The question keeps on being asked, exactly what is it exactly that makes the BVI such a popular destination for all kinds of sailing vacations? Whether it be a bareboat sailing charter or a fully crewed sailing vacation, or even a 5 star crewed motor yacht experience, the BVI always comes up as the destination of choice.
Here’s really what makes it such a great place, and it’s not necessarily the friendly locals or the great shopping and restaurant scene.
The ultimate and best reason is that these islands are protected from heavy seas by the Anegada Reef. The prevailing trade winds are from the NE and that is exactly where the reef is located relative to the islands.
The next best reason is because there are so many little islands, beaches, bays and coves that you’ll always find one that is protected from the weather, even if it’s raining. This is why charter skippers and our charter clients LOVE the British Virgin Islands and frequently call them paradise.
The secret is out
BECAUSE YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT VACATION, regardless of the time of year, the wind , the rain, the Atlantic swells, people will come back happy.
Now the ” not to mentions”:
Not to mention the polite and friendly locals,
Not to mention the safety and minimal crime,
Not to mention the great little restaurants and bars,
Not to mention the steady winds,
Not to mention the huge selection of both sailing and motor yachts available,
Not to mention the great anchorages and safe mooring balls,
Not to mention the great SCUBA diving and snorkeling,
Not to mention the absolute total and everlasting sheer beauty of the place.
Yes, of course we all get bored of going to the same place every year but if it’s winter or spring, it’s gotta be the BVI…!!
Did you know that we personally spent a year boating in the Caribbean? We did, it was amazing and we would love to share our travel experience with you. Some of the special details we have found are not listed in any guidebook and are only known to locals.