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The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. Only 15 of the islands are inhabited.
They were first settled by the Arawak from South America around 100 BC, and the Arawak inhabited the islands until the 15th century when they were all but destroyed by the more aggressive Caribs' tribe.
Britain retained control of these islands, and since the mid-1960s, they've moved away from the long-established agriculture-based economy towards financial services and tourism, and what a successful move has been.
As a modern offshore financial center (like the British controlled Cayman Islands), the British Virgin Islands now enjoy one of the more prosperous economies in the Caribbean.
Today the British Virgin Islands remain under the control of the British Government, but are administered by a hands-on Governor appointed by the Queen of England.
Steeped in the history of the British Navy, the islands are ringed by shipwrecks; the most famous of these - The RMS Rhone - is now a national marine park, and a favorite scuba diving point.
Road Town, the capital city, is crammed with markets, boutiques and restaurants, and remains a favorite stop for cruise ship passengers.
Ferry service to the outer islands is convenient and economical, but outer island air service is limited. Most travelers come to hoist a jib and dawdle among the 50-plus isles. With steady trade winds, calm currents, protected bays and pirate-ship bars, this is one of the world's sailing hot spots.
British Virging Islands is a destination for everyone. Whenever you're looking for a caribbean place for your wedding or honeymoon, a romantic escape, a family unforgetable holiday or just backpacking and explore, the BVI is a great place to fulfill your dream holiday and create lifetime memories.
Passport and Visa
British nationals do not need visas to visit the BVI. It is normal practice for BVI Immigration to issue you with a one-month entry stamp on arrival. Persons visiting can be granted leave up to one calendar month in the first instance and may also be granted an extension for one further month.
You must hold a valid passport to enter the BVI. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.
For more details and/or up to date informations regarding Passport and Visa requirements, please check TRAVEL RESOURCES / Passport and Visa informations on our website.
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