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When travelling from the UK to the BVI, the best and most direct route is through Antigua. BVI Holidays can offer you the opportunity to spend a few days in Antigua either en route to the British Virgin Islands or returning from the BVI before you head back home.  A lovely finish to an already amazing holiday.

Antigua is located in the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, and only 1 hour’s flying time from the British Virgin Islands.

Antigua has 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. The great majority rest inside the calm, protected waters of the island’s Caribbean side, and visitors are made very welcome.

Nelson’s Dockyard on Antigua is like a little piece of Britain in the sun. Admiral Horatio Nelson arrived in 1784 to develop a base for the British Navy at English Harbour. Today Nelson’s Dockyard has been completely restored, and it is now the only Georgian dockyard in the world. Do come and explore this remarkable location – it is like stepping back in time.

Key features

Antigua

  • Historic Nelson’s Dockyard
  • 365 beaches
  • Stunning views from Shirley Heights
  • Possible Stopover for BVI

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Travelling to the BVI

Travelling from the UK to the British Virgin Islands

The most direct way is from Gatwick to Antigua with either British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. BA tend to have better connections. The onward flight is with either inter-Caribbean Airways who fly non-stop between Antigua and Tortola, or Liat who stop down once or twice en-route but you do not have to change planes. An amazing way to arrive into the BVI is to charter a private aircraft just for your party. Both Island Birds and VI Airlink provide an excellent service and will meet you when you disembark in Antigua, fast-track you through immigration and customs and take you to your waiting aircraft. Definitely worth the additional cost.

Travelling from Scotland

Flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow can also be arranged to connect with the Gatwick flights on certain days. Flights from regional airports can be arranged through Paris or Amsterdam to St Maarten and onwards to the BVI.

Travelling from New York, Boston or Miami

If you would like to have a few nights in New York, Boston or Miami before heading to BVI, this can also be arranged. The onward flight is via Puerto Rico which is a 35 minute hop over to the British Virgin Islands or again….Island Birds or VI Airlink can be arranged.

There are no direct flights to the BVI which is why the islands remain unspoilt, uncrowded and uncommercialised.

What our clients say...

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I just want to thank you for making our time in the BVI so special.

All the arrangements you made for us worked out just beautifully ... The Cliffs ... the ferry schedule... right down to the taxi driver who met ...

Lynn and Phyllis Matson, Maine, New England
2022 March Virgin Gorda

memorable and unforgettable birthday holiday!

I don't know where to begin to thank you for all the guidance and directions you have given me on this memorable and unforgettable birth...

Bernadette Abaya
2022 February

The BVI even more spectacular than we remembered!

We are back and you won’t be surprised to hear we had a fantastic time! Despite all the hassles with testing it was well worth it and the whole trip was amazing. The BVI even more spectacular than we rememb...

Sara, Cornwall
2022 January