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Cheap flights from British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are a group of islands in the Caribbean, consisting of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, including more than fifty other smaller islands and cays. Overall, only 15 of the islands are inhabited. It is still officially simply the 'Virgin Islands', but is called the British Virgin Islands due to its status as an overseas territory under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom. The prefix "British" is also added to distinguish the territory from the neighboring American and Spanish territories. BVI occupies a total area of 153 square kilometers. Its capital and largest city is Roadtown, located on Tortola.

Where to go

Sailing - The primary activity tourists come to the British Virgin Islands for is sailing. Because the islands are so close together, it is the perfect place for beginners to practice.

Scuba Diving - Scuba diving is another very popular activity in BVI. Though the premier diving destinations in the Caribbean are Little Cayman, Saba, Turks and Caicos, and Bonaire, the diving standards in BVI are still quite good and close behind. Diving here is predominantly wreck and reef-based diving. Dive operators rent out equipment if the tourist needs it, but many divers choose to bring their own equipment with them. Some of the most popular wreck dives include RMS Rhone, Chikuzen, Inganess Bay, Airplane Wreck, and Wreck Alley, while popular reef dives are Alice in Wonderland, Angelfish Reef, The Aquarium, Carval Rock, Rainboy Canyon, Painted Walls, the Chimney, and Wall to Wall. In general, diving in BVI is relatively safe as the dive sites are not deep.

Windsurfing - Held every year in BVI is the Highland Spring HIHO, one of the premier water sports events in the world. It is a seven-day windsurfing adventure and stage race through the British Virgin Islands. The event attracts windsurfers from all over the world.

The attractions in the United States Virgin Islands are understandably oddly similar, yet different from BVI. For example, the U.S. Virgin Islands are also abundant in beaches, as well as several historical and cultural attractions, such as Fort Christian, a U.S. National Landmark, and the Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim. The U.S. Virgin Islands also offers duty-free shopping; in St. Thomas, the leading shopping areas include Crown Bay Center, Havensight Mall, and Yacht Haven Grande. In St. John, head off to Mongoose Junction and Wharfside Village; and in St. Croix, try Christiansted Boardwalk, Kings Alley Walk, and the PanAm Pavilion.

Unfortunately, there are currently no direct flights to long-distance destinations from BVI's international airport.

How to get out

The main airport serving the British Virgin Islands is Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. It is located on a small island off Tortola called Beef Island, connected by the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge. The airlines Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, Cape Air, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, and Winair operate scheduled passenger service out of the British Virgin Islands to the neighboring island nations; Anguilla, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands, Nevis, Dominica, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, and Antigua and Barbuda.

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