The British overseas territory in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands, is one of the top tourist spots whether you’re taking a short trip, a holiday with friends, or a long vacation with your family. It is comprised of some 50 (or more) isles, each one just as beautiful and inviting as the other. Depending on what you wish to do most on your trip, you can pick out the destination that best suits your plans.
But no matter where you go along the serene currents and safe bays in the area, you are sure to have the time of your life, or else it would not be considered one of the hottest spots worldwide to travel to. The many attractions include a day in the Baths National Park, where you can clamber over the high volcanic boulders to discover tidal pools through its labyrinthine beach and the trail to what they call the Caves, and finally chance along the beach with the finest sand of all. While this area is pretty much prepared for any needs that visitors coming from all over may need after a day in the beach and through the rocks, it can become quite full of tourists.
And so some would rather go sailing, another one of the most enjoyable things to do during such vacations. Hiring a yacht or taking one of many BVI sailboat charters available would do the trick. There is no lack of islands, beaches, bays, or coves to discover on this territory. But it is essential to plan ahead that any hitches and snags during the trip can be avoided.
Your British Virgin Islands sailing vacation will need you to be prepared for possible sailing conditions you will meet. Although mostly the weather in the BVI is quite reliable, it would take away most of your worries to find out just how reliable this weather is under the trade winds. You will also find out just how perfect the sailing conditions are in the area, which is mostly done with the moderate winds and warm temperatures, with wind patterns that are nothing short of perfect.
The only time when there can be some concern about how strong the winds would blow in the area is some time during December, toward the middle of January. Winds could become much stronger during this period, but there are those who quite enjoy being out on such conditions. So, whatever you prefer, set your vacation accordingly.
Plan the trip by island and try to set down what it is you want to see on each. This way you will not waste time deciding where to go and only adjust your plans according to suitable weather conditions, the strength of the winds, or the crew members’ mood.
Pack lightly for the trip. You don’t need that many clothes. Take enough cash with you and your credit cards. Consider staying on a boat over hotel check in for the whole time you are on the BVI. It can save you some money to do that.
Most of all, pick a reliable BVI sailboat charter with excellent boats and capable staff at hand. Keep an open mind, and be prepared to enjoy the water and the sun no matter what problems may crop up.