- British Virgin Islands Luxury holidays
The British Virgin Islands are technically a British territory, although when you arrive on the islands on a hot summer's day, or during the very mild winter months, you are likely to feel a world away from the UK. Even in very recent years this region has continued to create a voice of its own, and it was only in July 2013 that the islands got their own 'national' anthem, titled ‘Oh, Beautiful Virgin Islands’.
Dive into the British Virgin Islands
Diving is a popular pastime among visitors to the British Virgin Islands, with plenty to see in the clear coastal waters. For the absolute best viewing conditions beneath the waves, visit in the springtime, from April through until August, as this whole period usually has calmer weather conditions. This in turn leads to calmer seas, and better diving. The peak tourist season in general is during the winter, so a visit at the height of summer will actually avoid the rush.
Celebrate on the British Virgin Islands
There are several key dates to visit the British Virgin Islands if you want to join in with the annual celebrations that are held there. Although the winter is the peak season due to the favourable weather, it is the height of summer when the festivals take place. Territory Day is officially on July 1st, but may be celebrated on the nearest weekend, and honours the date in 1956 when the British Virgin Islands were officially created. Meanwhile, August 1st 1834 marked the date of emancipation for the islands' slave population, and this too is celebrated in the modern day, typically during the first Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of August.
When should I visit the British Virgin Islands?
The sub-tropical climate of the British Virgin Islands means that there is little variation in terms of temperature over the course of the year, and any month on average is likely to feel quite warm to a British holidaymaker. Lows during the winter months still only reach about 25°C, while in summer the highs are rarely far beyond 32°C. However, it is worth comparing this with the UK temperatures at each time of year, as the contrast is much greater during the British winter; for this reason, the period from December to May is a peak time for the British Virgin Islands as an escape for winter sun enthusiasts.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays in the British Virgin Islands are all about you – and nothing else. Your luxury hotel will bring you a thirst-quenching cocktail by the pool, or arrange a room with a spectacular sea view, if that’s what you’ve asked for. The whole point of a luxury holiday is that you’re given everything you need to make your break unforgettable. Paying a little extra for a luxury package is a smart move in the British Virgin Islands – and the level of service you receive during your stay is completely up to you. The British Virgin Islands offer luxury of the highest standard, and while you certainly won’t have ski-slopes on your doorstep, you will have incredible coastal scenery to explore, and the world-class attention to detail that the British Virgin Islands are famous for at every point of your stay.