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With BVI Vacation Rentals you'll enjoy a fantastic villa in a year round climate, these BVI Villa Rentals give you the freedom to visit the many islands that make up the BVI. They’re known as “Natures Little Secrets” and they certainly live up to this! Tortola & Virgin Gorda offer a great ‘bolt hole’ for exploring the outer islands either by boat or ferry. There is an abundance of snorkelling and dive sites to enjoy during your stay.
Tortola has an “unhurried pace of life” and will allow you to relax and take time out from a very busy schedule or enjoy a welcomed family vacation. Virgin Gorda has a vibe all its own with the beaches being the focal point. Islanders are very ‘laid back’! They just take each day as it comes, no rush to do anything, “Island Time” is what you will find. You’ll not find Tortola heavily populated and Virgin Gorda even less so, with around 28,000 residents living in the BVI.
The Amerindians from South America came to the Windward and Leeward Islands in 900BC and stayed in the area over 1,000 years. Christopher Columbus in 1493 arrived on the islands during his travels, they were subsequently left for over 100 years whilst he sailed to Puerto Rico to find his fame and fortune.
During the 17th and 18th century, pirates arrived in the BVI to hoard their treasures and continue their quest as ‘Pirates at Sea’. In the 17th century the Europeans arrived, the Spanish in Virgin Gorda and Dutch in Tortola. Over the next century the British, Spanish, French and Dutch all wanted control of the BVI.
When the British took control of the islands they built plantations to grow sugar and cotton for export. After the emancipation of slavery in 1834 and a severe hurricane hitting the BVI, plantations fell by the wayside. The former slaves turned the land into farm land and started fishing for their living. Tourist started to arrive in the BVI when Laurence Rockefeller built ‘Little Dix Bay’ on Virgin Gorda, the airport at Beef Island was then opened in 1968 and the islands started to become the yachting industry it is today.
Road Town is the capital and U.S. Dollar is the local currency. The islands lie east of Puerto Rico and adjacent to the U.S. Virgin Islands. They’re essentially mountainous with white sand beaches rising up to 1,780 feet at ‘Mount Sage’ at the high point.
Virgin Gorda, or "Fat Virgin" refers to a protruding mountain, noted by Columbus, on the second largest of the British Virgin Islands. It is only 10 miles long and 2 miles wide (8.5 square miles) with a population of approximately 2,500 persons.
Virgin Gorda is known for its yacht clubs, quiet coves, safe anchorages for bareboats (boats rented without the crew). It is linked to the other islands by a small airport & regular ferry services. The northern half of the island is mountainous with a good-sized peak of some 1,500 feet (Gorda Peak National Park - the highest point on the island), while the southern half is flat & scattered with giant sized boulders.
The BVI's most famous natural attraction, The Baths - a series of spectacular pools & grottoes formed by a combination of giant sized boulders - is located in Virgin Gorda. There are some 20 beaches on Virgin Gorda, including the beautiful Devil's Bay (a national park given by the Rockefellers to the BVI government in the 60's), Spring Bay, Trunk Bay, Long Bay, Mahoe Bay & Savannah Bay.
Little Fort National Park, located south of the Yacht Harbour, is the site of a Spanish fort, the walls of which are still partially intact. This 36-acre area also functions as a wildlife sanctuary. There is also the abandoned Copper Mine (mined by Cornish miners between 1838 and 1867, perhaps even earlier by the Spanish) on the southeast tip of the island where a boiler stack & other 19th century stone buildings can still be observed.
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BVI Vacation Villas in the British Virgin Islands
Each of our BVI Villa Rentals are privately owned and BVI Vacation Rentals have a variety of 2 bedroom villas to 7 bedroom Estate Homes within their own grounds. We want you to truly remember your vacation on Tortola/Virgin Gorda/Beef Island and our photographs represent each of the beautiful Villas and what they have to offer. Your holiday needs to be memorable, we hope that you will enjoy your time with family or friends in the British Virgin Islands and return again and again.
As you look through this website of BVI Villa Rentals, you’ll see villas to suit all budgets and tastes. We have Villas just a hop, skip and jump from the beach, to large Deluxe Homes located high in the hillside with their incredible views to neighbouring islands of Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Cay, Green Cay and on the other shore to St John, Peter and Norman Islands and beyond.
We particularly specialise in Long Bay and Belmont on Tortola, and have been here for over 29 years. Over this time building a unique knowledge of the area, so we can share that with you. We’ve personally visited all of our Villas and Estate Homes and know most of the owners really well, we’re a family! We also have many other villas dotted around the islands of Tortola & Virgin Gorda and once we know who you are and your requirements we can best match a villa to suit you personally.
We can also help with your vacation with flights, arrange car rental, day sails and even recommend a private chef for your villa.
Please take a look at our portfolio of BVI Vacation Rentals and start planning your dream vacation…….
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