British Virgin Islands, surrounded by siixty small islands of topaz sea, 16 of which are inhabbited, for those seeking a great yachting experience on their Caribbean vacation. Sloping hills of green, lush mountainous terrain, extensive coral reefs and famous shipwrecks sum up the thrills and spills of the British Virgin Islands. With myriad nautical pursuits on offer, the idyllic islands are a slice of paradise, though for travellers who prefer to watch the sea rather than get into it, there is the breathtaking chance of spotting dolphins and whales criss-crossing the surface.
Perfect Weather: Sub-tropical average is 82* varies between islands and seasons
Main City: Road Town
Time Zone: Atlantic Time Zone and does not observe daylight savings
- Sage Mountain- Climb mountain for excellent views of the island and breath-taking coast, which kisses the sky at 1,800ft. The mountain sits in a gorgeous national park lined with mahoganies, hanging vines, white cedars and kapok trees. The area is well-marked with trails to explore.
- Chest National Park- Snorkel amidst the stunning coral gardens of Chest National Park. The island is said to have been named when the infamous pirate Blackbeard put 15 mutinous men ashore with only a bottle of rum between them.
- Rhone Marine Park- The wreck of the RMS off Salt Island is a mecca for divers. The mail ship sank during the hurricane of 1867 and now lies in two sections in waters between 30ft and 90ft deep. The clear water also allows for good snorkelling of the wreck site.
- Fallen Jerusalem National Park- Gloriously untouched by man this uninhabited island is home to the endangered red-billed tropicbird as well as brown boobies, laughing gulls, noddies and brown pelicans, plus sandwich, royal and bridled terns. The island's name is said to derive from the large, volcanic rocks that resemble the destroyed city.
- Caves of Norman Island- World of sea-shanties and tales of treasures on this uninhabited island is well-known for its sea caves that can be explored by curious divers.
- The Baths in Virgin Gorda- a unique rock formation of dimly lit grottoes and caves most of which can only be reached by foot or boat, not to be missed!
Civil (legal) Marriage requirements:
*If applicable, death or divorce decrees
* Two witnesses over age 18
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