BVI Holidays

The BVI – A Truly Unspoilt Paradise

Another year is drawing to a close and we are about to welcome in 2014. 

As the years march on (scarily rapidly!) a number of Caribbean islands sadly succumb to commercialism and mass tourism with high rise hotels springing up all over the place.

Thankfully, this is not the case in the still unspoilt, uncrowded and uncommercialised British Virgin Islands, which comprise around 60 small islands – the majority of which are uninhabited and offer white sand beaches, bowing palm trees and beckoning hammocks. 

The diving and snorkelling are excellent because the reefs are protected and well preserved.

If you are wondering what to do for your holiday this year – look no further – a true paradise awaits!

For expert guidance and assistance in finding the accommodation or yacht to suit you, call today.  We will be delighted to hear from you.

Princess Beatrice and The Fat Virgin

Our very own Princess Beatrice was recently spotted enjoying the ambience at The Fat Virgin cafe which is part of beautiful Biras Creek Hotel on the island of Virgin Gorda.  Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova were among a group of celebrity tennis players who recently stayed at Biras Creek.  They enjoyed the privacy of the resort, the newly refurbished suites, excellent food and the beauty of the 3 bodies of water that surround Biras Creek Hotel…..so can you!

Great Barrier Reef v BVI

I have just returned from a truly amazing trip to Australia.  During the 3 weeks, my husband and I visited four states – New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia – commonly known as W.A.

You are probably wondering why I am sharing this with you when my passion and my heart clearly lie with the beautiful British Virgin Islands. 

One day we took a boat trip from Cairns out to the Great Barrier Reef some 60km offshore.  My husband was expecting some spectacular snorkelling and yes – the snorkelling was indeed spectacular but….he said “it did not even begin to compare to the snorkelling in the BVI”….which is truly amazing. 

If you are a diver or avid snorkeller and you find this hard to believe, please don’t take my word for it.  Call BVI Holidays today and book a trip to the beautiful British Virgin Islands – there is a myriad of marine life below the waves and….it is less than half the distance to that vast continent – Australia!

Oil Nut Bay

I am so proud to announce that BVI Holidays is now working with and promoting the luxurious and exclusive Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda.  This is the newest property to have recently opened its doors and embraced the beauty of the British Virgin Islands. The accommodation is stunning and the views spectacular from every aspect.  I am very excited about this and felt compelled to share this latest news with you.  Oil Nut Bay and BVI Holidays have a great offer for you, so you can experience this newest Jewel in the BVI crown. Have a look then call to book! 

Find out about Oil Nut Bay here.

Another Wonderful BVI Experience

We returned from the BVI yesterday. We had a fabulous time. It was every bit as good as I remembered despite having changed significantly. I couldn’t believe the development at Sage Mountain – that was just a dirt track and nothing else there when I last visited! Jim Cullimore who runs the Mountain View restaurant was very welcoming and cooked a wonderful meal for us on Tuesday.

Jon, Katy and Evelyn were great, and Limeberry House fantastic. We’ll certainly go there again – hopefully less than 20 years from now! Jon invited us to Little Thatch for the day and we spent a great day there on Monday. They were incredibly welcoming and accommodating. What a paradise!

Horizon Yacht Charters were really good. Very well organised and the duty manager Jon was superb. Certainly by far the best charter experience I’ve encountered both from the sailing and the charter company – and I’ve chartered in many places overseas and at home.

The outbound lounge at Antigua on the way home was a very good idea and well worth the extra cost.

Many thanks again for your help organising everything. We will certainly use your services again – not too far in the future we hope!

Kind regards,

Phil Vibrans

Sir Richard Branson’s Island in the Sun

neckerislandJuly 2013 – BVI Holidays is excited to announce that Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands will be re-opened in September 2013.

The Great House will officially be reopened to guests following an extensive two year restructure and has been inspired by the beautiful features and Balinese style of the original house. With some new and innovative twists, it boasts amazing panoramic views of the Caribbean, the Atlantic and neighbouring islands.

Each of the eight guest rooms has a balcony, and all come with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms. On the upper level you’ll find the Master Suite, which is a whopping 1,500 square feet and has been designed for panoramic views from virtually every angle and includes a two-person Jacuzzi, a stand-alone outdoor bath and a kitchenette area with a fully-stocked fridge.

Sir Richard commented: “Necker Island has been my home for more than 30 years and for me it is the most beautiful place in the world.”

For those who want to enjoy the full Necker experience without having to hire the entire island (which can accommodate 30 guests) ‘Celebration Weeks’ provide the opportunity to hire an individual room ‘hotel-style’ for seven nights. Call BVI Holidays for more details.

Click here to view Necker Island

Fabulous BVI and Antigua Holiday

So sorry it’s taken so long to email you to say thank you so much for organising our holiday in the BVI & Antigua.

We had an amazing time.

We will definitely go back.

We hired a car for 2 days, travelled around the Island and we went to Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda – fabulous Islands, so many more to see.

Sebastian’s on the Beach was lovely very friendly and helpful food nice too.

We even met up with my friend from work and her husband in BVI they were sailing around for 3 weeks. Had a few cheeky Rum punches together!

The Inn at English Harbour was beautiful cannot fault it but not so much local cuisine on the menu we did feed this back to them, would have been nice to have some Caribbean dishes of choice for evening meal. The staff were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for you.

Our room was fabulous didn’t know Mark had upgraded our room he’s always up to surprise me!

English harbour had nice restaurant too Hamiltons – had fab meal there before we left for the airport. It’s run by an English couple who live in the Uk 6 months of the year and then Antigua for 6 months that’s the way to do it!
We also walked  to Pigeon beach beautiful but unfortunately Catherine’s restaurant was closed in preparation for the Sailing week so we will have to go back.

The Hotel organised a mini bus to Shirley heights what an experience that was – very enjoyable.

We will definitely be back to both Islands.

Thanks again for recommending such a fabulous holiday.

Kind regards.

Gles & Mark. X