I am asked this question a lot….how do we get to the British Virgin Islands?  How accessible are the islands?

Okay….the easiest way is from London Gatwick non-stop to Antigua with either British Airways or Virgin Atlantic.  British Airways has a higher frequency of flights and better connections to the BVI than Virgin.  On selected days, there is a non-stop flight with inter-Caribbean Airways which operates between Antigua and Tortola and takes 1 hour and 5 minutes.  At the moment, this flight is 4 times a week, but they may well increase this to 7 in the near future.  On the other days, Liat – another Caribbean airline operates with 2 stops (no plane change) en-route to Tortola.

You can also fly from Manchester via Paris and St Maarten to Tortola and from Edinburgh or Glasgow, the best way again is to come through Gatwick.  You can come down the day before, enjoy one of the airport hotels and fly out the following morning.

It is really marvellous that the British Virgin Islands do not have any direct flights from the UK – that is the main reason that the islands have remained unspoilt and uncommercialised, unlike a lot of the other, bigger Caribbean islands.

Come….enjoy uncrowded white sand beaches, turquoise blue seas and swaying hammocks among the palm trees.  Call BVI Holidays today and we will be happy to arrange this for you.