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The real-life pirates of the Caribbean made their homes on this awe-inspiring archipelago, but these days the British Virgin Islands draw very different sorts of visitors: those looking for idyllic, sun-kissed sea fronts, rocky grottoes, soft sands as white as sugar, and coral-crammed lagoons. The very names are evocative: Apple Bay, Sandy Cay, Smuggler's Cove. Whether you want to snorkel amid the fluttering fish, relax by cocktail bars on the beach, or explore inland, the islands here will take your breath away.

Things to see

It can be hard to decide which of the British Virgin Islands to spend most of your time on. The island of Tortola is the heart of it all, and one huge draw is Cane Garden Bay, a popular beach whose wide voluptuous curve is well sheltered and lined with buzzing bars and restaurants. If you can bear to tear yourself away, you can also go on a walking odyssey up Sage Mountain – it's the highest point of the islands, and will reward you with jaw-dropping views across the Caribbean. Virgin Gorda is arguably the most beautiful of the islands – though you can debate the merits of each forever. It's on Virgin Gorda that you can pick your way through the Baths, a beach dotted with immense volcanic rocks that form picturesque arches, tunnels, and rock pools. Contrasting with this all-natural habitat is Spanish Town, with its handsome yacht marina, chic boutiques, and sailing opportunities. The smallest of the islands is Jost Van Dyke, although it's also where you'll find the Great Harbor, whose beach is dotted with places to kick back with ice-cold drinks in frosted glasses while you fall into a sun-drenched swoon.

Hotels in British Virgin Islands

No prizes for guessing that this much-desired holiday destination has more accommodation than you can shake a bottle of sunblock at. The hotels in the British Virgin Islands tend to make the most of the coastal splendor, with many based directly on the sandy coasts and offering sweeping sea views from guestroom balconies. Chances are you won't be spending all that much time indoors, but free WiFi is commonplace so you can get online if you need to. Rather more fitting amenities include outdoor swimming pools and beach bars serving up zesty drinks while you lounge on hotel sunbeds.

Where to stay

It can be delicious dilemma, trying to work out which of the British Virgin Islands hotels to stay in. You can pretty much discount Jost Van Dyke, which is more a place to visit than make your base. The islands with the lion's share of great accommodation are Tortola and Virgin Gorda, with dozens of dazzling white-walled resort complexes glinting on their sunny shores.

How to get to British Virgin Islands

While there are no direct flights to the British Virgin Islands from the United States, Canada, or Europe, you can easily fly in by connecting via places such as Puerto Rico and Antigua. The main arrival point is Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport which is actually situated on Beef Island. From here you can take the ferry or cross over to Tortola by car or bus on the Queen Elizabeth II bridge. During your holiday, you can get around between the islands on the very regular and pleasingly inexpensive ferries.

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