Basic Overview of The British Virgin Islands.
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November 16th, 2009 – by: EmmyMaszk
The British Virgin Islands are absolutely gorgeous. These small islands are located in the Caribbean, between the Caribbean sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. The main islands in the BVI are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, along with other smaller islands and cays. Getting to and around the islands is probably the most difficult part. You can fly into Puerto Rico and then take a smaller plane to one of the American Virgin Islands and then catch a ferry across the British territory, or fly into Puerto Rico and from Puerto Rico take a smaller plan to the airport in Tortola. I prefer to take the ferry, you get to see the scenery the boat ride is comfortable (granted you don't get sea sick) and the fresh salty open air is a welcome relief after many cramped hours on a plane. Customs are easy to go through, just make sure you don't bring in any food items, and have the customs forms filled out along with your passport. Once you get to Tortola, you can get a taxi to take you down to either the marina or a hotel. If you are wanting to travel around the islands, there are ferry's you can catch to the other Islands for free or very little money. Snorkeling is very gorgeous down there, so rent some equipment. The water is very warm, usually bath temperature. I'll expand more on the customs and other islands, activities, and places to go in another entry, but for now enjoy!
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