Getting to British Virgin Islands
OK lets start at the beginning, you go to your travel agent and you tell them you would like to go to Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke or Anegada. Most times you will get the same response. Where is that? So you try to be a little more specific and you tell them that it is in the Virgin Islands. The only problem is that your travel agency doesn't know that there is a U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and British Virgin Islands (BVI). Two completely separate countries which are governed independently. So you go into another 15 minutes explanation about the two different countries next to each other. The BVI being a colony of the United Kingdom and the USVI a colony of the United States of America..
If the process becomes too frustrating remember that the BVI has many travel agents that can help you plan your visit to the BVI. The main advantage of using a BVI travel agent is that most times getting to the BVI requires using local ferry services that BVI travel agents are very knowledgeable about. They can efficiently combine flight with ferry connections. BVI travel agents are also aware of BVI events such as holidays that may cause delay or presents more challenges for your travelling arrangements.
see Travel Agencies in the British Virgin Islands
How to get to British Virgin Islands
Getting to the BVI (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke) and other smaller Islands is very easy as long as you remember these simple facts.
1). There are no direct flights to the British Virgin Islands from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and other major countries.
All flights to British Virgin Islands must first stop at neighbouring Islands from now on which we will refer to as "connection hubs" or "hubs" to the British Virgin Islands (see connection hub listed of popularity below with (1) being the most popular).
3.) After getting to one of these connection hubs no matter which Island you are travelling to Tortola is the Capital Island of the British Virgin Islands and it is some times easiest to travel to Tortola and then Travel to other Islands in the British Virgin Islands by ferry or chartered plane.
One exception to this may be using the San Juan Puerto Rico Hub to get to Virgin Gorda by Air.
THE CONNECTION HUBS TO THE BVI
1) San Juan, Puerto Rico --- airport code SJU (used by many U.S.A. Travellers)
2) St. Thomas, USVI --------airport code STT (many ferries to BVI)
3) Antigua (ANU) St. Maarten (SXM) Barbados (BGI) ----- (used by many European Travellers)
4) St. Croix, USVI -----------airport code STX (mainly sea planes and seasonal)
Tortola the Capital of the British Virgin Islands. A large selection of fun events throughout the year.Hosting the BVI Spring regatta, BVI Music Festival and much more. So hurry up and get to Tortola. If you don't know how to get to Tortola, you've come to the right place let us explain it all to you.
Virgin Gorda home to the world's best beaches. The Baths is just one of those places that you must put on your, "must see before I die list." BVI Vacation will explain how to get to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.
Jost Van Dyke is an Island that no one seems to ever forget. One of the worlds well know places for New Years Eve celebration. BVI Vacation can help you get here. Just follow the information given and in no time you'll be the world famous Foxy's Bar enjoying a cocktail..
A population of 500 of the most friendly people you can ever meet. Anegada is known for it's large selection of fresh sea food on menus all over the British Virgin Islands. We can explain to you how to get
to this fabulous Island in the BVI. An easy journey for your well deserved rest.