) to 28 degrees (summer), and a tropical shower season between July and October (the British Virgin Island hurricane season is September/October), there’s a long tourist season to choose from.

Late spring is usually the best time to visit however because the weather is at its best, and the cruise ships aren’t on their full itinerary and so there are less “day trippers” to spoil the tranquility.

The main island Tortola is used by many as a hub from where they can gain access to one of the other islands in the group. However a trip to Road Town shouldn’t be left off your itinerary. It has the JR O’Neal Botanic Gardens which amongst other things has a cactus grove and a small rain forest.

Another interesting visit for your family vacation is a look around the walls of 17th century HM Prison on Main Street. Ferries leave Tortola for the outlying islands which means that even if you’re staying on one of these, you can also plan a day trip into Tortola and Road Town as part of your vacation.

One of the main must do items for your British Virgin Islands family vacations itinerary is a trip to Spanish Town on the Virgin Gorda Island. Here there are two big attractions, first of all the “Baths” which are giant boulders that create a series of sea filled grottoes.

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If the cruise ships are anchored, forget this place until after they pull anchor and leave for the day, alternatively stay overnight in the area and get there early morning to enjoy the beauty of the area before the main mass of tourists arrive. A similar area to the Baths is Spring Bay. This isn’t usually as crowded as the Baths and offers great snorkelling. If you do get to the Baths and Spring Bay and find them too overcrowded to enjoy, take off on a south trail until you arrive at Devil’s Bay!

The other place you must see on your British Virgin Islands family vacations is the Copper Mine National Park. At this southern point of the island you’ll see the remains of a Cornish copper mine that was worked between 1838 and 1867. It is a bit of local history in a beautiful setting.

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  1. Patricia Robertson says:

    From: Silicon Valley, USA
    Help Please- Where Can My Parents Go?

    It is my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary soon, can you suggest a great place or resort that they can go to in British Virgin Islands? Please help. Thanks.

    • I recommend the Sugar Mill Hotel in Tortola

      They can stay in Sugar Mill Hotel in Tortola. The place is great because of its serene nature and great for your parents if they love to relax and unwind. From there, they can give a tour to the other places such as the Road Town and Spanish Town where they can enjoy different tourist attractions.

  2. Jane Kessler says:

    From Ontario, Canada
    Grand Reunion in British Virgin Islands with bestfriends

    I haven’t seen my high school best friends for over 20 years. When we finally got in touch with each other, we decided to have a grand reunion. When we say grand, it must be in a place where we can really have fun. So, we went to British Virgin Islands.

    We stayed in Bitter End Yacht club and I can say that it was the coolest resort I have ever been to. The place exquisitely impressive; from the accommodations, food and even their water sports activities.

    What we loved most was the privacy that we had. We had a cozy cottage and an incredible view.

    Of course, let us not forget the hotel staff; they were truly amazing. It was as if they never rest because everything is in place like even before we asked for something, they had it all ready.

    It was indeed a grand reunion. Now, since we are all married and have families of our own, we are thinking to have another reunion where we could bring our spouses and kids. Is there any place that can cater all of our needs? A place that can also accommodate little kids? Please let me know. Thank you.

    • Best Family Beach Vacations says:

      Lots of options for family getaways

      Hi, the answer would depend on where you want to go. For instance, if you want to go to an exotic place perhaps, you can try going to exotic places such as Puerto Rico. There are resorts there that have fun-filled amenities for the kids. However, you can also try the Disney Cruise Line. What makes this great is that you can actually tour around popular spots in the Caribbean.

  3. From Florida
    Are there any great family resorts in BVI?

    Bitter End Yacht Club

    I would like to take my family somewhere different for a Caribbean vacation. My son is 5 and my daughter is 8. I am looking at the British Virgin Islands, they seem exotic, but where would be a good place to say that has activities for the kids?

    • Best Family Beach Vacations: says:

      Hi Jill, we would recommend you have a look at the Bitter End Yacht Club. They have an Admirals Family Package that is great for families.

      With activities that appeal to all ages and experience levels, and plenty of opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate throughout the week, the Admiral’s Family Package makes a Caribbean family fun vacation easy to plan!

      The Admiral’s Family Vacation includes:

      • Accommodation for two adults and two children (ages 6-18) in two adjoining rooms—choose from Beachfront Villas, Premium Beachfront Villas or North Sound Suites
      • Three meals daily
      • Unlimited use of the Club’s fleet of boats, dinghies and daysailers
      • Introduction to Sailing Course
      • Fresh Water Pool
      • Walking/Hiking Trails
      • Monday Night Guest Cocktail Party
      • Sunday Regatta and Party
      • Day long bluewater excursions to sites such as Anegada, Norman Island, The Baths
      • Snorkeling trips in and Around North Sound
      • Sunset Sails
      • Champagne Cruises
      • Junior Watersports Program and Kids Camp

      While you spend a few hours visiting the spa, relaxing by the pool or picking up the basics of sailing in our Introduction to Sailing Course, your children can take part in our Junior Watersports Program or Kids Camp, learning to sail, snorkel or windsurf, or learn sand painting, join in on guided walks, or take part in storytelling, scavenger hunts and snorkeling trips.

      In the evening, they can enjoy age-appropriate movies shown in the Sand Palace, our outdoor movie theater (the only one in the Virgin Islands!), while you enjoy dinner. Together, you can take a picnic lunch and explore the many small islands bordering North Sound. The possibilities are endless!

  4. Philip Anderson says:

    From : Chicago, IL
    Best Reward I Ever Received

    I work as a Sales Professional in a big pharmaceutical company. One of the perks in our job is that when we hit our annual target or quota, we can get a free travel package of our own choosing and everything will be paid for by the company.

    Luckily, I hit my target and was asked to choose a place where I can have a vacation with my family. So, my family and I chose the BIV. I can say that it was the best decision we have ever made.

    We stayed in Bitter End Yacht Club. What makes the resort unique is the fact that even my kids could enjoy their water sports. We had great family bonding when we sailed using one of their sailboats and did some scuba diving for beginners.

    What made our stay the best was the food that they served us. Best food ever!!! The staff were really friendly and very accommodating. Of course, during the night, my wife and I enjoyed our privacy there.

    It was truly a great experience. If given a chance, we would definitely go back there.

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