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British Virgin Islands - Vacation In Paradise   by Jim Linskey
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British Virgin Islands - Vacation In Paradise   by Jim Linskey

Have you been searching for that one place in the world that you can take a vacation in paradise? The British Virgin Islands are the vacation paradise of the Caribbean, offering white sand desolate beaches, secluded coves to sail into, quaint art and gift shops to quell any shopper's appetite, and fine dining establishments spread throughout the British Virgin Islands territory.

British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda, Rock on the Beach
British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda, Rock on the Beach
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Vacation accommodations vary from small intimate hotels to five star vacation resorts, with all one could want. The islands also have private homes and rental villas for those that are looking for a more get-away vacation. The topography of the British Virgin Islands varies from island to island with Tortola having a mountainous terrain, to lowly, reef surrounded Anegada with a height above sea level of only twenty-seven feet!

The British Virgin Islands are made up from over one hundred islands to form the very unique and diverse archipelago. The main islands (4) populations range from two hundred residents, to the capital island of Tortola having around ten thousand people making up the populace.

Development in the islands is very tightly controlled, keeping the British Virgin Islands a true vacation destination with unspoiled islands throughout the territory. While on vacation in the islands though, you will find all of the modern day conveniences that one would need, while still enjoying the reality of the island feeling.

Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
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The British Virgin Islands are known as the Mecca all over the world for sailing and all types of watersports. The lure of the Caribbean Sea has brought many people to the islands to spend their vacation time sailing the beautiful waters throughout the islands. Every type of yacht is available for a vacation charter in the islands from Mega Yachts to small, family size vacation yachts. If you're on a landlubber vacation, don't miss out on taking a day sail around the islands, with a professional crew. A day sail tour is always a memorable day for many people making the British Virgin Islands their vacation destination.

Land tours are also offered throughout the British Virgin Islands, with tours to historical sites, botanical gardens, secluded beaches, and fine restaurants for lunch with breathtaking views. Vehicle rentals are also readily available for those that would rather tour the islands at their own pace. Remember that we drive on the left side of the road in the British Virgin Islands!

British Virgin Islands, Boats in the Sea
British Virgin Islands, Boats in the Sea
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Being only fifteen hundred miles from the east coast of the United States makes the British Virgin Islands very accessible, and there are many airline hubs in Europe with non-stop flights to the nearby islands of Puerto Rico and Antigua, with a short commuter flight into the British Virgin Islands. Another means of transportation that comes to use while on vacation in the islands, is the ferryboats that run on daily schedules between all of the main islands to further your vacation options in paradise. Some visitors choose to move from island to island during their vacation stay, to taste the different flavors that all the British Virgin Islands have offer.

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About the Author - Jim Linskey of Escape BVI. For more information on vacation and travel in the British Virgin Islands, visit http://www.escape-bvi.com/.
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JOST VAN DYKE VACATION RENTALS
Cay View ... The Castle Cay View .. The Castle, Jost van Dyke
Cay View commonly referred to as "The Castle" is generously furnished to provide comfortable, gracious living on an off island.      It's two bedrooms, with adjoining bathrooms, afford complete privacy for two couples.  Two terraces, one open and one sheltered, offer commanding views of surrounding islands and of the breathtaking "reverse sunsets".
Genip Tree House Genip Tree House, Jose van Dyke
Genip Tree House on three levels is above the middle of the beach. The private lower bedroom with twin beds has it's own terrace.  Above is the main living area and loft bedroom with kingsize bed. There are 2 1/2 bathrooms.  The large terrace with beautiful views of the sea and surrounding islands, is partially covered to provide both sun and shade as well as an ideal location for outdoor dining.  Sleeps 4.
TORTOLA VACATION RENTALS
Crow's Nest Crow's Nest, Vacation Rental Home, Tortola
The Crow's Nest is nestled in the hillside facing the Caribbean trade winds, overlooking Soper's Hole and the Sir Francis Drakes Channel.  Situated in the grounds of Century House and set further up the garden and to the left of Century House is the guest cottage, we call the Crow's Nest.  An intimate and very romantic studio house with wonderful views. The exquisite bedroom has a queen size bed and a balcony that is the perfect spot for a leisurely breakfast. Crow's Nest has its own outdoor hot tub and is totally private and not overlooked by any other buildings.
Fort Recovery Beach Villas, Road Town, Tortola
Located on the Caribbean side of Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, is one of the most exclusive beachfront properties. Chosen Best Resort in the BVI by the readers of Captains Guide Magazine, Fort Recovery was awarded the Golden Compass Award 2007. The original twelve villas had been upgraded and completely renovated. All have full kitchen facilities. The fourteen 1-3 bedroom newer beachfront villas are beautifully designed and all the amenities that goes with a very spacious living accommodation. Restaurant, spa services, yoga and boat sightseeing tours and snorkel trips are available on the premises.
Porch View Lemon Grass Villa, Tortola
Enjoy fabulous and unobstructed views of Cane Garden Bay, Jost Van Dyke and St. Thomas while relaxing on the spacious porches of Lemon Grass.  (2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)  Enjoy fabulous and unobstructed views of Cane Garden Bay, Jost Van Dyke and St. Thomas while relaxing on the spacious porches of Lemon Grass.  Each of the 2 bedrooms offers a king sized bed along with walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms.  Each of these bedrooms are air-conditioned for your complete comfort.  The bedrooms are separated in order to provide privacy for each couple. 
Lone Palm Villa Lone Palm Villa, Tortola
Lone Palm is a seven-minute drive to Long Bay and Cane Garden Bay - the best beaches on Tortola - and even less to the great little beach at Apple Bay, home of the Sugar Mill, or Capoons Bay, home of the Bomba Shack and the best surfing on the Island.   This just-completed, architect-designed residence lies a short, steep ascent to about 400 feet, which affords extraordinary views of Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Cay, and West to St. Thomas. After a day on the water, exploring Nature’s Little Secrets, or on the beach, retire to this cooler, drier, quieter elevation still within sight and sound of the surf. (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms).
Windcrest Windcrest Condo, Tortola
Constant trade winds cool Windcrest; the cathedral-ceilinged and very well-equipped living area is graciously appointed with comfortable seating and island artwork, and built-in custom feautures fill this romantic little hideaway with warmth and charm.Expansive glass doors open to a spacious, three-sided deck with hot tub, and a spiral staircase leads up to the cozy bedroom loft. Windcrest is only a short drive to St. John's famed National Park beaches and quaint Cruz Bay.
VIRGIN GORDA VACATION RENTALS
Adagio Villa, Virgin Gorda
Set the pace of your life to slow tempo and get ready to sit back, relax and savour the newest luxury villa at prestigious Mahoe Bay, BVI.  Cool breezes, deep blue skies, crystal clear waters, marvelous white sand and a spectacular view of some of the other 50 Virgin Islands greet visitors as they arrive at Adagio Villa. Mahoe Bay’s newest luxury villa encompasses an expansive deck, fresh water pool, five master bedrooms, designer furnishings, an elegant decor reminiscent of the tropical British Empire and you.  Singles, couples, families and groups of all ages will find Adagio Villa and Mahoe Bay to be handicap accessible child friendly, and a safe environment – perfect for the ultimate vacation. (Sleeps 10)
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